Any suggestions for High PH plants? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 451
Any suggestions for High PH plants?

I'm thinking about rescaping my cardinal shrimp tank and they require high ph in the 7.5-8.0 range.

Any suggestions?
binbin9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 07:59 PM
Surrounded by Blyxa
 
TexasCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,510
From my understanding, anubias and various java ferns will do fine. As will many mosses.
TexasCichlid is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 09:11 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 358
I grow crypts, ferns, anubias and a variety of mosses in water that is basically liquid rock. Generally sitting at 8.2-8.4 pH and a rediculous TDS out of the tap.
wheatiesl337 is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by wheatiesl337 View Post
I grow crypts, ferns, anubias and a variety of mosses in water that is basically liquid rock. Generally sitting at 8.2-8.4 pH and a rediculous TDS out of the tap.
Thanks looks like it's a limited selection for high PH.
binbin9 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 09:44 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Davis, CA
Posts: 358
That's just a list of what I have personal experience growing in high pH. I have also grown lilaeopsis successefully. I think a number of plants will tolerate high pH, even though they are listed as preferring lower ranges. I am guessing you won't be as limited as you think, with a bit of research.
wheatiesl337 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denham Springs, La
Posts: 764
My tap is 8.2 ph...I grow several mosses, taiwan, java, fissidens. Rotolas, ludwigia, water sprite, water wisteria, crypts. So far the only ones that have been problematic have been java ferns but that maybe another param they dont like.Also have lilaeopsis, and dhg and a lily.
Merth is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 10:05 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,017
I have super hard water (14+gH) at work and 8gH at home (ph at both places is 8 out of the tap) and I haven't noticed any difference in the plants that couldn't be attributed to other factors. But I only grow hardy low-tech plants with Excel and no Co2 so I suspect you might notice a difference with more demanding plants. I have various crypts, mosses, rotala rotundifolia, amazon frogbit, marsilea minuta, hydrocotyle tripartita, hygro, and of course anubias. Those are my work plants and they grow fine. So I wouldn't worry so much about pH unless EVERY other factor (light, CO2, ferts) is optimal and you're still having issues.
FriendsNotFood is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 12:22 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,261
7.5-8ph is not difficult for most plants. You can grow anything except the pickiest of plants
Jeffww is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 451
I have some marsilea minuta coming in for another tank but I'll have to give a couple of the leaves a try in the tank
binbin9 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 01:03 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,448
Most plants that require soft water are plants that need CO2 and high light, anyways.


"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is offline  
Reply

Tags
high ph plants

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome