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    No Matter what i do the plants i get sont last all,

    FIsh are very good

    Is there a plant i can get that will grow in any condition and that will suit my corys ,

    All i have is plastic plants ??

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    What type of plants did you try ?

    What type of lighting do you have ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    What type of plants did you try ?

    What type of lighting do you have ?
    also what type of substrate and what are the dimensions of your tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by faolteam View Post
    Is there a plant i can get that will grow in any condition and that will suit my corys ,
    Cliffs questions are very relevant and to answer your question;
    'Any conditions'... No. Plants have environmental conditions that must be met for their survival, It's just that simple.

    Having said that, It's pretty easy to meet the requirements of the commonly kept easy/low light plants.
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    Depending on what you have bought... there is a whole section of aquatic plants that are known to die back right after transplant and then recover. If you bought one of these kinds and then thought you killed it and pulled it out... you jumped too soon!

    So please do share what kinds you have tried and the lighting. :)

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    On the bright side, pretty much any plant is cory-compatible

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    Can you put the following up to give us an idea.....

    Tank size
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    Filteration
    types and amount of fish
    Substrate
    Water change shedule
    Nitrate level in tank
    What plants you have tried


    It maybe that your water is being kept too clean and the plants simply didn't have anything to eat, it maybe that your lighting isn't sufficient or simply you didn't try the right plants for your tank.


    I've grown some of most species of plants (before moving onto marine) and each type had very different requirements.

    I had a tank that I planted about 30 species in the same tank, it was high in CO2, I added fertalisers daily, the light was really bright.

    Some thrived, some nearly died off, some just stayed as they were.

    Over time I got lazy, the CO2 ran out, I let some other plants at the surface thrive and shadow some of the plants.

    At no point did I end up with a bare area though, as one receded another thrived and filled its place. I only wish I'd taken a daily picture now!




    Anyway, what I'm saying is if we know about your system we can help you find something that will suit your needs. Some of it will still be trial and error though!
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    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    To be honest i do not know what plants i had and as u rightly said they were dying and i did up root them they were brown and unsightly

    Tank size 36x15x18
    Lighting Aqua Glo Bulb
    Filteration Teltrec 1200
    types and amount of fish 23 cardinal tetra, golden gourami, bronze cory, albino, panda corys
    Substrate Gravel
    Water change schedule every week 40% water change
    Nitrate level in tank 10
    What plants you have tried dont remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    On the bright side, pretty much any plant is cory-compatible
    I saw what you did there....good one..."bright side" and lighting
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    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by faolteam View Post
    To be honest i do not know what plants i had and as u rightly said they were dying and i did up root them they were brown and unsightly

    Tank size 36x15x18
    Lighting Aqua Glo Bulb
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    I wonder...
    1. why buy plants if you don't know what they are and what they need
    2. how much light is this? And how long is it on for?

    Adding nutrients will give the plants a chance. Just gravel isn't going to work

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