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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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is this setup ok?

Hi everyone,

I got a 5 gallon aqueon mini bow with a betta and 2 african dwarf frogs. There are 2 anubias in there...one is a nano. I can't remember the name of the other fluffy looking stuff off to the side, can anyone help me out with that?

I put a 10w flourescent bulb in the hood. I leave the light on almost all day, and my plants seem to be doing well.

I would like to add a taller plant, any suggestions? Also, any advice/suggestions on this setup is welcomed!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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looks like subwassertang for that plant, but can't tell precisely from the pix.
while your plants may like nearly 24 hour light your frogs and fish are not accustomed to it and would benefit from a dark period so that they can rest naturally. would you like to try and sleep under bright fluoros?

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Even constant light for plants can be bad, especially for low-light plants like Anubias. I agree the the other plant is subwassertang.
At the least if you're going to have the lights on for so long get some sort of floater to at least dilute the light for the other plants.

For taller plants I would suggest:
Guppy Grass
Hornwort
Various Vals
and
Red Ludwigia

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Thanks for the replies. I do not leave them on 24 hours, I leave them on for around 12 and then the light is off all night. Thanks for the plant suggestions!
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Nice tank. If it were me, I would consider a backdrop (plain black or blue) behind the tank so that some of the cords are hidden.
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By the way, I am not using co2 or anything so do you think these plants will be ok? I like the look of the red ludwigia or the hornwort. I do a weekly water change to keep the water as clean as possible.
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good idea rainsong, I definitely wanted to do that and haven't gotten around to it!
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You should be fine without co2.

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You might consider Excel ... both as a source of carbon and to discourage algae. The amount required for a small tank like yours makes it pretty inexpensive.
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