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Curby
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PostSubject: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySun Jun 20, 2010 11:05 am

Would you prefer a planted or a non-planted aqaurium for your Bristlenose plec???

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Male Number of posts : 1432
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySun Jun 20, 2010 11:45 am

i vote no plants because with my bns i have the tanks with only gravel, wood n caves.
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySun Jun 20, 2010 11:52 am

Plants cos they look awesome, and the BN like them Smile

that siad only my display tank has plants in it cos when breeding they become a pain. but if they were easy to remove and keep then i would have plants in all my tanks

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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySun Jun 20, 2010 8:14 pm

Planted!! Works like an additional filter and looks great too
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ltaylor88
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Male Number of posts : 160
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySun Jun 20, 2010 10:58 pm

I do like the look of plants but they can be a pain to look after especialy with BN
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Lunchbox
Juvenile Bristlenose
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Male Number of posts : 96
Location : New York
Job/hobbies : Fish Keeping, Pizza Maker
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Registration date : 2010-03-19

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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyWed Jun 23, 2010 2:39 am

No plants, had java fern amazon sword a bunch of different ones and they ate them all.
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ktk05
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Female Number of posts : 380
Age : 32
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySat Sep 08, 2012 4:50 pm

My BNs have never eaten my plants and I have in fact witnessed them eating algae off the leave of my plants!
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TheJediCouncil
Juvenile Bristlenose
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TheJediCouncil

Male Number of posts : 85
Age : 51
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyTue Sep 11, 2012 1:12 pm

i like plants gives fry and cherry shrimp somewhere to hide and looks good too
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marty14
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyTue Sep 11, 2012 11:05 pm

Definitely plants as they are part of the natural environment we try try to recreate.
Plus there are so many other definite benefits such as hiding places for fish, oxygen production and being a important part of the nitrogen cycle.
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyWed Sep 12, 2012 10:38 pm

definitely planted, my breeding pair of green dragons spawn every month and a half or so and they seemed to love it and it looks cool. As far as trying to catch the babies,when they are a little over an inch i put a net with algae wafers in it and wait till a bunch go in and I start to clear the bigger ones to make room for smaller ones and now I have to many affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyWed Sep 12, 2012 10:49 pm

Chad.C wrote:
definitely planted, my breeding pair of green dragons spawn every month and a half or so and they seemed to love it and it looks cool. As far as trying to catch the babies,when they are a little over an inch i put a net with algae wafers in it and wait till a bunch go in and I start to clear the bigger ones to make room for smaller ones and now I have to many :afraid:
I am now letting nature take its course with my fry. Only one or two survive per brood. But that is enough. I intervene as little as possible. After all you don't want your house turn into one big fish house. Plants??? 3813960834
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyThu Sep 13, 2012 12:01 am

marty14 wrote:
I am now letting nature take its course with my fry. Only one or two survive per brood. But that is enough. I intervene as little as possible. After all you don't want your house turn into one big fish house. Plants??? 3813960834
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why not? cheers

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marty14
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyThu Sep 13, 2012 9:15 am

Doug wrote:
marty14 wrote:
I am now letting nature take its course with my fry. Only one or two survive per brood. But that is enough. I intervene as little as possible. After all you don't want your house turn into one big fish house. Plants??? 3813960834
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why not? cheers
A true believer !!!!! cheers
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Chad.C
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 6:52 am

my first spawn I intervene and I lost all of them so now i dont do anything and I just let them be. And currently my male green dragon is sitting on another batch of eggs,with two seperate spawns from same parents growing out.
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marty14
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 10:20 am

Chad.C wrote:
my first spawn I intervene and I lost all of them so now i dont do anything and I just let them be. And currently my male green dragon is sitting on another batch of eggs,with two seperate spawns from same parents growing out.
Good move. I also find that the ones that survive are the healthier, strongest and smartest of the lot.
I guess nature can be cruel sometimes but it has a purpose.
Marty Very Happy
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Chad.C
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptySun Sep 16, 2012 1:33 am

Amen Brother Plants??? 3335189316
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Sarahdd

Female Number of posts : 223
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Location : USA
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PostSubject: plants... love them   Plants??? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2012 4:58 am

Anubias nana, Java fern, hornwort - bare-bottomer , anything that floats or clings to driftwood is welcome, med.to low light , sun worshippers need not apply.
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2012 7:09 pm

I have mostly fern a lot of fern attached to the wood and caves and stones, some just sits on the bottom, I also have floating plants, wisteria and such, but I have little or no substrate some samll areas with a bit of gravel and on area with a small amount of oceanic sand, I use to have gravel/subsrtae but found it is much easier to maintain clean with fry and their abundance of poop!!

I also let nature take its course- so the ones that do survive which is usually quite a lot are definitly healthier and hardy and yes are also smarter!!!So funny someone else has noticed the same thing!
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marty14
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PostSubject: Re: Plants???   Plants??? EmptyThu Dec 13, 2012 7:39 pm

Carolan wrote:
I have mostly fern a lot of fern attached to the wood and caves and stones, some just sits on the bottom, I also have floating plants, wisteria and such, but I have little or no substrate some samll areas with a bit of gravel and on area with a small amount of oceanic sand, I use to have gravel/subsrtae but found it is much easier to maintain clean with fry and their abundance of poop!!

I also let nature take its course- so the ones that do survive which is usually quite a lot are definitly healthier and hardy and yes are also smarter!!!So funny someone else has noticed the same thing!
Sounds like a nice collection of plants and a good setup.
Do you have any pictures ???
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