Wanted: Aquatic plants

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  1. matteffect

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    Good day TASA community!

    I am currently in the process of setting up a small planted aquarium and I am looking to buy some plants as the LFS prices for plants are quite steep.

    I have a few plants in mind:

    1. Any grass / moss cover plant (dwarf hair grass, Marsilea Minuta) etc..
    2. Tall growing plants (hornwort, ludwigia, hygrophila polysperma, villisneria) or other plants as such.
    3. Top floating plants (duckweed or larger variations)

    As mentioned, I am willing to pay for clippings/trimmings.

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
     
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    What are your plans regarding the tank?
    Cryptocorynes are growing in popularity, and you should be able to pick up quite a few varieties from members that are thinning out or rescaping.

    I would stay away from duckweed as far as possible.
    Once it infests a tank, it is almost impossible to get rid of.
    In nature it is even worse.

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    Hi @Pezulu
    thank you for your response.

    In regard to your question,
    I plan to stock the tank with various neocaridina species and a few fish. Haven't given too much thought into my plans for stocking the tank as of yet though.

    With regard to the aquascape - as I mentioned, a grass type bottom with the back of the tank having a 'wall' of tall growing plants.
    I researched cryptocorynes and I don't quite see the bigger leafed plant as such in the tank.
     
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    Duckweed works really well to reduce ammonia and nitrates in the water but if you have no way of reducing how much of it is in your tank it will quickly over grow and consume all the nutrients in the tank and block the light from reaching the plants lower in the tank. I use it to feed cichlids, koi and goldfish at work and as super worm food at home.
     
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