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Poesidon23 02-11-2019 09:45 AM

A non CO2 plant ecosystem
 
What plants could I put in my 50gal that would be self sustainable

ZxC 02-11-2019 10:18 AM

none.

Plants require light, CO2 and all the other 14 essential elements to survive.

Assuming you have a light on your tank, and the water has access to atmospheric CO2, all you need to do is supply the nutrients.

Fish waste can supply most, but a simple shot of an all in one fertilizer is a good way to ensure the plants get what they need.

Anubias, java fern, java moss, bolbitus, buce, swords, crypts are some good starting choices.

BBradbury 02-11-2019 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Poesidon23 (Post 3519226)
What plants could I put in my 50gal that would be self sustainable

Hello Poe...

The roots of the Chinese evergreen could be immersed in the tank water and other than trimming the leaves occasionally, they'd grow indefinitely in the tank. The plants require only room light. I have some in a 55 gallon tank that have been growing for years. I simply trim the old leaves like you would potted plants. Trimming stimulates new growth. The plants grow by using the dissolved nitrogen from the fish waste material. Attached is a photo of the plants.

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https://imgur.com/iwkqSqU

Poesidon23 02-11-2019 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZxC (Post 3519228)
none.

Plants require light, CO2 and all the other 14 essential elements to survive.

Assuming you have a light on your tank, and the water has access to atmospheric CO2, all you need to do is supply the nutrients.

Fish waste can supply most, but a simple shot of an all in one fertilizer is a good way to ensure the plants get what they need.

Anubias, java fern, java moss, bolbitus, buce, swords, crypts are some good starting choices.



Thank you very much [emoji16]

Poesidon23 02-11-2019 01:24 PM

Thank you for the suggestion

ZxC 02-11-2019 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poesidon23 (Post 3519235)
Thank you very much [emoji16]

For ease of simplicity, toss a root tab or two under the swords and crypts. Google search DIY tabs using Osmocote+ and Gel Capsules

Check out:

Hygrophila corymbosa compact
Dwarf Red Tiger Lotus
Bacopa caroliniana
hydrocotyle tripartita
Ludwigia repens
Lysimachia nummularia


as well


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