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post #1 of 5 Old 10-11-2011, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Plant suggestions for a warmer temp tank

I already have plants in this tank, and they are doing fine, but I never remember or document the plants I have in a tank, so I'm just wondering what others would list as good plants for a tank with a ph of 6.4 and a temp of around 83 degrees? I have Cardinals and German Blue Rams in it, with a sand bottom.

I'm always looking for plants, and could use some suggestions on types that would do well. My lighting is considered, low to moderate.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-12-2011, 11:52 PM
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I already have plants in this tank, and they are doing fine, but I never remember or document the plants I have in a tank, so I'm just wondering what others would list as good plants for a tank with a ph of 6.4 and a temp of around 83 degrees? I have Cardinals and German Blue Rams in it, with a sand bottom.

I'm always looking for plants, and could use some suggestions on types that would do well. My lighting is considered, low to moderate.

Thanks!
Not sure on any plants but I would recommend lower the water temperature down to 81 degrees. This puts both species at their limits for temperature, but 83 degrees is a little to warm for cardinals. Hopefully someone else can help you out with the plants.

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I wouldn't worry about the cardinals in 83 degree water. I keep a shoal of them in my discus tank and I've had them for a few years. If you go to aquariumplants.com they have a list of "warm water" plants. I know in my 83 degree tank I'm able to keep java fern, anubias, crypts, wisteria, and hygro angustifolia (or however you spell it!). Like you, I have low to medium light.
They say vals do great in warm water, I've never been able to keep them going in my tank. Too bad as I know my Discus like them.

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I wouldn't worry about the cardinals in 83 degree water. I keep a shoal of them in my discus tank and I've had them for a few years. If you go to aquariumplants.com they have a list of "warm water" plants. I know in my 83 degree tank I'm able to keep java fern, anubias, crypts, wisteria, and hygro angustifolia (or however you spell it!). Like you, I have low to medium light.
They say vals do great in warm water, I've never been able to keep them going in my tank. Too bad as I know my Discus like them.
Thanks for the clarification aunt kymmie, I was just going off of what the fish profiles said as I have never owned cardinals. It is always best to hear from someone with personal experience. BTW, it is nice to see you around. I have not seen you on the forums lately, but from reading older posts it seems you are one of the more knowledgeable members. I am new to this hobby, so I appreciate having people like you and Byron for help

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Thanks Kymmie, and it is nice to have you back. I remember a long time ago, you mentioned in a post I had, that it can be cut back and the cut part just replanted, and it grows like crazy. At that time I had the list of the plants I bought, but you're right, it does do that. I have that one in this tank, and it's fine. Kind of like a "willow tree". I also have Java fern and whisteria, and they are doing fine. I'm wanting to get things I can get at a LFS, and anubias would be good. I have that in my other tank, but don't want to take it from there. Appreciate those suggestions!!

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