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Sink Colin Sink
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Location: Roanoke, VA

PostPosted: 2006.12.24(Sun)23:19    Post subject: SA Plants Reply with quote

Hello all,

I'm going to finally start my SA tank this week, and I was wondering what plants you could recommend? I'm going to have 2 WPG using 2 NO flourescent bulbs, one rated at 6700K, the other at 9325K. The tank is a 20 long, and I want it to be densely planted. No CO2 injection. I also will be using Seachem's Flourish.


I plan on using this substrate
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ngocthach1130
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)1:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard people say java fern grows well even in low light and no co2 injection.
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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)2:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is 'SA'? South American? South African? South Asian?

www.mongabay.com has a nice outline for various biotopes (I believe they give a plant listing) that may come in handy.
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Sink Colin Sink
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)8:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, sorry for not specifying, it's South American.

Thanks for the link!

If I were to do a pool filter sand substrate, would it be wise to put a layer of laterite under the sand?
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flyjawn
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)21:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon Sword
Green Cabomba
Hornwort
Ech. Angustifolius
sag Eatori
Amazon Sword
Alternanthera reineckii
Ech. Quadricostatus


this is what I have in my SA planted 20 gallon. but I think most of these plants need a bit more light and CO2.
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Lord Steve0
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)14:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my SA tank I have lots of different Echinodorus species, they are doing really well, even in places without fertilizer in the substrate.

I also have some Anubias species in the tank tied to bogwood, though not from SA they do fit in well.
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