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Oranda Mermaid's Planted Tank Adventures


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Hi all!
 
I've recently gotten into aquatic plants and I'm trying my hand with a low tech tank. Hope you enjoy my plant adventures!
 
I might even try to make some videos too. :)

 

Substrate-

 

Just some black sand. It was the National Geographic brand I believe.
 
Plants-
 
Currently I've gotten 3 types of anubias all glued to rocks: (from left to right) afzelii, nana, and congensis. A tree with java moss attached. And a few bunches of staurogyne repens planted in front. Crossing fingers that the fish leave them alone...
 
I am also expecting some pennywort, and water sprite in the mail. :D
 
Lighting-

 

Some cheap yellow LEDs that came with my tank hood and,

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251811006487?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
I got it for a steal at $26, but unfortunately the seller raised the price.

Co2 and Ferts-
 
None yet. I may get root tabs for the repens, and maybe some seachem ferts. We'll see how everything goes and I really don't want to deal with Co2 anyway or do I have money to buy a system right now.
 
I trying to stay as low tech as possible.
 
I'm having some green spot algae problems with the anubias and my tank walls, but my horned nerite snails are coming with my plants and after I quarantine them they should help with that.

 

Stock-

 

For the most part the fish leave the anubias alone though they nibble at the roots so I've tucked them into the sand :I-Thank-You: , the java moss they pick at lightly as well (nothing detrimental), and well see about the repens...

 

Pics-

 

(sorry some are bad)

 

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Wish me luck! :heart Any advice welcome!

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I like the 4th picture down from the top because your fish are modeling after the goldfish figurine in the left hand side of the tank stand   :teehee

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It's looking good and your fish are gorgeous :)

Thank you! :heart

 

It looks great! :)

Thank you very much! :heart

 

I can't wait to see that moss tree all grown out. Neat idea. :)

Me too! It's growing kind of slow though...I just have to patient. :Jig:

 

I like the 4th picture down from the top because your fish are modeling after the goldfish figurine in the left hand side of the tank stand   :teehee

Oh my I didn't notice that! Haha. They are so silly. :teehee

 

Looks great!!!!!

 

Thanks :heart:)

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A little update!

 

I woke up to find that the fish have uprooted the repens so I took some thread, tied the plants to a few of my extra suction cups, and suction cupped the two bunches to the bottom of my tank.

 

Little poopers! :SmackBottom: Try and pull them up now!

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