What plants will survive in Brackish water?

Neji

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Hello. I currently have amazon swords in my new tank that I have set up and for the moment it is a freshwater tank with NO fish and I added the swords in there just to get more oxygen to be in the water. It is a 55 gallon with T5 HO lights and I wanted to get some live plants that will survive in brackish water I don't know if there are many live plants that will survive in the brackish water since brackish is more saltier than freshwater Is there anything I can do? I know that for saltwater tanks, there are only corals and reefs that survive in salt water and if I were to leave my amazon swords in brackish water they might die wouldn't they?

Please help!

Thanks
 

Nutter

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Swords are typically from the soft waters so they won't do at all well in brackish conditions.

Your more likely to have success with Jungle Val, Java Fern & Moss, Anacharis, Milfoil & certain Cryptocoryne species. I think Plantgeek would be a good place to search for plants suitable for brackish conditions.
 

peacemaker92

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Here's a link of the website Nutter mentioned



You can look under Plant Guide and find all kinds of sections to find good plants for your tank. Best of luck!
 
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Neji

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Nutter said:
Swords are typically from the soft waters so they won't do at all well in brackish conditions.

Your more likely to have success with Jungle Val, Java Fern & Moss, Anacharis, Milfoil & certain Cryptocoryne species. I think Plantgeek would be a good place to search for plants suitable for brackish conditions.
Oh good because I have a whole bunch of those in my other tanks Thanks!
 
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Neji

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peacemaker92 said:
Here's a link of the website Nutter mentioned



You can look under Plant Guide and find all kinds of sections to find good plants for your tank. Best of luck!
Thank you
 

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