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Re: Salt tolerance/Re: (no subject)
>>Can anyone give me a suggestion for any plants that can be kept with
>>Since I use salt, salt-tolerance is a problem.
>You might try Java Fern. It seems to be tough as nails.
Also try hornwort. Al Castro did a presentation at an AKA national many
years ago on Pupfish. He showed a shot of the Salt Creek, home of Cyp.
salinas. There was a lot of hornwort therein. Hardness is measured in that
body of water in parts per thousands (most of our hardness kits measure in
parts per millions)!
Hornworts are pretty cosmopolitan. Some that grow in midwestern America
lakes fall apart in aquariums. Some of the hornwort from Florida (the ground
water is pumped off of limestone) available in commercial channels is
better. For whatever reason sometimes an aquarist gets a hornwort start that
does very well in the aqurium where there is presumably less light than they
would get outdoors.
Once hortwort gets going it is indeed a weed. Probably its rapid growth
rate absorbs some of the wastes from the fish. Although not as effective at
providing cover as watersprite, it also can serve that purpose to a degree.
I have had kept Nothos with it. The only really big drawback is that if
a medication other than salt is added to a tank of hornwort (this is
especially true of the medicinal dyes), the hornwort will begin to
disintegrate in minutes.
Give it a try. It is cheap enough to experiment with. It does look nice
over a bed of Java Fern too!
All the best!