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Hi everyone,
I'd like to lighten up my aquarium a bit through adding some colour. So I'm looking for a red plant with medium lightdemands, preferably something from Asia... oh, and I don't add co2, just ordinary fertlizer (Tropical Master Grow).

Any suggestions?
 

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I would try L. Repens. Not sure how it would do without CO2 though.
C. Wendtti will work also.
 

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Try Ludwiga ovalis, it's the probably the easiest red-plant from S.Asia...that's if your not interested in Crypts?
 

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Thanx for the quick replies. Crypts are definitely not banished from my aquarium, and I guess there would be more to choose from if I went for crypts?

Do you know if R. rotundifolia can manage without co2?
 

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Alternanthera would probably be manageable in a non-CO2, med-light setup.

In a high-tech tank it can get out of control really quick as it puts out sideshoots like there's no tomorrow and the leaves can get up to 6" long! A simple accent specimen can quickly inhabit a major chunk of real estate! :shock:
 

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Sunset hygro is VERY pink in new growth in my low light/no CO2 tank. It is actually much bushier and beautiful than in my high light tank where it tends to have long internodes.
 

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Sunset hygro is VERY pink in new growth in my low light/no CO2 tank. It is actually much bushier and beautiful than in my high light tank where it tends to have long internodes.
why is that ? i have notice the same in my high light tank u would think it would stay shorter and bushier
 
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