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Low light plants

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alan

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Plants need light. Newts don't (nor the heat lighting can generate. Best low light plants for aquatic enclosures:
Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana): Excellent spawn receiver, also good for damp terrestrial environments.
Java fern (Microsorium pteropus): Tough as old boots.
Anubias - the slowest growing plant in the world (right Morg?), but indestructable.
 

morg

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Yep, Anubias may be very slow growing, but they are my favourite plants for an aquatic set up and as you say, indestructable.
 
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jennifer

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Duck-weed is a floating plant that doesn't need much light. I like pothos (devil's ivy) as an above-water plant. It only needs to have its roots in water, doesn't need dirt.
 
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elisabeth

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I asked for pothos at my usual pet store, and they had no idea what it was. I didn't know what the common name for it was, so i'll try again and ask for devil's ivy. Cool.
 
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elisabeth

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Ok, thanks. My search continues.
Also, I posted about this before, and I only got one response...
Would bamboo be ok in my newt tank?
 
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aaron

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Elisabeth, wasn't my reply good enough for ya? hehe

~Aaron
 
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elisabeth

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Aaron, it was good enough, but I just wanted a few more opinions. I've put the bamboo in since your reply, and it seems to be working out ok.
See, I do trust you!
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chris

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I got some pothos ivy at walmart in a little pot, for 1.97. It had planty of leaves only aroung 4 inches in diameter from leaf to leaf. this seems to be a great place for my newts to sleep and hide.
 
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chris

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Where do you get java moss and java fern? at the lps or at a garden center?
 
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elisabeth

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Chris, was it a Super Wal-mart? What time of year was it?
I'm looking for pothos myself.
 
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