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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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what plants can survive in cold temperatures?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 11:47 AM
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? :shock: y u want plants that live in cold temperature?
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From what I understand more plants enjoy cold water than warm.
I.e cold water, nutrients and light.

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I haven't had any trouble with any plants at cooler temperatures (60-70 F). So far, I've tried hygros (siamensis, green, rosenvarg), xmas moss, glosso, dwarf hairgrass, pennywort, hornwort, bacoba carolinia, ludwigia glandulosa, dwarf sag, anubias nana, anubias nana petite, java fern, and a few others that are escaping my memory.

I selected these plants because they are hardy and have fairly wide temperature ranges (for the most part). I assume most plants that have a temperature range starting in the 70's would do fine down to about 60 degrees. Best way to find out? Just buy some and throw it in a cooler water tank...thats how I did it. Don't completely trust what you read online--not many people keep a cool-water tank, so information is sparse and misleading.
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Others that I have growing robustly in an unheated tank
Didiplis diandra
Ludwigia arcuata
Rotalla wallichii
Aponogeton madagascariensis (any var.)
Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis


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i've also had success with plants in unheated tanks

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