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I am looking to purchase enough plants to plant 2 30's, 2 5's, and a six. I am running about 2 WPG or a little less on the 30's. I would like to plant heavily so that I don't have to worry much about algae. So I would like to hear from at least a few people. Not really sure of what will do well with the amount of light, but I trust that most of you do. Would really like some java ferns and java moss. Perhaps some swords? Anubias is sweet. Let me know if you can spare some trimmings, or have some divisions, and what you would want for them. Look forward to helping out fellow fish keepers and getting all these densely planted. Thanks, appreciate it.
 

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Have you thought also about Wisteria? It grows well in lower light. It's also a faster grower so it would be a tremendous help in the "no algae" category. It would also be a nice complement to the plants you listed.

About the swords. I can't imagine a sword that would fit into your tanks. Even the smaller ones like melon, kleiner bar, grow too large. I have a 125g and I only have a melon. I had to get rid of the others. I have a variegated sword right now that I thought would work but is not going to work. Have you thought about a barclaya or a Crypt ponterderlifolia? They have a similar type sword look but don't overtake you tanks.

Check out the For Sale/Trade forum for people selling or giving them away.
 

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The common hygrophila specie, such as Hygrophila polysperma, Hygro sp. 'tiger do well with low light. Crypt species will be fine with your light levels. I find that Limnophila sessilflora will do fine with low light levels. :)
 

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Hello, I will consider just about anything. Thanks for the tips on plants that are similar to swords, I knew they grew large, and figured that I would just grow them and replace them. However, if I wouldn't have to that would be great.:D So will I have better luck just keeping my eyes peeled with the sale/trade forum as opposed to posting a wanted add? Thanks.
 

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You don't have to rule out swords altogether. There are some smaller species that will fit into your smaller tanks nicely. Like E. tenellus, E. latifolius, E. parviflorus var. 'Tropica Rosette', E. Quadricostatus and many other species and cultivars. You just need to choose wisely.
 

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I have about 9 amazon swords in my 29 gallon red cherry shrimp tank, now, only one is huge, the rest are mostly babies, when they get bigger I just sell them or trade tham, they grow faster with =pressurized co2, I dont have that yet , so they go just fine and look really cool to me .....!!

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I may have some crypts, baby amazon swords, and jungle vals if your interested..)
 

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A 29 gallon is actually deeper than a 30 gal. You could however slow the growth of the Amazon sword by not using any substrate ferts and dig it up every few months and cut the roots back. If you really want to fight algae rely heavily on stem plants. These are among your fastest growing plants and will scrub your water of excess nutrients.
 

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If you're still looking, I have some Vallisneria (about 10 or more), a couple Crypt. wendttii (brown or red) and some Flame Moss I can trim. (Flame Moss grows straight up, not 'out'.)

For the Val, I'm not sure which one it is, but only a few of the leaves are slightly spiraled, most are straight with VERY SLIGHT twisting and 18-30" long. I just trimmed the leaves to be at water level because they were shading out everything, so they have a 'flat-top' appearance that you may not like.

I don't have pics because I lost my camera, but here is a link to my tank:
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/51836-davemonkey-s-50-gal-journal-3.html

I'd take $9 for the plants and $6 for shipping ($15 total, non-CC paypal). PM me if you're interested.

-Dave
 

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I have got a ton of plants on the way thanks to all who responded. I will update in the event that more plants will be needed. (Have a feeling that this could get expensive.:D)
 
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