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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Setting up a bare bottom tank with plants

I am setting up a planted 10 gallon for my ACF. Because he is so messy I wanted have my tank bare bottom to make it easier to clean. I also don't want my frog to eat any gravel or sand and die. I really want to have live plants so that it feels like a pond to him and because they will help with the ammonia and nitrates.
What, if any, live plants can live in a bare bottom tank? I was thinking maybe there were some floating ones that could work. I had live plants in there before with some gravel, so I know that the lighting in the tank is good enough for plants.
Also, is there anything special I need to do to care for plants in a bare bottom tank? Do I need to add some kind of plant food or can I just leave them in there to absorb the ammonia and waste.


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Marimo, Anarchis, and hornwort and liquad ferts/CO2 will be fine java fern and anuibus work too.
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P.S. your lucky in most of the U.S. ACF are banned.
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Marimo, Anarchis, and hornwort and liquad ferts/CO2 will be fine java fern and anuibus work too.
Do I need to get something for their roots to hold onto like a rock, or can I just put them in the tank without anything?

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He's not really an ACF, but they are his closest relatives. He came from Grow a Frog so he was made to be see-through as a tadpole. Now he looks exactly like an ACF though so I call him that so people have an idea of what he is.


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Do you mean this if you mean this he is lucky someone got him who will care for him as an adult http://www.growafrog.com/quesclass.h...r-Tadpol-58419 and java moss/fern and anuibus grow in lava rock marmo is a spere of algae so anarchis and hornwort grow floating and attach java fern/moss and anuibus grow on lava rock or driftwood and Marimo take it out and squeeze it ounce a week.
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why do squeeze a marimo once a week?

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It picks of degree a lot so squeezing it gets rid of it plus if kept on one side it stops growing in a spere.
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Do you mean this if you mean this he is lucky someone got him who will care for him as an adult http://www.growafrog.com/quesclass.h...r-Tadpol-58419
Yes, that is where I got him from.
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and java moss/fern and anuibus grow in lava rock marmo is a spere of algae so anarchis and hornwort grow floating and attach java fern/moss and anuibus grow on lava rock or driftwood and Marimo take it out and squeeze it ounce a week.
I am slightly confused. Do the java fern and anubis grow on a lava rock with the hornwort and anarchic attached to them? Is the marimo attached to this set up in any way or is it growing on it's own?


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Marimo just sits around anarchis and hornwort grow as floating plants and java fern/moss and anuibus grow attached to the rock. Java moss is really good at attaching to stuff Marimo is an algae and helps compete other algae out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marimo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_moss http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_fern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubias and it is cool that you love your frog what species is it?

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Thanks, I understand now. Would I be able to find all of these plants at petco or petsmart or do I have to order them? Also where do you find lava rocks?


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