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post #1 of 6 Old 08-07-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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New live plants for 30 gallon

Does anyone have advice for how many live plants and what type of live plants i should get for my 30 gallon? I already have 12 fake plants in my tank.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-07-2012, 08:15 PM
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welcome to the forum .i'm new i started with java fern, anubias nana,water wisteria & amazon sword. still in begining stages.looking to get more, not much around here. there will be more knowledgeable people with better answers. this is the best forum
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welcome to the forum .i'm new i started with java fern, anubias nana,water wisteria & amazon sword. still in begining stages.looking to get more, not much around here. there will be more knowledgeable people with better answers. this is the best forum
Thanks I will try to get those plants when I have some time.

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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

There are many aquarium plants, some may be more suitable than others for your particular aquarium. Light is the most important factor--some are low light, some moderate, and some require brighter light. And then nutrients have to balance the light.

We have many plants (and fish) in our profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. If you could detail your light (type, watts, Kelvin) we would be better able to suggest appropriate plants.

Some fish stores unfortunately sell terrestrial plants as aquarium plants, so one has to know what they are getting.

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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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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

There are many aquarium plants, some may be more suitable than others for your particular aquarium. Light is the most important factor--some are low light, some moderate, and some require brighter light. And then nutrients have to balance the light.

We have many plants (and fish) in our profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. If you could detail your light (type, watts, Kelvin) we would be better able to suggest appropriate plants.

Some fish stores unfortunately sell terrestrial plants as aquarium plants, so one has to know what they are getting.

Byron.
Thanks Bryon.I keep my aquarium light on for 12-14 hours a day.

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1 Angelfish
3 Skirt Tetras
4 Red Wag Platies
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Thanks Bryon.I keep my aquarium light on for 12-14 hours a day.
Duration cannot make up for intensity, both have to be balanced with nutrients. If you could detail your light we should be able to suggest some suitable plant species. Type of light, watts, kelvin, and tank length.

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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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