Plants in High Flow
Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:38 PM
Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:16 PM
Edited by EricaWieser, 28 April 2013 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:13 PM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:06 AM
There is a branchy almost liverwort-like plant in the rivers near me that would also do well in your high flow tank. I have taken it home before but it died in my low flow water. I don't think I ever learned its name.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:40 AM
Odd to me.
Quite beautiful, it is incredibly lush in the Conasauga, carpeting stones 2" thick in places. Darters love picking at it looking for micro bugs which it is full of.
Bring home some and watch.
All attempts to transplant it, really just carrying home a stone covered in it. have failed. I have even added it to the 6' cascading water fall in the cement pond to no success.
Others have tried to.
High flow, intense light... what else... chemistry?
On the other hand java moss and or perhaps the NA native ( fonit... ) thrive in flow tanks and the cement pond. As Sub noted.
Val needs a nice rich sandy substrate, capped with gravel, to grow... and good light.
You will have to trim regularily if those needs are met.
Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:18 PM
Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:19 PM
Yes! That's it. Thank you for the ID
I think that's Riverweed (Podostemum ceratophyllum) - looks like a dark green to reddish seaweed right? If Fontinalis is quintessential high-flow, then Podostemum must be hexessential. Grows mainly on cascades and fast riffles, even on old stone dam spillways.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:27 AM
i usually found it growing best in a pretty decent amount of flow. its the green stuff in the net and in front of the crazy guy in the pic:
Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:02 AM
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