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OK I wnt two species of broms in this tank I wnt ephipyhate broms what will be perfect candidates That hold water and add color but aren't the most expensive. I dnt wnt them out growing and crowding the tank either just the perfect size ones. Also what do you guys think about an African violet in this tank also.
thanks brian
 

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a standard 20L isnt a great tank to put broms in. its just too short, and IME successfully making the tank a vert requires some some serious thought and quite a bit of work. (problems w/ lighting, temp and humidity issues)

whats going in the tank? anything i can think of that would be well suited to this tank wouldnt really use the broms anyway.

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Its the only tank I can use at the moment. And your right about the thinking part I'm only at the false bottom part and had small issues. But I kinda like it long and shorter. But the frogs are dendrobate auratus (green black morph). Do you happen to know about the African violets
 

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African violets do well in lots of vivs. They would actually be a good choice for your 20L because they don't grow too tall. Here is one I had in a 75g a while back, bloomed almost constantly.
 

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That's a nice tank you have and the flowers pop out I really like it. There is going to be one in my tank Thanks fieldandstream.

Does anyone know of a species of broms suitable for my tank.
 

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You don't necessarily need broms for this tank if you're keeping auratus because they do not feed their tads with eggs like pumilio or some of the thumbnail species. These species require broms or film canisters for that reason. The only reason to have broms in an auratus tank would be personal preference. I agree that most will get too tall for this size tank. Maybe look into Cryptanthus sp. These are terrestrial broms that stay farly small in my experience. They also turn a bright pinkish-red in high light.
 

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OK thank you for the info so these species grow in the substrate instead of wood or other stuff
 

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You can grow them in the substrate as long as it drains well. They will rot if the substrate stays too wet. I've seem them grown mounted in vivs as well. I would cut off the roots it has when you buy it before placing it in the viv. The plant will grow new roots that are adapted to the conditions within the viv reducing the chance of rot.
 

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African violets do well in lots of vivs. They would actually be a good choice for your 20L because they don't grow too tall. Here is one I had in a 75g a while back, bloomed almost constantly.
You realize that fern, guzmania, and what looks like neo zoe are epiphytes correct?
 

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Thanks for the info and heads up spaff about the roots. And fleshfrombone I didn't know that
 
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