RE: Planting Suggestions (fwd)
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Date: 18 Oct 96 08:36:16 EDT
From: Darin Gasperson <103077.2000 at CompuServe_COM>
To: "INTERNET:Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com"
<Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com>
Cc: Jason <plight at sprynet_com>
Subject: RE: Planting Suggestions
>>I am just starting to set up a planted tank. I am looking for
>>suggestions on what plants to put in my tank. Around where I live it
>>is extremely difficult to obtain plants, so I am also looking for a
>>reliable source. Does anybody know of any? Any other suggestions
>>would be appreciated.
Make sure you have adequate lighting for your tank. You want to plan on 3 watts
per gallon in order to subdue algae problems somewhat. Then try some nice
varieties like java fern, hygrophila polysperma, corkscrew val, and perhaps some
pygmy chain sword as a foreground plant. If you don't already have one, get a
good basic reference such as A Fishkeeper's Guide to Aquatic Plants, published
by Tetra, or Aquarium Plants, published by TFH.
The Aquatic Greenhouse