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Small Fry
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I have a 29 gallon tank with 65 watts of light. I would like to add some plants with colors such as red, purple etc. could somebody please tell me some names of plants that will produce color and if I will be able to grow them. Thank you
Post InfoPosted 06-Mar-2006 21:08Profile PM Edit Report 
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I think the best thing you can do is visit as many LFS as you can have a look to see what is available, sizes, colours, and any special requirements to grow these plants, lighting, fretilizers or if CO2 is required. Then come back with a list to more advice.

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Post InfoPosted 07-Mar-2006 02:33Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
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With that lighting, some good, easy red plants are:
- ludwigia repens
- rotala rotundifolia (aka rotala indica)
- colored varieties of cryptocoryne wendtii (e.g. "red", "brown", "bronze", "tropica", etc.)
- colored varieties of echinodorus/sword plants (e.g. echinodorus ozelot "red flame", echinodorus rubin, etc.)

Red plants especially benefit from addition of iron fertilizer, phosphate, and low nitrate to maintain their red colors.

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Small Fry with Ketchup
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That's plenty of light for red temple plant I had one in my 20 do better than the wisteria on only 2wpg. It can easily propigate itself from cuttings as well.
Rotala indica is also a good one for that wattage and will really like the tall tank.
CO2, if you're not running it would be great for the plants listed .


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