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post #11 of 19 Old 07-06-2008, 01:36 AM
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Good looking tank! I can't wait to see it with fish in it and after the plants have grown out a bit. I really like the background, too.

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post #12 of 19 Old 07-06-2008, 02:32 AM
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Wow, it's coming along really nicely! The background looks very effective and once the plants start to grow out a bit it's going to look awesome. Fantastic job southafrica!
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post #13 of 19 Old 07-06-2008, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
^ thanks both of you :D i cant wait to put some fish in there either lol, im still not sure what is going to go in there, most probably a betta and some shrimp (if i can get). im also hoping its going to look good when the plants grow out :D
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post #14 of 19 Old 07-07-2008, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
i think ive found out what the other plant is, it looks alot like water sprite so im guessing it is. Meatpuppet i would reccommened getting watersprite for your 5 gallon as it has helped keep away algae and it grows quickley :D
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-07-2008, 10:52 AM
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thanks southafrica im just loving the look of that plant. thanks for filling me in

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post #16 of 19 Old 07-07-2008, 12:44 PM
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More info on watersprite: it's a quick growing plant that, as stated, will do a good job of competing with algae for nutrients. You can plant it and depending on how often you trim it back, you can make it a wide, bushy plant (trim often) or a taller, thinner plant. It also makes a great floating plant and will quickly spread across the surface.

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post #17 of 19 Old 07-07-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
your welcome, good luck with your tank :D
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post #18 of 19 Old 07-15-2008, 04:50 PM
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Awesome plants. :D
When I go to the pet store, I want to buy plants, but I'm afraid I won't be able to care for them properly.
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post #19 of 19 Old 07-16-2008, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
thanks pink fishie, dont worry about the care of the plants, i had no clue about the care of plants when i first bought, and they grew really well :). if you dont have the best lighting go for lowlight plants, and plants like java moss, and (in my opinion) watersprite, as they dont need much attention.
i got the java moss :) and bought some liquid fertiliser and parts for my diy co2 :).
also thanks iamntbatman for the info :D
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