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Old 04-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Puffer tank planting

I am starting a puffer tank, and I prefer live plants. What is a good low lighting plant I could use for the tank?
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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In my 29 gallon i have anubias and that is doing great. I'm useing a LED lighting system so i obviously need low light plants. Java moss and java fern can grow in any type of lighting as long as you have some type of CO2 system or liquid CO2. Anubias doesn't require any CO2 system but will grow faster with it. Once you get a small carpet of java moss growing it will become a weed that keeps growing and will add alot of nature to your aquarium. All the plants i mentioned prefer to be planted on either driftwood, rock, or any aquarium decoration. Like all plants you will need a liquid fertilizer. Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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In my 29 gallon i have anubias and that is doing great. I'm useing a LED lighting system so i obviously need low light plants. Java moss and java fern can grow in any type of lighting as long as you have some type of CO2 system or liquid CO2. Anubias doesn't require any CO2 system but will grow faster with it. Once you get a small carpet of java moss growing it will become a weed that keeps growing and will add alot of nature to your aquarium. All the plants i mentioned prefer to be planted on either driftwood, rock, or any aquarium decoration. Like all plants you will need a liquid fertilizer. Good luck.
Java fern/moss don't 'need' co2. Many plants do better with co2, but systems can get pricy. If you do want co2, you can always DIY. Check YouTube on how to make your own system.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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I got my tank all set up, and I got 2 f8s. pics to follow
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Hope you have a bit tank for them. Did you cycle it too?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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Annd, fish!
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I decided to redesign my tank. I got some rock and made a cavern type area. The little guys seem to love it!
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What fish is that nice puffer is it a dwarf? It doesn't really look like one
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They are f8's.
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Some cryptocoryne species are pretty hardy and can be acclimated to brackish water along with your puffers.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #11
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Man how big do those get?
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This puffer grows around 3 inches.
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Nice! What size tank do you have them in ?
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