Brackish plants for shrimp? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Brackish plants for shrimp?

Hello. Love nano tank set ups will get into this setup later on for a betta. But for now I have a brackish pico tank project that I am planning on getting a light for or switch over to vases with fixed LED depending on what plants and hardscape I can play around with. I have opae ulas in a brackish water. Have had those guys for a year and just feel like I need to switch it up to make it more eyepleasing and entertaining to watch.

Is there any plants out there that will thrive?

Any ideas what I can do as its kinda boring with lava rock and fan driftwood.
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I've used Java ferns, java moss and hornwort in a brackish tank. I believe that Vals and Sagittaria can be used as long as the salinity isn't too high.

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What's the current salinity at? If it's too high for aquatic plants, you could try going for macroalgaes, which come in a wider array of colors, as well as shapes.

So many fish to keep, not enough aquaria.
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