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3 FT Planted Tank, Fish need advice

Discussion in 'Fish' started by orahulji, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. orahulji

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    Added eheim 2227 some time back
     
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    5 rummy nose tetra, 18 cardinal, 2 albino, 12 black skirt
     
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    thinking of giving back black skirt tetra to LFS, but problem is how to remove without disturbing plants..
     
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    till now only single fish died after intoduction :)
     
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    My problem is how to cut these plants ?......its all growing towards water surface....dont know right way to trim :-(
     
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    The growth is pretty good, but it still lacks the carpet in the foreground which I would really appreciate. Plus I see that you are from bangalore, glosso is available here with a person I know, if you want I can give you his contact details.
     
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    Get yourself a good set of scissors (straight - long), for the stems cut from between the two node areas and for the root plants cut the long leaves along with the shoot.
     
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    hi Abhradi, could you suggest from where i can get those carpet plants in Bangalore? or some other beautiful plants seen in this forum?
     
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    My friend Sreetharam from kamanahalli deals with plants you can go down to his online store aquabynature.com to download the plant catalog and it's price. Or else if you are nearbyto jayanagar 3rd Block try giving a small visit to the store Mermaid Aquarium they keep pretty good plant collection as well. But for foreground Sreetharam is an expert and prices are reasonable, almost all my plant collection is from him.
     
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    hey so which plant i should order ?.......given my tank spec.

    3ftx1ftx1.5ft

    Light: 39Wx 2- Spiral bulbs

    I use 2 1ltr bottle for CO2 - Chang in 15 days
    Seachem Flourish - 5ml every week
    Seachem Excel - 5 ml everyweek
    Seachem K - 5 ml every week


    Please suggest which one is easy to grow given my tank condition.

    I don't have any water test kit :-(

    and please correct if m doing any thing wrong here.


     
  14. abhradip1986

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    hey no sweat man! things are just fine as per dosing and all. But what I could see from the pictures posted by you the lighting is actually real low for growing any foreground plants. My opinion move to a combination of two 40W T8 tubes, due to it's length the light penetration to the bottom will definitely increase. Plus T8's are the normal tubes that we use so they are real cheap, all you've got to invest is in good reflector for them which again won't cost you more than 400Rs each (max.) The two easiest plants that I can think of given that you have to increase the light and you have CO2 injection already would be: E. Parvula (Dwarf hair grass) or Glossostigma. You can contact Seetharam from his website to place your order for that, but definitely use a good tweezer to plant them foreground plants are a bit tricky to plant (due to their small size)
     

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