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Old 10-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #1631 
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Nothing fancy here. Just a 2.5 gallon with some fake plants, one live plant, and some real oak leaves. Also the heater. Still, I am very happy with my new fish and I think he likes his new home. :)
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:36 PM   #1632 
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how did you plants in an uncycled tank?
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:22 PM   #1633 
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Plants arent like fish. So long as they get light and nutrients I think they will do fine in an uncycled tank.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:55 AM   #1634 
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I added more plants, a stronger light, and a DIY c02 system :D This tank is now a jungle! I just hope Gabe doesnt get himself lost in there :P Oh yeah, I also have a walmart package of apongetons. All but one sprouted! Talk about luck... I just put the growing ones in the tank.
Alex, what are those floating plants in your very awesome tank? I love those, and have been wanting something similar.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:01 AM   #1635 
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The floating ones are pothos, and a few sprigs of wisteria. The ones with the big roots hanging down are pothos and arrowhead.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:39 PM   #1636 
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But wouldnt a 100% water change shock the plants? I thought that they needed to grow roots.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:37 PM   #1637 
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Well some delicate plants cant go through complete water changes, but some plants like wisteria and anacharis and hornwort dont need to be planted. They can just be left floating at the surface. And then you have true floating plants such as duckweed that are pretty much bulletproof. And then there are plants like anubias and java fern that you just tie to a rock - they wont grow roots in the substrate.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:41 PM   #1638 
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Cool! Thanks I can't wait to get some live plants!
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #1639 
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:48 PM   #1640 
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Good plants for an uncycled tank would be:
- Any type of moss
- Anacharis
- wisteria
- java fern
- anubias
- Hornwort (?) I hear it may shed needles like crazy...
- Duckweed (floating and indestructible - or so I have heard)
- Frogbit
- Water Lettuce

^All these will require some kind of lighting. Or maybe you'll be lucky and need none if your tank gets indirect sunlight for several hours a day.

The you could also always have some terrestial plants that have the ability to grow hydrophinically (roots in the water) such as willow clippings, pothos, arrowhead plant, Peace lily, dumb cane, lucky bamboo, and pretty much any other bog plant.
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