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Brackishwater planted tank?

Have been thinking about keeping brackish water fish. Anyone have experience with growing naturally brackish plants in brackish tanks?

My specific quesiton would be c02 supplimenting in high ph brackish tanks, do you inject, just excel?

And would you fertilize and light as you would a normal planted tank?

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What kind of plants are you referring too? I'm pretty sure that all of our aquarium plants will die at brackish level salinity. You could probably grow some marine macroalgae in there.
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A paludarium setup with some land part rising out of the water would be most interesting. Use mangrove plant, needs to be trimmed down to keep it small (can grow as a huge tree).

I heard in lower salinity level, java fern can tolerate.


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http://badmanstropicalfish.com/brackish/brackish.html

A pretty good article on which plants do well in which "brackish water" situation.
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oh i already have read several articles and have alist of what "should grow" in brackish.

My question more has to do with using co2 in backish water and fert dosing. Do i treat the tank the same as a freshwater planted or do i do something different?

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My question more has to do with using co2 in backish water and fert dosing. Do i treat the tank the same as a freshwater planted or do i do something different?
Ah sorry about that. Guess I wasn't paying attention (too much chemistry, too little sleep). Anyways I'm curious as well. May want to do a brackish nano.
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I've seen Bacopa monnieri growing well in brackish water.

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I don't really think the co2 would react with anything more in the brackish water than in a fresh water tank. In fact, don't reefists use co2 injection for the calcium reactors?

Good question you bring up here....I'll deifnitely do another brackish tank someday. I had a medium light 20g with green spotted puffers. Planted Java fern, Anubias, dwarf sag. They all lived, but not thrived.
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i'd like to tr it but dont have the extra money to see it fail.

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