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Old 08-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #1 
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Good water plants for someone with a black thumb

What are easy beginner plants for an aquarium?
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #2 
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I haven't killed any of my anubias yet. I am just floating them or tying to mopani wood. I have had them for a few months now.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #3 
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Hm, I will try that
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #4 
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I was just looking myself to try a planted aquarium, or maybe not a planted one but at least put more real plants in my tanks. Just one of my tanks has a lot of anubias and some anacharis. On this one website aquariumplants.com they have a package of "hardy low light" plants. But these anubias were recommended to me at a lovely local planted aquarium store, they knew I knew nothing about aquatic plants but had several bettas and wanted some fat leaves for them to park themselves. Someone else on this website had told me "floating anubias are the gift we give to bettas". They seem to come in many different varieties.

Petco sold me plants that were not actually aquatic, even though they were called "Aquatic Combo" and they rotted. I am not buying their plants anymore, the anacharis always looks like crap, too.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #5 
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Java fern and java moss have also been recommended to me as easy care, slow growing (so you r tank doesn't get completely overgrown).

And the expensive but super cute marimo moss ball.

Don't pu the roots of java fern into substrate, just tie the rootball to a stone, piece of driftwood or piece of potshard.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #6 
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Java fern and java moss have also been recommended to me as easy care, slow growing (so you r tank doesn't get completely overgrown).

And the expensive but super cute marimo moss ball.

Don't pu the roots of java fern into substrate, just tie the rootball to a stone, piece of driftwood or piece of potshard.
Had one, got so dirty I threw it away
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:O java moss usually grow little plantlets when they get "dirty" like spotty...
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #8 
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:O java moss usually grow little plantlets when they get "dirty" like spotty...
I was talking about the mariamo moss :)
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I just squeeze mine out and the particles come out.
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I just squeeze mine out and the particles come out.
My mollies liked eating it too -.- It was soo raggid
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