High flow plants suggestions

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  1. ReefPlayground

    ReefPlayground 3reef Sponsor

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for some plant suggestions for a 70g 20" high, high water flow plant tank. 160w giesemann lighting (1 80w aquablue, 1 80w midday) with a lil indirect sunlight. Looking for something thats not anubias. Any ideas?
     
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  3. 2in10

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    Try Valisneria
     
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    Yeh, tried a couple val species but non are really doing well. I cant find anything off chemically, the only thing that makes this tank different from others is that it has a gen-x 40 running on it and nothing seems to do really well except anubias.
     
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    Look on AquariumPlants.com. They have a very good selection of all different types of plants. Are you dosing anything? Co2 injection?
     
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    no, no co2 injection of any kind. Used to dose seachems iron supplement but that seemed to create an algae bloom.
     
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    Java Fern might work
     
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    trying them right now actually. added a few bunches last week. Will see how they are doing in a couple days
     
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    Most plants are very soft bodied so high flow is rough on them. Do place your plants in protected and low flow spots and maybe you will be able to expand your selection. I think many of the low growing foreground plants might have a chance.