Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #375
> From: N.Monks at nhm_ac.uk (Neale Monks)
> Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 10:52:36 +0000
> Subject: Re: Simple planted tanks
> Although low cost is always a good thing (unless you work for the Civil
> Service!), that wasn't the prime motivation to my posting. Rather, how can
> we make a stable, long lasting planted aquarium available to newcomers to
> the hobby?
> (3) Get good plants to start off with. Ones that adapt to the local
> conditions, don't need CO2 injectors, and multiply quickly. Any
> contributions to a list of good HARD water plants?
I have a 55 gallon fish tank that I decided to add plants to - but no
major modifications were made. It has low lighting (4 feet of fluorescent
and a little eastern window light), no CO2, no undergravel heating or
filtration, no special substrate (just gravel & accum), and moderately
hard water (140-150ppm). The anachris flourishes (esp. near the window
side, but is OK elsewhere). The cabomba also grows well. The other
plants in the tank survive, but don't flourish.
I plan to gradually upgrade the plant-side aspects of the tank.