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Old 02-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #16
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Not sure but how about floating plants? Or he might just eat them, not sure.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:05 PM   #17
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He's about 5 in in a 30. Upgrading to 55 or larger in a couple of months.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #18
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Thanks for all your input! I finally convinced my mom to better her tank and even showed her your picture of your planted Oscar Tank and she fell in love with the idea. Money is tight so it won't happen for awhile yet, but it will happen! Thanks for the support. ;P
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #19
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My brother-in-law has a ~6" red oscar in a 55g, and decided to try some of those prepackaged bulbs; he planted them some potting soil in glass baby food jars...most of them did get eaten once they started growing, but there is one lily plant that the oscar and the two other fish in there don't touch at all for some reason. The thing is huge too, it's got leaves all over the place and pads halfway across the top of the tank. I think those bulbs are only a couple bucks; couldn't hurt to try.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:54 PM   #20
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Well hydrophilia polysperma is a horrible weed that he grew up with lol. Its one of the few things that can utterly take over a tank in a few weeks. Not sure if its legal where you are, but it is the one plant that survives everything for me, Including large goldfish. I suggest growing of out in another tank so you can introduce large amounts of it at once. Good luck.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:26 AM   #21
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I know, I know, it can't be done! But I say nay to that, nay to you nay sayers!...
I live for "it can't be done"

If I would try I'd pant in Clay pots. I's use 2" river stones on the surface of the Clay pot substrate and only allow the plants to grow between the rocks.

I think I'd start with Jungle val, C. ciliate or Anubias hastifolia. The anubias I'd sugar glue to Driftwood.

Go for it. One thing I would also do is run the tank closer to 72 than to 78. Every chic lid I've ever owned was more rambunctious in warmer water. Do take your time with lowering the temps.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:00 AM   #22
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I saw an oscar tank on youtube where it had vals and dwarf sag all over the place... it looked really nice too.

I do agree with dogfish though try some kind of pot and then cover the base of the plants with some rocks until the plants are really rooted.

here's a video like the one I was talking about:

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:01 AM   #23
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I have a large jack dempsey, african cichlid, green terror, convict cichlid, and a cory. The jack dempsey is mad all the time and moves things around, but doesn't actually eat things. I have Java ferns, annubis, java moss, crypts, swords, and dwarf sag. Good luck to you you will get frustrated. I had given up keeping plants because I used to have an oscar. I am still trying to find a balance between large aggressive fish and plants. I am thinking the Jack dempsey might go to the LFS for store credit soon.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:47 AM   #24
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not to mention the plecos will do the same.

you might be able to try some anubias... maybe some moss, but I think they will terrorize anything else.
my oscar eats young anubias leaves and tear java fern . oscar and plants dont mix
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