View Full Version : is it worth it to try plants?

01-02-2008, 01:11 AM
in my 90g none of the cichlids are bent on digging, all leave decor where i put it. right now i have 100w of 50/50 over the tank (HO fixtures left from old 20g reef), but when i get live plants i'll buy a 200w T-5.

the tanks 48"x18"x24" so its the height and length of a 55g but far wider. would it be worth it to try java fern or other plants like that?

01-02-2008, 01:41 AM
Sure. You could probabl keep some high light plants as well.

01-02-2008, 03:50 PM
It's always worth it to just put a few plants in.
Java fern, java moss, anubias, anacharis, amazon sword you could try.
You could get some more expensive platns if you wanted to.

Lady Hobbs
01-02-2008, 03:54 PM
I don't think so......not with oscars. You could pot a few hardy plants and sink the pots in the substrate and try it that way.

01-02-2008, 05:29 PM
Yeah and if I remember right you didn't have alot of substatre in that tank. You could try maybe some small plants and trim them once they get to like 4 inches high. If they get too high the oscar will rip them apart.

01-02-2008, 06:12 PM
A plant t try would be an onion plant. It's incedibley rough.

01-02-2008, 07:08 PM
i tried some java fern, so far its good. my Leporinus fasciatus is supposed to eat any live plants