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    Not really, you can and it can help boost growth, but usually the very beginner plants(the ones mentioned), it's not needed. I should add, some of the rarer low lights may need it.
    Great, thank you.
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    If you can find Malaysian driftwood, that would be a great choice as it usually sinks right away without having to be boiled or soaked for days and days. Very little (if any) leaching of tanins too. Then tie or glue (Super Glue Gel) some java fern or anubias to this. Another easy plant to try would be a crypt species such as Crypt Wendtii. This is planted in the substrate.

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    Not really, you can and it can help boost growth, but usually the very beginner plants(the ones mentioned), it's not needed. I should add, some of the rarer low lights may need it.
    Just curious... What are your thoughts on creeping jenny?
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    Just curious... What are your thoughts on creeping jenny?
    Never heard of it in aquariums haha. I'm new myself to plants, but have learned from others and some of my experience on the random plants I get(usually from RAOK). I know enough to keep most of the plants that I have alive, and that's about it(I have Anubis and java ferns and have kept hornwort before).:)
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    Never heard of it in aquariums haha. I'm new myself to plants, but have learned from others and some of my experience on the random plants I get(usually from RAOK). I know enough to keep most of the plants that I have alive, and that's about it.:)
    Haha thanks anyway :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleFox View Post
    Hey, everyone!

    I've had my guppies for a couple of months now and it seems like all of a sudden they have started to pick at each other. I have 3 of them in a 5-gallon. I know it's not an ideal size, but it hasn't been an issue until now (if that's even the problem). They used to do a lot of exploring and group swimming but now they spend a lot of time chasing each other around. I wanna say it started less than a week ago and I woke up this morning with my biggest guppy having a rip in his caudal fin (tail).

    What could cause this change? Would adding more plants help?
    It does happen (also among guppies) that a pecking order starts to happen. That's quite normal. If the tank is a kind of small in comparison to the number of fish, it might trigger the pecking order but doesn't have to. But again, it's not a strange thing when dominance between males or females starts to happen in the tank.

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    All of my driftwood I found by a local lake..."free" is my favorite price

    With low light plants, you don't need ferts or CO2...what kind of sand did you use for your substrate?
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    All of my driftwood I found by a local lake..."free" is my favorite price

    With low light plants, you don't need ferts or CO2...what kind of sand did you use for your substrate?
    I like free too. You really have to be careful with DW though. The first two pieces I tried turned out to be a resinous species. It's not at all obvious after it is dead for years and I am a woodworker. I had to boil it for a long time before it became obvious it wouldn't stop oozing sap out of the end grain. I guess some conifers can retain sap for decades if submerged. I haven't given up on the free DW plan though.

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    All of my driftwood I found by a local lake..."free" is my favorite price

    With low light plants, you don't need ferts or CO2...what kind of sand did you use for your substrate?
    Is there anything you need to do to the wood before putting it in the tank?

    If I remember correctly, I used CaribSea Super Naturals sand.
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    Is there anything you need to do to the wood before putting it in the tank?

    If I remember correctly, I used CaribSea Super Naturals sand.
    Boiling it is the safest answer. It will leach the trash out of it and kill the cooties. You can soak in bleach water but no telling if it cleans the inside properly.

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