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newbie seeking reasurance...please
Old 08-22-2006, 05:57 PM   #11
 
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perhaps my experiences are isolated to a few species of plant, but Ive had 2 tanks with only a few (4-6) Anubias, a supposedly forgiving and low maintenance plant, that experienced that problem. A third tank at work (of which I am not in charge), with only one plant, not sure the species, that experienced the same problem. Maybe it's just my luck with plants.

Bubblers in a tank are also a concern as air bubbles in a tank will carry the CO2 in a tank to the surface and disperse it into the air.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:00 PM   #12
 
i have crypts java fren and a red plant.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:02 PM   #13
 
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I just have misc. plants. I bought some ' assorted ' plants from my LFS. I dont have any 'popular named' plants. I will be getting some long plants for my backdrop. Maybe thats why mine dont need maintenace?
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:12 AM   #14
 
i agree with flattrack.. i have a few plants in my tank who get no co2 and no plant food and really no attention at all and they are doin great. ive heard different substrates can affect plants also and probably a bunch of other things. theres no harm in adding a few live plants and seeing how they go ! :D if they begin to die just make sure u take them out before they start to rot / deteriorate as this will contribute to poor water quality.
i also agree with skaustin that u may be adding a few too many chemicals on bad LFS advice. all u should really be adding is dechlorinator as u have the danios in there the cycle will work itself out.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:35 AM   #15
 
what plants should i go for/avoid?
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #16
 
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Simple, easy to grow:
Elodea densa, Ceratophyllum demersum, Vallisneria spiralis, Vesicularia dubyana, Microsorium pteropus, Anubias nana, Riccia fluitans
Take note of the light requirements:
Dim:
Vesicularia dubyana
Microsorium pteropus
Anubias nana

Mid:-slightly dim that is.
Vallisneria spiralis
Ceratophyllum demersum
Elodea densa

Bright:
Riccia fluitans

Pls do note that some will not fair well in a temp above 27.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:16 AM   #17
 
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Blue, maybe giving the comman name of the plants might help him out. He's probably reading that going lol. Well at least its what i'm doing haha.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:34 PM   #18
 
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Blue, maybe giving the comman name of the plants might help him out. He's probably reading that going lol. Well at least its what i'm doing haha.
i was just about to rquest the common names
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:53 PM   #19
 
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In my opinion, definatly avoid anubias. But thats just me.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:18 PM   #20
 
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Here it is, Chris.
Ceratophyllum demersum-Hornwort
Riccia fluitans-Crystalwort
Vesicularia dubyana-Javan moss
Microsorium pteropus-Javan fern
Vallisneria-commonly known as eelgrass

As for elodeas, salvinias and anubias, they're still the same name of course.
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