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Low light plants

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Hey all,

I'm doing an El Natural tank that will eventually house cichlids. I'm looking for low light plants that do better attached to wood/decorations than those planted in the substrate. I'm going to have around 1.3w/gallon with T5 lights. I already have 2 anubias Nana's and 2 Java Ferns. What are some other options I can look into seeing if my LFS can get them in?
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If you live near a petco, I would recommend going and getting some "Betta Bulbs" from their store. I'm really unsure as to what the plant is that grows from these, but it grows long stemmed broad leaf plants which like to flower all year. They are very pretty and require VERY low light and nutrients but require somewhat frequent pruning.

My betta bulbs actually pushed through the gravel cap in my tank and have built very extensive root systems in the soil substrate. I really don't dare trying to pull them out and move them around :-#
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