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Old 06-17-2013, 02:54 AM   #1
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thinking about going brackish? plants ok?


I have a mixture of plants, was thinking about getting some mollies and well they need brackish water.do plants tolerate this? Or scrap molly idea?
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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I have black mollies in fresh water. Its hard, so that might help. Maybe its an immune thing for them? Fewer diseases available?
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Ya, they tend to get ick easy.and my water is pretty soft.
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My water counts as brackish by the total mineral count, not too much sodium, but TDS about 1000 ppm, dGH 55, dKH 12

Mollies do very well, no problems except too many babies.

Plants that do well here, vallisneria, Anubias nana, Crypt. wentii, hornwort, egeria, Amazon Sword.
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So I don't know what types of plants I have? But the one I thought was an amazon sword is sprouting babies off the tips of it's leaves. Do I break them off at some point and plant them?
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Amazon swords don't do that, they send off runners (I think there is another way, but i'm mostly sure they don't grow baby plantlets off of their leaves). can you post a picture of the pant?
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Amazon swords don't do that, they send off runners (I think there is another way, but i'm mostly sure they don't grow baby plantlets off of their leaves). can you post a picture of the pant?
agreed. amazon swords don't do that. I know java ferns grow little plantlets on their leaves
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