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post #11 of 31 Old 04-24-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Should I place my plants right under the light. Or would they do fine in the corners of the tank?
If I add the flourish comprehensive, can it harm my plants if they don't need it? Does it affect the fishes
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post #12 of 31 Old 04-24-2012, 06:32 PM
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Should I place my plants right under the light. Or would they do fine in the corners of the tank?
If I add the flourish comprehensive, can it harm my plants if they don't need it? Does it affect the fishes
To the first question, what are the plants (species)? Some should be in direct light, others are fine in shade.

On the Flourish Comp, no it will not harm fish or invertebrates or plants provided you don't overdose. Once a week, the amount indicated on the label--for your 29g a 1/2 teaspoon (which is 2.5 ml) is all you dose.

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post #13 of 31 Old 04-24-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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There are two amazon swords, 2 anacharis, 3 plants am not sure what there name are but it's looks like the Kyoto plant in the petsmart website but the ones I bought were two dollars. Also another plant that came with the amazon sword which the guy there told me it was a lily
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And a moss ball. Almost forgot haha
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post #15 of 31 Old 04-24-2012, 06:56 PM
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I would try to have the Anarcharis in direct light, as this plant is usually a background, somewhere along the back would probably work. Unless you plan on keeping it trimmed shorter as a mid-ground plant of course.

The swords will be fine out from the corners a few inches. The lily should be under the direct light but off-centre, it will be "obvious" as it sends leaves to the surface assuming it is a lily like Tiger Lotus. The Koyoto type probably needs decent light too; this is likely not a true aquatic, so keep an eye on it, if it starts to rot pull it out.

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post #16 of 31 Old 04-24-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Am not sure if it's a Kyoto plant but it looks like it...I used to have them in another tank with hardly any lighting for a bout two months and it stayed looking green. It just didn't grow. Do the moss balls require lighting? The anacharis are in the background at the moment but one is looking really green and the other getting kinda brownish. Could it be that the aqueon hood keeps the direct lighting in the center and the anacharis are on the back.
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Am not sure if it's a Kyoto plant but it looks like it...I used to have them in another tank with hardly any lighting for a bout two months and it stayed looking green. It just didn't grow. Do the moss balls require lighting? The anacharis are in the background at the moment but one is looking really green and the other getting kinda brownish. Could it be that the aqueon hood keeps the direct lighting in the center and the anacharis are on the back.
Light will be strongest directly under the tube, and lessen as you move away from there; this holds for any overhead light. Plants take some adjusting to a new environment so expect some yellowing from all of them. Moss balls I am not sure, wold expect they are fine anywhere.

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post #18 of 31 Old 04-28-2012, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions for a low to medium ligh plant I can add that would help me with ammonia as am still cycling this tank? How planted does a tank have to be to be considered moderately planted?
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post #19 of 31 Old 04-28-2012, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Also, when I trim the anacharis, do I just cut off at whatever length I want? And will It continue to grow if I replant the section cut off ?
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Any suggestions for a low to medium ligh plant I can add that would help me with ammonia as am still cycling this tank? How planted does a tank have to be to be considered moderately planted?
Pygmy chain sword, any sword (Echinodorus), Vallisneria, stem plants, and especially floating plants like Water Sprite.

Lots of plants. Floating plants will be the most beneficial for new tanks.

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