Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Plants?

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Springfield Missouri
    Posts
    772

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    for you sick fish - mac   I'm sorry waylon!  Didn't mean at all to discredit you!  Sorry to hear of your crazy mean angelfish!  You taught me a lesson. - angelcraze2   For being a friendly memeber - mac   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   great job on figuring out your photos - bpete   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Throwing my 2 cents in :) . The initial cost of plants are high in comparison to fake plants but as said before, they will help your fish and they will multiply. Buy one bunch (about 9 stems) of rotalla (About 3-5 bucks) plant them, come back in two months and there are 18+ stems. Like most aquarists I started off with fake plants but fell in love with the more natural look of live plants. Make sure you do your research on the upkeep of them (lighting, substrate, liquid fertilizers).
    My Aquarium Journals:

    LiveBearer Aquascape

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,998

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No Message - ApistoJoe   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    I have 7 tanks, all planted with live plants. But below is a pic of my 40b with all silk plants, which I originally chose because the 2 larger fish you see in there are notorious plant eaters. I loved it when I first set it up, but the algae that eventually developed on the plants was a nightmare that could not be cleaned off and I ended up replacing all of these plants a 2nd time. I again ended ripping all of those out later after the algae grew again.

    I found that silver dollars would not eat anubias or java fern so I added some of those along with the silk plants initially. I'm now down to one silver dollar with my tetras and cories, and have started to add some crypts. So far, the SD has left those alone, but he did eat all of the vals and some hygros I tried. I'm slowly starting to add more crypts. As this fish is > 14 yrs old, he may not have much time left and I'll ramp up my live plantings when he passes.

    So you can make a tank look really nice with silk plants, but the algae was something I could not prevent or control.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Quebec, CA
    Posts
    6,857

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Congrats on your proven pair! - RiversGirl   Let the gift giving begin, Merry X-mas ;-) - steeler58   Merry Christmas! - discusluv   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Your tank looks very nice Sue, tx for sharing :)

    I've added silk plants to my breeder tanks, to provide a breeding site for my angels when my amazon swords were still too small, and the same thing happened, the artificial plant picked up so much algae I couldn't wait to remove it. That's why I think they'd work in really low light tanks, but I'm not even sure of that. I now have amazon swords in all my tanks with angelfish, my one sword I bought sent a runner up with about 12 swordlet plants, just an example.
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD
    -Kat

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,998

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No Message - ApistoJoe   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Thanks. The pic looks a little dark/cloudy because that light that was on there was only temporary since I had upgraded a 26g to this tank. I later added a Current Satellite LED that spanned the length of the tank.

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Quebec, CA
    Posts
    6,857

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Congrats on your proven pair! - RiversGirl   Let the gift giving begin, Merry X-mas ;-) - steeler58   Merry Christmas! - discusluv   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I didn't even notice the light fixture was shorter than the tank. My 120g is like that too since I couldn't find 5ft fixtures. I have never seen your tanks, I think this is the first one!
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD
    -Kat

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    6,787

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy V Day! - WhistlingBadger   Glad you tracked down the coral killer - mch1984   sorry to hear about your twin spot. - bpete   Let the gift giving begin, Merry X-mas ;-) - steeler58   Happy Holidays to you! - Boundava   
    Emphysema - Lung Cancer - Lung Disease - Multiple Sclerosis - BluewaterBoof   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - BluewaterBoof   

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    293

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Because I back our Blue...thanks for your service - Silbar   Welcome back! - Slaphppy7   Have another angel fish... - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   No Message - Law Dog   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    I was never able to have real plants in a tank due to my 100gal inhabitants (Africans), but now that each of my boys have 5gal tanks with live plants (Vals and Crypts) I love the look. Not to mention they're flourishing after just under 3 weeks. Heck, my oldest sons tank had 2 Vals and now has 9! My youngest sons tank is slower in growth as it only has 4 Vals now. In a few weeks I'm going to have to do some replanting in the one tank, lol.

    So my $.02, real plants all the way!
    * 100gal show
    - planted w/ Crypts, Vals, Java Fern, Staurogyne repens and Amazon Swords
    - Neons, 4 Angelfish, Sunset Honey Gourami, BN Pleco, Spotted Sailfin
    Pleco, Odessa Barbs, Corydoras schwartzi, Serpae Tetras, Silver tip tetras
    * Fluval Spec V
    - Dwarf Gourami, , 1 Kuhli loach, 2 Black Phantom Tetras
    - planted w/ Crypts

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Posts
    20

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I think silk plants are great because they look like the real one, cheaper and don't need fertilizer.

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    52,396

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   Happy Belated Birthday! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Old thread, OP hasn't replies in 3+ years, now closed.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •