What are some low light plants?

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes because it is a Cryptocoryne. :D
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I take it that's what they do then lol.
     
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    Yes they do when they are in the open and under good lighting.
     
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    It would be much easier to tie the moss down to the rock with a fishing line.
     
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    Or cotton sewing thread.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Hmmm. I didn't think I had adequate lighting (1t-8 bulb over a 26 gallon bow front), but I supposes I do (I figured it would be stretching for the light if it wasn't, so I was a bit unsure). I still have a 6500K bulb coming this week anyways.
     
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    Thanks for the pointers on that.
     
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    That should be in the low light range unless your reflector is highly polished.
     
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    No, I don't think it is. It's a pretty old fixture that came with the tank (Pet's Mart like combo) years ago. Cryptocoryne must be a really low light demanding plant.....and since we're on the subject, would CO2 injection be better than a liquid form of carbon?
     
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  12. 2in10

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    That would depend on the plants. Mosses can not handle liquid carbon well. So CO2 would be better. But it is not needed in low light tanks.