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Question Subject change - how do to scape your brackish tanks?

Well, I figured I'd change the topic/subject a little to better communicate exactly what I was trying to get at.

For those that keep a brackish tank (primarily focused on puffers here), how do you scape your tanks?

Can yo provide some pictures please?

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I currently have a F8 puffer in a brackish environment, with SG around 1.004 and 1.008. I vary the SG a little on every water change.
BTW, I use Oceanic Sea Salt Mix and not the usual aquarium salt.
I've tried tying anubias nana to an ornament and it has slowly disintegrated. So I know anubias won't survive in this SG.
I've researched posters here and some mentioned Java Ferns and Java Moss. I cannot plant any mangroves, as the tank isn't set up for that type of an environment.

If you have a similar fish and fish tank with similar SG's as mine, can you suggest live plants that you have successfully planted (other than mangrove plants) please? I'm sick and tired of the nasty looking plastic plants in my puffer's tank.

Thank you very much!

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Thanks Sarah,
I saw the same list you have from aquarium plants, but I wasn't sure if they meant brackish using plain ole' aquarium salt as opposed to a Marine Salt mix.

Based on your response, have you had luck with any of those plants in a brackish environment?

PS - are you going to the plant swap this coming Sunday with the SFBAAPS? If so, will be looking forward to meeting you & the rest of the gang!

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I *kept* anubias nana, java fern, java moss, and dwarf sag. in 1.005 sg. Note: I did not say "grew". . .the plants did not grow much at all!
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Come to think of it, have you considered keeping macroalgae?
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Hmmm, are you referring to the ones that are in salt water?
Can you provide some examples that I can use?

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