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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 09:15 PM
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Most pet sores sell all these plants and in decoration section they have lava rock get very smooth lava rock driftwood can lower PH and lava rock can raise PH and many pet stores sell lava rock or driftwood with anuibus already attached and you can just buy a moss decoration and in plant aquariums hornwort and Abarchis are very common bt Marimo can be expensive but it is worth every penny.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 09:35 PM
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Bare bottom shouldnt stop you from growing plants. get the smallest plastic pots and fill with gravel. then you can plant any stem plan in those. also has a very nice effect.

and ofcourse you can have java fern or anubias tied to driftwood
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Can you post a picture of your set up? I'm very interested in seeing a bare bottom and your little froggie
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I think we settled everything already.
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Thanks so much for all the help. I can't wait to set up my new tank and get my frog out of his tiny 5 gallon. I will definitely post some pics when it's done!


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Can not wait and your welcome and a lot of plants do not wiring in pots bidpg roots and nutrients also you will have to add liquid fertilizer and CO2.
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I agree with Aokashi, those plastic pots filled with gravel would actually work well, or just simple small clay pots. Then you would easily be able to move the plants while cleaning, still have a bare bottom, and the plants can root.

THere is no need for liquid CO2, not sure why you keep insisting lol. Co2 will naturally form by the waste. The only thing I would recommend is a fert for plants to grow.

I would skip hornwort, it is super messy and not worth the extra cleaning, anacharis, java fern, anubias, wisteria, and a marmio are all good plants and can be found at stores like Petco or Petsmart.


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I miss the bay area pet smart. they had some good plants :(

there's nothing at petsmart here...
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Really? Thats weird. Though the petsmart by me at least all the plants seem to have algae on them, it is pretty annoying. So I am restricted to other people, LFS usually that would just be Neptunes, and online.


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Really? Thats weird. Though the petsmart by me at least all the plants seem to have algae on them, it is pretty annoying. So I am restricted to other people, LFS usually that would just be Neptunes, and online.
The one I went to...
near el cerrito had these bagged plants in gel. I got my crypts and microswords from there. they were super healthy
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