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post #41 of 49 Old 04-24-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Any of the fast growing stem / floating plants...hornwort, water sprite, dwarf hygrophila. You should get at least a few good sized bunches. Just let them all float for now. Be sure to keep your light on for at least 8 hours for the plants. Be sure to do the water changes also. Best of luck
I will be adding those plants as soon as I can
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post #42 of 49 Old 05-04-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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I Got A hydrophila kompact Plant. That's It. What Do I Put WithIt? Fertilizer? Air Stone? The Plant Is Quite Small. It'sInGreen Gravel
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I Got A hydrophila kompact Plant. That's It. What Do I Put WithIt? Fertilizer? Air Stone? The Plant Is Quite Small. It'sInGreen Gravel
The "Compact" is a variant of the species Hygrophila Corymbosa, or the Gian Hygrophila, except that the "Compact" form is, well, compact (smaller). So the data in the profile will apply to this plant [click the shaded name for the profile].

You will probably need a liquid fertilizer, as stem plants are fast growing. Flourish Comprehensive Supplement is what I use. You don't need an air stone, as this is unnecessary water disturbance which tends to drive CO2 out of the water faster than the plants can use it.

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post #44 of 49 Old 05-30-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well it has been a while since posting in this thread. My fish are doing fine. 1 danio and 1 platy died but the rest are fine. I just wanted to give an update on the tank. It has been 7 weeks since getting the tank started. I added the Hygrophila and it was demolished. The fish ate at it SO much. Now it is still alive and there was only 1 leaf left on it. Now a bloom of leaf appeared and it is regrowing. I have not bought any fertilizer or things like that for it. Every wednesday I use nutrafin cycle to help my fish survive. The numbers are looking like this now
NH=.5
KH=180
PH=7.8
GH=75
CL=0
NO3=40
NO2=0

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post #45 of 49 Old 06-22-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the thread revival but...

A bit of an update...my tank cycled! And I got 4 new plants! Along with an albino algae eater. But could you guys ID the plants. One is an anubias. The others I will get pictures running soon

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A bit of an update...my tank cycled! And I got 4 new plants! Along with an albino algae eater. But could you guys ID the plants. One is an anubias. The others I will get pictures running soon
Looking forward to the photos. But on the albino algae eater, be careful. If you can, I would return it, for the reasons in our profile, here:
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
the "albino" is just a variant of the Chinese Algae Eater.

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post #47 of 49 Old 06-22-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oh my...well ok I will try the next time I can get a ride there.And I got the pictures. One of the pictures is the anubias nana (it will be the last picture)




And this is the Nana

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The first photo seems to be microsword, here is our profile with photos:
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
although it might be pygmy chain sword, but I suspect microsword.

Next 3 photos are crypts, though which exact species I'm not sure fro the photos, and I tend to get them confused anyway.

Last is Anubias as you said.

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post #49 of 49 Old 06-24-2013, 12:40 PM
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Not sure which part of SoCal you are in but I spend a lot of time over there and even though that store might not take fish back there are other stores that will at least give you credit towards other fish to stock the tank properly. Never seen a shortage of aquarium/fish stores in SoCal.
Sorry, just wanted to let you know there are options for the ones that are alive still
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