Gideyon Posted August 2, 2021 Share Posted August 2, 2021 (edited) Months ago I started a thread about beginner low-tech plants. But the more I researched, I was discouraged and just ignored plants. Now that I have a chance to rebuild my 10 gallon, and try using anoxic filtration, I thought trying plants might be a good experiment. But I have very big limitations... I have one of the old hoods with incandescent bulbs. I don't want to replace that with a clear lid. And I don't want to run incandescents that much. There is some ambient light on one side of the tank when the blinds are open. But the room itself doesn't get direct sunlight. I could however turn on an LED desk lamp in the room for more light. I wouldn't mind getting one of those cheap submersible LED lights but I know that's not meant for plants. I'm really trying to keep this as low budget as possible. Are there any low light and low tech plants (other than anubias) that can grow in this environment? For experimental purposes, I want to try root feeders, if any options exist. Plants I've been researching but can't find the answer I'm looking for: moneywort, valisneria, Amazon sword. I have seen someone say saggi-something (sorry) kept growing after he abandoned the tank and never turned on the lights. But I'm not sure what that was. I prefer plants I can find in tubes so I don't have to worry about snails, but since I plan on doing a fishless cycle, if snails are there, they might just die off. I'm planning to keep a cold water tank (between 65-75 degrees depending on room temperature, but 72 is the average). Occupied by white cloud minnows (even the fish will be cheap). Edited August 2, 2021 by Gideyon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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