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post #31 of 166 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:42 AM
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i think people are just trying to help you not get too discouraged with the plants. Starting off with easier plants that are compatible with your lighting will help your enthusiasm for live aquarium plants and planted tanks in general. If you read the reviews on those "bulbs", it looks like a crap shoot.

http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/1040...ws/reviews.htm
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post #32 of 166 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 03:42 PM
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I just gave away here in the forum a bag of plant trimmings as a RAOK. (random act of kindness) Maybe enough to cover you whole tank, but I didn't remember about you in time.

Take a look at this tanks to get some ideas for a layout.

http://en.iaplc.com/results12/top200vote/


Those rocks, are they meant for aquarium use or are they going to leach chemicals into the water?


A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!
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pejerrey, my head just exploded from all those planted tank layouts! Very nice!
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post #34 of 166 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Well that sucks. I will view that link when i get back home.
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post #35 of 166 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 09:33 PM
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Aponogeton bulbs are not a good way to start a tank. Crypts, stems, and swords are better. But nothing will grow well if it doesn't have enough light or CO2.

If you want a carpet, it's best to break up your patch of hairgrass and plant it in plugs throughout the tank. It will spread faster that way. And your bacopa will grow better if you plant the stems individually about 1" apart.
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That's good to know. Thanks. What is a easy carpet plant?
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Well I was out of town a few weeks but the dhg floated to the top and died but the bacopa is growing nice. I need more plants.
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I'm seeing a new plant growing on the side by the bacopa it could just be spreading out or maybe one of the bulbs are growing but the other bulbs just turned brown and ugly they did not grow hmmm wonder what's growing.
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Need a mod to move this to tank journals still.
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I'm going to try diy co2 soon.


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Ooooo Very bright and vibrant green color those stems are. =]

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Thanks. Hopefully it will grow out more.
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post #43 of 166 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Plants I'll be ordering next Friday. I'll also be setting up diy co2 even though they don't require co2 but they will grow nicer with it. Bought some airline tube, yeast and a check valve. What mixture should I do with a 1.89l bottle?
1o-Rotala sp green
10-Marsilea minuta -carpet plant
2-Cabomba purple - best chance for color
1/2 portion -flame moss
10-rotala colorata
1-anubias nana
4-medium baby tears
2-ludwigia repens and palustris
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There are tiny little bubble looking things on the new plant coming up and it grew a leaf very fast overnight that's where the bubbles are. I don't have my diy co2 up yet what can it be?
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I have been using root tabs and eco complete must really work well you can see how fast that new leaf grew over night. Here is a pic of the plants with no co2 and here is a pic of my diy co2 setup it's not done yet but I'll get it up sometime this week.



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