Brackish Water Plants

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Re: Brackish Water Plants

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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by Lilie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:05 pm

What about Samolus valerandi or Crinum natans (C.aquatica) ? I just read about aquarium plants on a homepage: http://www.extraplant.de/aquarienpflanzen.html
It says that the first one I mentioned here likes brackishwater.
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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by Iliveinazoo » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:02 pm

Lilie wrote:What about Samolus valerandi or Crinum natans (C.aquatica) ? I just read about aquarium plants on a homepage: http://www.extraplant.de/aquarienpflanzen.html
It says that the first one I mentioned here likes brackishwater.
Neither did well for me but I suspect they needed higher light levels and a CO2 source. Aponogeton crispus has a similar leaf shape to the Natans and will thrive up to SG1.005@25°C it will also weather heat waves well although in real hot times you might want to drop your salinity closer to SG1.003 to compensate.

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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by Gulie » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:28 pm

Hi,
even if the topic is from long ago I like to share my experience so far.
In our tank at 1.003 densety, the cryptocoryne beckettii lost all its leaves but is growing back now nicely.
The Hygrophila corymbosa is doing well from start on.
Vallisneria spiralis and nana are going strong and produce 3-4 sproutings/shootings each batch.

Will give a Update on all plants 1 week after densety was set to 1.006

greetings from cologne

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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by Fishlad » Fri May 27, 2016 8:21 pm

Hi There --

I am in need of some help with brakish plants. I need to learn how to acclimate them from freshwater to brakish and also how to stop my puffers from eating them. Any help would be appreciated!!

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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by Iliveinazoo » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:30 am

Fishlad wrote:Hi There --

I am in need of some help with brakish plants. I need to learn how to acclimate them from freshwater to brakish and also how to stop my puffers from eating them. Any help would be appreciated!!
You don't really need to acclimatise them because they're not going to be making a big jump in salinity, once you push over SG1.003-SG1.005 then the freshwater plants that we buy that tolerate brackish water will begin to struggle anyway.

My Figure 8 has never ate my plants.

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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by genevieve » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:33 pm

I just put some val in my BW tank from my FW tank. I did a very crude acclimation and then planted them. It's only 1.003. Also, they are infested with pond snails! Yummy yum yum! Hopefully the salinity won't kill the snail eggs. :(

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Re: Brackish Water Plants

Post by Blinkey » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:13 am

At 1.003 I think everything should be fine. In my previous brackish tank I initially had a healthy population of ramshorns that came in on java fern, that was before my puffer was introduced ;)
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