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Calmwaters 01-17-2011 06:58 PM

Warm water plants?
Hi everyone are there certain plants that should be avoided for a tank that will have temps of around 80-85 degree range? Are there plants that thrive better in these higher temps?
Edit:Also looking for plants suitable for a 20 gallon long tank.

Tapil 01-17-2011 09:15 PM

Found a whole list of em... Looks like most ALL aquatic plants perfer 75+ degrees so whatever you had in mind shouldnt be a problem ((( Please dont quote xD ))

Check this list

11. FW Plant Guide

Hope that helps

Calmwaters 01-17-2011 09:52 PM

What I am hoping is I can use the trimmings from other plants I have to help fill this one. That is a great link thank you very much for it.

aunt kymmie 01-17-2011 10:34 PM

Here's a warm water plant listing where I like to shop:

Warm Water/Discus Plants

Calmwaters 01-18-2011 03:19 PM

Awesome thanks Aunt Kymmie!

Byron 01-18-2011 06:24 PM

I would agree that the majority of our aquarium plants will manage. I opened Tapil's link, but there are so many plants listed I am not going to verify the temp ranges with the botanists' references I use for plant info in the profiles, and a fw of the species are already in the profiles]. I couldn't open kymmie's link at first [I think because the forum's system recognizes "Discus" as a fish profile and has altered the link] but I did manage to when I started a response post. In both cases, I think the plants should be fine in the lower 80's, but I would not want to push some of the species at higher temps.

If I were planning something like this for discus for instance, I would go with the Echinodorus species as the main plants, and if you don't mind being unauthentic the crypts would work. I think it would be some of the stem plants where higher temperatures might be a concern, but that's just general observation. Ceratopteris, though otherwise an ideal plant in any situation because of its floating nature and rapid growth and appearance, has not done well for me in my warm SE Asian tanks when I had Chocolate Gourami that needed low-80's temperatures, but it is thriving in every other tank below 80F.


Calmwaters 01-18-2011 06:39 PM

Thank you very much Byron as always you are a great help.

Lexite 01-24-2011 02:20 AM

Perfect. I was needing some new plants for my discus tank. My Anacharis is not doing well.

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