Plants ID needed please

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    Ah yes my suggestion for stems as follows, which I've kept in the past from experience are easy to care for plants, but fast growers:
    • Bacopa Caroliniana - once in an immersed state, it produces the most beautiful green to orange leaf colouring
    • Ludwigia Brevipes (not sure of name now) - beautiful orange coloured leaf tips
    • Ludwigia Arcuata - pink / orange leaf tips
    • DHG - the most underrated carpeting plant to grow, requires a bit of patience with this one but you will be rewarded with a lovely carpet of green grass everywhere.
    And for other great low tech plants
    • Anubias nana / petite - great for attaching to rocks or wood and left in the foreground
    • Bucephalandra
    • Bolbitis
    • Java Ferns
    • Java Fern Windelov
    • Java Fern Trident
    • Needle Leaf Java Fern
     
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    Thanks for that then. I will see how it goes. I must admit I don't see much growth on them yet but I do see quite a bit roots from the node above the substrate
     
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    That helps a lot thank you. I do have java fern in at the moment and I just added 4 more rhizomes with some new leaves on it. As for anubias, I am planning on adding some as well. I want to add anubias nana though. I don't have much space left infront of the log but I want to attach it to rock and place it there. You can see my tank in 'planted tank set-up'
    https://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/threads/new-planted-set-up.33073/#post-412913
     
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    Some new photos of the alien species lol hope it helps
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    Hmmm that's interesting, I've seen it before. Looks just like impatiens.
     
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    I have a bit of that in my 180L and it is really struggling even with exel in high light, when most other plants are doing well. Doesn’t seem as if it will make it. Agree with you that it will need high tech. Don’t know if it is what he has.
     
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    Have never seen it before but like it and hope folks can help identify. Would be very interested to see how it does.
     
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    Great list @Rainstorm. I’ll add ludwigia repens and rotala species to the list of stem plants.
    If you want anubias with really small leaves(like you said) try anubia nana bonsai - you can courier from eg Aqua Empire.
     
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    Rotala is a bit more tricky, I think.

    Ah yes I forgot Ludwigia Repens and Ludwigia Rubin, both are really nice and easy plants to grow too. I had the repens growing like weeds - beautiful brown colouring from the iron supplementary dosing I used to do per week.
     
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    Yes the ludwigia repens is easy and grows like weeds :thumbup: the rotala also, they grow like the clappers. Seachem flourish, exel and iron.
     
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    Just a few pictures of one of my old tanks that kept cories in which was given to a friend more than a year ago

    the brown plants - repens.
    The green leafed one - rubin

    Then there was ludwigia arctuata and brevipes as well. If you zoom into the back of the tank, that's alternanthera reineckii. And vallisneria var nana. Flame moss on the wood. Bacopa Caroliniana in the front left side. Anubias nana and DHG as well.

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    Nice looking tank there. I like the wood wow. I am planning on making minor changes to the layout now so I'll do it and update you guys tomorrow. I'll search around for some ludwigia tomorrow. I struggle a bit with rotala but I'm willing to give it a go and see how it goes. I tried getting into aqua empires website today but just showed a blank screen. Same for aqua aquatics. I could only get into rebel pets.
     
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    So is this the purple temple plant you mentioned in the other thread? Where did you get it from?
     
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    Yip, purple temple someone ID it at on planted tank Forum, went and got info on it as yes its purple temple. Planning on taking them all out during this week when my new plants are arriving
     
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    Could the first be Cryptocoryne Wendtii.
    Those get a kind of "stunted growth" under certain (low) lighting.

    No Cory no glory
     

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