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Commonly Available Plants/Requirements

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anthony, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Here is a short list of commonly available plants and their lighting requirements.
    (In Progress)

    Low - Up To Two Watts Per Gallon
    Moderate - Two To Three Watts Per Gallon
    High - Three To Five Watts Per Gallon

    Amazon Sword : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Anacharis : Moderate : 59-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Anubias barteri : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-7
    Anubias coffeefolia : Moderate : 72-80° F, pH 5.5-9.0, KH 4-18
    Anubias hastifolia : Moderate : 72-80° F, pH 5.5-9.0, KH 4-18
    Anubias nana : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.0-7.5, KH 3-8
    Balansae Plant : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Banana Plant : Moderate : 68-82° F, pH 6.0-7.2, KH 3-6
    Cabomba : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Chilensis : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    ChainSword : Moderate : 68-84° F, pH 6.2-7.5, KH 3-8
    Corkscrew Vallisneria : Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Cryptocoryne - Low To Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Dwarf Baby Tears - High : 68-82° F, pH 5.0-7.5, KH 0-10
    Dwarf Hairgrass - Moderate : 70-83° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 4-8
    Dwarf Sagittaria - Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Eriocaulon Sataceum - Moderate To High : 72-83° F, pH 6.0-7.0, KH 3-6
    Eusteralis stellata - Moderate To High : 72-83° F, pH 6.0-7.0, KH 3-6
    Four Leaf Clover - High : 68-84° F, pH 6.2-7.5, KH 3-8
    Indian Red Sword - Moderate To High : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Java Fern - Low To Moderate : 68-82° F, pH 6.0-7.5, KH 3-8
    Java Moss - Low To Moderate : 70-82° F, pH 6.0-7.5, KH 3-8
    Kleiner Bar Sword - Moderate - 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Limnophila Aromatica - High : 70-85° F, pH 5.0-8.0, KH 3-6
    Ludwigia - Moderate To High : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Madagascar Lace - High : 72-82° F, pH 6.0-7.0, KH 3-6
    Melon Sword - Moderate : 65-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Micro Sword - Moderate : 70-83° F, pH 6.8-7.5, KH 4-8
    Moneywort - Moderate To High : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Moss Ball - Moderate To High : 72-82° F, pH 6.8-7.5, KH 3-8
    Radican Sword - Moderate : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Rotala Macrandra - Moderate To High : 72-83° F, pH 6.0-7.0, KH 3-6
    Rotala Magenta - Moderate To High : 72-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
    Water Sprite - Moderate : 68-82° F, pH 5.5-6.5, KH 3-8
    Wisteria - Moderate : 74-82° F, pH 6.5-7.5, KH 3-8
     
  2. irresistaple_kai

    irresistaple_kai New Member

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    Wow - great lists - I will have to print these out the next time I hit That Fish Place - they have a decent variety but I am never quite sure what to get.

    As for lighting - any recommendations? I have a 65 gallon that seems to be almost as tall as it is long (it almost looks like an over sized 20 high). I have a daylight bulb and a grow bulb but I am not sure that it seems to be enough for the plants. I like the daylight lighting because it really helps bring out the colors in the fish but I want my plants to be healthy too.
     
  3. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    post over in the light thread. we'll get ya squared away from there.