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rexpepper651 03-07-2013 01:25 AM

in need of plant ideas
 
so my BA tetras are lil monsters! i need some plants that they arent going to eat or might not. so far ive tried water sprite , wisteria, salvinia minima , amazon sword and corkscrew val. all eatin. some faster then others. only thing left in my tank is jungle val completely untouched. anyone have any ideas of what plants might work? or is it just luck of the draw an trial an error or eatin if you will lol. anything would be helpful! thanks a bunch rex!

nicolaas 03-07-2013 02:03 AM

Hi rex.

You could try the onion plant(Crinum thaianum) and/or Java fern(Microsorum pteropus)

The onion plant is very tough.

Hope you get some thing they don't eat.

Strand 03-07-2013 02:10 AM

Crinum calamistratum? There's no profile here but's there's info out there.

rexpepper651 03-07-2013 02:19 AM

cool thanks! ill check those out. i have java fern they do leave that alone.

rexpepper651 03-07-2013 02:41 AM

Crinum calamistratum is a high light plant :( looks awesome tho. im only using 2 t8 6500k bulbs on a 55 gallon. im going to try adding 2 more 24in light fixtures to see if that extra light will help things grow. should be 2 wpg. that enough for onion plants?

smit3183 03-07-2013 10:57 AM

Your current lighting is more than enough for a 55 gallon , no need to increase. Another plant to try are anubias , doubt those would be eaten.

Strand 03-07-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 1458100)
Crinum calamistratum is a high light plant :( looks awesome tho. im only using 2 t8 6500k bulbs on a 55 gallon. im going to try adding 2 more 24in light fixtures to see if that extra light will help things grow. should be 2 wpg. that enough for onion plants?


I was going to ask about your lighting...

I have 2 and @ 2wpg they are doing fine.

rexpepper651 03-08-2013 12:32 AM

sounds good! ill try the anubis and some onions and maybe some crypts. my plants just seem to be growing so slowly. so being at 1.45 wpg sound be fine then? i feel thats low but nothings dying. so i guess ill keep it at that.


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