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Old 07-01-2011, 11:39 PM   #1 
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Needing advice for fishless plants

Hello,

My Darcy passed away tonight. He left behind a good number of plants. Java ferns that are doing really well, a giant anubias, six moss balls - and I want to keep them all alive. I know that Darcy's wastes were the plants' sole source of nutrients during the past month and a half. Without replacing him, how will I keep the plants alive? I unfortunately left my bottle of liquid fertilizer back in another state. But, if the liquid fertilizer is all I need to keep the plants alive, I am willing to buy a bottle.

Additionally, what should I do with the filter? Should I keep it running so that the bacteria continue to live for a little while longer?

Please help me figure out what I need to do to keep the plants alive for at least another month and a half without fish.

Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:42 AM   #2 
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Sorry for your loss.....

Since plants are living...they will hold the cycle...keep your filter running, lights on 10-12h/day and either use plant food or flake fish food to feed the plants weekly...be sure and make a 50% water change before you feed the plants to remove any plant food that was not used up by the plants so you can limit feeding algae........
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Thank you OFL, for your help and advice! I'll feed my plants some flake food and hope they're still happy :)
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