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    I've had a few plants in my aquarium (Dwarf hair, some stuff that died a week after I got it (the "wool" left over from it's pot is still in there for some reason?), and an unidentified plant. I recently purchased a few new plants: Anacharis, Wisteria, and a broad-leaved unnamed plant. Any helpful tips for a beginnig aquarist is greatly appreciated! I've heard that when the Anacharis starts losing it's colour from the bottom (if it does) you can just break off the discoloured part and replant it and it'll grow.

    The broad-leaved one:


    The older one:




    ...with my Bichir:


    Also, I was wondering how to get the dwarf hair to grow to cover the bottom (carpet). I've had it for two or three months now and it's only seemed to have gotten smaller.

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    This sounds like a job for chrona!

    Are those channel cats?
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    i don't know what plants those are but the slow growth could be from a nutrient defficiency and/or low light conditions.

    edit:one of them looks like an anubis
    55 gal lightly planted mbuna

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    The broad leaved plant is anubias afzelli I believe. Not sure on the others, maybe some variety of ludwigia? Tough to tell because it's so chewed up.

    Dwarf hairgrass requires a fairly high tech setup to spread into a carpet. How much lighting do you have over that tank (and what size tank is it)? Are you injecting CO2? Adding any fertilizer? What kind of substrate do you have? I can barely get my hairgrass to spread and everything else grows really well in my tank.

    You need to remove as much of the rockwool as you can. It's used for shipping and holds enough nutrients for the plant while it's at the LFS, but it impedes growth after you put it in your tank and can sometimes cause the plant to rot.
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    For general plant information, you can try my guide
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=4721

    Rex Grigg's website

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    Or just post questions here :)


    One more thing about dwarf hairgrass: You need to seperate the big clump into smaller pieces, otherwise it will grow VERY slowly (and probably die in some areas) and collect debris/algae.
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    and he'll jump right on them
    55 gal lightly planted mbuna

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    Only up for another half hour though :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumachine09
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    This sounds like a job for chrona!

    Are those channel cats?
    No, they're silver tipped sharks (I think it's Hexanematichthys seemani, or Arius jordani - same thing?), Renegade and Boomer.

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    Oh, i didnt see the elongated spine at first. Isnt it funny how they just tag the "shark" onto a bunch of different species just to make them more apealing?

    Ex.The rainbow/redfinned sharks are actually minnows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrona
    The broad leaved plant is anubias afzelli I believe. Not sure on the others, maybe some variety of ludwigia? Tough to tell because it's so chewed up.

    Dwarf hairgrass requires a fairly high tech setup to spread into a carpet. How much lighting do you have over that tank (and what size tank is it)? Are you injecting CO2? Adding any fertilizer? What kind of substrate do you have? I can barely get my hairgrass to spread and everything else grows really well in my tank.

    You need to remove as much of the rockwool as you can. It's used for shipping and holds enough nutrients for the plant while it's at the LFS, but it impedes growth after you put it in your tank and can sometimes cause the plant to rot.
    I was thinking it might be Anubis but I havn't seen enough of them to tell. Ludwigia? I'll look that up.

    I have no CO2 injection and my substrate is gravel with sand, about an inch and a half of sand with an inch or so of gravel mixed with the top of that. I have no fertilizer and my lighting is only a 20 watt single tube flourescent. I've got a 35 gallon tank. I don't know really anything about the water conditions (no pH strips) so that's about all I can tell you. Not exactly the most ideal setup for plants..

    Is there any homemade methods you have for CO2 injection?

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