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what plants and how to take care of them?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by pookiepets, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. pookiepets

    pookiepets New Member

    ok well i need live plants to put in mi 75 gallon i have 3 platies a giant danio(which im gonna goo and return since i hatttte him cuase he is abusing the other fish) a zebra danio 1 neon swordtail 1 red red wag swordtail a molly and thats it.... i was thinking bamboo which i will put in later well aniother live plants umm i dont know how to take care of them either i want them to be tall soo as i said i would get the tall bamboo and anithing else like java fern is that good?

    -Omid
     
  2. sakura.seppun

    sakura.seppun New Member

    live bamboo will not work.

    Java fern is supposed to be simple to maintain.
     
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Java fern & java moss are both good, easy, low light plants. I've also had pretty good luck with amazon swords and wendtii (those are low-moderate light, though). And my aponogetons are doing pretty good (got them as a package of bulbs from walmart).

    -Chelle
     
  4. pookiepets

    pookiepets New Member

    ohh thanks chelle and btw bamboo will forsure work!!! there selling them 2 bucks at petco! and there under water and btw i know were to get them cheaper! ok is java fern tall though for a 75 gallon
     
  5. pookiepets

    pookiepets New Member

    ohh and btw i was wondering will mi zebra danio or ani other fish i mentioned nip at the plants

    -Omid
     
  6. pookiepets

    pookiepets New Member

    and btw i need something that is tall and fish like to flow through from you expirences!

    thanks
     
  7. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I've never kept danios with live plants so I can't say for sure, but I don't think they'll do any serious damage to them.

    And my aponogetons gets tall. I'm constantly having to cut it back in my 5 & 10 gallon tanks. In this pic, it's the tall plants in the corner with long stems and leaves on the ends.
    http://chelle.mine.nu/pets/tanks/10gallon04.jpg

    -Chelle
     
  8. pookiepets

    pookiepets New Member

    wow nice plants can u specify those plants for me? and do u think they would be good for mi 75 gallon?
     
  9. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I labeled them
    http://chelle.mine.nu/pets/plants/10gallonplants.jpg

    If you want live plants, you'll probably still have to upgrade your lightinging a bit (maybe double what the standard lighting is).

    Then, I think the aponogetons, amazon sword, and java moss/fern should do okay. Anubias nana is also supposed to be a good easy low light plant, but I've never tried to grow it. My wendtii is doing pretty good in my tanks so they may work okay in your 75 if you upgrade the lighting (they've been making baby plants so I just moved a couple over to my 5 gallon).

    -Chelle
     

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