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Old 03-05-2010, 09:06 PM   #11
 
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Anubias barteri var. barteri is also known as broadleaved anubias.
Anubias barteri var. nana is also known as dwarf anubias.

Such a thing as overstocking on plants? Not in my opinion, lol.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:08 PM   #12
 
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http://www.petco.com/Shop/petco_Prod...FamilyName%7c0

If you see on this website, there are two anubias barteri (I'm not talking about the var. nana)

1. Anubias barteri var. barteri
2. Anubias barteri (broad leaf)

What are the differences between those exact two, if you know?
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:18 PM   #13
 
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15 watt compact fl bulb is quite a bit for a 5g tank. And no you can't overstock a tank. Well, you can if you get carried away. You want to leave room for the fish to swim. But the more you initially start with in the tank the better.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #14
 
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Okay, I was just considering if it were to affect plant health.

I'm pretty sure it's not 15watts, I just know that's the maximum for my hood, so I just want the general idea of what I'm working with.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
 
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http://www.petco.com/Shop/petco_Prod...FamilyName%7c0

If you see on this website, there are two anubias barteri (I'm not talking about the var. nana)

1. Anubias barteri var. barteri
2. Anubias barteri (broad leaf)

What are the differences between those exact two, if you know?
Anubias barteri var. barteri is broad leaf anubias. Have a look at this page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubias
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #16
 
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If I understood your post correctly, then why would they have it seperate?
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:21 PM   #17
 
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I just realized - I have use a carbon filter. How bad wil this be for the plants? I have some more that I can't return, and it... hurts me inside to have them wasted. What would be the worst for the plants and a carbon filter?
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:28 PM   #18
 
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If I understood your post correctly, then why would they have it seperate?
Because it's Petco. The also sell "aquatic" plants which are not aquatic, Nymphaea stellata as Nympaea lotus var. rubra. It's Petco, buyer beware.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:34 PM   #19
 
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PetCo, Petsmart, these places sell crap. They sell plants as aquatic plants or don't specify and a lot of them are not aquatic plants. Anything to make a buck I guess. There are tons of horror stories from these places.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:36 PM   #20
 
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You can find different Anubias here: http://www.sweetaquatics.com/index.p...index&cPath=77
This really is the place to purchase plants from. Listen to your Uncle Harri. He won't steer you wrong.
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