Thread: Any point in planting?
11-13-2012, 07:29 AM #1
Any point in planting?
I am slowly preparing a tank for two Convicts once they are mature enough. I love the look of a planted tank, but I know from watching their parents that they destroy their tank daily, is there any point in doing a moderatly planted tank and letting it grow in before the fish arrive? I don't want to waste any money if they're just going to destroy the plants.55g - 5 Blood Parrots
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11-13-2012, 11:07 AM #2
You could always do a bunch of floating plants. some people even Superglue plants to driftwood and rocks.
11-13-2012, 04:02 PM #3
Personally I wouldn't waste the money, my Cons dig even when they are not breeding so it all depends on the Cons personality of your fish but knowing MOST Cons I wouldn't waste the money on it
11-13-2012, 04:04 PM #4
You can attach java fern and anubias to driftwood and have floating plants. They can not dig up what isn't planted. That how I keep my blood parrot tank.
I hope you are not putting these convicts in with your parrots?
11-15-2012, 04:43 PM #5
Lady Hobbs in an earlier post of his I think the OP mentioned something about just putting the Cons in a 20 Gal of their own, but I agree floating plants could workout a lot better because you truly can't mess up plants that aren't planted at all
11-15-2012, 04:55 PM #6
I agree with tieing plants to driftwood. You can create a stunning aquascape with varieties of anubias and java fern planted in this way.Finally reached 6 tanks... oh god, this addiction is getting serious. 75g mbuna tank, 65g gold severum, 55g OB peacock breeding colony, 30g(36x18) growout, 20 long Dwarf Alto's, 10g fry tank.
If I die young bury me in... An 8x2x2 with versa tops and a large sump for adequate filtration;)
11-15-2012, 05:24 PM #7Originally Posted by chocological55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me