Which Plants to choose??

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  1. Warren
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    I bought a 4 foot corner tank about a month ago and finally have got it up and running. I intend to make it home to more discus, which has now become my passion. In the tank I have 2 pieces of driftwood and a few rocks.

    My knowledge on plants is quite limited, so my question is what plants can I get that will attach to rocks/driftwood. I know Java Fern and Anubias nana will. Are there any others that will and can take the heat at 30 degrees?

    I did some research on plants that should adapt to these conditions which include:

    Anubias barteri var. barteri
    Anubias barteri var. nana
    Anubias gigantea
    Anubias gilletti
    Bolbitis heudelotii
    Microsorum pteropus
    Vesicularia dubyana

    Any suggestions on the above plants and are they locally available here in SA.

    One other question, the tank is run by a sump, which plants can I put into the sump?

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    Warren
     
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    Anubias barteri var. barteri
    Anubias barteri var. nana
    Jave firn

    those you will get locally in every shop
     
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    Not too sure about the Bolbitis heudelotii.   It’s apparently quite a difficult\tricky plant.   AFAIK, it thrives in cooler and fast moving waters.   It’s a very slow grower, but given a good water flow along with CO2 injection (suggested even in a low light setup) will encourage faster and healthier growth.  

    Anubias sp. are also very slow growers, but very easy to keep and should do just fine.   Java moss (I’m assuming that you are referring to Java moss as most resources on the net still refer to it, however incorrectly so, as Vesicularia dubyana) is said to be able to withstand temperatures as high as 30 degrees, however I haven’t kept it is such temperatures.
     
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    Hi Warren
    Anubius barteri, Anubius nana, Java fern are available from your local petshops, the other plants are imported excluding java moss. Maybe one of the other plant guys can spare you some.
    Philip
     
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    I can get you HEAPS of java moss. Let me know if you want some.
     
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    Cameron, that would be very much appreciated if you can get me some. Let me know when you can get some and to make arrangements to pick up.

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    Warren
     

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