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post #1 of 10 Old 06-13-2014, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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What plants should I have with neon tetras?

Can any one recommend a plant that my neon tetra won't eat/destroy I did had hygrophila corymbosa buts it's almost gone?
I have 120 litre tank it set at 24 degrees, I have 1 betta and 10 neon tetras
Gravel only and heaps of fake plants lol
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-14-2014, 01:48 PM
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Odd, I haven't had any that would even nip on my plants. I have anubias, several types of stem plants, swords, java moss, crystalwort, umbrellas and the like and they leave them all be. Perhaps I just haven't had any they like to eat yet. lol



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post #3 of 10 Old 06-15-2014, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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I just realised I put it on the wrong subject, oh well, it was odd lot of people told me that they don't eat plants but I saw them and then they nip and cut the stem off. Do you have gravel only?
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-15-2014, 06:11 AM
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I have gravel in the tanks they're in. Have the same plants with my sand substrate tanks too. Those plants are pretty hardy,



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post #5 of 10 Old 06-16-2014, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Is it worth getting sand subtrate? Is it just normal sand?
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-16-2014, 09:46 AM
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Honestly I think gravel is easier, I've heard several members disagree with that though. But both critters and plants seem to like sand more. It is actually a lot better for them.

Yeah it is worth it to get sand. lol However...I suggest instead of aquarium sand, you go for just normal sand that you can get at most hardware stores. You can get a LOT more for a great deal less cost, it's heavier, slightly larger which is actually better for any sifters, and easier to clean.



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post #7 of 10 Old 06-16-2014, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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:) if I have fish in my tank would I have to remove all of them out and take the water out as well? And wait until it clears up?
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-16-2014, 05:47 PM
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You would need to remove the fish until it settles. I used a bucket with some plants, tank water and my filter. Only took about a day, should be less with normal sand, but once settled, do a good water change too.



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post #9 of 10 Old 06-17-2014, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Man... That sound bit hectic plus I don't have big enough tank put them in temporary, I think I will stick to gravel lol, thank you for the advice I really appreciate :)
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-17-2014, 10:28 AM
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That's what I thought too. LOL

Well, gravel is just fine provided you don't have any sifting fish, cories or loaches. I haven't had any issues with it in my crayfish and livebearer tanks.



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