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Trill the man
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Location: Daventry, Northants, England

PostPosted: 2003.08.22(Fri)9:30    Post subject: cabomba and ambulia Reply with quote

It depends on whether I will pay for another light fixture or not to as which plant I will choose. The question I wish to ask I do these plants need to be 'planted' as such? I wish to have a sand substrate, with bogwood (tree roots, twigs etc) being the main decor. I wish to keep tetras, though they require some plants for confidence. I have seen a similar setup as this, with lots of cabomba, but with only half an inch of sand for substrate.
Will these plants thrive if they were weighted down so they 'rest' on the snd instead, or have only a small part of the plant covered by sand, held down by weights?
Thanks, phil Wink
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anonapersona
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Location: Houston, Texas

PostPosted: 2003.08.22(Fri)12:46    Post subject: Ambulia Reply with quote

I have ambulia in a 10 gallon with thin substrate (~1") and it does fine. I think it gets more of it's nutrition from the fertilizers I add to the water anyhow. It will branch when it reaches the surface and gives nice cover for tetras. Never had any luck with Cabomba, not sure why.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.22(Fri)12:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, thats what I was hoping for. Does ambulia need a lot of light, and if not, what would be sufficient to keep it alive and healthy?

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