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I always say I mostly learned about aquatics via my mistakes.

What plants have you tried? You can email the Aquarium Plants Factory and ask Tristan what he would recommend. You can let him know I or Betta Fish suggested you email him.

There are some taller Anubias that would work. My water is semi-hard and pH 7.8-8.2. I have taller Crypts like Balasansae, Lucens, Lutea, Retrospiralis. I believe Giant Hairgrass and Giant Sagittaria Subulata will work in higher pH.

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I always say I mostly learned about aquatics via my mistakes.

What plants have you tried? You can email the Aquarium Plants Factory and ask Tristan what he would recommend. You can let him know I or Betta Fish suggested you email him.

There are some taller Anubias that would work. My water is semi-hard and pH 7.8-8.2. I have taller Crypts like Balasansae, Lucens, Lutea, Retrospiralis. I believe Giant Hairgrass and Giant Sagittaria Subulata will work in higher pH.

Oh I have not checked that website. I went to another one. Granted they never informed me to not cover up the bulbs for the plants I purchased. I'll look into that website later today.

Oh I also contacted Paul for the live worms and bought some. mentioned your name and all. ;) hope you get a discount! found out my Badis are okay with frozen blood worms but I still want to give live cause my Bumblebee gobies in my 37 gallon LOVED the live black worms I got from a fish store a few weeks ago. sad part is that they only live about a week or so and then they die. So getting my hands on the kit Paul has will help me out big time!



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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lol! Found the plants I wanted already! and mentioned your name ;)

found my all time favorite plant! Cryptocoryne Balansae! I have some in this tank already but would like more to fill up the background. =)


the Crinum Calamistratum is what I bought that started to rot in the substrate.



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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Yeah, they don't always tell you about bulb plants. I, too, learned that the hard way.

I'm getting an order ready for APF. I have gotten my healthiest plants from them so I'm a fan. They do offer BF members a discount but usually their site discount is better. I believe ours is 10%.

I have some cleaning up to do and rearranging for the tank that will have the African Dwarf Frogs and then I'm off to spend $$.

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I should be getting the plants by this Friday as for the live food. It has not been given a date yet. I think Paul is still in the works with it.

seems like all my fish are very happy in their 15 gallon tank I just have to keep up with it more than the rest of my tanks cause there are more fish. That wont be an issue. lol

I've tried my hands on ADF but they died on me. =< and I don't want to chance another death. but glad they are thriving for you! I wonder if it was due to the hard water I have?

anyway I rehomed the clown pleco cause he was destroying my plants and digging them up in my 15 gallon. And it seemed that he was pooping a lot more than my other fish in there. I decided to add the butterfly loach only because he seems to do just fine all by himself even though I read that they do better in groups. he's eating like crazy and I see him all the time rather than the pleco I had in there before. I heard that these loaches though need a lot of room and water flow even though they only get up to 2 to 3 inches. So I bought a HOB filter. At first I was worried about my other fish not liking the flow, but they seem to like it. LOL



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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I only get my ADF from California. African Clawed Frogs carry diseases (like Chytrid Fungus) which kill other species of frog. California prohibits the import of ACF so I know my ADF have not been exposed.

Many pet stores source their frogs from places that allow ACF and sometimes the two species are kept together as babies. This might have been why you didn't have much luck.

Chytrid Fungus - causing global amphibian mass extinction

PS: I, too, have hard water.

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