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Freddy 12-31-2009 06:27 PM

Looking for help with planting a new 29 gallon tank
Hey, this is going to be (I hope) my first planted tank. I only had bulbs in my other tank, and my pleco kept grazing down all the new sprouts. So I'm looking into buying full grown plants. Any that will survive a growing pleco? Especially any that will grow on driftwood? And does anyone know of a good place to buy driftwood? Please help!

MoneyMitch 12-31-2009 07:34 PM

good quality pollutant free driftwood can be found at any petstore and is exspensive and overpriced anywhere you look (even more so online)

could look into java moss stuff loves to grow on anything and everything, your pleco sounds like hes going to munch on any live plants, theyll mow down ones with little leaves and devor the large broad leave plant. if you want plants that he wont eat there arent any. i would suggest moving him seeing how hes not going to let you have a successfull planted and how eventually he will outgrow the tank.

Need to know lighting that you have what type and how many watts are you pushin before we can rec anything.

Angel079 01-01-2010 11:05 AM

Here's a page for good online plants (if you check out my tanks, that's their plants).

Hardier plants that aren't easily taken down by your fish are some like: Hygrophilia, Swords, Anubias, Vallis (cause they root down super fast).

What size tank do you wanna plant? Just a few plants or more jungle style?

stephanieleah 01-02-2010 11:50 PM

Angel you forgot to include the page but i'm assuming you're talking about Sweet Aquatics as that one's come up several times in the last few days.

Angel079 01-03-2010 09:53 AM

Can we say new years hang over...thanks for catching it Steph!!!

Apart from the site Steph posted (which is the one I pers use too), here's another one Largest online sales / service site for the live aquarium plants & aquarium products community.

Freddy 01-04-2010 02:42 PM

Thanks... I really need some more money so I can get driftwood and fish and plants and lots of other stuff for my aquariums. Trying to sell some candles on ebay isn't working, I've only got about 4 views so far.

Freddy 01-04-2010 04:32 PM

Sweet Aquatics seems to be the cheaper and easier solution. Now I just have to find another home for my pleco...

Angel079 01-04-2010 06:56 PM

That's where I always get mine, since I so far made orders there to plant several tanks at one time, I never paid shipping neither. Been real satisfied with the quality I got from them each time and the quantity is great...Works for me (You can see the plants from them in my 2 new 10g's and the New 45&55)

Do you have any petsmart petco around you your Pleco could go to? Cause I know you didn't like the LFS.
But you can still plant meanwhile, but mine 45&55 you see planted have a pleco in it.

Freddy 01-05-2010 08:17 PM

There's a Petsmart in my area, but it's a good 20 minute drive away. I could maybe arrange for them to take the pleco, don't know if they can take it since they're a commercial chain, but it's worth a try.

Angel079 01-05-2010 08:28 PM

Call ask for the fish person in charge there, they might. Good luck!!!

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