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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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banana plant!

Scored one of these adorable little plants for a dollar today! Since the tubers don't really get planted, does this plant require root tabs? Or is it a water column feeder?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 09:04 PM
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I don't know what you are asking, I'm still learning but I had a banana plant in the bowl. I believe I put one of the bananas through a clay weight to hold on down. I love those plants and want one too. They are ten bucks here
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I was asking if the banana plant pulls its nutrients from its roots, thus requiring a root tablet to "feed" it or if it pulse its nutrients through its leaves from the water column.

They are pretty pricey here too. About $8 most places. I got a great deal from a guy who sold me some red cherry shrimp today. Got a killer deal on the shrimp too, he sold me 10 of them for 5.50.
He was advertising on craigslist in my area as an overenthusiastic hobbyist lol so he didn't want much for his stock since its overrunning his own tanks. :)
Needless to say, I was thrilled.
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Awesome deal and ah I have no idea about the plant. Btw how come you want shrimp?
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They're adorable.
and rather good algae cleaners. :)
They are for my plant grow out tank because I recently had an algae bloom in there.
So I just decided to make it a shrimp tank/plant nursery.
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Ah, I just googled them. Kinda interesting. The ghost ones creep me out a bit
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Lol me too. But I have a few in my betta tank. He completely ignores them. But he eats the red ones.they're smaller.
So I got ghosties for him instead.
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I wouldn't mind putting something with mine but its only a two gallon. Really only big enough for him. I did buy him a clam but I was horrified when I goggled them. Straight back to the pet store clammy went!
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Try Amamo shrimp; they are heck on algae. I'm lucky; I have RCS in my Bettas' tanks and they leave them alone.
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I agree! I wanted amanos originally but couldn't find them. Then I got my self stuck on rcs. They're so darn cute!
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