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Re: : Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1109

Good point. I have a 48 gallon hex tank and a small 15 gallon tall tank. Both
have "normal" light (whatever it came with...). The temp. in both is around 75
degrees F. I want it to look nice, but mainly I want the benefit of the added
oxygen, additional food supply as well as stress reducing places for fish to
hide. There is some water movement, caused by an air pump hooked up to one of
those air curtains. Both are filtered by the appropriate sized Penguin Bio
wheel power filter.

Did I miss anything?


kat raddatz wrote:
> Marc, what kind of trees should I plant in my yard ;^ )
> Wouldn't your answer depend on where i lived - the conditions in Tibet and
> Borneo are much different that Las Vegas.
> So tell us size of tank, gallons & dimensions, your lighting setup, temp,
> water parameters - some plants like alkaline & will do well in a tank for
> rift lake habitat, others flourish in a tank of cardinals with low light,
> soft acidic water but can't take the heat in a discus tank.  Also what
> effect are you desirous of?  Do you want an Amano looking aquascape or few
> green plants for tank inhabitants to graze on?  How much water movement is
> there?
> Offhand I'd suggest bunch plants, java moss, water sprite & wisteria,
> bacomba depending on temp & perhaps anacharis.
> Kat

> I'm new here and I have a question. (a dangerous combination in and of
> itself, I know...)
> Both my tanks are freshwater tropical community tanks. I would like to add
> some live plants to them (this will be my FIRST EVER try at live plants !)
> The other caveat to this is I use glass "marbles" in the bottom of both
> tanks - -the kind you see sometimes in flower vases. Therefore, I need a
> hearty, hard to kill plant or two that doesn't need any kind of substrate. I
> have heard that Java Fern, Java Moss and/or Anubias Nana would be good
> choices.