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sondre
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Joined: 06 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)15:35    Post subject: Setting up planted aquarium for the first time Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Need advice about plants please .
I got small aquarium (60 x 30 x 30 cm / approx 54 litres ) for my kids .
It comes with 50 watt heater ,internal filter ,co2 system and light (15 watts).

I want live plants in it , but not sure which ones would be OK to add , because there is only 1 light .

I think moss balls are OK,but want something more . Are there any other plants that don't need much light ?

Thank you Smile
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)16:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CO2 is not needed with that lighting.
You should be able to grow java ferns & some cryptocorenes.
Moss balls don't really grow.
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)17:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Java moss I think would work, but will likely tank over your tank very quickly.
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PostPosted: 2011.06.07(Tue)2:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
The CO2 is not needed with that lighting.
You should be able to grow java ferns & some cryptocorenes.
Moss balls don't really grow.


Thank you,Thats good if co2 is not needed,got a tank for my kids without realising what I got myself into ! Very Happy
But thats one less thing to worry about then Smile
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sondre
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PostPosted: 2011.06.07(Tue)2:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

monstrosity wrote:
Java moss I think would work, but will likely tank over your tank very quickly.


Really ? Those balls look really good,but if it will give me more headacke,then I think I will forget about them.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.06.07(Tue)2:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Java moss is not the same as marimo balls.

For plants you need to find the balance that allows the plants to trhive but doesn't let algae take over.
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sondre
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PostPosted: 2011.06.08(Wed)13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Java moss is not the same as marimo balls.

For plants you need to find the balance that allows the plants to trhive but doesn't let algae take over.


thanks,I am new to aquariums,but from what I can see they are called marimo moss balls :
http://cgi.ebay.CO2.uk/X10-AQUARIUM-FISH-MARIMO-MOSS-BALLS-LIVE-PLANTS-3-5CM-/250826579496?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Fish&hash=item3a666dde28

Are these good ?
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PostPosted: 2011.06.09(Thu)13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

for more info visit:

www.ukaps.org
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