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Old 06-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Going planted

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I'm thinking to get some real plants for my tank as I currently only have a moss ball what would u recommend and y and how should I help them grow and thrive as other live plants I've had have just died
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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I'd suggest water wisteria, vallisneria and java fern, all because they're easy to grow
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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My mum had java fern and it died within the week any other recommendations keep them coming more the merrier
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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Anubias are hardy, you can try that.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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Get some annubias, tie it down on a rock or piece of driftwood and it will grow.


No ferts or special lights required
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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I'd like a real mixture maybe like 5-10 plants to go with large log ornimants it's a 3 ft fluval
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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.... Tank I'd like to go fully planted
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Lots of different heights and shapes / colours would be ace
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #10
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Also I currently have a t5 light unit with a power glow light and a aqua glow light would these be okay for live plants also what about amazon sword I hear lots of good things about it
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Yeah the amazon swords are nice


They even have a "red" variety

Red Rubin Sword - Echinodorus horemanii x barthii
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:47 PM   #12
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Will my lights be good enough to sustain live plants
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T5s are great for plants they are a HO (high output) bulb so you have plenty of wattage
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #14
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What other plants work well with amazon sword and will I need to give them fertiliser
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Strange no one seems to be offering you advice on aquarium advice keep in mind that I'm a novice you could try some java fern I have it in both my tanks with low light and no frets and it grows like crazy also ocelot sword and java moss have been working out really well but I don't know if that's the case for everyone or just beginners luck
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Yes amazon swords are heavy root feeders and will need root tabs for fertilization. Also add a liquid fertilizer for your other plants. Wisteria, java fern, anubias, amazon sword, hornwort, java moss, crypt wenditi, and temple (aka giant water hydro) will all grow fast and easily in your tank.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #17
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I'd suggest water wisteria, vallisneria and java fern, all because they're easy to grow
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #18
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You could do cambomba that stuff grows like crazy in my tanks...and I have heard torta Val grows pretty quick as well I'm sure it would do good in your tank
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First off are the T5's NO or HO? That makes a big difference. Also what size it the tank and it's depth? This info is needed in order to suggest plants that will grow in your tank well with your lighting.
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