Question Is There Such A Plant?

MusicalFishies

Active Member
Member
Messages
167
Reaction score
70
Experience
More than 10 years
I have a 45 gallon freshwater tank with medium to high lighting (not sure the exact numbers) and aquarium gravel (the pebble/stone/rock) kind. Right now I have artificial plants in there with my fish but I was wondering if there would be some type of plant that might survive in there with little added fertilizer/CO2? Any ideas? I was thinking of trying anacharis....
 

skar

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,403
Reaction score
646
Location
AZ
Experience
5 to 10 years
MusicalFishies said:
I have a 45 gallon freshwater tank with medium to high lighting (not sure the exact numbers) and aquarium gravel (the pebble/stone/rock) kind. Right now I have artificial plants in there with my fish but I was wondering if there would be some type of plant that might survive in there with little added fertilizer/CO2? Any ideas? I was thinking of trying anacharis....
Java fern, temple plant, ummm there are a few more I can't seem to think of the names.
Basically column feeders should do good.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
OP
MusicalFishies

MusicalFishies

Active Member
Member
Messages
167
Reaction score
70
Experience
More than 10 years
Thank you skar! I will definitely look for those next time I go to my LFS! I had thought of Java fern but wasn't sure if my light might be too bright... I could give it a try though!
 

toosie

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
4,400
Reaction score
601
Experience
More than 10 years
Wndelov (a fancy java fern), anubias, ... I even had really good luck with what we use to find as Walmart wonder bulbs. They included aponogetons and a type of water lily. Wish I could find them again.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
OP
MusicalFishies

MusicalFishies

Active Member
Member
Messages
167
Reaction score
70
Experience
More than 10 years
toosie said:
Wndelov (a fancy java fern), anubias, ... I even had really good luck with what we use to find as Walmart wonder bulbs. They included aponogetons and a type of water lily. Wish I could find them again.
Thank you! Oh yeah I forgot about those bulbs-we used to have them in the tanks when I was a little kid!
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
OP
MusicalFishies

MusicalFishies

Active Member
Member
Messages
167
Reaction score
70
Experience
More than 10 years
Okari said:
I think Frogbit if your looking for a fast growing floater.
Thanks! Yes, I had duckweed in there and it did great! It was a little messy though!
 

Samanthaljay

Active Member
Member
Messages
366
Reaction score
275
Location
pittsburgh, pa
Experience
1 year
I have an amazon sword doing really well in gravel with fert tabs. I will say it spent a month or two melting off but now all the leaves are bright green and it has had a ton of growth in the last 4-5 months. Anubias is slow growing but would also do well for you
 

McGoo

Active Member
Member
Messages
247
Reaction score
105
Experience
3 years
Anacharis will grow like crazy like you were saying, another good one to try is hornwort. They should both do fine in your tank and you can even just let it float if you wanted to. When they take off they should also help a bit with nitrates and whatnot.
 

skar

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,403
Reaction score
646
Location
AZ
Experience
5 to 10 years
MusicalFishies said:
Thank you skar! I will definitely look for those next time I go to my LFS! I had thought of Java fern but wasn't sure if my light might be too bright... I could give it a try though!
Ludwigia repens!
I also just use sand and gravel.
Ludwig is one of my favorites.
20190313_125917.jpg
 

clovervalley

Active Member
Member
Messages
444
Reaction score
223
Location
Upstate New York
Experience
Just started
I bought a nice looking chain sword from my lfs and now I have about 20 plants from it, I have med/high light and only fert once a week or every other week, I don’t have CO2. They produce runners that I have a hard time keeping down in sand so gravel will probably be fine, they grow even when they’re just floating for me
 

New Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
235
Guests online
3,105
Total visitors
3,340

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom