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post #1 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any live plant sugestions?

I am currently re thinking the design of my 30"x12" tank as i am sick of my plants dying, and the constant dead leaves and up rooting they are doing.
I am upgrading my light from a single 15 watt tube, to a double 24 watt T5, which is going to be sat above a glass lid for design.
I am also very much considering a CO2 system to aid with the plant growth, but i want some fascinating and different plants, and im clueless with names.
Here is a picture of the tank half a year ago, most of the plants have died now and it looks alot worse for wear :(
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I'm wanting to find the name of the large plant in the middle. its white around the outside of the leave and a light green on the inside.
I also would like something red, and something a bit like dwarf baby tear drops...

Any sugestions?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 12:36 PM
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The plant you identify is a terrestrial plant, a Dracanea, which will not last long submersed. It is not an aquatic species, so that is why it died.

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The plant you identify is a terrestrial plant, a Dracanea, which will not last long submersed. It is not an aquatic species, so that is why it died.
Ahhhh i see! Well it did look nice!
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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I have been looking into aquascaping recently and I've desided on a garden type theme.
Dwarf grass on the most part, gravel, slate, bogwood. Gravel making a pathway up the centre, but which plants can i use as 'trees and bushes' to fill it out?
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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Moss balls would prolly work for both. You can open up most moss balls and spread them out and tie them to decorations.
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