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Old 03-18-2010, 07:55 PM   #21
 
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Haha, hopefully. Man, that was my favorite of them all. Oh, well I don't remember if either store held the Rosaefolia, but I know Petsmart holds the ludwigia repends // red ludwigia. I'm definitely getting that, but how would I get the red coloring? Similar to the other red plants? And apparently, if you don't have high lighting, you only get a pinkish-copper color. I would actually LOVE that in the tank, but again, not so sure if I'll get that.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:21 PM   #22
 
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Haha, hopefully. Man, that was my favorite of them all. Oh, well I don't remember if either store held the Rosaefolia, but I know Petsmart holds the ludwigia repends // red ludwigia. I'm definitely getting that, but how would I get the red coloring? Similar to the other red plants? And apparently, if you don't have high lighting, you only get a pinkish-copper color. I would actually LOVE that in the tank, but again, not so sure if I'll get that.
It might be fine with your light and a good comprehensive fertilizer. Remember it is a stem plant, and stem plants can grow fast requiring regular maintenance to prevent them overtaking the tank. Several types of stem plants in a 5g could be a weed garden.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:49 PM   #23
 
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I actually love busy-ing myself with the tank, believe it or not. It's really "only" a 5 gallon tank, haha. With it cycled and everything, all I have to do is water changes and feed, and that's not enough for me, lol :)

My dad is getting the Aqueon fert tomorrow! Good thing he owes me $10 or it would take longer. Once I get the fert, should I buy the plants ALL at once? Or one by one?
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:23 PM   #24
 
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I actually love busy-ing myself with the tank, believe it or not. It's really "only" a 5 gallon tank, haha. With it cycled and everything, all I have to do is water changes and feed, and that's not enough for me, lol :)

My dad is getting the Aqueon fert tomorrow! Good thing he owes me $10 or it would take longer. Once I get the fert, should I buy the plants ALL at once? Or one by one?
All at once if you can get them. But from the plants perspective it doesn't matter, but if a tank can be fully planted (more or less) at one go, things establish themselves quicker (plants and the biological balance).
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:30 PM   #25
 
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They didn't have the fertilizer at the Petsmart he went to, so I'll have to buy it at another Petsmart. Don't think I can get all in one go, but I'll get the most I can.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:00 PM   #26
 
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So I found the info on the bulb - all it said was "Full Spectrum." Is it still okay ? And ugh, spring break over. Back to school. Can't do anything until weekends anymore !
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #27
 
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I believe full spectrum means 6500k which is perfect. :)
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #28
 
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Cool beans. Haha :) Thank you!

So all plans for planting are now on hold. I was PLANNING on getting it over the Spring Break, but that wasn't the case. Found out everyone who could drive me was working // on vacation // homework. And I have tests this week, so naaah no plants for me. Hopefully I can buy the plants off of sweetaquatics.com as well, my dad's in a good mood. When I went to look at the plants, oh goodness, was there algae. It was black, it was hairy, and geez was it long. It was the anubias too, so I ... I didn't want it. Lol (I think it was the anubias, my memory is foggy already).
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