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Old 01-28-2018, 11:59 AM
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Does anyone use plants in their Front tanks and if you do tell us which plants you use. I just started using plants and it has made a big difference in the way the tank looks. Everyone who sees the tank really likes them. I use Cryptocoryne, java fern and vallisneria. They are all low light and no fertilizer plants. Very easy plants and the fronts don't mind them or touch them.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:02 PM
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Not at present. What lights do you use over what size tank?
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Old 01-29-2018, 03:28 AM
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Every tank and the fish in them are different but any time I added ANY plants to the tank, my large male would always rip them apart. That was the case with my Burundi group and now with my Mikula group...Wish it wasn't so because I love to have plants in all my tanks but doesn't work for me...hopefully you have more luck
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:51 AM
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The plants are in 125 gallon tanks, one has led lights and one has standard Aqueon strip lights, nothing special. The Anubius and the Jave fern are not buried in the sand, they are glued to rocks and a couple of pieces of small wood so they can't dig it up. It's the way they grow. The only way the fish can get rid of it is by eating it. LOL
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:44 AM
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Good luck...all my anubias and java/windlove were attached to large driftwood and rocks as well...didnt stop them...they would just rip and tear at them and i would wake up to see plant after plant torn down to a stump....only a few times i was actually able to witness the big males with mouthfulls of greenery LOL!!
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I've done both, plants and without. Both worked for me and mine didn't bother them, might uproot one occasionally by rearranging sand. Plants were not heavily planted, but I had some nice annubias here and there.
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