Re: NANFA-- Aquatic Plants for Native fish

R.W.Wolff (
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 22:22:46 -0600

You are right Chris. I have kept small elassoma and killifish alive just
off whatever the java moss harobored while I go on vacation.
the more plants you have in an aquarium the better in my opinion. I have
had terrible luck growing plants originally, but now do fairly well. And
no fancy set-ups. Most my tanks have two 40 watt bulbs over them, but some
run off of one 20 watt bulb. Under the one twenty watt bulb ( atleast 6
inches from the surface) I can grow most plants. Frog bit ,. salvini,
water sprite, java moss, cryptocornes, bladder worts, even coon tail seem
to do well with little , but intense, light. I have even had good luck
with eel grass and lillies under the double 40's, and these are not
expesive "fish" lights. Your run of the mill warm and cool whites in combo
will work.


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