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Old 08-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #11 
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I mean the cheaper ones.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #12 
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Plants that even I haven't killed (yet):

Small amazon swords
Banana plants (though I have had to knock the tuber cluster off a couple cause they do get icky eventually....they seem to be growing new ones now)
Java fern (which has actually calved a few 1-2" long babies for me)
NZ mini swords (I think?)

I feed them API leaf zone with every couple water changes.

Plants that I have had less luck with:

My water wisterias melt too
My moneywort mostly died off eventually, though I have a few small sprigs with some small leaves on them still.

Jury is out on:

Hornwort: Still too new, and it was in rough shape when I got it
Temple plants: One is green and looks mostly happy, one seems to be going the way of my wisterias.
Anubias: Still too new...it seems to be growing some algae and the snail is apparently being useless. The two in my "Salad bowl" seem happy
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:13 PM   #13 
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Im my 10 gallon aqua turf some crypts Marimo a little dwarf baby tears anarchis. 20 gallon some argentine and amazon sword some crypt water onion java fern some moss. Filter pathos peace lilies lucky bamboo also lucky bambo growing out of the tank.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #14 
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Hornwort will always go through an adjustment period where it throws temper tantrums and sheds like crazy. If it likes your water, it will eventually adjust to it and start to grow.

I have no idea why everyone's wisteria isn't doing well. It seems to be the one thing I can grow. I mean, I even managed to kill two moss balls.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #15 
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Okay... so I guess it is the luck of the draw.

I just added a strip of high power UV lights, we will see if that will save what is left of the wisteria.

The tank looks awfully purple now though, has anyone else dealt with this?

It think if I add a strip of yellow light it will balance out the purple and neutralize the color. But, I wonder, if the color is neutralized, ate the beneficial rays still getting through to the plants?

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #16 
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UV? UV lights are really only for the sterilization of the tank. They kill free-floating bacteria and algae. Uhm, that and it's dangerous to look at UV lights directly without eye protection.

For lights, what you really want are high output T5-HO that are in the 6500-7500k range, which is daylight/warm. One bulb that is in the daylight spectrum and another that is red/blue would work very nicely for plants.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #17 
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No no, these are LED plant lights - they are made for aquariums. You are thinking of the sterilizing lights.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #18 
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Ooooh! LED. When you said UV, I was like I get it now. :)
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #19 
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ounds like you need CO2 peace lily in filter live the betta.
That makes no sense

anyways, I could never keep wysteria or water sprite alive. They both like to disolve into a ball of goo
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #20 
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Oh... okay, because I was having a minor panick attack. I am not sure I fully understand the properties of LED lights so it was sold as a plant light but now I am not sure if it is safe or it is supposed to be for cleansing water.

so I turned them off until I can learn enough to be sure.

All of a sudden, this is really complicated. :(

I like the look of the LED's because they stay flat and I don't have to have an exterior ugly light, but I don't know if I have the right thing. :\
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