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post #11 of 13 Old 03-06-2013, 06:34 PM
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Byron - Thank you for letting me know what my plant is - or isn't as it turns out. Grrr at Pets at Home. At least if it dies I know it might not be completely my fault. We'll see how it goes. I would love to get a proper planted tank set up but with the tank the size I have, I don't know if its worth decking it out fully, especially since I'm eyeing one up over double the size! I will definitely look into those floating plants and on the profiles....I thought the profiles were just for fish, I never thought to look for plants. 1 Question: I have bubbles, and the pump says it has a "primary white filter and secondary carbon filter", what's the deal with them and plants if any? Thank you so much for your input, it makes me feel alot more determined to persevere with plants.
With live plants, carbon filtration really isn't needed, and it will remove some of the essential plant nutrients, especially organic carbon. Carbon does eventually "give out" as it adsorbs stuff, so just don't bother replacing it.

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Thank you so much guys for your help. I can't thank anyone enough for answering my endless questions!! You'd think I'd have it sussed after 5 months of constant reading but there is so uch to earn and I'm loving every minute of it!
The nice thing (for most of us anyway) is that we never stop learning. After 20 years of keeping fish, I am still learning every day.

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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 #12 of 13 Old 03-06-2013, 06:46 PM
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Is there a more common name Dwarf Higrophilia is known as? I'm seaching online to buy it but cant find any results on any site.

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Hygrophila polysperma and dwarf Hygrophila are the two names I know as. It was the first plant I bought at the store. Now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing it again.

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Hygrophila polysperma and dwarf Hygrophila are the two names I know as. It was the first plant I bought at the store. Now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing it again.

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It is on the US noxious weed list, and many states prohibit the importation or cultivation. It is hardy and has established in natural water ways in several states. Rare to find it now.

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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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