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  1. #1

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    Okay, granted that ive only had two plants, (elodea and marimo balls), i think i may not be too bad at plant keeping (however, i feel that killing my elodea is a really noob mistake)

    ANYWAYS, I am going to try breeding RCS in my five gallon (sry that i can't get a bigger tank). I heard they are happier and breed better with live plants to feed on and hide in. I really want to try Java moss (it looks fun and cool, and it apparently is hard to kill), but i heard they don't do so well in higher temperatures. My RCS will be breeding at from 76-80 Fahrenheit. Also, i don't have a tank light, and don't know how to manage it, and feel that i would probably forget a bunch to turn it on and off, and i don't want to "waste" electricity (im not sure if that is considered wasting, but im trying not to use too much (the reason why im trying to finish up on my computer). I have problems, i admit it, i want to and love the idea of taking care of plants, but i can't find the right one, will probably kill it, and im not willing to finance a bunch to get it. Plus honesty, i don't want to go through the trouble of installing a light in my tank. Yup, im messed up and lazy.

    However, i would really appreciate any help (if you will give it to me) or tips on the right plant. I really need something fast growing, easily propagated, and easy to care for. (and it will meet the conditions of my tank).

    IF JAVA MOSS IS OKAY FOR MY TANK, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! i am really bad with plants and i don't want to mess it up again with my shrimp.

    I also forgot to mention that my room has some natural light (but i keep the shutters closed). Even with the shutters closed it is mildly bright in there.

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    FYI - my Java Moss balls decline in health when they roll around in the tank to a place where they don't get good lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crf8 View Post
    FYI - my Java Moss balls decline in health when they roll around in the tank to a place where they don't get good lighting.
    what if they are anchored to a good spot?

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    Java moss and marimo balls are two different types of plant; java moss or java fern are both easy to grow beginner plants...with the java moss, just tie it off to a rock or DW
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    Most mosses prefer lower temperatures-however I had x-mas and flame moss in my shrimp tanks and it had no problems taking over in higher temperatures. Just a word of warning-mosses can and will grow everywhere if given a chance. Tie it down and do some regular maintenance to prevent it from taking control of your tank, I wan't on the ball with my mosses and they quickly went to overgrown and I just pulled them out of the tanks as I wan't up for the "forever sloppy" look. I go for naturally overgrown with my plants-but you don't gets plant strands everywhere like you do with moss strands.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st with my 2 BN plecos with their 2 generations of fry and 12 dwarf corys; 2nd has gouramis, rainbow fish, and female endlers; 3rd has (killer) albino corys, 1 pepper cory and 6 panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-the pea puffer.


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    He could have plants (other than marimo) with no light on his tank?

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    Depends on where his tank is...does it get natural light...he may be an to get away with a javafern, if the tank has a source 9f natural light.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st with my 2 BN plecos with their 2 generations of fry and 12 dwarf corys; 2nd has gouramis, rainbow fish, and female endlers; 3rd has (killer) albino corys, 1 pepper cory and 6 panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-the pea puffer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Depends on where his tank is...does it get natural light...he may be an to get away with a javafern, if the tank has a source 9f natural light.
    ^^^^and this is why I hate my phone's keyboard!

    So...

    Depends on where the his tank is...does it get natural light...he may be able to get away with a javafern, if the tank has a source of natural light.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st with my 2 BN plecos with their 2 generations of fry and 12 dwarf corys; 2nd has gouramis, rainbow fish, and female endlers; 3rd has (killer) albino corys, 1 pepper cory and 6 panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-the pea puffer.


    75g-now the TUB tanks:
    Nat's 20L Tanks
    5.5 G Shrimp Tanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    ^^^^and this is why I hate my phone's keyboard!

    So...

    Depends on where the his tank is...does it get natural light...he may be able to get away with a javafern, if the tank has a source of natural light.
    Yes i have three windows in my room (but i keep them shuttered cuz random strangers look inside. however, there is still light shining through, enough to see everything in my room. lol i guess my shutters are bad.)

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