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Old 04-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #3081 
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lol no like the other one . the actual form posts where you can show people your fish .
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:24 AM   #3082 
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This is my female. My fiancee just named her Bloody Mary. She has a 2.5 gallon tank with a Hagen Elite Mini filter. There are Java Fern, Dwarf Baby Tears, Crypto Parva, and some Blyxa. The tank gets dosed every other day with Excel and once a week with Flourish. The light is a 10 watt mini CFL full spectrum light.
Cableguy, where did you get the light? Is it made specifically for plants? I'm asking because I had baby tears growing on some driftwood of mine, but I don't have plant lights and I let it all die. But it was so pretty! I would like to have it again, (MINUS all the SNAILS it brought into my tanks)... You said it is not hard to grow? The petstore told me it is difficult to keep it alive.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:26 AM   #3083 
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lol no like the other one . the actual form posts where you can show people your fish .
Oh haha... I uploaded my pics to photobucket. (You have to have an account) and then they have an option to copy an "image" link and I just copy & paste that into the text box and voila! Photo! Hope that helps.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:36 AM   #3084 
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I normally prefer a natural looking tank, but that beach scene is just the CUTEST!!!! :)
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:43 AM   #3085 
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Cableguy, where did you get the light? Is it made specifically for plants? I'm asking because I had baby tears growing on some driftwood of mine, but I don't have plant lights and I let it all die. But it was so pretty! I would like to have it again, (MINUS all the SNAILS it brought into my tanks)... You said it is not hard to grow? The petstore told me it is difficult to keep it alive.
I have a 10 watt mini CFL light that I got at Wal-Mart in the pet section. It is the screw in type and I have it in an incandescent hood. When it comes to baby tears, you need to put it in the substrate in clumps. It wont grow on the wood. I dose the tank with Flourish Excel every other day and Flourish once a week. The Excel is artificial carbon for the plants. It is like CO2 for them. I have had mine growing for a few months now. The thing about this plant is that it likes high light and lots of nutrients. If you do it like that, it should take off for you. If you have any more questions, let me know.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #3086 
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that's a lovely looking set up Kaylin, I'm just curious what plant is that up front in the middle?

So sorry for not answering this earlier Silverfang!
The plants in the middle front directly in front of the driftwood are silk versions of Anubias Nana. The Plant middle back on the driftwood is Anubias, though I'm not sure which variety.

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Old 04-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #3087 
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I normally prefer a natural looking tank, but that beach scene is just the CUTEST!!!! :)
Thank you!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #3088 
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I have a 10 watt mini CFL light that I got at Wal-Mart in the pet section. It is the screw in type and I have it in an incandescent hood. When it comes to baby tears, you need to put it in the substrate in clumps. It wont grow on the wood. I dose the tank with Flourish Excel every other day and Flourish once a week. The Excel is artificial carbon for the plants. It is like CO2 for them. I have had mine growing for a few months now. The thing about this plant is that it likes high light and lots of nutrients. If you do it like that, it should take off for you. If you have any more questions, let me know.
OK, thanks. I think I have one of those bulbs in my 5 gallon. I wasn't sure what CFL was but I guess FL stands for flourecent? Hmm... I guess mine died because it was not getting plant nutrients. It was very pretty. Here's a few pics.






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OK, thanks. I think I have one of those bulbs in my 5 gallon. I wasn't sure what CFL was but I guess FL stands for flourecent? Hmm... I guess mine died because it was not getting plant nutrients. It was very pretty. Here's a few pics.
CFL = Compact Fluorescent. It is one of those bent up fluorescent bulbs. They give off more bang for the size. I am surprised you got it to grow on the wood like that. I may have to try that out. If you go that route again, I would suggest some ferts maybe some CO2 and good lighting. The normal practice is 3 to 4 watts per gallon. And I would also suggest getting some second opinions as well. I am no plant expert, and I am sure there are more knowledgeable hobbyists out there who may be able to help you more. Just trying to help out where I can. Happy fish keeping.

P.S. Would you be able to give me some specs on that tank? I am curious about what conditions you had that in. I really like the look of it on that driftwood.

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:18 PM   #3090 
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