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post #1 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
I need some idea!

I need some ideas for plants in the corner of my tank. There is 1 large gap on the left side. I was thinking maybe a reddish colored plant maybe? Preferably southamerican but it doesnt have to be. also doesnt have to be red just an idea.on the right side its a little bit bare, but hopefully my val and whatever the other plant is back there will fill that out.THANKS

And also after the first picture there are these things growing on the tip of my java moss. can someone explain to me what they are?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 09:58 PM
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The *things* growing on your java fern are the little plantlets that they produce. It's the plant's way of propagating itself. Once they get large enough I pull mine off and reattach them somewhere else in the tank. Red plants usually to best in a higher tech tank due to their lighting and CO2 requirements. I've also got sand substrate as you do and have had good luck with red ludwiga. What type of lighting do you have and do you follow any type of fert regime?

PS. What's the red glob sitting on the sand at the front of the tank? Is it bloodworms or something else?? J/C

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, i was gonna add sorry for the bloodworms i just fed my fish, but i was too lazy. hahahah. i accidently gave them too much. but the weirdest thing is my male gbr does not eat bloodworms he eats flake and algae disks but not bloodworms, the female loves them though

I have two 15 watt flourescent bulbs. a co2 system and weekly add seachem flourish and rena plant food tab thingys.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
That could be a possibility. awesome another java fern! THANKS for the reply.
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 10:08 PM
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You're welcome! Do you have a DIY Co2 system?
So strange your GBR doesn't go after the bloodworms. I thought every fish (otos excluded) goes nuts for bloodworms.

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
No, its a hagen co2 system. It doesnt shut off at night so I preset a time right before my lights go off my airstone which is right under the co2 wall so all co2 is shot out of the water quickly.

Yeah its crazy, and hes really slow to find food. I almost think somethings wrong with him but when he finds a flake on the ground he eats it?
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-02-2009, 10:15 PM
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I've got zero experience with co2, other than Flourish Excel, which I use. Plenty of people here do and I'm sure they'll be chiming in soon. I'd say as long as the GBR is eating not to worry. Flakes are a better balanced food anyways.

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post #8 of 9 Old 11-03-2009, 12:18 PM
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Nice setup, well done. The plants will grow out. Good work.

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-03-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
thank you very much, and your tanks are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing.
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