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post #1 of 11 Old 09-02-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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any ideas on good asian biotope plants for a 30 gallon blackwater tank. plant light used no co2 and ph is 6.8 with slightly soft water
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-02-2010, 07:59 PM
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Crypts,Java Fern,Hygrophila,Water sprite,Vallisneria,java moss

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-02-2010, 09:42 PM
nice plants =)

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post #4 of 11 Old 09-03-2010, 03:39 PM
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How big is the tank? How many watts of light?

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-03-2010, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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30 gallons I get about 1 and a half watts per gallon. Its a T5 glo light for plants
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-03-2010, 06:07 PM
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From the plants previously mentined, I would omit Vallisneria. In soft acidic water it does not always grow well; it is a true hard water plant. The others are fine, but you have a lot of light over them. Floating plants will be mandatory to help reduce the light or algae will take over. Ceratopteris cornuta is ideal as it is also SE Asian.

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Great! Thanks byron
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-05-2010, 08:01 AM
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Your water is about the same as mine in my 37g and my Leopard Vallisneria grows very well,I have to trim it regularly.

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post #9 of 11 Old 09-05-2010, 04:09 PM
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I would go with sagittaria species...
Hygrophila difformis, crypts, aponogetons (many), and rotalas are all southeast asian...

I can offer more if you like. :)

Oh, and Monosolenium Tenerum. It's wild-looking... Almost like a mutant pennywort that works well in the foreground..
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-05-2010, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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That's awesome! Thanks to everyone for all the great plants :)
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