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Old 02-21-2013, 10:41 PM   #101
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Thanks for the advice and complements! I can't wait to see some fish also!
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #102
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Some quick questions the Friday morning!

On one of my plants (it looks like about three came in the tube), two out of the three tubes seemed to have broken "stems upon purchase when I took them out of the tubes. I figured I would see if they could "fix themselves", but I don't want to pollute my tank.....should I just remove them?

Also, one of my plants came with some leaves that look like they are dead dying.....how do I go about removing those? Should I use scissors, or just pick them off?

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #103
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Any dying or damaged leaves need to be removed so the plant doesn't waste energy on them. If they are planted it's best to use sissors to remove bad growth IMO. If not planted you can pull them off gently but I just tend to use sissors.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #104
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Thanks, I will do that soon.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #105
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Do you think I should give the "broken" Wisteria time to see if it will heal? I have two hole plants that are "broken".

I don't want my tank to be overrun with ammonia if the plants are dying.

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #106
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If it's wisteria cut off the broken stems and just plant them in the substate to start new plants.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:05 PM   #107
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But then all the roots would be gone, right?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #108
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The Wisteria actually looks okay for now....if I start to see anything else concerning I can remove them.

Yeah, the bottom of the plant was bent, but I just stuck that part under the sand with the roots with hopes it would heal.
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That is how you propogate stem plants. By cutting off stems and replanting them in the substrate. They will then grow new roots. Stem plants don't need to have roots to be planted.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #110
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Ah, cool, thanks!

I am actually going to wait to mess with the plants until I can get some new scissors. The ones I have right now are a bit dirty, and I don't want to hurt the tank.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #111
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Got three Panda Cories tonight....pictures to come later!
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You are going to love those lil fish!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #113
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I am sure I will! They are so cute!


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This is okay to test my ammonia, correct?
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Picture time for the cute Cories! They love playing by the filter!
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This is okay to test my ammonia, correct?
I wouldn't rely on those, actually. The API test kit would be a better indicator. Congras on the pandas. Aren't they adorable?
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They are very cute! I am enjoying them!
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The indicator is fine, just test with a kit to verify the strip is accurate every few days at first then weekly or so. I have never had a problem using them but I have read where others said they did.
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Cue the "awwww"
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:40 AM   #120
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I should probably start with my ferts today...right? I Have Seachem Flourish Comp. and API Leaf Zone.

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