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Old 06-22-2005, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is your favorite plant and why?

Mine is Rotala rotundifolia... I have found that this plant grows well in any type of conditions, weather it be low/high light or soft/hard water or gravel/sand substrate. It is also a fast grower which makes it a great plant for new setups as well as established tanks. It stands up to numerous prunings and has a nice reddish hue to the upper half of the leaves.




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Old 06-22-2005, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My favorite plant changes regularly. Right now it is C.Parva because it stays small. I only wish it spread a little faster. I tend to prefer smaller plants to large ones. You know what they say: The best things come in small packages
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I'm partial to Polygonum hydropiperoides , Hygrophila balsamica , and Cryptocoryne parva myself.

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Limnophila aromatica is probably my all time favorite.
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Cryptocoryne crispatula v. balansae is my all time favorite, although any Crypt and Anubias is almost as highly regarded. My favorite stemplant is Rotala indica as well, for the same reasons Trenac mentioned.
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Crinums and Anubias for me. I love the way the Crinums flow across the tank, and Anubias are so versitile that you can use them in almost endless different ways.
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Please guys. Let's stop calling it Rotala indica. The plant most of us grow is really Rotala rotundifolia .

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My top three,

Crypt spiralis: Not the best looking crypt, but it grows like crazy for me. Makes a great grassy background plant, it doesn't grow too long like Vals.

R. rotundifola: I keep coming back to this plant, it seems to compliment just about any other plant.

Tawain Moss: This stuff is amazing, attaches easily to rock and driftwood, easy to grow.
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Are you referring to yourself here, PG?



I see that we do have a lot of Crypt nuts here along with some other very nice plant choices.



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Quote:
Are you referring to yourself here, PG?
LOL, maybe in a tongue-in-cheek way
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