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Old 07-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #11 
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I don't use them (live plants) because they are heard to cause extra work and a live plant might get M-O-L-D.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:53 PM   #12 
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Not if they are maintained properly.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:01 AM   #13 
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speaking of mold my betta bulb molded. I've gotta fo a 100 percent on my 5 gallon when I get off work tomorrow!~ >.<

The awful thing is it got ALL OVER my anubias! It's not hurting it so far but it still upset me!
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I've heard that those bulbs can get moldy.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:07 AM   #15 
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yep. I got SUPER mad. >=[ It's in my 5 gal and I had one in my hospital tank with genie for a little bit. I've done a 100% since then so it's all cool but still. >=[ GRRRR!
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:05 AM   #16 
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If you are using plants like anubias, java fern and moss, you only need 6W of light per gallon, liquid carbon (about 10$) and fertilizer (about 10$). In small tanks, like betta tanks, this two thing can last 10-12 months. CO2 isn't needed in low tech tanks. I have 30G planted tank and I don't use CO2 and everything is looking nice inside.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:37 PM   #17 
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To answer the original question the pet stores near me carry a few plants, but they keep theirs in the tank with the fish and I'm scared I'll bring home ich. I might order online tho...

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Old 07-09-2010, 02:50 PM   #18 
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For me, it's really because of convenience. I live in a pretty small town. The biggest retailer is Wal-Mart. And Wal-Mart doesn't sell live plants for aquariums. (The nearest Petco is an hour's drive away.)
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:19 PM   #19 
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Too much money for a live plant.....
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #20 
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For me, it's really because of convenience. I live in a pretty small town. The biggest retailer is Wal-Mart. And Wal-Mart doesn't sell live plants for aquariums. (The nearest Petco is an hour's drive away.)
I have had pretty good luck getting some stuff off of Ebay & AquaBid. Of course, you have to check the seller's feedback, but there ARE good sellers on those sites!!!!
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