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Are There Any Colorful Plants For Fresh Water?

Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by AngelAi, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. AngelAi

    AngelAi Mostly New Member

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    I was just wondering if there are any easy to take care of plants that are really colorful or flowery plants I can keep in a fresh water tank?
     
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    TallTree01 Coo, Man

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    Colorful? Green is pretty colorful. I like anubias and crypts. Easy caring and nice leaves. :)
     
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    AngelAi Mostly New Member

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    thanks 
     
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    +1 for anubias and crypts.  Nice, low-light, low-maintenance plants.

    As a rule, anything that's not green (chlorophyll are generally green), will need a TON of light to live and be healthy.
     
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    thanks tho I have really good lights that came with my tanks. 
     
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    Hygrophila sunset is always good. Some red repens. Crinkles. Cryptocorenes. Red cabomba.
     
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    ohh i like this idea. 
     
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    Plus most of these plants are hardy for beginners!
     
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    Plus most of these plants are hardy for beginners!
     


    thanks now all I gotta do is find some! 
     
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    Are you in the us or uk? Aquabid, aquatic jungles and liveaquaria are all us sites I know.
     
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    I added some Temples and another one (cant remember the name atm) after reading other posts.  Between the stones, driftwood those two plants adding a splash of red in their leaves the tank looks good.  So far I have had no luck with Anacharis as they seem to get tore up quick and I had the same problem with the Hygrophilia I had.  Still trying to become more proficient with live plants, none have died so far thankfully but I am getting a mixture of success on growth.  Half are looking good but not growing rapidly then a couple are almost coming out of the tank now.
     
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    I do use aquabid. but im from Canada. I really like the bright red. Red cabomba I have a nice idea for my tank now. I wana get  alot of the Red cabomba and some drift wood. and layer the bottom with.. uhh i forgot the name of it. it looks like grass.  and some sword plants and what not. 
     
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    Dwarf hairgrass might be what your thinking of?
     
  14. mike455555

    mike455555 i need to stop buying plants....

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    hairgrass isent easy to grow.  but if you want a red plant which flowers alot and is easy to grow Barclaya longifolia is your guy also Aponogeton's are fairly easy as well they come in afew shapes and sizes and i think colours.... 
     
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    thanks! right now i Only have sword plants and moss and a moss ball. lol soo Im thinking of doing the 55gal angel fish tank up.. and the convicts tank.. I hope he wont bite mee! lol
     

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