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Low light plants/severums

Post  nemoose on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:59 pm

I have never had a really well planted tank since I have had mostly cichlds, which destroy plants as fast as you put them in, lol. But, I just got 3 very nice gold severums ( thanks Mark) and would like to add some plants to my tank. I have one large java fern and one that I dont know what it is . Told you I was a serious plant noob. It is rather small and darker color leaves than the java. But the leaves are similar sword shape. I have one flourescent tube on a 30 long with a 5500K daylight t8 bulb. What kind of plants would grow well and get failrly large with that lighting? I do have a ten gallon size 2 bulb t5 light I could add onto the tank if needed, Also, my ph is close to 7.8 even with driftwood and plants. Will the severums breed with that ph?
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Re: Low light plants/severums

Post  jikin junkie on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:54 pm

Thought I'd mention this, Severum or Heros severus, are actually cichlids and they will eat your plants. Maybe not at first, and maybe not all typesl, but the ones I used to keep devoured plants. Also they can get up to 12" so be prepared for a large tank. Nice fish but not for planted tanks.
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Post  nemoose on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:55 pm

Ok thats good to know. Maybe I will hold off on adding a lot of plants then. TY
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