Advice on a few species

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by andy, 15 Sep 2007.

  1. andy

    andy Member

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    Location:
    Lewes, East Sussex
    Tank will be...

    30x15x12
    very bright lighting (2 x 35w power compacts)
    CO2 (pressurised)
    Sand/tetra complete substrate
    50/50 RO/hard tap water
    Small ext filter
    temp 78 F

    Stocking....30-40 cardinals, a few pandas and a few shrimps


    I'm thinking of adding

    Blyxa Japonica
    HETERANTHERA ZOSTERIFOLIA
    Glossostigma


    Your advice, suggestions and opinions would be welcome on the plant choices...the tank will be set up as new. I've never kept the above and would like to give them a go.

    Look forward to your help

    Andy
     
  2. zig

    zig Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Dublin Ireland
    Temperature seems a bit on the high side, the Heteranthera zosterifolia can get quite big, the blyxa can melt initially when planted but normally comes back good, the glosso needs a good bit of light to stay compact >2.5-3WPG.
     
  3. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,951
    Location:
    Chicago, USA
    HI Andy,
    How hard is your water? I get my water from Southern Water and it's about 12GH and 5 kH. There are no plants on your list that require a 50/50 RO mix. You can save yourself a LOT of trouble by just using straight tap.

    Cheers,
     

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