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Old 10-19-2011, 03:25 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Planting a 3 gallon tank! Help!

I can't seem to find any nice looking SAFE fake plants for my 3 gallon critter keeper so I'm now looking into live plants. Does anyone have any suggestions? Right now I have 2 ghost shrimp and a male VT. And decorations include this cave:

And I have white gravel as well. Also from PetSmart.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:32 PM   #2 
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ik nothing about live plants, but have you looked into silk plants?
like you, i didnt like the plastic plants, but i love the silk.
do you know about them? my petsmart has them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:47 PM   #3 
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I've checked em out at our local craft store and our PetSmart doesn't handle them. :(
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:53 PM   #4 
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Personally I would remove the plastic plants attached to the cave and attach some anubias, Java fern or Java moss instead. The broad leaves of anubias and Java fern make good resting places for your betta, and they are all easy plants to look after.

You can use fishing line or superglue to attach the plants to the cave, and eventually, the plants should attach by themselves.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #5 
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What kind of light do you have....most failures with live plants are due to the wrong kind of lights......

Good low light plants....java fern, java moss, anubias...with proper lights you could add naja grass, wisteria, sags, vals...the list is endless.......

Lights-daylight 6500k....in a 3gal 5-10 watts
Photoperiod-10-12h/day

With just plain gravel-you may need to add plant ferts for any rooted type plants...the ferns, moss and anubias need to be tied to something and work well in the smaller tanks....
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:10 PM   #6 
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I have a 5 watt florescent light right now.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #7 
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Do you know the Kelvin number and how old is the bulb....
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:21 PM   #8 
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+1 to the attaching anubias. :) I reckon it would look awesome in front of a tall stem plant like ambulia or cabomba, with a java fern behind it and off to the side slightly. You could place it on top of some java fern for a really nice look. :)
On the other side of the tank I would put another java fern or a bunch of anacharis/elodea. It would be a nice balance, I think.

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:42 PM   #9 
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Do you know the Kelvin number and how old is the bulb....
The bulb is new but let me go check the Kelvin number. BRB!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #10 
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It's 13 watts. :P I went back and checked. 120 volts and 60 Hz
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