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Old 03-27-2010, 06:59 PM   #1 
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Live plants help

Hey guys. I currently have my betta housed with a bridge, skull (always sleeping in it), and 3 silk plants. I want to buy live plant(s) but I have no idea how to go about doing it. I also want the live plants since ive been having an algae issue recently. My tank is heated, and has has an underground filter. What kind of plants can I use and are easy to take care of? Thanks,
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:31 AM   #2 
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What size is your tank? Is it cycled? What kind of lights do you have?

The easiest plant for begginers is Java Moss IMO. But I don't advise putting any live plants in uncycled tanks because you should be doing 100% water changes if a tank isn't cycled and thats not easy on the plants.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:01 AM   #3 
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My tank is 10 gallons. My light bulb is a 23 watt compact fluorescent lamp. I cycle my tank using seachem stability.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:24 AM   #4 
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Here is part one of a very informative series of stickies on plants. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...um-part-34861/
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:41 AM   #5 
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You can have a ton of different plants with that set up. Java moss, java fern, crypts, anubias, amazon sword, dwarf sag (a personal favorite of mine), water wisteria, vals, other sags, different mosses and such.. the list goes on and on.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #6 
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I was under the impression that if you had an under gravel filter you couldnt have live plants in your tank. Is this right or wrong? Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:54 PM   #7 
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I'm not sure about that. I don't use undergravel filters because they're not really good to cycle with so I have no clue if they'll work with plants.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:00 PM   #8 
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Get a new filter and visit plantedtank.net :)
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:17 PM   #9 
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I dont know where I would put a power filter in my current tank. I have an aquatic edge bowfront tank. The front of it lifts up to feed the fish. I dont think a power filter will fit on it thou. I have pictures but I dont know how to post them.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:22 PM   #10 
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Usually there are places on the back of the hood you can cut out for filters and heaters etc.

To post pics you can either upload them or link them from a photobucket or other picture sharing account.
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