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Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by FishAuntie, May 25, 2019.

  1. PheonixKingZ

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    Good! So exciting!!

    Yes, you can put it in there......:)

    I would love to see the pictures of the sprouts! ;)
     
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    Early days but enough to know they’re going. E72FEF71-CCDE-4FCD-88E7-472EBD317190.jpeg 817EF166-008B-4F83-842D-E7E4BD4A42DA.jpeg
    All the little green extensions are new :)
     
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    Cool! Hey, what kind of plant are they again?
     
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    Their commercial name is Betta Bulbs but the scientific name on them is ‘Aponogeton.’
     
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    Aponogeton is the genus name of the plant. Any idea what the species name is?
     
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    It just says (sp.) after aponogeton. I don’t think that’s specific enough though :(

    I haven’t yet bought it but plan to get that filter. I’ll also pick up some decor for my tank next week.
     
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    Sweet! Any ideas on what decor you would want to get? Are you going “exotic” or “natural” looking? :)
     
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    I think it’ll be a combination. Some fake blue & purple silk plants were requested & I plan on a variety of live plants.

    Black sand and blue gravel (the same as my niece’s) is the planned substrate. I have decor in mind but haven’t picked it up yet. Why can’t aquarium stuff be free? Lol!

    It’s shaping up to be a really cool 55g set-up. I’ve researched a ton and am pretty happy with my ideas. Just need the right sales and money in my pocket.
     
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    The No Spill Python, in my opinion, is totally worth it for large tanks! Oh, and the Flourishe is actually Seachem Flourish. Might help you when looking for it. :)
     
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    Lol, same here! I just wish you could go to a fish store, and everything was free! :lol:

    So are you planning on making the blue gravel kind of like a “stream”? :)
     
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    Awesome news on the python! Its price has had me scratching my head but after seeing a video demonstration I was impressed. Thanks for the input.

    My plants are getting seachem flourish :)

    Actually I hadn’t worked the layout out that thoroughly. Blue as a river is a really cool idea though! I just know I’ll get some sand to spice up terrain and make some corys happy. Gravel to make the humans happy (I sat there sharing every gravel color online & after all that they still wanted my niece’s!)
     
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    Cool! I love the idea of having a “river” underwater. Just get black or brown sand, put the gravel down after the sand, and then put a little bridge over the “river”! So exciting! :D
     
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    Small question! I wondered about Microbe-lift - I already have it from setting up my niece’s tank. Now my question is, should I still buy MarineLand BIO-Spira Freshwater Bacteria? Is it basically going to do the same thing as microbe-lift or is it a different kettle of fish? Can they work in tandem or will they affect each other?
     
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    These products are bacterial supplements, intended to promote the establishment of nitrifying bacteria especially in new tanks. It should not be necessary to use any of them once the tank is cycled. And once opened, their shelf life is very limited.
     
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