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post #1 of 3 Old 10-24-2009, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Plants and PH?

so i have a PH of 8.2 and gh/kh off the scale (well water). what plants do well in parms like this?

Also was wondering if i could get a in depth of why and how ph plays a role in underwater plants.

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-25-2009, 05:32 AM
One or two plants such as Didiplis diandra and Tonina sp, for example, are documented as having a preference to softer water. I have grown D diandra myself, and I have soft water with a very low pH.

The reality is, having seen many a planted tank run with liquid rock, plants do not care about pH, GH or KH. Some may say they struggle to grow Vallisneria sp in soft water, but if I can, so can anybody. Keeping plants is far simpler than some people will have you believe, and will go out of their way to try and complicate things. Give plants enough light and ferts and you will be successful.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-25-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the info dave. the reason i was asking is because at a store i stop in occasionally for supplyies has plants for sale but they also have a ph written next to the plants. never bothered to ask as most sales people at chain stores dont know half of what they are talking about.
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