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Old 07-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #11 
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How about some Hornwort to floating on top of the water. I just love mine and so does Perseus he sleeps in it and looks so comfy cozy. I just added mine a couple of weeks ago and so happy I did and its doing great such a pretty shade of green. Do you soak and check your plants for snails ? I would if I were you I did and found babies hatching but put them in their own bowl and watching them grow, they are really cute.
I've tried hornwort before, icky mess that was! I may give it another go though. I used to check plants for snails, but since I'm getting a puffer soon the more snails the better:)

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First thing I thought was.."He needs a castle" lol!
I was sorta thinking that too. I'm not sure how well it would fit in, but his name is Fitzwilliam and I don't think that they sell replicas of Pemberly... So, the Asian theme may go if I find him the right castle.

Thanks for all the opinions and advice!!!
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What helped my Hornwort was letting it soak in tank water I saved for it when doing water changes and putting it outside to get some sunlight cause since I added it to the tank it has not lost any needles at all just maybe a small one now and then. I am new to plants so I hope its stays as nice as it is now. I have heard it will lose needles when getting used to the tank water and thats normal. Might be worth a try if you got some more to let it soak in a bowl with your tank water for a week or so.
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That's a great idea! I'll have to try that. I'm going to stop tomorrow and I might have to get some from the LFS.

So here are some cool castles I found, but I'd have to see them in person to see if Fitz can fit through them

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You could make a coconut cave, cover it in moss..it makes it look really great, looks nice and natural

Also, maybe keep an eye out for a piece or two of driftwood? You can tie moss to it, java fern, anubias..

Some other good low tech plants are swords, crypts...some good floating plants are frogbit (love this stuff!), hornwort, elodea (also known as anarchis, I believe)

Hope this helped!
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That's a great idea! I'll have to try that. I'm going to stop tomorrow and I might have to get some from the LFS.

So here are some cool castles I found, but I'd have to see them in person to see if Fitz can fit through them

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I own the second one. The hole is actually quite large, however the castle itself is very small. It was the perfect size for my tiny 1.5 gallon, but it will look SUPER SMALL in an 8 gallon.
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You could make a coconut cave, cover it in moss..it makes it look really great, looks nice and natural

Also, maybe keep an eye out for a piece or two of driftwood? You can tie moss to it, java fern, anubias..

Some other good low tech plants are swords, crypts...some good floating plants are frogbit (love this stuff!), hornwort, elodea (also known as anarchis, I believe)

Hope this helped!
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Thank you for the plant names! I'm definitely getting some frogbit, and maybe crypts. Thanks!

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I own the second one. The hole is actually quite large, however the castle itself is very small. It was the perfect size for my tiny 1.5 gallon, but it will look SUPER SMALL in an 8 gallon.
Ok, thanks for the information! I really don't need the castle to be the focal point of the tank, that should be Fitzwilliam But I'm not to sure about that one now. Thank you for the warning!!!
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