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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Floating Plants

I am looking for a good source for some anarchis/elodea or similar floating plants my betta can hang out in at the top of his tank. My local store has some but I really want a nice rich green sample.. not one that has brown leaves. Also is my 19w bulb going to be enough or should I upgrade? My moss balls are just fine.

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[SIZE="1"]PENN PLAX is using metal in their ornaments, and it's KILLING our fish.

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What is the tank size? Are there any other tankmates? Are you going to use ferts?
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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It's a 10 gallon and I use Equilibrium but that's all the additives. No tank mates at this time. Debating some kind of algae eater tho.

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I've looked into trying to replace the light. I guess Life Glo is a good one? But the bulb in the hood is 18" and the only 18" bulbs I can find anywhere are only 15w.. this one is at least 19.. so I would think it'd do better..

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I would reccomend Nerites.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 07:49 PM
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If you can order on line this guy has awesome Anacharis and also his Hornwort is great, you can join Aquabid for free. I am very pleased with the Anacharis and Hornwort I got from him plus he ships fast and my plants arrived in great shape !

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...tsb&1353107528

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Aquarium clubs have great plants available.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I ended up biting the bullet and got an aquaticlife t5ho fixture. I'll pick up some additional moss balls and elodea soon :)

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Marimo is grest they outcompete other algae.
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if you are still looking mikeswetpets on aquabid has great deals on his anarchis and what not, and low cost shipping. Sent me double what was advertised on the auction page.

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