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NFC: Re: Native/Temperate plants

The best bet would be some floating plants. I like anacharis, hornwort, and
najas grass. The last two are also native to the US. Floating plants are
closer to the bulbs so they grow better and the gravel is easier to keep
clean since there are no roots to worry about. Floating plants also pull a
TON of waste out of the water and are very good for beginners. As far as
changing the bulbs the ones that come with the eclipse hood are "plant
bulbs" but you really don't notice any difference at all between "plant
bulbs" and regular bulbs. In my fish room I just use regular 4 foot "shop
lights" with the cheapest bulbs I can get and I have been able to grow just
about anything.

----- Original Message -----
From: K M <tropheusof at hotmail_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 9:58 AM
Subject: NFC: Native/Temperate plants

> Hi all,
> I don't know how many of you remember a fwd that was put up here by Robert
> last week some time.  A lady in CT. was putting together a tank in her
> classroom and asked for some advice and assistance.  I responded to her
> request, and hopefully I am helping her and not just overwhelming her with
> ideas and advice.  :-)  Well, she and I have reached an area that exceeds
> knowledge, and we are not just talking about women.  She would like to
> live plants in the Aquarium.  My knowledge here is limited so I turn to
> all.  She has a 20 gallon Eclipse from Marineland.  It has 2 light bulbs
> which I recommend she switch to 2 full spectrum/daylight quality bulbs.
> will be keeping some wild collected blue gill a small wild bullhead
> and a crawdad.  Does anyone have any suggestions on plants for this set
> I recommended to her duckweed and a maybe a temperate lily of some type.
> Any suggestions or advice on plants in the temperate aquarium would be
> received by her and me.  Also, if you know a source for these plants if
> are not easily collected in the NorthEast, please don't hesitate to say
> Kevin
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