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LED lamp makes Wraith happy! He still needs another plant, I think, behind the skull. Hoping to get that this weekend. :)



 

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wow, he is amazing, wherever did you find him?!!
 

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Thanks JBosley! I seriously think I got it at Petco... I killed off my water wisteria in under a week. I *suck* at live plants like you wouldn't believe.

Indyfishy - thank you! I actually bought him from AquaBid. He's one of Chard's fish. I'm a bit biased, but I think he's pretty much one of the most beautiful fish ever. ;)
 

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He's beautiful!!!

I can't keep live plants at all. Everyone I've tried in my tanks disintegrates within two weeks, lol.
 

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holy crap your sword looks amazing!! how did u get it to look like that with that substrate??? my sword wishes he looked that good
 

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Yeah I fail with live plants too :evil:

Definitely going to get silk plants soon! :-D Well, once I get a job haha
 

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wow, he's such a beautiful boy ^^ loovveee his color.
 

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Well, if you have problems keeping live plants, you probably don't have a decent light (the spectre is important for them) and I can assume you don't, seeing the lamp you have.. Besides, plants need quite some substances from the water(such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, etc.). In case those are missing, the plants are going to either stop growing, desintegrate and die or get weird spots, curled up leaves, and bloddybloddyblah...

I don't wanna be a smartass (again:p), i just want to tell you what you might be doing wrong that your plants don't really cooperate...

I myself love live plants and very much prefer them over fake ones, i love my aquarium to look natural, not like a toy, or i don't know. But that's just a personal opinion, every eyes have their own painter afterall;-)I think doing a bit of effort to keep my plants alive and healthy is verywell worth it. :)
 

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Thanks for the info, Aitas! Even in life non-aquatic, I murder plants like it's my job. I've killed bamboo, violets, cacti, succulents, even lettuce ffs! I'm sure in my tank, my substrate and lighting are all wrong for aqua plants... Maybe someday I'll upgrade the whole shebang, but for now, I think I'll stick with the silk plants and spare the lives of innocent plants the world over. :)

@lovelykaleidescope - Thanks! I think he's just amazing, and I spend far too much time watching him swim around... sometimes to the detriment of my work, haha!
 

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Lol! Don't worry you're not the only one. Every time I try to study I end up watching my Kaleidoscope just swim around. Its so addicting! >.<
 

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Ahh..so it's "Wraith." Outstanding.

Do I remember you were looking for name suggestions a week or so back? Good choice.

That Chard is breeding some fine fish, isn't he?
4mb3rNich0l3 gas a pair. Others, too, I'm sure.

All keepers should have the most beautiful fish they've ever seen in their tanks. I know I do.

I'd like a good sized pic of him to add to my personal best-looking Betta album.
 

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Amazon sword is the only one I could keep alive too.
 

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Hallyx - thanks. I think the name suits him. :) Wraith actually lives the high life at my office, being not bothered by my three cats. I've been thinking that I want to take my dslr in to take some good pics of him. I've been using my iPhone camera, haha. Once I get his "real" photo shoot set up, I'll PM you.

Tiki- that is a silk plant from Petco. I fail at plants.
 
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