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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Plant advice needed

I'm replanting Oscars tank next week, and was wondering what you all would recommend putting in there?
Its a 140L (37g) tank with 10kg blue sand and 5.5kg of multicoloured gravel.

He doesn't live in there alone. He currently has 3 dwarf gourami, 3 honey gourami, 3 rainbow kribs, 9 guppies, 4 keyhole cichlid and 2 bristlenose plec as tankmates. I'll be moving them all to a 302L(80g) tank while I sort out replanting but won't be moving all of them back.
He's lived with them happily for some time now and have only seen him fin nip once. He will chase the guppies but never catches them. He actually gets rather downhearted if he doesn't have his guppy friends around, I noticed this when I moved them to a 54L(14g) tank temporarily a while back.

Obviously it means I'll need plants that are suitable for more than just Oscar.


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I just replanted Ben's 5.5 gal. tank this week. I started working the background with Temple Scarlet. A narrow leaf bunch plant (but these bunches had great root balls already started) The scarlet red with green leaves was outstanding and an easy plant to care for. (low to medium light and medium growth rate. I then chose Hedge Green. Another bunch plant with a good root system. (not just stems waiting to grow roots) The lush green color was a no brainier for a mid ground. (4 inches high to start and each bunch was 4-6 inches wide) It gives a great area for fish to hide and get away. I then planted 3 small Amazon sword. One centered at mid ground for center show and the other two I spaced out to the rear of the tank. I also planted Java Fern to fill in areas and cover any hole I found. I also planted Asian water fern to the rear of the tank. With it's wide leaves, and being a medium height, it was planted in front of the heater far enough not to get burned.

I'm waiting on an order of Micro Sword to fill in the entire bottom as a carpet.

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thanks very much. i'll be off to the aquatics place on Monday with that list

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With bunch plants there may be only the bunch but you can plant the stems using the entire bunch make sure there are plant weights to keep the bunches down and bury the stems in the substrate past the weights. Put root tabs under the bunch and the roots will grow. If you can find bunches with the roots already established that's even better, and will give you a better start.
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Is your water hard or soft? What type of lighting? What are the width and height of your tank?

Some plants suffer from being trimmed from the top and plants like Hornwort cannot be planted as they do not form roots.
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The tank is 75cmx46cmx53cm, it has led lighting ( single strip) with blue filters on. We do, unfortunately, live in a hard water area. we use Reeflowers stress guard in the water.

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Well, the best laid plans and all that! Had to move Oscar and most of his tank mates into my 80g tank as I noticed tonight that one of my guppies had been nipped and Oscar had gone into hiding. Looks like I have a mating pair of rainbow kribs. So they are in the 37g on there own as I think they may have eggs in the Tardis I have in there. So I will be planting the 80g for Oscar and his friends instead.

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Don't ya just hate it when that happens? I think Oscar and his friends will be very happy thanks to nature.
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