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post #1 of 7 Old 01-21-2015, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
any live aquarium plants i could have with no light.

Is there any aquarium plants I could grow in a bare bottom aquarium with no light.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-21-2015, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
Um it would get room light but no light on my aquarium I've heard there's some very low light plants but didn't know if any coiuld survive on just room light I could maybe rig my led light off 10 gallon tank lid on my 20 gallon tank would that help thought about java moss.

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-21-2015, 09:13 PM
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anacharis grows great i use a desk lamp to grow mine.

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-22-2015, 06:11 AM
Is there light from outside? If not the answer is NO all plants need light to process "food".
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-22-2015, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
Well if course light from the room
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-22-2015, 10:59 AM
You'll probably need more light then just the room light.

You can add plants to a bare bottom tank if you simply put the plants in flower pots which have the substrate in the pots. then add the potted plant to the tank. for cleaning just lift out the pot.

You can also use house plant like peace lilies with the roots in the tank and the rest of the plant above. But that to me doesn't look as nice and is not as effective in conditioning the tank. For instance it does not remove co2 and add oxygen to the tank water. But the roots would still consume ammonia-nitrates and the like.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-24-2015, 06:13 AM
I like the lamp option with the potted plants, as long as you get anubias or something that likes low light and is hard to kill.
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