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post #1 of 10 Old 12-16-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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plants vs JD

so i just got my 55 gal set up, cycled and put the fish in and i want to put some plants in it. i would like a BIG grassy plain, amano style look. i want to do this as ground cover: AquaticMagic Im already buying like 30dollars worth of plants from here so i would like to order from here and have it in the shippment. my question is, will my JD, placo, or pictus bother this plant? i am also gonna have some sort of anubias on some rocks every so often. thanks!

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-16-2009, 08:12 PM
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Well JDs will usually uproot plants. I don't have experience with JDs or plecos with plants but they are fish that get fairly big and can therefore get fairly messy. I would personally re-think the ground cover myself: you might end up wasting $$?
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-16-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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ok ty, thats what i was thinking to. ill just stick to nothing.

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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-16-2009, 10:04 PM
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Uhm not only would the JD possibly uproot plants - But what you've posted there is a moss, so you'd need to tie it down somehow in a way, shape, form to not only have it form a carpet and not drift upwards but also somehow JD safe.... Had you considered Hairgrass? It will grow to about +/-1" but it roots down fairly quick (compared to other plants used for carpets) and possibly would withstand the JD better then moss?

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-16-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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i bought some hairgrass (2 pots) from awuariumplants. the last experience i had with them wasnt good so im hoping this one is better.
here is what i ordered for the other tank:
Items Ordered: Price: Status: 1 of : Cabomba Purple (Red)(Cabomba pulcherrima)
$1.97 Processing 2 of : Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) pot
$7.46 Processing 1 of : Ludwigia, Narrow Leaf(Ludwigia palustris)
$2.08 Processing 1 of : Pennywort, Brazilian (Hydrocotyle Leucocephala)(6-8 stems)(8"-10" tall)
$2.52 Processing 2 of : Sword,Ozelot Sword (Echinodorus 'ozelot')potted)
$7.46 Processing 1 of : Tiger Lotus, Red (Nymphaea zenkeri)
$5.49 Processing

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-17-2009, 10:58 AM
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Oh that's right down my alley of plant orders - NICE choice!!! I LOVE the Ludwigia & Tiger Lotus (had you seen my Tiger picture on here?)

That's odd with your Hairgrass there do you maybe have too little lights (not going down far enough in a large tank)?

Now on the Pennywort I think you seen my thread here...so just watch it over taking your tank

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-17-2009, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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i meant i have had bad experience with aquariumplants.com the last time i bought there 90% of the plants were dead, i managed to salvage 2 contortion vals and a petite nana out of 5 plants i ordered (contortion vals come in groups of like 10).

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Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started.
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-17-2009, 01:29 PM
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I didn't wanna say nothing at first...but I did find your new order pricey as well (thou I donno this place quality)
I have order here 2x Sweet Aquatics and I love the quality and the pricing there (and so far always got free shipping too) and all plants I got there so far are doing great.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-17-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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the only thing i found particularly expensive was the tiger lotus, which i think is reasonable because of its avaibility and rarity.

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-17-2009, 06:02 PM
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You find a Red Tiger Lotus rare? I had never any problems finding it so far, guess I just got lucky.

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