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Thread: Plant advice

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    Hello everyone! I would like to start keeping live plants in my tank and need some advice. My tank is a 29 gallon with 3 harliquins, 2 platys, and 2 juli cories. What kinds of plants will work for this tank?(I don't care if there root plants or not I just didn't know were to put this) Also i've heard that plants can help control uneaten fish food and scat by "eating" them. Is this true and if it is what kinds of plants do this best? Thanks for your help!
    2 Gallon: 1 african dwarf frog
    10 Gallon: 3 cherry barbs
    29 gallon: 2 platys, 3 harliquen rasboras, 2 juli cories

    "The idea that man can manage nature would be the funniest joke ever told if it were'nt so series" unkown biologist

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    Plants do not control uneaten food but uneaten food turns into fertilizer for the roots. If you want plants, you will need a plant light for them to grow, tho.

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    Yep, a little bit of light doesn't hurt. It's the nitrates that are produced by left over food and the fish poop that the plants live on. I always recommend Java Fern to anyone that is just starting out with live plants. It's very easy to look after. It doesn't need much light, and you don't really plant it. All have to have is a couple of rocks or pieces of driftwood to attach to, and that's it.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Darn it, this is the 2nd time this week i've been wrong about somthing! I've got to get a new aquarium book. Anyways thanks for the advice. I will try java ferns. Were's the best place to get a plant light? Are there any other good beginer plants? Thanks for the advice!
    2 Gallon: 1 african dwarf frog
    10 Gallon: 3 cherry barbs
    29 gallon: 2 platys, 3 harliquen rasboras, 2 juli cories

    "The idea that man can manage nature would be the funniest joke ever told if it were'nt so series" unkown biologist

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