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Old 11-15-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Banana Plants!!!


Are awesome.

Just want to put that out there. I'm slowly but surely building a better tank and right now I need better lighting and some CO2 but in the meantime banana plants are making this guy feel pretty good about himself because these guys grow. I have one that has "lily padded" the top of the tank and all of them are rooting out and into my dirted tank. I highly recommend these to low tech planted tanks "noobs". This is definitely a plant that will help me maintain my planted tank status.

That is all.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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XD I got mine wayyyy back... I've totally forgotten about it... whether it's still alive or which tank I've put it in *blush*

thanks for reminding me

they are pretty cool. I dont like the lily pad effect and prefer to have them short and submersed.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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Mine never did well.. it melted away slowly.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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My betta ate mine.... Seriously. He picks on plants, but he flat out ate the banana plant...
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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My betta ate mine.... Seriously. He picks on plants, but he flat out ate the banana plant...
Beast! Veggie slayer! He's part goldfish?!?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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XD I got mine wayyyy back... I've totally forgotten about it... whether it's still alive or which tank I've put it in *blush*

thanks for reminding me

they are pretty cool. I dont like the lily pad effect and prefer to have them short and submersed.
It lurks beneath the susswassertang.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #7
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Beast! Veggie slayer! He's part goldfish?!?
Lol it wouldn't surprise me. He always thinks he starving or something. Munches on my bacopa, pulls out leaves on the crypts, took chunks out of frogbit. I tried to give his snail in the tank a small piece of spinach, he yanked it away and ate it... Brat

I acquired a small sad banana plant for free BEFORE I realized he was the reason my plants had holes... Plopped it in to float it before I planted it. Came back and one of the two leaves it had was floating on the top, the stem missing, I figured maybe it was fragile and had fallen off.
Went to my computer and checked my email, out of the corner of my eye Lord Baelish swims up and attacks a root! I watched as he gobbled it up.... what a fatty...

So, as cool as banana plants are... When I get another one, it's going in a different tank. Hahaha
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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i have had them do really well, and then stop doing well for no real reason. once i let one throw up lily pads, and when i trimmed em off they would grow roots, but they never threw up any other leaves.
but they are cheap and easy and good for low-light, so i dont mind replacing them yearly in my betta barracks if they die.
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