best temperature

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    mc 1 mad about fish

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    i am starting up a planted tank and i im just wondering what the best temperature is for the plants:bigsmile:
     
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    I don't know how true this is but I have heard that plants strive in cooler water, I keep my planted tank at about 26degs and my plants are growing great.
     
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    thanks for the advice i keep mine at about 25 to 26 degrees
     
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    Your plants Should do well then
     
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    hi mc 1
    As with fish it depends on the type. some can't take much above 20C others will hardly grow at all at that temp.
    But for most plants readily available 24-28 will be fine.
    having said so light, in most cases, is much more important for good plant growth than temp. second will be the amount of fertilizer and co2 is included there be a factor to take note of.
    I would say your fish determine the temp. and you have to choose plants accordingly
     

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