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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else addicted to plants?

I need to stop,

Yesterday I ended up buying amazon sword, java fern, a bunch anubias and a mystery bag. They are all getting send my way.

Today I agreed to pick up a pack of moss for $4.

I spend $30 this week on plants!

Best part is, my tank is only 2.5 gallons. There is no literally no room! (well I have 10 gallon but its still mid-cycle)

I have this horrible compulsion when it comes to 'deals'. Its just, I see cheap plants for sale from other aquarium keeper and its like, cheaper and more reliable than pet-stores? I must have!

anyone else suffering from too much plant love? lol
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 01:20 PM
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lol yes! i just bought some dwarf sag from ebay because it was like 6 dollars for 12+ plants and I was like hell yes! and then I remembered after I bought them that I don't have any more room in 6 tanks.....at least you have a 10 gallon to fill later but I've got 6 and no room!!!

oh btw, you can totally put plants in a cycling tank and it was actually be doing a Silent Cycle instead.

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oh btw, you can totally put plants in a cycling tank and it was actually be doing a Silent Cycle instead.
Whats a silent cycle? I never heard of it!

I didn't put the aquarium plants in because I thought they can absorb the ammonia/nitrite and the cycle won't complete. I have about 2-3 ppm of nitrite, 1-2ppm of ammonia and no nitrate yet so I am waiting for it appear.
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Your live plants will eat that ammonia right up.

YES I cannot tell you how much money and time I have spent on live plants! A lot of mine die during the melt period so I always buy extra at a time. Last time I got a good deal, 3 bunches of anacharis for the price of 2 (and they're cheapest in town at 5$ per bunch) so I now have a large over abundance of anacharis! lol

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Deeply. I read the Planted Tank sticky one day in January, and now have six tanks. Two are ridiculous jungles, one is scaped very nicely, one I just rebooted, one is empty, and one is on it's way to me.

My motto is "get all the plants!"
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Your live plants will eat that ammonia right up.

YES I cannot tell you how much money and time I have spent on live plants! A lot of mine die during the melt period so I always buy extra at a time. Last time I got a good deal, 3 bunches of anacharis for the price of 2 (and they're cheapest in town at 5$ per bunch) so I now have a large over abundance of anacharis! lol
I use to spend money now I make money on my plants. I sell my flame moss on a planted tank fourm. I sell my other clippings too but the moss is where it's at. Now my plants pay for them self.

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lol~ i think they most i ever spent on one rosette plant was $15
the most I ever spent on one patch of plant is $30
and the most I ever spent on one single stem was....$5zzz
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Ooh, I could probably sell clippings too! If I advertise right. I want to get another tank and just grow plants. I will get stuff so they're snail-free too.

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Thats true! but can't really grow enough to make a decent sell in a 2.5 gallon. lol

I got my moss today, a big chunk of it! However, something tragic happened....

After I placed the moss in, I noticed there was a small shrimp, probably a ghost. Before I can remove it, slade saw it and I watched as my betta carnaged it.

rip shrimp.
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Oh noes. Nice light snack for your betta though!

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