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Re: Freshwater plants discussion

Postby ~RuSh~ » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:44 am

I had it at one time... I recall it didn't survive. I was using a play sand - flourite mix, and I had sufficient lighting 65w p/c on a 30g tank... I think it pulls its nutrients from the water column so I would suggest dosing with liquid ferts if you have them.
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Re: Freshwater plants discussion

Postby Dan Isaacs » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:49 pm

I don't have them, but I do have money, which IME is handy for acquiring things that I don't have. :D
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Re: Freshwater plants discussion

Postby Gibson420 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:58 pm

I live near lots of lakes and streams I was wondering if I could take these plants from the wild and put them in my tank or if that's a bad idea because of bacteria and parasites? if that's the case is their a way I could rid them of bacteria/parasites by placing them in a hospital tank and medicating them before placing them in my community tank
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Re: Freshwater plants discussion

Postby Kmuda » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:10 am

Not all plants you find in your local streams will do well in an aquarium. Some will not survive at all and some may grow like weeds.

Anytime you are adding plants to an aquarium it is best to perform some preventative actions. The best is the use of bleach.

Prepare a soaking solution using one gallon of water and a cup and a half of bleach. Soak plants for five minutes, then soak for another five minutes in plain water with a de-chlorinating agent (Prime), and rinse well. Some fragile plants may be damaged by bleach solutions.
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Re: Freshwater plants discussion

Postby Gibson420 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:22 pm

thanks ill give it a try in the spring not going in the water in the winter lol.
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Re: Freshwater plants discussion

Postby ~RuSh~ » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:31 pm

Just want to point out one more thing about taking native plants from lakes and streams - CAUTION some plants are invasive species, if you are caught transporting them you can be fined a lot of money. Be sure you know what you are taking and be sure you are doing it legally. :lthumb:
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