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What plants can take a ph of 8.0

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I am new to aquatic plants in the tank. I have a 20 L all snail tank with apple snails (Bridg's they don't eat plants) in it. I also only have 1 reg fish tank light on it. I would like to add some nice plants. The snails need a ph of 8.0+. Could someone please suggest some plants that will do well in this ph? I really like the carpet type plants.

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If you're looking for carpet-like plants that will do well in alkaline water, Echinodorus tenellus (Pygmy Chain Sword) would be a good bet.

Anubias will tolerate 8.0 well.

Come to think of it, the only thing you might have a real problem with would be softwater species, i.e. Tonina and some Ludwigia spp.. Most anything will grow in 8.0 as long as nutrient, carbon, and lighting requirements are met.
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