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post #11 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy No idea if i did this right?

Ok everything is planted I have no clue if I did this right. All I did was burry the roots in the the substrate.

how specific do you hae to be in terms of every root being buried, how far down, spacing between plants

I really have no idea this is my first planted tank.

any advise as usual would be great

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post #12 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 01:13 PM
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Very nice!

I like all your plants! :D Great Choices!

What are the small grassy things? I like them. =o

Anyways, all I did was bury the roots... so lol I hope thats all you do! XD

Also neon tetras I think are a bit fragile fish for cycling... Though with all those plants I don't believe you need to cycle at all really... so I think 6 neons would be fine like you want.

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post #13 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 01:31 PM
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I second Austin, love your plant choices!

I also think Neons are generally too sensitive for cycling.... Something small I like to use are Leopard or Zebra Danios.

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post #14 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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THANKS ALL.... neons are here and acclimating
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post #15 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 05:18 PM
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You called and here i am lol

All looks fine to me there! If I'm not mistaken the plant on the left front side with the larger oval leaf if anubia as well as the one to the front right side ain't they!? They'd do better out of the gravel on a rock/ driftwood attached or at least pull them up some so really only the root system will touch the gravel.

Looks real nice in there now!

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post #16 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 05:19 PM
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Oh for the fish - What all in the end do you wanna have in the tank for fish? Neon's aren't too hardy of a fish to cycle with them (they have no tolerance for NO peaks so if you do check water daily and as necessary do w/c)

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post #17 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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well I probably made a mistake then. I bought 6 neons, they're real tiny... How long should i wait to add more fish.
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post #18 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 05:49 PM
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If that is Anubias, and I can't tell from the photos, it shouldn't be in the gravel but attached to wood or rock; black cotton thread will work and be almost unnoticeable, or wedge the plant between two pieces of wood or rock; same as for Java Fern, and it will take root in a few weeks and be attached. If these plants (I see one on the left and one on the far right) have a rhizome, a long thick "branch" from which arise the leaves, they are Anubias.

Stem plants can be as deep as you like so long as they are held in the gravel. Roots will form from the stems under the gravel, and along the stems above gravel too.

Rosette plants like swords and Vallisneria having a root system attached to a white "crown" from which the leaves grow up should have the roots under the substrate but the crown must not be buried; at or slightly above the surface is fine.

Re the neons, true they are sensitive, but in a planted tank there is no cycle so this is not an issue. However, the water parameters may not be stable but provided there is not too extreme a fluctuation they should be OK. Tank raised fish are generally (but not always) less of a problem than their wild counterparts.

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post #19 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 07:11 PM
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Just check your order paper if what you bought are Anubia and then acted based of that.
The one on the left side looks kinda like a Anubia Barteri the one on the right not so sure here but you'll know what you ordered

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post #20 of 40 Old 02-26-2010, 07:14 PM
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My first thought was they are Anubias as well. Chances are they are. Pop goes the weasel out of the substrate for a happy anubias

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