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Old 08-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #11
 
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ok so the first thing to consider im guessing is substrate? will medium and small gravel work or will i need a finer gravel or sand?
EcoComplete or pea sized gravel is usually best but with care and work plants can be grown in most substrates.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:27 AM   #12
 
Folks:

The reason that I am "pointing Gv" to an attached Anubias it that I "just flat do not know" how the "typical substrate wisdom" will scale down to a 10G tank.

It may work "just fine" but "I do not know".

I do know from recent experience with two 5G hexagonal tanks that:
a "a layer of pretty aggregate on the bottom";
an attached Anubias and
proper liquid fertilizing
will work.

TR
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:05 PM   #13
 
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well, I probably wont be discouraged if the plant doesnt take, that why if I fail, i would not be as devistated as if it where say my 55 gal or my 35 gal.

This is a stepping stone to the big times :) I just need to find a LFS that sells these plants, so far ive seen Java Moss, Java Fern, and Water Sprites
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:26 AM   #14
 
moneywort

Hi, i've also started a little tank of my own a few months ago and planted moneywort and some other fine bush, and the fine plant died like two weeks later but the moneywort has been growing wildly in the tankie, you can find moneywort very easily at the petshops or pond experts :D
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:35 AM   #15
 
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I just need to find a LFS that sells these plants, so far ive seen Java Moss, Java Fern, and Water Sprites
GV:

I have no experience with java moss but the reason that I have anubias instead of java moss is because of the required maintenance (ie. trimming due to growth) which is reported to be much greater than anubias.

This link may help:
http://www.bettatalk.com/java_moss.htm

IMHO if I were in your position I would quit hunting for anubias, procure some java moss which is apparently readily available to you and try it.

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Old 08-18-2007, 06:01 PM   #16
 
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Finally got the mesurements on the 30 gal and 25 gal.

30 gal

LxWxH=

36"x12.5"x22"

25 gal

LxWxH=

25"x13"x25.5"

and the 10 gal, well its just tall, with very little bottom space

any plants you can reconmend for these i will keep an eye out for them!

thanks
GV
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