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Plants that can handle current...

Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by Finley, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Finley

    Finley AC Members

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    Hi

    I have an area of my tank which experiences a bit of turbulence/strong current. Not many plants seem happy there...

    What types of plants are sturdy enough to handle current?

    Thanks,

    Finley
     
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    midiamin MidiAmin

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    Some vals can handle it. In fact, they prefer it. Also most grass like plants handle it well. Big leaf plants have problems.
     
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    Java ferns, moss and anubias handle current well.

    Onion plants and african fern prefers current.
     
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    african water fern (bolbitis) likes current I believe
     
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    This is a good thread since I am contemplating setting up a river tank that of course I'll try a few plants. Any other plants folks have had luck with? By river I mean like a couple thousand gallons per hour possibly in a 40g long, unidirectional (hillstream loach tank). it will probably be to hard to keep co2 in it, so it will probably be low tech.
     
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    You shouldn't try to go high-tech planted in a river tank anyways. Java ferns and anubias seem to be the most popular plants for river tanks.
     
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    loaches r cool Snail Terminator

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    Yeah, that will be the mainstay of the plants anyhow, java fern and anubias. Since bolbitis was mentioned I may try that as well. probably most of the tank I plan on having small river stones all the way up to good sized rocks so there wont be a lot of substrate to root plants in anyhow, so ferns, anubias, and maybe mosses will fit the bill there. Its just a thought though, not sure if I will setup this river tank or not, got to finish my big tank first.
     
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    African bolbitus/fern actually prefers to be planted in current and does great near filter and powerhead outputs.
     

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