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Rito Aru - 2015-05-08
My only problem with this plant is that the leaves easily breaks off plus the leaves stucks in my filtration system but no problem with the fishes

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Rito Aru - 2015-05-08
Well i didnt know that this plant grows tall so i cutted it and it looked so bad. But they grow very fast in my tank .

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Ankit Roy - 2015-04-24
I have about 5 scores of cabomba green, they are growing alright towards the light but something seems to uproot them I have scarlet badis, neon tetras, glo danios, a ghost cat and a Bolivian dwarf ram cichlid.. Can anybody give me a solution as in is it due to the fish or anything else, I add CO2 liquid ferts, and have a gravel 2 mm as top layer with ADA aquasoil.. and a have good water flow.. all other plants hair grass crypocoreynes lilies anubias nachos wisteria doing fine

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  • jordan - 2015-04-25
    chances are its your cichlid. they love to uproot plants.most people will tell you it almost impossible to keep plants planted with cichlids of any type. ive had my share of this problem. they're the jerks of the fish world lol.
  • অঙ্কিত রায় - 2015-04-27
    thank u, but few of my friends had success keeping dwarf rams in their low tech planted, but ya u r right they didnt have any cabombas, am trying now without the ram.. Lets See.. Open to more suggesstions

     
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John - 2015-03-11
I have a heavily planted 55 gal aquarium with approx. 48 fish, cory's, cherry barbs and harlequin rasboros. I have a power filter rated for 70 gal tanks but have not changed the filter medium in years with zero ill effects, it is an extremely healthy tank. The filter is starting to get a little noisier and is likely on its last legs. I wonder if I should reinvest in another filter of the same type or since it doesn't require filter media changes for a healthy tank, should I just put in a powerhead for water movement. I also have two robust bubble bars that produce a lot of water agitation.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-03-11
    Wow, you have a wonderful biotope in your aquarium. Sounds like the plants, fish, decor, and possibly the filter media are all working together nicely to keep your tank in great shape. So what to do when the filter motor may be going out is a good question. The media in the filter may be very rich with nitrifying bacteria, which may be helping to keep your tank stable. If that's the case, maybe get the same type filter and keep the existing media... But if you think the media is not contributing to the tanks stability, then loosing the filter may not have an effect. Really hard to say! Personally, between your two choices, I would get a new filter rather than relying on water movement alone for water quality. Generally the old media is replaced, but doing that does take out bacteria and so colonies have to re-establish in the new (takes about 6 weeks). But on the other hand, bacteria lives on all the other decor in the tank as well. So it's really hard to say what consequences there will be in either case with a tank that is as well balanced as yours!
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jordan - 2012-06-03
So I planted some Water Onion bulbs a couple of days ago and on some of the bulbs there is some white cloudy stuff starting to appear and I wasn't sure exactly what that was? Should I remove the bulbs? Is this dangerous to my fish? Any information would be helpful and thank you in advance!

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  • alex - 2014-04-05
    The white cloudy stuff is probably mold?
  • tracy - 2014-12-28
    does it resemble a blister/bubble? if so, i think it's okay. just means that it's growing :)
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Anonymous - 2012-02-14
Can I put a Java Fern in my one gallon tank with a betta.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-14
    It would have to be a really small piece of fern. One gallon is not very big but a little piece is OK - java ferns grow like crazy.
  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-14
    One small piece is fine. However, do note that Java Fern can reach large sizes, and may need to be trimmed back a bit when large.
  • Anonymous - 2014-10-25
    Of course u can... It's a plant that could handle water hardness...
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Animal-World info on Anacharis
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David - 2010-07-16
I have a pond (small) that initially occupied with different tropical fishes, but they always disappeared maybe because birds, or other.
A few month ago I decided to take a different approach and bought 1 plant (Anacharis)
so the fish could hide from predators, well it didn't work for the fish, so I moved the ones I got left with to my 20 gal tank, now I have so many Anacharis that I wish there was a way to use them and not kill them, Let me know if there is other use for the plant, thank you (Florida)

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  • sandy cook - 2011-04-06
    I will take some off your hands! i can't find any here where I live.
  • Dana - 2013-09-16
    Do you still have the anacharis in bunches? I would love to get some from you if it's for sale.
  • Kevin Gagnon - 2014-05-09
    I have anacharis for sale if any one is interested. One bunch (3 plants) for a $1.
  • Donna - 2014-07-27
    Do you have anymore Anacharis for sale?
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alex - 2011-06-26
I bought some moneywort from petsmart, and a leaf of onion plant made it into the bag (and my tank), do you think this will grow?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-27
    Might as well try. Usually they propagate via the offshoot bulbs. I have no idea if a leaf can actually root but no reason not to try. Right?
  • Alan - 2014-03-28
    If you haven't got your answer. NO... The leaf will not produce roots with this plant.
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Anonymous - 2012-10-01
My plant has detached from bulb...only thing attaching bulb 2 plant are a few roots...Should I fully detach and plant in gravel?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-02
    I would personally let them do what they will do naturally.  You can detach them if you want too.
  • Fish lover - 2014-02-08
    What fish would u put with dwarf lilies
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Jess - 2012-05-12
my lace plant is dying and i dont know why. i got it on march 27th, 2012... had like 20 full leaves then. now it has like 2-3 baby leaves. the rest rotted off. i tried plant food, which doesnt seem to effect it. my 3 amazon swords are flourishing nicely though!
iv read multiple sites that contradicted each other on proper amount of lighting. low vs high? which one is it?
and should i plant it away from a water current or does it matter? HELP! haha This plant cost me $15!

Current water stats (which im trying to fix):
55 gal freshwater tank (started mid January 2012)

Temp: 70-78F

pH: 6.0 (was 7.4 two weeks ago. idk what made it jump down. the only new thing i added to the water was a Nitra-Zorb pad 3 days ago to help with ammonia & nitrates. I didn't read anything on the box that said Nitra-Zorb effected pH.)

ammonia: 1.0
nitrite: 0.0
nitrate: 40

Livestock:
1 Minnow, 2 Otocinclus Algae Eaters, 3 Kuhlii Loaches, 6 Flame Von Rio Tetras, 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 2 Threadfin Rainbows, 20+ female Dalmation Platties/Mollies (3 are adults, the rest are babies/fry), 2 Dwarf Gouramis, & 1 male Crowntail Betta.

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  • shannon matthews - 2014-02-01
    your lace plant might be going though shock! your sudden rise in ph was 4 marks higher than the species recommendation i'd leave it alone and let it regrow. lace plants are kinda finicky plants. if you want to test rather or not your plant food is affecting the ph buy a ph kit and get a sample of your tank water. plant this fragile plant away from from your filter currents and keep it shaded out of hot light. this plant lacks protective leaf tissue other plants have.
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