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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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29 gal...convicts

I have my 29 gallon tank setup with two tiny convicts and one older convict. I also have a pleco in there and aside from that I only have the gravel. Any suggestions as to where I should go after this?
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 02:39 AM
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I have my 29 gallon tank setup with two tiny convicts and one older convict. I also have a pleco in there and aside from that I only have the gravel. Any suggestions as to where I should go after this?
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See your post from October 2009 regarding tankmates for convicts.

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Well I'm not really worried about tankmates rite now I'm gonna keep the convicts alone for awhile. But I was looking for whether I should go for live plants or artificial and what is recommended to have in the tank for the convicts.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 02:05 PM
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I always try to go with live and I suggest that you do the same. As long as they are hardy like java fern and anubias you will be fine. But fake plants will do the job also I suppose if you are really not interested in the whole live plant thing.

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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I've always done the artificial plants and I think I'm gonna try and get a live plant in there jus to start. I've heard the java fern is the best with convicts all I gotta do is find it now. Is there anything special I have to do before I get a live plant?
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-10-2010, 10:22 PM
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I have never done anything. Just attach it too some driftwood and or rocks and wait. It will take forever to grow but once it does it looks nice. I also sugest anubias and vals too. Vals you plant in the substrate and the convict could dig it up but I have found if you put rocks around the plants the fish won't dig them up.

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-11-2010, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I've had my convict dig up the artificial plants. I think as soon as I find one of those plants ill get it planted in the tank. Thanks for the help! Ill keep you guys informed as I stock my tank up
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Java fern is pretty indestructible and would be at or near the top of my list of plants I'd try with notorious plant destroyers like convicts.

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-12-2010, 12:11 AM
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A peice of driftwood for the pleco would be good.
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post #10 of 11 Old 11-03-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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now its 3-4 months later and i have 4 convicts in the 29 gallon and the stripped ones have bred. there isnt many problems going on it the tank and they all get along pretty well. i now have a piece of driftwood, 2 java ferns, and anubias. the tank is going along great and i want to thank you guys for your help!

thanks! i will post pics up soon
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