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Big leafs, small tank!

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants' started by Oli Pocock, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Oli Pocock

    Oli Pocock New Member

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    I'd like a plant with big leafs for my 30l! My tank stands about 35cm high and at the back where I'd want it theres probably 10cm-15cm of substrate, Is like something with broad leafs, I don't mind about trimming, I have co2 and furts. Obviously it can't grow to tall, any suggestions?
     
  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Oli

    With such a small tank and with broad leaves I don't think there would be much room for any thing else.

    Keith:cat:
     
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    Oli Pocock New Member

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    Thanks can you suggest anything els? Is there a type of cryptocoryne that only grows about 20cm and had broad leaves?
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Green' is suitable for small aquariums with a height from 10-15 cm
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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. Shane P.

    Shane P. Moderator Staff Member

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    I would suggest purchasing Anubias Nana var Petite. The leaves are small yet broad, and the plant grows slow and steady in even the worst of conditions.
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Oli this looks like the true A nana petite is an extremely slow grower those leaves are about 10-15mm in size and that would be considered a large leaf, once established its a beautiful plant.

    I have noticed on ASW and other Forums there appears to be a plants being sold in the USA called A nana petite but the plant is a many sizes bigger.

    It took me several years to trace a small piece down in Australia as it was not sold by any LFS.
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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  7. Oli Pocock

    Oli Pocock New Member

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    Echinodorus cordifolius Mini be a plant to look at?
     
  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is some info for you note CO2: Medium

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    Echinodorus cordifolius 'Mini'

    Plant Database item created by Plantbase, 29 Aug 2016

    Family: Alismataceae
    Genus: Echinodorus
    Origin: South America
    Type: Rossette
    Placement: Midground
    Difficulty: Easy
    Growth Rate: Slow
    Height (cm): 15-20+
    Lighting: Medium-High
    CO2: Medium
    Other Uses Grow Emersed

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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