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Old 11-07-2004, 10:03 PM
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Default What's needed for plants in a 29g tank?

I have a 29g freshwater aquarium, in this tank, are all plastic
plants. I would love to see no plastic in the tank, and all real live
plants. But I have many problems. The first of which is insufficient
lighting. It is only one fluorescent bulb. I know that has to be
upgraded. Another problem is that i have a Pleco is there.
Unfortunatley I know I will have to give him to either a friend of the
LFS if I want live plants. I tried an Anacharis, but the plant was
torn apart. The inhabitants of the tank are...

3 Assorted Angelfish (full grown)
1 PLantinum Gourami (Full Grown and is at about 4.5 inches.)
1 Pearl Gourami (Full grown and is at about 4 inches.)
1 Snakeskin (Full Grown and is at about 6.5 inches.)
1 Pleco (3.5 inches and not nearly full grown.)
4 Cory Cats ( full grown [ each about 2 inches].)
1 Khuli Loch ( full grown at about 3.5 inches. [ his friends were
eaten, the suspect is one of the Angelfish].)

That's Everyone! Now, for more Tank info....

Heater: Dont know name, but it is a submersible and is 150 Watts
Filter: Top Fin 30

That was the "life support, here are the parameters...

Ph: 6.5-6.8
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0

Any information as to what I need to do so I can get live plants is
highly appriciated!

Thanks for looking,
Evan Davis

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Old 11-07-2004, 11:03 PM
Paulo
 
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I think your tank is overpopulated.

WIth similar setup I was successful with anubia nana, java fern and amazon
sword and crinum.

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I have a 29g freshwater aquarium, in this tank, are all plastic
plants. I would love to see no plastic in the tank, and all real live
plants. But I have many problems. The first of which is insufficient
lighting. It is only one fluorescent bulb. I know that has to be
upgraded. Another problem is that i have a Pleco is there.
Unfortunatley I know I will have to give him to either a friend of the
LFS if I want live plants. I tried an Anacharis, but the plant was
torn apart. The inhabitants of the tank are...

3 Assorted Angelfish (full grown)
1 PLantinum Gourami (Full Grown and is at about 4.5 inches.)
1 Pearl Gourami (Full grown and is at about 4 inches.)
1 Snakeskin (Full Grown and is at about 6.5 inches.)
1 Pleco (3.5 inches and not nearly full grown.)
4 Cory Cats ( full grown [ each about 2 inches].)
1 Khuli Loch ( full grown at about 3.5 inches. [ his friends were
eaten, the suspect is one of the Angelfish].)

That's Everyone! Now, for more Tank info....

Heater: Dont know name, but it is a submersible and is 150 Watts
Filter: Top Fin 30

That was the "life support, here are the parameters...

Ph: 6.5-6.8
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0

Any information as to what I need to do so I can get live plants is
highly appriciated!

Thanks for looking,
Evan Davis



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Old 12-07-2004, 05:02 AM
Gail Futoran
 
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"nuchumYussel" wrote in message
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I have a 29g freshwater aquarium, in this tank, are all

plastic
plants. I would love to see no plastic in the tank, and

all real live
plants. But I have many problems. The first of which is

insufficient
lighting. It is only one fluorescent bulb. I know that has

to be
upgraded. Another problem is that i have a Pleco is there.
Unfortunatley I know I will have to give him to either a

friend of the
LFS if I want live plants. I tried an Anacharis, but the

plant was
torn apart. The inhabitants of the tank are...

[snip]

I have a 30 gallon long with the one flourescent
light the hood came with. That seems to be quite
adequate for the plants I have: a bunch of Java
Fern (attached to driftwood), various kinds of
crypts (one a sword-like plant that reproduces
steadily if slowly), whatever else I feel like trying.
I like dwarf hairgrass but can't keep it going. Oh,
I also have some anubias (?) that grows taller
than my tank. I prune it, drop the top back in,
and it grows roots. I've begun to add cuttings to
my compost pile having run out of places to
plant the babies.

I don't add CO2; I do fertilize with Flourish &
Flourish Iron w/ water changes. I'm a bit over-
stocked on fish but all are small - the largest is
the common (bronze & paleatus) Cory cats -
so I don't worry about it too much. Water
parameters are checked regularly.

Why not try some low light, hardy plants like
crypts & Java Fern? See what works. If you
like the effect, and want to get fancier with
equipment or touchier plants, you can always
add on later. Be patient - it can take time for
plants to establish & grow/reproduce. Like
any garden.

Gail




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