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post #1 of 9 Old 04-02-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Can i use any of these plant to make a planted tank for my arowana?

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can i use some of these? will it work too? http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp…
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-03-2012, 07:47 PM
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Those substrate plants in the video are Hemianthus, which will do best with (which is to say, may likely need) CO2 and that means higher light and other nutrients. This wuld equate with the "advanced" method advocated in the video.

You can achieve similar effects with different plants, but here we come to another issue. Arowana will attain 3 feet and may get to 4 feet, requiring a tank that should be three times that length. Some actually say an indoor pond is required. The cost of a high-tech method for such a space is considerable. And as arowana are very skittish fish, they should be in a fairly dim-lit tank/pond which is not going to allow for much lower plant growth.

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so i can use any of those plants from that website?
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so i can use any of those plants from that website?
Some of the plants in the Petsmart link are aquatic plants, a few are not. The aquatic ones will not be like the video, which was what you initially asked.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-04-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
can you tell me which one are aquatic?
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can you tell me which one are aquatic?
Most of the true aquatic plants there are in our plant profiles, check them out.

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-06-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
where do i go? please give me the link
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where do i go? please give me the link
Second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page, it says "Tropical Fish Profiles." When you click on that, it will open all the categories, the second over is the plant section.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-06-2012, 12:14 PM
what kind of aro are you keeping???? i keep them too

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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