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Old 04-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #1
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Trying live plants

Hello everyone! I have had my 30 gal freshwater tank going for a few years now. I have recently been looking into live plants. I have 2 in my tank now and was see what everyones thoughts on my tank and plant placement was. The 2 on the far left are my live plants. I have 2 silk and 1 plastic plant in there as well.Click image for larger version

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Congrats on taking a new step!!!

Each stem of the plants you have should be planted individually in a group in an off centered way. If you think that by separating the stems, so light can get to the whole stem. about 3/4 of an inch to an inch or so apart. Under/ nearest the brighter lighted area of the tank.
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Congrats on taking a new step!!!

Each stem of the plants you have should be planted individually in a group in an off centered way. If you think that by separating the stems, so light can get to the whole stem. about 3/4 of an inch to an inch or so apart. Under/ nearest the brighter lighted area of the tank.
The 1 closet to the front has been there for about a week now. Would it hurt to move it?
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You can remove the metal. Then put the bottom nodes into the substrate. You can pinch off the bottom couple leaves before you put it into the substrate. Roots should grow from the spots where the leaves come out.
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You can remove the metal. Then put the bottom nodes into the substrate. You can pinch off the bottom couple leaves before you put it into the substrate. Roots should grow from the spots where the leaves come out.
Ok thank you for the advice. I will try and work on that tomorrow. I will post a updated picture when I get it done. Doing this do you think i need to remove some of my fake plants?
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You can remove the metal. Then put the bottom nodes into the substrate. You can pinch off the bottom couple leaves before you put it into the substrate. Roots should grow from the spots where the leaves come out.
Ok i changed some things. What do you think?Click image for larger version

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Yes, that is good. The leaves fall off when they don't get enough light.

Do you know what light you have is it a plant growing light? Success for growing plants needs a decent light. This doesn't necessarily mean expensive but the right color spectrum and amount of light.

Even a light like this will grow plants
Sylvania 26378 CFL Light Bulb 6500K-Daylight seen on amazon for 9.99 for 3 bulbs.

There are others too, that was just the first one that popped up.
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Yes, that is good. The leaves fall off when they don't get enough light.

Do you know what light you have is it a plant growing light? Success for growing plants needs a decent light. This doesn't necessarily mean expensive but the right color spectrum and amount of light.

Even a light like this will grow plants
Sylvania 26378 CFL Light Bulb 6500K-Daylight seen on amazon for 9.99 for 3 bulbs.

There are others too, that was just the first one that popped up.
The current light that is in it is the one that came with the tank lid. Not sure what 1 it is
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What is the brand and tank kit info - we can look it up? Is it LED or ? A bulb will usually have info near the base.
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What is the brand and tank kit info - we can look it up? Is it LED or ? A bulb will usually have info near the base.
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