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Re: Temperate aquatic plants
In my experience, temperate aquatic plants do not go dormant in an
aquarium setting as long as conditions remain favourable. It is well
documented, however, that the maximal growth rates will vary
seasonally... even under constant, well maintained conditions. This is
likely not a problem, however, since most aquarists do not grow aquatic
plants under optimal conditions so that maximal growth rates are not
As to the species you might find, carefully note the substrate, lighting,
depth, water chemistry etc. when you collect the plants and try to
reproduce those conditions in the aquarium. As with any easy care aquarium,
fill with as many species as possible, and go with the ones that thrive.
PS. Talk to Karen R.