I'd like to plant some things in strawberry baskets and hang them in my sunfish tank to soak up some of the nitrates, and also add to the appearance. Sunfish seem to like protected, shallow areas with lots of sticks and plants, so that's the look I'm going for.
I have two categories of plants that I'm looking for: bog and aquatic.
I need plants that can be rooted in a minimum of soil (in a basket or such) and hung from the edge of the tank with the roots in the water. I need plants that don't mind just having the ambient lighting in my room, though, so I imagine that limits things. Perhaps some sort of fern? I'd like something that flowers, but that's not a necessity.
I also need plants that don't mind sunfish. I can plant them around a piece of wood to keep the sunnies from digging the roots out when they nest. My sunnies don't seem to care about plants, they leave the Java moss and Java fern alone, but they're a bit prone to running into things. I have a decent light on the tank, but thanks to tannins, the light level is probably pretty low. Anubias, Java moss, and Java fern grow, but I'm not sure what else will. Any suggestions on something that might do alright?
I know a park with a lake full of what appear to be swordplants, though the swords are oddly transparent and show the veins very clearly. Anyone have experience with whatever native sword we have? They grow to the top of the water in most shallow areas, and they get probably 15" tall in the deep parts.
Apparently they're called Texas swordplants: http://davesgarden.c...pf/go/198228/#b
Edited by Betta132, 20 May 2015 - 10:32 PM.