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So my tanks currently look like this. Im after some suggestions for a plant or plants for the bigger tank with sand in it.
I ideally want to cover the heater on the right hand side as i think it just looks ugly. I dont really want to go crazy and overplant the tank though as it got a open and clean kind if feel to it. Iv just harshly cut all the mossy stuff on the wood back as it grew like crazy and i kinda want to force it cover the wood rather grow upwards. However that said i do feel the fish would benefit from plants.

Thanks for any suggestions

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Limnophila sessiliflora is a good fast growing stem plant, Also I really like Ludwigia Repens there is a mini super red version for extra colour, I think it will depend if you use liquid ferts or are happy to use root tabs, also some fish will eat soft leaved plants so it depends what you stock, I see you have a happy looking Amazon Sword plant in the other tank how about one of those?
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Tiger lotus
Aponogeton ulvaceus
Crinum calamistratum

All three are bulbs and grow pretty quickly and tall/wide. Would look great in the center

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I do like the swords. I may move one to see how it looks. I tend to add a fertiliser every few days.
A tiger lotus sounds interesting. Will deffo research the bulbs as never considered having bulbs
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Cryptocoryne ballansae has done the trick for me. Better growth than vallis ever gave me but still neatly defined.
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One of my favourite plants is Indian Fern. It’ll grow planted or floating, and it’s paleness provides a nice contrast. Another is the Tiger Lotus, for a bit of colour.
Your Sword will grow more in a deeper substrate. They’re heavy root feeders that grow a root system as big as a houseplant’s. They grow for fun with buried root tablets.

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Very clean and heavenlike your setup is. I think you just need to keep it clean and good for your pet health.

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Hi so i purchased and couple of red tiger lotus bulbs.
I feel its a lost cause as after a month of finding them all around the tank as my mollies seem to enjoy playing with them there has been zero growth and one started growing a nice thick white coat.
Iv binned them both and decided to try and purchase a tiger that has already starting it journey.
For some reason the sword i tried in my bigger tank never really settled so that took a trip to the bin as well.
Im thinking sessiliflora may be the next attempt or slme indian fern. Kinda depends what i can get my hands on locally.
My two crypts i added are crazy healthy though 👌
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