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Old 08-29-2010, 05:25 PM   #1 
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Question So everyone, what live plants do YOU use in your tanks?

Self-Explanatory :) I'm on the market for live plants and I want to know a few things.

1. What type of plant?
2. What type of lighting do you use?
3. Do you add extra plant nutrients into the water?

I'm looking into java moss, java fern, maybe amazon swords although will have to be maintained and kept short in this 5.5gal aquarium I'm thinking of, and also thinking about the moss ball thing.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:31 PM   #2 
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1. What type of plant?
Red anubias, java moss and java fern.
2. What type of lighting do you use?
Just an aquarium light on the hood.
3. Do you add extra plant nutrients into the water?
Sometimes. Usually no. They live fine!
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:45 PM   #3 
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Location: Canada, eh?
1. What type of plant? ---Hornwort, Cabomba, Java Ferns, Anubias Nana.
2. What type of lighting do you use? ---None. I have a bright room.
3. Do you add extra plant nutrients into the water? ---None. But they're all growing :)
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:55 PM   #4 
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What kind of light bulbs are used in the aquarium hoods? And how many fish do you keep in your tank? Is it a community tank or just 1 betta providing food for the plant?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:03 PM   #5 
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All my tanks have 1 betta, 1 snail and 5 ghost shrimp.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:08 PM   #6 
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I have:

anubias nana, hornwort, and the cheap aponogeton bulb plants from walmart.

Lighting: a mixture of lamp lighting (I use a LED light) and natural sunlight

Additives: None at the moment, and they are all flourishing.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:31 PM   #7 
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Location: John 14:2-4
Plants:
Anubias Nana
Marimo moss ball
Amazon Sword
(lol...I just pictured it throwing it's leaves out like a sword, then rippling in the water like jello....xD...uuu..>.> Don't mind me, i'm being weird.)

Fertilizer:
I use API plant food....but I need to get something else with more nutrients to add, the amazon is turning brown.

Lighting:
Fluorescent!
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #8 
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I have spiral crypts, lutea cryptes, red sword & dwarf sag.

I use plant tabs (sword likes them) & excel.

I have an eclipse so it's low light.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #9 
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Plants:
Java fern and a sprig of pothos floating at the top

Lighting:
desklamp with a 2600k bulb for about 8 hrs a day

Nourishment:
Fish poo
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #10 
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1. What type of plants? Java fern, red wendtii crypts, water wisteria, anubias nana, anubias lanceolota, amazon sword, dwarf sagittaria.

2. What type of lighting do you use? Daylight flourescents, I have both marineland bulbs (Eclipses and my 10 gallon) and a Nutrigrow bulb (16 gallon). There's a 9 watt daylight bulb in Tango's 5 gallon that came with the tank.

3. Two of my tanks have Ecocomplete substrate and the rest I use liquid Flourish. Though not as often as I probably should. I probably end up using it once a month. I have pond snails in all my tanks too.
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