Low Light Aquarium Plants

low-light-aquarium-plantsIf you are setting up an aquarium and desire good-looking greenery, low light aquarium plants are an excellent way to brighten up your fish tank and provide a natural environment for your fish. If you are beginner, you probably want to acquire aquarium plants that take as little maintenance as possible. Also, you probably do not have a fancy lighting system that is required for specific varieties of natural plants, so you will want to seek out species that are able to grow in a darker environment. Fortunately, there are plenty of low light aquarium plants that will grow well in most freshwater aquariums.

1pc Java Moss Stone 1.5-2.5
1pc Java Moss Stone 1.5-2.5"- Live Aquarium Plants Low Light Tropical Fish Tank
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Anubias Nana 2 pots - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Fish Tank
Anubias Nana 2 pots - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Fish Tank
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Philipine Fern-for low light aquarium T5 fern plant AJ
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Star Moss - Fish Tank Low Light Live Aquarium Plant
Star Moss - Fish Tank Low Light Live Aquarium Plant
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Giant Marimo Algae-Fish Tank Low Light Aquarium Plant
Giant Marimo Algae-Fish Tank Low Light Aquarium Plant
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Star Moss - for low light fish aquarium T5 plant AJ
Star Moss - for low light fish aquarium T5 plant AJ
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3pcs Java Moss Stone - Live Aquarium Plants Low Light Co2 Tropical Shrimp Tank
3pcs Java Moss Stone - Live Aquarium Plants Low Light Co2 Tropical Shrimp Tank
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3x Java Moss Stone - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Fish Tank
3x Java Moss Stone - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Fish Tank
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6 small Radican Sword plants Easy Aquarium aquascaping planted tank low light
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7x7 cm Flame Moss pad -Live aquarium fish tank plants water low light java
7x7 cm Flame Moss pad -Live aquarium fish tank plants water low light java
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48~64 Leaves Anubias Nana - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Co2 Moss Java
48~64 Leaves Anubias Nana - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Co2 Moss Java
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Flame Moss pad 7cm - Live aquarium fish tank plants low light co2 tropical fern
Flame Moss pad 7cm - Live aquarium fish tank plants low light co2 tropical fern
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Aquarium Flame Moss 3x3
Aquarium Flame Moss 3x3" Mesh - Live Plants Tropical Fish Tank Low Light Co2
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Flame Moss pad 7*7cm- Live water aquarium fish tank plants low light moos
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 2 pots Anubias Nana -Live Aquarium Water Plants for Low Light Co2 Tropical Tank
2 pots Anubias Nana -Live Aquarium Water Plants for Low Light Co2 Tropical Tank
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Flame Moss pad - Live water aquarium fish tank plants low light moos co2 tubing
Flame Moss pad - Live water aquarium fish tank plants low light moos co2 tubing
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Flame Moss Pad 3" x 3" - Live Aquarium Water Plants Low Light Java Fish Tank
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Java Fern

Easy to care for and a mid-ground grower, Java Fern requires low to moderate lighting. Water conditions for this plant are best when kept at 68 to 82°F. The Java Fern is green in color and grows to a maximum size of around 8 inches tall. It is a beautiful, creeping aquarium piece that looks great planted singly or propagated in groups. Many aquarium enthusiasts will use this natural decor in tanks that contain cichlids or other large fish from South America.

Flame Moss

Another beautiful plant that requires little light to grow well is Flame Moss. Its growth rate is slow, and it can be propagated by cutting and planting in other portions of your aquascape. Unlike other mosses, Flame Moss does not grow out. Instead, the plant will gradually get taller. This aquatic plant gets its name from how it grows--the front of the plant slightly twists as the greenery grows higher and forms an image that resembles the flame on a candle. Here's a video that discusses how to plant and care for this wonderful specimen.

Anubias nana - Dwarf Anubias

One of the most hardiest of plants, dwarf anubias can grow in the harshest of environments. It is not super fussy about water conditions and is a hardy grower--even in conditions that have little light. However, while this plant is hardy, it takes time to grow tall. It will sprout new leaves every other week, and it can be propagated to other parts of your aquarium by cutting the plant at its rhizome and placing it in your gravel or sand base. You can expect a total height for this low light aquarium plant at around 3 to 5 inches. It's a nice plant to place in the foreground of your tank.

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