Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jev12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 822
Quote:
Originally Posted by new tank View Post
I like the idea of having a planted tank but as im a beginner iv got fake plants for starters. Have a sand substrate tank though so can i convert to real plants using same sand?

Also like all fish ideas bu wont corys get eatern by shark and wouldnt the syno cat be too big for my tank?

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
To answer you question on the plants...yes you can use the sand you have in your tank to convert it into a planted tank...however I'm not familiar with the cichlids you are thinking about getting but I do know that some cichlids aren't plant friendly so you might want to look into that before you get any plants
__________________

__________________
Jev12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:05 PM   #32
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
FrogFrenzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 316
With a firemouth I don't recommend live plants. They like to burrow and dig thru the sand and that can tear up the roots. I'm not too sure on whether the actually eat the plants but I know they can destroy the roots.
__________________

__________________
FrogFrenzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #33
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
new tank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: essex
Posts: 55
Ok well i wont be converting to a planted tank for some time but nice to no for future reference i can use sand. Would just sand be fine? Wouldnt have to add fertilizer or anything underneath?

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
new tank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 12:09 PM   #34
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NYgiantsRP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,872
It depends on what kind of plants you have/want. I stick to plants that dont need any extra maintenance, just trimming when they to big. It also depends how much you want them to grow. The addition of co2 and ferts will make them grown more. You can make a planted tank as simple or as complicated as you want.
__________________
NYgiantsRP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 02:04 PM   #35
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
new tank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: essex
Posts: 55
Whats a plant that needs no maintenance then?

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
new tank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ideas, stock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.