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A few plant questions
Old 02-06-2010, 06:14 PM   #11
 
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Thanks a bunch Angel! That looks great! I will definitely look into these options. I would respond in more detail but I have to go do the barn. ugh

I just got done doing a PWC in my 56 gallon and finally put in the longer tubing for the powerhead for the big sponge filter. What a pain in the rear! But, once again, I should have used my own judgment. After raising it up it causes a bigger current because I cannot angle it quite as high -- overkill against the glass top. I knew I should have gotten the type that has the lever to slow it down but the LFS owner advised me otherwise...those are not good because it can ruin the motor when you turn it down and believes in so many gallons of movement per hour...can't remember what they said. It was not bad when it was lower in the tank but it was an eye sore. So now I need to go get the right one after I do the barn. I hate driving and I hate running errands and what a waste of money! I knew I was thinking right, but of course they did not carry that other one. At the time I was not sure about having live plants but I was concerned with too much water movement for Angelfish. Even without live plants the current is too much. Since the tank is not quite as wide it makes it worse. My grass is waving around.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:17 PM   #12
 
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Angel. What's the plant just behind the java moss. The ferny looking spiny leaves thing? I like it
Is that an oak leaf in there too?
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #13
 
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Angel. What's the plant just behind the java moss. The ferny looking spiny leaves thing? I like it
Is that an oak leaf in there too?
You mean this one (Presented as the smaller version and as seen in the overall tank)?
That's Proserpinaca Palustris(Mermaid's Weed)

And yes on the leaf...Shrimps & snails looovvveee to snack on it and amongst shrimp nuts like me its a known fact that it provides them with nutrition they won't get from any other food that aid's in the prevention of having issues with them bugger molting (Just in case anyone cared while I do that lol)
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:34 PM   #14
 
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Mermaid weed. Substrate planted or attached to the screen?
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:39 PM   #15
 
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Planted!
And if not trimmed WILL grow out & above the water into the hood
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:20 PM   #16
 
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Angel. What's the plant just behind the java moss. The ferny looking spiny leaves thing? I like it
Is that an oak leaf in there too?
I was going to ask her that same question! I like that one too. I looks very similiar to the one I got a Petsmart that was mislabled. I found out later that it is Wisteria, which looks really different when it is young. The leaves are starting to take shape that is closer to how Wisteria looks in pictures as a mature plant. II is really pretty and taking off right now and has that same color green as the Mermaid weed that is in Angel's pic. I may end up getting Wisteria for my big tank. I really love it in my daughter's tank. Although, it is still a very young plant and not overly bushy.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:27 PM   #17
 
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I skipped the mermaid weed for now. I'll plant and see what I need next lol. Must have plants must (zombie stomp)
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