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fish1983 09-02-2010 03:19 PM

asian plants
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

bones14 09-02-2010 07:59 PM

Crypts,Java Fern,Hygrophila,Water sprite,Vallisneria,java moss

kitten_penang 09-02-2010 09:42 PM

nice plants =)

redchigh 09-03-2010 03:39 PM

How big is the tank? How many watts of light?

fish1983 09-03-2010 05:21 PM

30 gallons I get about 1 and a half watts per gallon. Its a T5 glo light for plants
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Byron 09-03-2010 06:07 PM

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.

fish1983 09-03-2010 06:20 PM

Great! Thanks byron
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bones14 09-05-2010 08:01 AM

Your water is about the same as mine in my 37g and my Leopard Vallisneria grows very well,I have to trim it regularly.

redchigh 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..

fish1983 09-05-2010 07:12 PM

That's awesome! Thanks to everyone for all the great plants :)
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