05-17-2013, 02:21 PM
You can wash the plants in tap water before putting them in your tank, or use a potassium permanganate dip. Tie them down to something in the tank or stick them in the substrate, either will work, but if you stick them in the substrate make sure you don't bury the rhizome, only bury the roots.
When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?
05-17-2013, 02:33 PM
05-17-2013, 02:35 PM
05-17-2013, 02:50 PM
Tank is looking good! If your heater is one that can be placed horizontally or on an angle (some can't, so check your product info), maybe it can be partially hidden behind the house. Then add a medium tall plant to the side where there are none, to cover the rest of the heater. That would also give some visual interest to that side. I like the rocks, as they break up the pink color in the gravel.
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29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
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05-17-2013, 03:18 PM
05-17-2013, 03:38 PM
05-17-2013, 03:41 PM
You could get a couple moss balls for this tank. Very cool and you just plop them in. they add color and green. Also check out the banana plants. Your daughter would love them. Just drop them in. no planting necessary.
Originally Posted by gronlaura
but DO as suggested and dip them in something to kill any hitchhiker snails. you don't want trumpet snails in your tank. ug.
30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
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05-17-2013, 03:48 PM
05-17-2013, 03:49 PM
05-17-2013, 04:04 PM
Ok, those little banana plants are TOO COOL...wouldn't 2 of them look neat in the front corners of the tank?