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Old 04-21-2018, 12:21 PM   #1
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Need plant ideas

So I have a problem I need alot more cover for my fish in my aquarium and I'm unsure what I want as I'm sick of silk plants want some real plants but without the Hassel of ferts and Co2. I have sand substrate whats best. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-21-2018, 02:22 PM   #2
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Java ferns, maybe even guppy grass and or java moss. Imo
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Java ferns, maybe even guppy grass and or java moss. Imo
I might have to invest in java Moss and some ferns as they can just go straight into my sand right ??
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Most float java moss or let it grow on rocks or driftwood. , java ferns I think you can with sand. But not sure. I have mine wedged between a few rocks. They grow pretty good. Just to make sure you can Google it to see. I just know they don't need alot.
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Most float java moss or let it grow on rocks or driftwood. , java ferns I think you can with sand. But not sure. I have mine wedged between a few rocks. They grow pretty good. Just to make sure you can Google it to see. I just know they don't need alot.
Bliss that's what I need get some have Moss balls then ??
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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So I have a problem I need alot more cover for my fish in my aquarium and I'm unsure what I want as I'm sick of silk plants want some real plants but without the Hassel of ferts and Co2. I have sand substrate whats best. Attachment 308534Attachment 308535
Look up "care for Elodea Anacharis" and Elodea Densus. Both are easy care beautiful plants. They can be anchored to the bottom with a rock. They will get their nutrients from nitrates and other things in the tank and sand is fine for them. It grows fast but handles trimming well. If a stem makes it to the surface, it will bloom small white flowers.
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Anubias is an incredibly easy plant to grow, you can attach it to rocks/driftwood, or put the root (but NOT the rhizome) in the sand. I've literally had mine survive in a tank with no real lighting for over a month, and the get nice leaves that create nice hiding places. This is a pic of mine.Click image for larger version

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Anubias is an incredibly easy plant to grow, you can attach it to rocks/driftwood, or put the root (but NOT the rhizome) in the sand. I've literally had mine survive in a tank with no real lighting for over a month, and the get nice leaves that create nice hiding places. This is a pic of mine.Attachment 308616
Nice green thumb you have there. I rarely see Anubias without som withered leaves or half covered in algae. Good looking plant.
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Java fern, anacharis, anubias nana, java moss, guppy grass, amazon swords are all easy. I have this thing in my tank similar to an Amazon sword but it stays a lot smaller that does pretty good.
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Java fern, anacharis, anubias nana, java moss, guppy grass, amazon swords are all easy. I have this thing in my tank similar to an Amazon sword but it stays a lot smaller that does pretty good.
Think I will have to get some ordered as my tank just seams so bare. Putting live plants in will I need to run charcoal in my EF
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