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11-28-2014 02:58 PM
RyanTheFishGuy I also live in Evansville, but I am just now starting to get into plants. I like Harps for information, Fish, and now recently they have water salamanders, which Id like to pick up some time. Ive only seen Amazon Swords in their tanks though. Petsmart has lots of plants, They arent in water, just in plastic tubes and that confuses me.. I plan on converting my cartoony tank with rainbow gravel into a sand substrate and live plants. If anyone has Ideas for my first plants (low tech)I'd love to hear it. I have 100 watts in this 10g tank if that helps at all. I am also willing to buy ferts, but no Co2 since this is my first...lol
Thanks!
11-24-2014 11:03 PM
nofearengineer Looks great, Gene!
11-23-2014 05:28 PM
gene4christ This is my 90gal as of 11/23/24 . All the plants came from Petsmart except the Anabus on the driftwood that came from Walmart in Newburgh.
05-13-2014 02:42 AM
firecat Wow I havent been on here in forever. Pet food Center has a couple locations in Evansville. Just do a quick google search and it should show you where they are. They Dont have as much as Harp's, But they have a nice selection. I just wish that they had more plant options. I really wish Evansville had an Aquarium organization or something where everyone could meet and share fish, inverts, plants, and ideas. It would be really nice. We just need a better selection of aquarium stuff in general.
12-31-2013 05:18 PM
AMcCaleb I live over in IL but just on the other side. I'm about an hour from Evansville just off of I64. I have trouble finding anywhere near me for plants. I like Harps for fish, I've never even heard of Pet Food Center. Where is that located?
12-22-2013 07:53 AM
Specialk302 Im from evansville

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08-05-2013 06:34 PM
David4039 I just recently moved back to Evansville. I have four tanks running atm.

1) 10 gallon: PRF cherry shrimp, Huge mass of java moss, mini x-mas moss, flame moss, Fissedens, reg java fern, java fern windlov, some subbwassertang, jungle val, Brazilian pennywort, and some rotala.

2) 10 gallon: Albino aeunus Cories, White cloud minnows, java moss, Brazilian Pennywort, jungle Val, java fern, micro swords floating, dwarf sag floating atm, frogbit, salvinia nantas, and dwarf watter lettuce.

3) 36 gallon bowfront: guppies(which I plan to get rid of), Peppered cories, false julii cories, Kuhli loaches, couple of Otos, java moss, reg java fern, narrow leaf java fern, anubias of some sort, some of the apongas bulbs, brazilain pennywort, jungle vals, and I just put in some anubias Barteri var. nana petite, Crypt Wendtii 'Tropica', and Crypt Undulata 'red'.

4) 20 gallon high: This is my sons tank so it only really has fish... two turquoise rainbows, 4 orange mystery snails, bristle nose albnino pleco, and a few flase julii cories.

Before I moved, I bread the Cories and sold them to my local pet store. I am hoping to get some CW10 Peru gold stripe cories in Sept. and to exclusively breed them.

I am working on getting a good dual stage regulator and then I will try my first heavily planted tank.
05-11-2013 07:09 PM
gene4christ To nofearengineer,

Wow how did I not see this post ?? Sorry about that ! I am glad to see at least one other person into the planted tank in this area !!! I have been getting mine from Pet smart for now , but they are expensive . I will be either ordering from Illinois, or making a trip to Louisville, when the money allows .


BTW if you do not attend Church anywhere, I would like to invite you to come out and visit where we attend if you would like to. @ Freedom Life Center just north of Indiana tube on the left if you are going north . Sunday mornings at 10:00am. and Sunday nights at 6:00pm. This is my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frien...ookmark_t=page

This is my tank at the moment .
03-20-2013 07:30 PM
nofearengineer I just joined the forum. I live in Evansville, and I concur that we don't have very many options when it comes to plants. I have been told several times when asking for plants "I can order those for you". Well, yeah, but so can I, smart guy. Why would I pay you to order them for me?

Anyway, I would love to be part of any shared information for this area. The Owensboro tip was interesting.

Maybe after I've been here a while longer (and gained some rep), perhaps members could even meet and maybe work out some "bulk" purchases and split costs.
01-26-2013 04:17 AM
gene4christ Nice indeed OK well I have been looking at the plants at pets-mart so I think I will give it a go. Thanks for the comeback . :^)
01-26-2013 03:49 AM
chevyguy8893
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Originally Posted by gene4christ View Post
Thanks for the info. The lack of planted participation in Southern Indiana sure makes it tough to get my tank going though ! I think I am going to start with some crypts in the foreground and do a Emerson type start but not sure if I should fully cover the plants or just saturate the substrate. So any info would be helpful . :^)
No problem, hopefully you will be able to find something to get you going. Crypts do well emersed, but I have only grown the tissue cultured wendtii 'green' from petsmart. The growth is much faster with that one emersed for me. I believe that all of the crypt species can grow emersed though.

Anyway, keep the substrate saturated, but not to the point there is standing water or you may encounter cyanobacteria. Then just cover the top with saran wrap to keep the humidity up. Misting daily will help keep the humidity up too. You can establish a nice root system emersed, and you will only lose the leaves when the tank is flooded. Dwarf hairgrass also spreads well emersed, and the same goes for HC if you are looking for something else to grow at the same time.

Here's the root system from a two month old crypt I just submerged from my emersed tub. I have 3 more at the same size or bigger that can be split. The tank is 12 1/2" wide for reference.


01-26-2013 03:10 AM
gene4christ
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The Indiana section doesn't seem to be very active in general, at least since I have been on here. For your question, I may be able to answer part of it. I believe FAN is Florida Aquatic Nurseries, which is a large supplier for plants that ships to retailers and other suppliers. That is my best guess on it, so maybe that helps. Sorry, I am far from Evansville though.
Thanks for the info. The lack of planted participation in Southern Indiana sure makes it tough to get my tank going though ! I think I am going to start with some crypts in the foreground and do a Emerson type start but not sure if I should fully cover the plants or just saturate the substrate. So any info would be helpful . :^)
01-17-2013 12:37 AM
chevyguy8893
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I am beginning to think I am the only person in the Evansville Indiana area !! Feeling a bit lonely . :^(
The Indiana section doesn't seem to be very active in general, at least since I have been on here. For your question, I may be able to answer part of it. I believe FAN is Florida Aquatic Nurseries, which is a large supplier for plants that ships to retailers and other suppliers. That is my best guess on it, so maybe that helps. Sorry, I am far from Evansville though.
01-16-2013 11:08 PM
gene4christ
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Who is jeff and who is FAN ? I live in Newburg, and need to find somewhere to get plants local ! :^)
I am beginning to think I am the only person in the Evansville Indiana area !! Feeling a bit lonely . :^(
01-13-2013 02:50 AM
gene4christ
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Originally Posted by nonconductive View Post
you need to find jeff, a local who gets shipments from FAN every week...
Who is jeff and who is FAN ? I live in Newburg, and need to find somewhere to get plants local ! :^)
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