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Old 06-08-2011, 10:08 AM   #21 (permalink)
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There are rinsing products available that serve to remove or kill organisms that might be living on the plants. I haven't used them myself though, so I can't attest to their performance.

In my tanks, I try to replicate the native systems, so I just rinse them with water and whatever remains on the plants just lives in the tank. I only have a few native fish in my tanks, so I'm not too worried about pathogens and such.
sounds interesting you should post a few pics
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm in the process of changing the 55gal around, but I'll post some pics soon.
Currently, it has a common shiner, several fathead minnows, and a mudpuppy.
Plants include Ceratophyllum demersum, Ceratophyllum echinatum, Myriophyllum verticillatum, Ranunculus aquatilis, Sparganium fluctuans, Utricularia minor, Utricularia macrorhiza, Utricularia intermedia, Wolffia columbiana, Wolffia borealis, Wolffiella gladiata, Lemna minor, Lemna turionifera, Lemna perpusilla, Lemna trisulca, Spirodela polyrhiza, Riccia fluitans, Ricciocarpus natans, Azolla mexicana, and Landoltia punctata.
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How do northern plants handle tropical tanks though? Could I keep a Brasenia schreberi in 78 degree water? I've seen it growing near Marquette, MI and would love to try growing it.
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Spritely, Welcome to the forum!! I do not know for sure but, I can offer some experience. I live in east-central Mississippi. WE have pretty temperate weather here(fairly cold for two-three months, cool-warm spring and fall, and really really hot humid summer from about april-october). Many of the aquatic plants here are used to some kind of at least cool dormant period to thrive long term. I would imagine that in states further north these plants might NEED a cool period to last more than a year or, two. So, you might wan't to set up a tank that you can adjust the temperature through out the year. For example, keep a heater running during the spring and summer, then in late fall and winter cut the heater off all together. This is also a way to get these plants to bloom(this along with increasing the duration of daily lighting). Hope the OP will chime in and give you a better idea, but that's my experience.
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How do northern plants handle tropical tanks though? Could I keep a Brasenia schreberi in 78 degree water? I've seen it growing near Marquette, MI and would love to try growing it.
Some can, some can't. You don't know until you try. In water that's too warm, a lot of plants can't uptake co2 properly, no matter how much there is. That's why a lot of them don't work.

You could probably keep Brasenia schreberi (related to Cabomba) is warmer water. I assume you mean seedlings.
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How do northern plants handle tropical tanks though? Could I keep a Brasenia schreberi in 78 degree water? I've seen it growing near Marquette, MI and would love to try growing it.
Brasenia schreberi naturally occurs throughout most of the United States, so I don't think it would be a problem to keep it in a tropical tank. I haven't tried growing this species myself. It produces many large seeds in the early fall, which are easy to collect and might be easier to propagate than rhizome material. Scarification of the seed coat would probably increase your success rate.
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