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post #101 of 126 Old 10-12-2010, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like a 10 gallon...

If so, I have a topic here.

Also, Kliener Prinz would also fit more than likely...

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post #102 of 126 Old 10-12-2010, 01:05 PM
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Got it I am going out in a bit and will run by the LFS again to see if they have any of those that way I can get it planted before the shrimp and MTS get here. Thank you again for all your help.

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Well I know you frequent SweetAquatics, so I was only listing things they sell... Kliener Bar is cheaper and will work.

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Went to the LFS and they did not have any of the ones mentioned on here but they did have one sword that the guy said stays some what small it is the Rosette Sword or Echinodorus Parviflorus he sold me 2 for the price of one so it was only $5.00 for the both of them will they work for the tank?

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.


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post #105 of 126 Old 10-12-2010, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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That one is fine, I thought it was on the other topic I posted.

I'd plant them on the sides of the tank. They'll stay short if you have enough light. Be sure to trim the roots if they're longer than an inch or so... Otherwise you'll likely make a mess.

You still need to poke the substrate a little though. :P

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Ok I will poke the substrate and plant them on the sides. After the MTS are in there do I still need to poke the substrate?

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You can stop doing it as much when you get the mts... Just do it when you do a w/c


My plants just shipped, so will be here around friday more than likely.
I'll probably make a new topic when they come in so the pictures and process will all be on the first page.

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Went to the LFS and they did not have any of the ones mentioned on here but they did have one sword that the guy said stays some what small it is the Rosette Sword or Echinodorus Parviflorus he sold me 2 for the price of one so it was only $5.00 for the both of them will they work for the tank?
This sword needs a bit more light than the others in my experience. Plant it where it will get the most, from the tank light plus any window light.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #109 of 126 Old 10-12-2010, 08:17 PM
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Ok I planted the one that I am sure that is the Echinodorus Parviflorus on the side nearest the window were it can get light from the hood as well as the window. The other I planted on the other side were it should still get plenty of light. If need be I can always buy higher watt light as this one as two compact flouresnt bulbs in it.

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Amanda

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #110 of 126 Old 10-13-2010, 10:04 AM
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Am I correct in that I do not need to add ferts to the tank? I read on the first page that was one of the pros to doing the soil based tank but just wanted to make sure. The plants are looking good so far the red cryptocoryn wendtii has not melted at all which has really surprised me it actually looks perky and the two I put in yesterday the leaves are really standing up instead of laying down like they were when I first put them in. The wisteria definatly has a shoot that it did not have before to.

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Amanda

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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