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  1. Acmella repens
    While capable of growing without CO2 supplementation, optimal growth more or less requires it.
  2. ERIOCAULON SP. "GOAIS"
    Eriocaulon sp. "Goias" is a rare exotic plant from Brazil, Goias.
  3. Rotala Sunrise
    Rotala Sunrise has attractive red color and can grow very dense after repeat trimming
  4. Hygrophila Araguaia
    Hygrophila Araguaia has submersed leaves very narrow, reddish-brown, uncommon appearance.
  5. ROTALA SP. 'WAYANAD'
    Rotala sp. Wayanad is the smallest of all Rotala and it is very easy to grow.
  1. Aciotis Acuminifolia

    This species is not known to be a fast grower.
    slow
    high
    hard
    • Plant Type - Stem; Red Accents, Best found in Midground
    • Size - Height: 10 - 40 cm; Width: 7 - 8 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 18 to 30 °C
    • Placement - Midground
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    Updated:
    Aug 27, 2017
  2. Acmella repens

    While capable of growing without CO2 supplementation, optimal growth more or less requires it.
    moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Width: 4 - 5 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 5-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 18 to 30 °C
    • Placement - Background
    5/5, 1 rating
    Updated:
    Aug 11, 2017
  3. Acorus gramineus

    Common names of the Acorus gramineus are Japanese sweet flag, dwarf sedge, Grass-leaved sweet...
    veryslow
    medium
    easy
    • Plant Type - Rosette; rhizome or creeping stem; emergent aquatic plant
    • Size - Height: 10 - 50 cm; Width: 10 - 20 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 28 °C / 18 to 23 °C (Optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
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    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  4. Acorus Variegated (Sweetflag)

    Also known as variegated Acorus, this terrarium plant is sometimes used as an aquarium plant.
    slow
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Araceae
    • Size - Moderate growing to 10 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide; slowly spreads wider.
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Oct 22, 2017
  5. Aegagropila linnaei (Marimo)

    Normally found in lakes, but can also find some planted tanks to be suitable domiciles.
    veryslow
    broadspectrum
    easy
    • Plant Type - Algae
    • Size - Height: 3 - 10 cm; Width: 3 - 10 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 5-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 28 °C / 15 to 24 °C (Optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  6. Aeschynomene fluitans

    Considered a flowering floater from the Fabaceae family
    fast
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem; free-floating (surface); rooting plant with floating leaves, Surface accent
    • Size - 1 to 4.5 m
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 30 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 32 °C / 22 to 28 °C (Optimal)
    • Placement - Background
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  7. Aldrovanda vesiculosa

    Relies on heavy CO2 planted tanks as it finds extreme difficulty thriving in algae prone aquascapes.
    moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, free-floating submerged plant; Surface decoration
    • Size - Rootless floating stems up to 20 cm long
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 25 - 30 C
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  8. Alternanthera Aquatica

    The internodes of Alternanthera aquatica contain air, which allows them to adapt to life underwater.
    fast
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem; free-floating (surface)
    • Size - Width: 12 - 14 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 0-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 18 to 30 °C
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  9. Alternanthera reineckii

    More information concerning this species coming soon...
    fast
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
    • Size - Height: 20 - 40 cm, Width: 10 - 20 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  10. Alternanthera Reineckii "Purple"

    Is light hungry and as long as light needs are met it will reward you with dark red/purple leaves.
    moderate
    medium
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 15 cm – 40 cm, Width: 10 cm – 15 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 6-14 mg per litre
    • Temperature - ‎64.4 -- 68°F (18-20 C)
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Oct 22, 2017
  11. moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 5 - 30 cm; Width: 5 - 10 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Foreground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  12. Alternanthera reineckii "Rosaefolia"

    There are more than five different varieties that are cultivated.
    moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
    • Size - Height: 20 - 40 cm; Width: 10 - 15 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4-30 °C / 17-25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Background
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  13. Alternanthera reineckii 'Grün'

    This form of A. reineckii is very popular and highly sought after, but needs extensive lighting
    moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Midground, Nano tanks, Street (Dutch style), Foreground, group
    • Size - Height: 20 - 40 cm, Width: 10 - 20 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Background
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  14. Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'

    When being grown while submersed, A. reineckii "rosaefolia minor" grows/spreads much slower.
    moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, Accent (red), Midground, Nano tanks, Street (Dutch style), Foreground, group
    • Size - Height: 5 - 30 cm; Width: 5 - 10 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Foreground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  15. moderate
    mediumhigh
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, Accent (red), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
    • Size - Height: 10 - 40 cm; Width: 5 - 10 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  16. Alternanthera reineckii 'Rot'

    Moderate in difficulty, the reineckii 'Rot' does require a little prior knowledge to grow
    moderate
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem, Accent (red), Background, Midground, Street (Dutch style)
    • Size - Height: 20 - 40 cm; Width: 10 - 20 cm
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10-40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 30 °C / 17 to 25 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Background
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  17. Alternanthera sessilis

    Cultivation of the A. sessilis underwater is very simple. This impressively dark red plant is also s
    fast
    high
    easy
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - 0.6-5 cm long, and 0.3-1 cm wide
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 15 and 20°C
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 8, 2017
  18. Aluminum Plant (Pilea Cadierei)

    Dark green leaves with beautiful silver markings between the veins.
    veryslow
    high
    moderate
    • Plant Type - Stem
    • Size - Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet ; Spread: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 10 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 60-75 ºF (15-23 ºC)
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Oct 23, 2017
  19. Amblystegiaceae sp. "Manaus"

    The “Manaus” is a commonly inappropriate name that is confused with hydropogonells gymnostoma
    moderate
    broadspectrum
    easy
    • Plant Type - Epiphyte or epilith moss / liverwort or fern prothallium; Nano, hardscape growth
    • Size - width: 4-5 cm.
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 20 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 54 – 79 F
    • Placement - Midground
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 9, 2017
  20. Amblystegium riparium

    Maintenance for riparium is simple and has a moderate growth rate, which makes it good for starters.
    moderate
    broadspectrum
    veryeasy
    • Plant Type - Epiphyte or epilith moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
    • Size - varies
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - 5 to 40 mg/l
    • Temperature - 4 to 26 °C / 10 to 22 °C (optimal)
    • Placement - Background
    0/5, 0 ratings
    Updated:
    Sep 9, 2017