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Old 01-11-2011, 02:41 AM   #11
 
I have some fresh water seaweed (Subwassertang) that grows in any condition as long as no ferts are given to your plants. It is a very primitive/interesting plant. I find my smaller fish put into my tank to clear some moss off of a log will munch on this as well. If you tie it to a rock it will bush out in a very attractive manner.

I would suggest it to anyone who has a small tank, fry or other small fish that like to hide, or a low amount of light. With CO2 injection the plant will get bushier then without but it will grow no matter what.

You should check it out.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:13 PM   #12
 
okay i will try to... any cost references
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:41 PM   #13
 
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #14
 
Does this plant(Subwassertang) attach to wood or do you need to artificially tie it to things to get it to "attach"? Looks a lot like pellia, which i know does not attach to things...
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:04 PM   #15
 
okay I am confused. I don't think my light bulb is made for having plants. I have no idea but I got the light about a year ago. The way i anchor the bulb to the hood is y sliding it into a socket and then slowy turning it once so the ligh t doesnt slip out. I dont have to screw anything in. The light has two prongs that protrude from the ends on both sides. My question is do I need anything extra to have a few live plants. I have a 38 gallon tank with, 3 ghost shrimp,2 rams, ram fry, 12 neon tetras, 2 plecos and 5 kuhlis. And what plants provide food for rams fry
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:13 PM   #16
 
okay my light is anchored by two prongs that I twist once and it locks into place. I dont know if my light is a plant light. Some other questions are do I need to add anything extra to the water for me to have a few plants in the tank and what are some plants that fry eat. I have 3 ghost shrimp, 2 rams, ram fry,1 bushy nose pleco, 1 bulldog pleco, 5 kuhli loaches, and 12 neon tetras. the eggs havent hatched yet but will in about 48 more hours. we are leaving tomorrow to go eat out so I could get a light then
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #17
 
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It is a fluorescent tube. Somewhere on the tube or on the metal ends, there should be a wattage rating and a Kelvin rating.

Wattage will be a number followed by a W
Likewise, Kelvin is a number followed by a K
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:18 PM   #18
 
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Does this plant(Subwassertang) attach to wood or do you need to artificially tie it to things to get it to "attach"? Looks a lot like pellia, which i know does not attach to things...
You have to artificially tie it but it's not as if it is a difficult task. Mine was doing awesome until I started adding flourish to my tank. until then it was nice a bushy and cool looking.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #19
 
If you are worried about feeding your fry you can always boil an egg, take out the yolk and mash up the yolk with some water until it is smooth spoon tiny bits into your tank and the fry should devour it as it is an awesome source of protein for them. The mix you don't use can be put into a zip lock an frozen and next time you feed you can simply beak off another tiny bit.

I have some tiny tiny endler fry in my ten gallon that I feed like this twice a week. They seem to also eat flake.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:24 PM   #20
 
I checked and there is no numbers or anything. It just says sun glo and made japan
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