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Old 12-14-2009, 07:56 PM   #1 
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Question live plants?

I'm wondering what plant I should get for my new betta tank. It won't have a filter (partial water changes & once a week full changes). The tank is 1.5 so I don't want a big plant.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #2 
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:03 PM   #3 
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I looked that stuff up, it looks kinda cool!
I have questions:
1) will it totally overrun my tank?
2) how do you take care of it?
3) Does it grow on the ground, or standing like most plants?

I'm really hoping I don't get any snails when I buy live plants...

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Old 12-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #4 
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I have the so-called betta bulbs- they look good- are easy to look after- and if they get too big you can always trim them- sometimes the individual stalks die and i have to take them out- but my Lulu loves them

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i like the sword plants myself............although i HIGHLY recommend you DONT buy the plants in tubes, most are not true aquatic plants and will melt and die
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #6 
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i like the sword plants myself............although i HIGHLY recommend you DONT buy the plants in tubes, most are not true aquatic plants and will melt and die
The ones Petco sells? I'll stay away from those! I was going to get them from my local family-run pet store but they really don't have much to choose from
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:22 PM   #7 
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i like the sword plants myself............although i HIGHLY recommend you DONT buy the plants in tubes, most are not true aquatic plants and will melt and die

CRAP, i just got some of these and put them in my tank! :( will have to see how they do!
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:35 AM   #8 
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Let me know how yours grow! Hope that they will live =]
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:42 AM   #9 
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as far as the tube plants go:

sword plants in the tube, the leaves will eventually die off , the leaves get brown spots then go clear, THEN they should go grow back, dont htrow it away unless you dont get ANY leaves with in a month.

The problem with the swords in the tubes is because their not grown in water. so when they enter a tank they have to adjust being submerged.
but all plants must adjust to a new tanks water parameters. so dont throw out plants too soon thinking their dead.

also, MOST of the tube plants are bog plants, meaning the leaves usually grow in the air with the roots submerged. Before i knew better, i bought several tube plants, even one of the ferns. its STILL alive in my tank after 6 months, which is rare. but im sure itll eventually die

research before you buy any plants, itll save money and aggravation in the long run.
some stores even sell plants from their tanks that arent true aquatics, such as the purple waffle......gorgeous plant, but not aquatic.

also, if you have snails, check and see if their species will eat your plants.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:08 AM   #10 
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the family run pet store really doesn't sell a variety of aquatic plants....and they usually come with snails...which i don't want. I might try getting the sword plant in a tube and keep it in a shallow tank for a while till it adjusts.
Maybe that will work? I like experimenting.

I'll look around petco this weekend and scout out what they have and then research them.
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