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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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plants for nano

So far I have HC and a couple of banana plants. I need some recommendations for background plants. I don't have C02 yet but plan on trying a DIY approach. I started using the dry-start method and it has been about 4 weeks and I'm itching to add more plants and water. The HC and banana are growing very well.

Also looking for recommendations on where to buy as well.
I'm considering this place:
http://shop.aquatouch.com/SearchResults.asp

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 02:41 PM
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Ammania sp Bonsai
Bylxa Japonica
Hemianthus Micranthemoides
Rotala Mini Type I and II
Rotala Butteryfly
Rotala Narrow Green
Lobelia Cardinals 'Small Form'


Are a few. Most any plant will work with the right care and trimming.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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would shipping priority (3-day) be a very bad idea? $55 for next day shipping is a bit much.
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would shipping priority (3-day) be a very bad idea? $55 for next day shipping is a bit much.
from where to where?

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3 days may be ok but slightly pushing it, depending on the plants. aquatouch is a fantastic store, i live about 30 minutes from there and go there whenever i get the chance. they have like 12 co2 injected tanks that they sell their plants from and they are always in fantastic shape. i'm not sure how they will look after a trip to new hampshire which is practically cross country...

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I've had a lot of plants shipped to me from AZ (from other hobbyists) and they arrived in FL in perfect shape. They were all shipped priority mail and got to me in about three to four days. So it shouldn't be an issue (assuming they were healthy plants and packed well).
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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3 days may be ok but slightly pushing it, depending on the plants. aquatouch is a fantastic store, i live about 30 minutes from there and go there whenever i get the chance. they have like 12 co2 injected tanks that they sell their plants from and they are always in fantastic shape. i'm not sure how they will look after a trip to new hampshire which is practically cross country...

especially in February.
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Okay, I finally added water and whatever plants I could find that looked okay at my local pet store. In the long run I will probably remove both tall plants and put them in my 45G or whatever I replace that with once I get rid of my cichlids.

Could someone please put a name on these? I think they are some kind of Rotala.


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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Only thing I'm still missing is a heater. Recommendations?

How about a Rena SmartHeater?
http://www.amazon.com/Rena-SmartHeat...930697&sr=1-14

or
Visi-Therm Submersible Stealth Aquarium Heater, 25W
http://www.amazon.com/Visi-Therm-Sub...ref=pd_sbs_k_6
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No one uses heaters?
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Most use heater and if you use the search function you can probably find 50 answers to your question. Check out the equipment sub forum here also.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-12-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Could anyone ID these two large stem plants? the one on the left is sprouting roots all the way up the stem. It's kinda weird.
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Ludwigia repens and Rotala rotundifolia?

The extra roots are normal. Some species will do it more than others.


Free Chimonanthus praecox seeds. PM me.


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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Do I really need to use dirt? Could I have just used Flourite or Aqua Soil Amazonia. Dirt is really messy. I ripped up all of the tall plants on the left because they were in the process of taking over the entire tank. I put them in a temporary 20G in my basement. Also the banana plants were a bad idea because the lily pad things grew to over 15" long.

This is harder than I thought it was going to be.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 02:27 AM
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I like the shape of your tank and even though the plants in the photo are taller than you say that you want them to be, they have great colouration and are attractive with the gravel and stand. I think you're off to a great start.
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