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James Langan
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Plants and Salt
Mar 10th, 2022 at 6:45pm
 
Hello Everyone,

Does anyone know conclusively through experience a safe dosing of salt per gallon that doesn't negatively affect high order aquarium plants?

Please post,  best wishes!

Jim Langan, AKA Webmaster
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Re: Plants and Salt
Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2022 at 2:08pm
 
Hello,

I think this is different for different types of plants.

I can say with some confidence that Jack Heller's cultivar of Hornwort (which doesn't drop its leaves and make a mess in the tank) can tolerate up to SG 1.004 (~5g/L).

I am told that some cultivars of Java Moss can tolerate 1.005 SG (6 g/L).

I have been keeping Pseudomugil cyanodorsali at 5g/L with hornwort and java moss with no issues. Sadly, even teh duckweek seems to survive.
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Reply #2 - May 3rd, 2022 at 11:47pm
 
I keep anacharis and java moss in my tanks set up for pupfish.  I'm not exactly sure of the salinity but I do add approx. 1/2 tsp per gallon and calcium carbonate and soda ash so it's very hard and the pH is around 8.2.  Doesn't seem to bother these plants, the snails are healthy and the fish love it.  Hope this helps.
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Re: Plants and Salt
Reply #3 - May 5th, 2022 at 12:56pm
 
Russel,

Helps immensely thank You!
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Reply #4 - May 12th, 2022 at 5:11pm
 
I asked in another post about my lack of success with Ceratopteris thalictroides Water Sprite and people thought my use of salt killed it. I have Vesicularia dubyana Java Moss and Microsorium pteropus Java Fern that is thriving with my dose of added salt. 4 teaspoons per 10 gallons. Something unusual about my Java Fern is that it is not rooted or attached to anything. It grows free floating.
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