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Old 04-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #1 
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Found me some MoneyWorts

I was browsing a PetsMart that is by our new apartment and spotted MoneyWorts, HornWorts, Wisteria and tall Anubias.

Coupla questions:
I ALMOST bought the MoneyWorts, but I couldn't remember what fertilizer they needed. So after some googling I found this site: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...809&pcatid=809
It says that they need "high quality aquarium fertilizer". Does this mean the sand like substrate fertilizer? If not, would liquid fert do just fine?

As far as buying these plants how long should I QT them?
Can natural sunlight suffice enough?
Do I need to do water changes for the plants?

I may remember more questions. I started typing this 2 hours ago then my guild begged me into a raid :P
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #2 
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I think you'll need root tabs. That's pretty much enough ferts for it. Liquid ferts aren't good for plants that are buried into the substrate, better for floating or plants tied of objects.

QT them for around 1 ~ 2 weeks, you can QT longer if you want to. How much natural sunlight will it be getting? I think if you get 8 hours of sunlight for this plant it'll do fine during QT. No water changes are needed during QTing plants.
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I think you'll need root tabs. That's pretty much enough ferts for it. Liquid ferts aren't good for plants that are buried into the substrate, better for floating or plants tied of objects.

QT them for around 1 ~ 2 weeks, you can QT longer if you want to. How much natural sunlight will it be getting? I think if you get 8 hours of sunlight for this plant it'll do fine during QT. No water changes are needed during QTing plants.

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I do plan on planting the plants. How many times should I give the root tabs?

Id be placing the QT tank directly outside. The front patio receives a great amount of light.
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I do plan on planting the plants. How many times should I give the root tabs?

Id be placing the QT tank directly outside. The front patio receives a great amount of light.
Root tabs, be sure to bury them deep! I've had issues where I didn't bury the root tabs deep enough and when I vaccummed the gravel, all hell broke loose. The instructions usually state to place a tab every 6 inches. However, I do not follow the directions because it will likely cause a major fert OD and lead to algae. So, now I add a tab per root feeder and make sure to always have at least 6 inches between tabs. I would put a new root tab every 3 months, you might forget, but every 3 months or so will be a good time to place new root tabs.

Also, make sure the temperature outside is comfortable for your plant, don't want it dying on you.
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Root tabs, be sure to bury them deep! I've had issues where I didn't bury the root tabs deep enough and when I vaccummed the gravel, all hell broke loose. The instructions usually state to place a tab every 6 inches. However, I do not follow the directions because it will likely cause a major fert OD and lead to algae. So, now I add a tab per root feeder and make sure to always have at least 6 inches between tabs. I would put a new root tab every 3 months, you might forget, but every 3 months or so will be a good time to place new root tabs.

Also, make sure the temperature outside is comfortable for your plant, don't want it dying on you.

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I plan on sticking in a heater just in case. But I will be checking the thermometer every now n then;)
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