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Discussion in 'Planted Chit Chat' started by Kimm87, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Kimm87

    Kimm87 New Member

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    I never added anything to my tank I have dwarf frogs so the only thing they get is dechlorinater. When i got them 4-5 years ago the frogs being sold in the states were really weak and alot of the people in the frog group kept having sudden die offs and fungal infections and things, so i have always treated them with kid gloves. They have done really well but im hesitant to add anything new.
    My sons new tank will be guppies and probably corys so we wil see

     
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    Water sprite got it ill look for that
     
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    This was a single water sprite plant 4 months ago. There is a lot more of it but I have "shared" it with my community tank.
     

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    I have had Water sprite with leaves 18 plus inches long. Left alone A single leaf the size of your thumb will quickly cover the top of your tank, This stuff is tuff, cut it rip it trim the roots it just keeps growing

    This is a perfect Betta bed, they climb in between the leaves and chill

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    Thanks, While its not everyones cup of tea I love the wild jungle look, I started with small plants and they grew. In case you are wondering I sometimes add 1 milliliter of Seachem flourish comprehensive when I remember, I do not vacuum the substrate and have Malaysian Trumpet snails and rams horn snails, These snails are vital if you want a healthy planted tank no matter what Colin says about snails.
    Heres a few tricks with Anubias. I have done this with my plants so I know it works.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Anubias/



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    In 6 months with no care this $12 ish pot.
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    That pot can easily be broken up into 4 or 5 plabts

    Will look like this
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    The big crypts are 30centimeters tall.

    All those Crypts came from 1 pot like the one above
     
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    So i can just cut the rhizome where ever? I always heard that each piece needed at least 3 leaves or it would die but if i can just chop off those empty bits on the end and make new plants that changes everything! Ok not everything but will make splitting the plants easier.
     

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