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Which plant to use as a replacement?

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I have a small tank 18"x15"X15" and have a problem plant Vallisneria americana, i've only had the tank 5 or six weeks and the leaves have grown from 8mm wide and 25cm long to being nearly an inch wide and well over a meter long.
This is all good but it is beginning to block out light from my other plants eg Riccia, Glosso and Nesaea etc so am thinking of replacing it with another 'grassy type plant' I'm going to create a poll for possible replacements.
 

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If you can get it, Cyperus helferi is a gorgeous plant that grows more slowly and can be more easily controlled. If a leaf is too long, just snip it off with a pair of scissors at the base of the plant.

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I agree with C-Los on that. Cyperus if by far the most attractive grass plant i can think of. Its extremely elegant looking and easy to care for. Also it doesn't send out runners so it wont invade any place.
 

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Thanks for your opinions, i think ill go for the cyperus it is easier to control and probably looks better than any of the others.
 
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