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</DIV><H1>Plants in African Tanks</H1><DIV id=Qtextbox><P><STRONG>Author: bijengum</STRONG><BR><BR>What plants are suitable for attachment to wood and rocks in African Tanks. Are the anubrias and Java ferns suitable or are there others. What have people used and how successful have they been. Thanks for your input - David

</P></DIV><H2>Replies »</H2><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: zerospel1</STRONG><BR><BR>Ive never tried myself but other than java ferns and anubias you can also try African bolbitis fern

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They look nice and attaches to wood

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Im still looking for these myself but it seems that only online stores has them.

</P></DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: kevkoi</STRONG><BR><BR>Javafern and Anubias seem like the only plants that will take the high pH. Bolbitus seem to prefer a more neutral/acidic pH.

</P></DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: chorrylan</STRONG><BR><BR>hi David,

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I have java fern and an assortment of anubias growing on wood in rift lake conditions and some amazon swords in the same water conditions but in the substrate.

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Along the way the fish have snacked on valisneria, hygrophilia, chain swords and several of the amazon varieties.

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What I have left is obviously unpalatable and relatively tolerant of the water conditions in the sense that it at least stays alive and tries to grow.

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Every now and then I will move some of it to my peppermint bristlenose tank with softer water conditions and a lower Ph where it grows noticeably faster though.

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I like to keep plants in the tanks partly as an aesthetic choice and partly as a nitrate soak but had planned on reducing the quantity quite a bit, particularly of java fern so .... if you want bulk quantities we can haggle when you pick up the multis.

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Laurie

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</P></DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: YeW2001</STRONG><BR><BR>Depends on the africans - if we are talking Julidochromis and Neolamprologus sp. then Anubias sp. and java fern are both good choices.

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If we are talking Pseudotrophish cichlids - then you can forget about it. They are plant eating machines

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