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post #1 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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plants for dicus tank

As you may know I am in the process of setting up a discus tank, 90gal. What plants can survive and thrive in the higher temperatures required by discus?

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 02:00 AM
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Well, water wisteria can thrive in temps up to the low to mid-80's. I don't know about temperatures higher than that. I looked up a few others; here they are. People have said that they are thriving in their discus tanks.

Anubias barteri
Anubias barteri var nana
Ammania senegalensis
Barclaya longifolia
Echinodorus bleheri
E. quadricostatus
E. tenellus
Hygrophila corymbosa
Ludwigia mullertii "Red Ludwigia"
Microsorium pteropus "Java Fern"
Rotala rotundifolia
Shinnersia rivularis "Mexican Oak Leaf"
Vesicularia dubyana "Java Moss"
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post #3 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 02:04 AM
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I found this list on another site.
Spatterdock, Java/Lace Ferns, Java moss, Dwarf Lily, Vallisnerias, Ruffle Swords, Cryptocorynes, Jade Swords, Rangeri Swords, Dwarf & Tall Subulata Sag, Red Melon Swords, Heteranthera, Didiplis Diandra, Hygrophila, Rotala Indica, Anubias, Ruffle Sword, African Bolbitus, Ozelot Sword.

The plants I have tried which have survived high temps are Nymphaea stellata, dwarf sags, Vallisneria americana, Javan fern, Javan moss, Cryptocoryne crispatula, Cryptocoryne becketii, Anubias nana, Cabomba and Elodea densa(that was a surprise considering it tends to thrive best in colder temps).
Sadly, several of my plants are no longer in my tank due to problems like penetration to silicon sealant(as previously mentioned in my thread) and fish eating them quite fast.

There is one plant which can be seen in the discus habitats. It's Eleocharis(commonly sold in lfs as hairgrass).
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-09-2006, 03:12 AM
Spatterdock
Java / Lace Ferns
Java moss
Dwarf Lily
Vals
Ruffle Swords
Crypts
Jade Swords
Rangeri Swords
Dwarf & Tall Subulata Sag
Red Melon Swords
Heteranthera
Didiplis Diandra
Hygrophila
Rotala Indica
Anubias
Ruffle Sword
African Bolbitus
Ozelot Sword
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Spatterdock
Java / Lace Ferns
Java moss
Dwarf Lily
Vals
Ruffle Swords
Crypts
Jade Swords
Rangeri Swords
Dwarf & Tall Subulata Sag
Red Melon Swords
Heteranthera
Didiplis Diandra
Hygrophila
Rotala Indica
Anubias
Ruffle Sword
African Bolbitus
Ozelot Sword
Lol..Eddie, we have the same list.
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-12-2006, 07:50 PM
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I had a customer at work that said he put Java Fern in his discus tank and it just withered and died. Anybody else have any troubles with the Java Fern at higher temps?
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post #7 of 16 Old 10-12-2006, 10:38 PM
I had java fern in my discus, but had more problems with algae that anything else. The way java ferns propagate is their leaves start seperating and have this long stringy brown stuff. You can remove these leaves and replant them. Java ferns are slow growing, unless you supply with allot of nutrients, CO2, better lighting, etc.
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-12-2006, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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So far I have added:

8x Dwarf Sagittaria (sagittaria subulata)
2x Red Melon Sword (echinodorus barthii)
?x Unknown
1x Unknown



I have yet to setup CO2 on this tank, workin on it!

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #9 of 16 Old 11-03-2006, 06:20 PM
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There is no reason that discus cannot be kept at 26degreesC, fish adapt better than plants, i think its to do with a few million more years of evolution lol ;)
I have kept discus at lower temperatures, unless they are hekel wild you shouldnt have a problem.
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There is no reason that discus cannot be kept at 26degreesC, fish adapt better than plants, i think its to do with a few million more years of evolution lol ;)
I have kept discus at lower temperatures, unless they are hekel wild you shouldnt have a problem.
Me too.
My discus are doing well without a heater. Well, my heater killed several of my tetras last July.

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