new to all this plants !!
I have recently received a fish tank from my neighborÖ long story short... I have a tank now and few fishes. Iíve been looking around and I am not able to find what I was looking for so I was wondering, I want to get few plants in my Tank. itís about 16Ē by 16 ď by 32 ď and about 35 ish gallons if I did my math right ^^;.
a)If I get 3 to 5 plants, do I need to give it regular CO2 and Fertilizers?
b)Also lighting, is it required, well it is but like my tank it near a west facing window and it receives light till sunset, so I donít know if that is ok or do I also have to give it light.
c)Last question is I have 2 small Koi (about 7 cm long) and 1 large koi ( or is it a goldfish?) (about 12 - 15 cm in length) it also came with 1 catfish I think it is a Golden Nugget plec (I think) and one 3 spotted Gourami (about 10 cm), will any of them eat the plants?
Re: new to all this plants !!
What plants are you getting? CO2 is not really necessary unless you want fast growth. Yes, dose fertilizers to ensure plants get enough nutrients. Tablets can be bury near the plant roots and this will last longer than the liquid ferts.
Thanx for the info
The type of plants i was thing of are Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea zenkeri), Red Melon Sword (Echinodorus Barthii v. "red melon"), Dwarf Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis) and or Amazon Compacta Sword (Echinodorus bleheri 'compacta').
I wish i can return the Koi and GoldFish however they were from my neighbor and i dont think i can return them ....
thanks for the help i will keep them in mind
i would find someone to take them. no point in putting plants in the tank because they will just eat them.
i was thinking about that.... lol but now i need to find some to take them in ...
Build a pond or call all the fish stores in your area and ask if they will take them. You could also put a post up on craigslist giving them away.
lol kk thanks for that i will definetly do that ... the pond ( im not going to build -> dad will get very mad ) or the pet store
found home for many fish on craigslist.
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