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Hanzo said:
but as far as i'm concern, there's no dutch scape without MMs.
And for the newbies among us, that would be? :oops:
I *think* Micranthemum micranthemoides or "pearl grass." I think this used to be the old nomenclature, though. I refer to it as Hemianthus micranthemoides.

Dennis, did you mean "salvinia" (where you wrote "sylvania")? :wink:

I have to add that for low-light set-ups, Anubias nana (or "petit" if it's a small tank) is an all-around good one to have - beautiful, and at the same time, indestructible and extremely versatile (can grow it on rock, driftwood, or in the substrate).

-Naomi
 

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Not to mention extremely expensive, at least the petite is.
Oh, I don't know - it depends on how you look at it. It might be a costly initial one-time investment for a relatively small plant, but on the other hand, you don't need to spend a lot on the "extras" (like fertilizer, high-tech lighting, pressurized CO2 injection, fancy substrate, etc.) to keep it healthy, looking nice, and growing.

Then again, with fast-growers under "expensive" conditions, your return is a lot faster since you can propagate and sell them quickly. But you're also putting a lot of time and energy into maintaining/advertising/pruning/packing/mailing/etc. But for some, that's part of the enjoyment, I guess. I felt the petites were worth every penny I spent. I still have one piece that's been floating around in a neglected tank for almost a year, and it's about quadrupled in size. It wasn't a dinky little thing to begin with, either. Then again, I'm not trying to fill the foreground of some monster-sized tank with them. I use it on small pieces of driftwood to aquascape a 2.5-gallon and maybe a 5.5-gallon tank.

But yeah - plant for plant, they tend to run higher in cost.

-Naomi
 
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