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Old 12-31-2010, 12:44 PM   #11 
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@HarleyRigid- You can tie the plants to a rock to weigh them down. =)
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:34 PM   #12 
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My tank:

1. Anacharis
2.Hygrophila
3 & 4. Java ferns
5. Pothos/Devil's Ivy
6. Arrowhead plant
7. Lucky Bamboo
8. More hygrophila

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:43 PM   #13 
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Leroy the Betta and Harley Rigid, you both have a terrestrial plant in your fish tanks. :( Purple Waffle is often sold in pet stores as an aquatic plant, but it is not. It will eventually rot and die in your water.. If you recently purchased these and still have the receipt you might want to return them. If not, you should consider taking them out and sticking them in a vase of water until they root. Then you can use them as house plants.

Here's my planted 29G:



Some of the plants are unhappy because I moved them around a few days ago. Some of the species include: Christmas moss, Java Fern, C. wendtii, R. rotundifolia, H. difformis, Stargrass, Red Nesea, Lilaeopsis.

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:46 PM   #14 
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I see many people being cheated into buying non-aquatic plants. While these plants can look pretty, they are terrestrial so they will eventually "drown" and start fouling the water. Oftentimes, Their roots are the first to rot so you dont even notice. I have composed a short list of plants I have seen sold in stores. They come under many fancy names you you will have to recognize them by how they look and avoid them.

PLANTS TO AVOID (TERRESTRIAL)

1. Purple Waffle


2. Dracanea (also avoid other striped plants as these are rarely aquatic)


3. Pothos


4. Lucky Bamboo


5. Mondo Grass


6. Peace lily


7. Arrowhead plant


8. Umbrella Plant


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Old 12-31-2010, 09:53 PM   #15 
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This is my first planted setup, plan to propagate the plants to fill it out more and do a blackwater setup.
Wow~ What's that big blob in the middle? Driftwood? Bogwood? Rock? I can't tell~ but it looks great!
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forgot to add my pic to my post... No fish due to cycling a new tank
What's in the bag~ food for ammonia?
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My tank:

1. Anacharis
2.Hygrophila
3 & 4. Java ferns
5. Pothos/Devil's Ivy
6. Arrowhead plant
7. Lucky Bamboo
8. More hygrophila
I <3 the platys. Aren't they so pretty?
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I see many people being cheated into buying non-aquatic plants. While these plants can look pretty, they are terrestrial so they will eventually "drown" and start fouling the water. Oftentimes, Their roots are the first to rot so you dont even notice. I have composed a short list of plants I have seen sold in stores. They come under many fancy names you you will have to recognize them by how they look and avoid them.

PLANTS TO AVOID (TERRESTRIAL)

1. Purple Waffle


2. Dracanea (also avoid other striped plants as these are rarely aquatic)


3. Pothos


4. Lucky Bamboo


5. Mondo Grass


6. Peace lily


7. Arrowhead plant


8. Umbrella Plant


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I loled so much when I saw dracanea and umbrella plant in my lfs. I have those plants in my front yard! XD
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:10 PM   #16 
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That blob is a small sized Mopani wood from Petco. I boiled it about 6 times till the water was a dark tea like color then replaced with fresh water and repeated, and it still discolored my water a little but I like the more natural "black water" look, and the female Betta seem more active with live plants with the darker water :D

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:26 PM   #17 
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This is my 23 gallon tank. It has 3 Amazon Swords , lots of vallis , some Hornwort , Christmas moss , Ludwigia repens , Java fern,some plant I cant remember and some HC.









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Old 01-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #18 
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Beautiful tanks guy's!
"I have planted tanks!" *lol* if u count two moss balls in each tank *hehehe* I tried with hornwort and duckweed before, but they quickly drove me crazy, what with the hornwort shedding everywhere and the duckweed sticking to everything, mostly during a water change. I cupped my betta's and went outside to get rid of the plants and hose down the tanks.

I'm very picky about cleanliness, I like my tanks spotless and easy to handle. So until I find a non-shedding, non-sticking, me proof plant I'll buy every moss ball I can find. *lol*
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I see many people being cheated into buying non-aquatic plants. While these plants can look pretty, they are terrestrial so they will eventually "drown" and start fouling the water. Oftentimes, Their roots are the first to rot so you dont even notice. I have composed a short list of plants I have seen sold in stores. They come under many fancy names you you will have to recognize them by how they look and avoid them.
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Great post! The mods really should pin that.

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Old 01-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #20 
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Wow Kelly, That tank is just stunning!
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