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What can you grow in a Fluval Roma 240?
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Using the stock LED lighting, would you be able to grow pretty much anything from the 'easy' range of tropica plants?
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Yup, should be able to grow medium ones as well without too much of a problem ( might need co2 though )
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I have this tank and use the stock lighting. I use liquid carbon, fertiliser (once a week) and root tabs to supplement the plants.

I have two anubias nana variants, java fern and moss, Amazon swords, sagittaria subulata, hygrophillia polysperma, bacopa caroliniana, two types of cryptocoryne and vallosneria.

All are from aquarium gardens beginner plant section. They have grown pretty well! The java fern, moss, bacopa and amazon swords in particular seem to be indestructible.

Plants that haven’t done well include water sprite and frogbit, however these were floating plants and I have a relatively strong current. The filter output points towards surface and I have an air stone. I also didn’t do well with echinodoros harbich but think that was my fault in terms of where I positioned it.

(Apologies for any spelling mistakes!)
Fluval 240L with 306. Water 1.68 dGh. 

19 Harlequin Rasbora, 15 Rummynose Tetra, 10 Panda Corydoras, 2 Bolivian Rams and 2 Amano shrimp.
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Hi Spies

I've the same tank (with a Fluval 305, no CO2 or ferts) and I've done well with Java Ferns, Val & Hygrophila guanensis. I've struggled with melting Swords and any type of carpeting plants.
I think my issues have been around water hardness, substrate choice and lighting, rather than the tank itself - although the depth & stock lighting combo might not help with the carpeting.
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Some pics of my Fluval Roma 240 over the years, when it still had the old light tubes. All low-tech / easy-grow plants:

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What is that red plant in the 7th pic please?
Fluval 240L with 306. Water 1.68 dGh. 

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The good old favourite Hygrophila Polysperma 'rosanervig'. It turned redder the closer it grew towards the surface.
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Is the 307 sufficient for this tank? I've seen recommendations that you immediately upgrade to the 407.
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I guess it depends on what stocking level you have. I’ve found it sufficient for my set up so far (apparently I’m slightly under stocked).

In the process of saving for a 406 and lighting upgrade in the future though.
Fluval 240L with 306. Water 1.68 dGh. 

19 Harlequin Rasbora, 15 Rummynose Tetra, 10 Panda Corydoras, 2 Bolivian Rams and 2 Amano shrimp.
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Thanks Ric. I’d love an “easy” red plant to contrast with all the dark green (except for the anubias gold nana) in my tank.

I don’t intend on ever getting a CO2 system.
Fluval 240L with 306. Water 1.68 dGh. 

19 Harlequin Rasbora, 15 Rummynose Tetra, 10 Panda Corydoras, 2 Bolivian Rams and 2 Amano shrimp.
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