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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Suggest plants that can survive 32'C

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I've been setting up a planted tank with eleocharis ariculas, najas indica, and some difformis, but currently my tank temperature has been 32'C m in need of a nice carpet plant or any other plant like najas that can thrive this temperature... M from india now it is monsoon, things get a lot hotter in summer, I want a all year round carpet or at least a foreground fill, plz help...

Tank specs -

2.5 ft X 1 X 1
2 X 36w PLL
2 X CPU fans as exhaust
substrate = laterite-clay-vermicompost-sand gravel
Dosing - glut dosing as per rota.la
K2SO4 dosing acc. to EI standards.

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Like najas? I keep najas outside, its been fine. It has also been a very mild summer here. I would shoot for "hard water" plants. Warm water holds lesser amounts of dissolved gasses, hard water plants can deal with that by using carbon from the waters kH instead of gasseous CO2.
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re: Suggest plants that can survive 32'C

can u like tell me names of some plants ??
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Sunny1, first off welcome to the forum.

I just took a quick look. 32*C converts to roughly 89*F.

It may be worthwhile to search for which plants do well in Discus tanks. Discus are recommended to be kept at about 84 to 85*F so those plants should be able to grow under your conditions as well.

Rodney

*EDIT* I just thought of something. Do you live near any clean streams or ponds where you can possibly collect some native plants when it's not monsoon season? I would think they would be the best fit for your high heat conditions.

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@rodney native aquatic plants here are too large for aquariums, + I wish to keep small scholing species of fishes rather than discuss.. plz suggest names of plants so that I can study on the internet about them and then try them in my tank..
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You can try Barclaya longifolia, various cryptocoryne such as Cryptocoryne becketii, balansae, lucens/lutea, various Echinodorus such as bleheri/cordifolius/, hygrophila corymbosa, Nymphaea lotus, floating plants such as duckweed,eichornia crasspipes. Java fern can survive up to 29/30, not sure about 32 ?

Haven't tried growing ground cover plants outdoors so can't comment. I suspect pogostemon helferi/downoi can take the heat as it grows in shallow rivers in full sun in thailand but I haven't tried growing it hot yet.
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Xiaozhuang wow great info... thanks..
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@rodney native aquatic plants here are too large for aquariums, + I wish to keep small scholing species of fishes rather than discuss.. plz suggest names of plants so that I can study on the internet about them and then try them in my tank..
He's saying to research planted discus tanks not to keep discus. They are kept at temperatures near what your tank will be.
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