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thanks Mjfa! although I dont have any live plants in there yet but I plan to add some in the near future. Any idea on how to do this safely without killing the plants from the sudden change from fresh to brackish? I read that the only way to do this correctly was for 10 days of slowly adding salt to a fresh water tank. I was hoping to drop acclimate. lol


not sure why my water is always cloudy I think its the blue light that makes it look like it along with the blight blue picture in the background. lol




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I've read the same as you on adapting aquarium plants to brackish water, even when in nature some of them thrive on marshes and other brackish environments, the accessible's comes from freshwater nurseries and must be gradually adapted to the new environment.

I think the water cloudiness has nothing or little to do with the salt, maybe a combination.
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Yeah, I have them in a bucket of water and slowly adding more and more marine salt to it. doing a Drip Acclimate every other day. do you think the plants will be okay in cold water? I don't have a heater in the 1 gallon bucket. lol

It's cycled that I know. I'm thinking its the food and the tank size change. =)



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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