Re: NANFA--Marsh/Emergent Plants natives use

Chris Darrow (
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 19:58:07 +0000

It seems like alot of the rooted submerged aquatics from northern
climates are the ones that I have had the most trouble with it may be
that they re growing in habitats with out any surface vegetation and so
get incredibly high levels up sunlight which are just impossible to
duplicate in the aquarium. Another factor is temperature , Elodea does
fine in my unheated tanks but always just kind fell apart in my tropical
As for Water Lettuce thats a real tough one in my experience it needs
high light like from a south window and even so here in Vermont its a
struggle for me not to have it just sort of rot away. I kind of just try
to get it to survive and then hope to get increase during the summer.

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,