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Old 01-11-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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Need help with stocking 20gal High


Alright, i made this thread for the reason that i am really needing to get new plants. All the plants i have in it now I'm pretty much tired of. The plants that are in the tank currently are Echinodorus Parviflorus "Tropica", Cryptcoryne Wilisii x lucens, and another huge crypt which i think might be a version of Wendtii?

Fish stock:
3 red platys
1 gold angelfish
1 bush nose pleco
1 blue gourami

Tank Dimensions
24x12x18

Lighting:
28w coralife fluorescent light stripe

Now here is a list of the plants which i would like to add to the tank. I'm about 2 clicks away from following with an order from Aqua Botanic. But first i would like your opinions and suggestions.

Dwarf sag
Rotala Indica
Diandre
Cyperus Helferi
Cryptcoryne Balansae
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
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Have you heard the horror stories about dwarf sag being not so dwarf?
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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Have you heard the horror stories about dwarf sag being not so dwarf?
What horror story
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:46 AM   #4
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I'd skip the angel. They get big.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:28 AM   #5
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some dwarf sags don't actually stay "dwarf " size lol.
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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yea, some people have had them grow to the top of 100+ gallon tanks.
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Really? wow, thats pretty crazy. Well then that plant is knocked off the list. What other plants do you suggest I use? I'm not so much concerned with the fish, except the blue gourami is the odd ball of the group lol.
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i don't know with that low lighting, micro sword may work, may not.
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i don't know with that low lighting, micro sword may work, may not.
i've tryed microswords didn't work.
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hey i have the exact same tank and i'm growing vals, anacharis, water sprite, java fern, java moss, bacopa, wisteria, hygrophila polysperma, and dwarf sags.
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hey i have the exact same tank and i'm growing vals, anacharis, water sprite, java fern, java moss, bacopa, wisteria, hygrophila polysperma, and dwarf sags.
Really? same lighting? hows the growth?
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the growth is decent. i trim once every 2 weeks, but i'm using the hagen CO2 ladder system
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