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    my newly planted tank photo

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    hello all planted tank lovers,

    I have setup a new planted tank, not fully planted yet, just add in a few plants yesterday night.. now not sure what plants to put for the background am I doing it correctly?..pls comment or advise. Thanks []

    you can view the photo at http://sg.photos.yahoo.com/acidsocool

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    2ft Tank
    2x 18W FL
    Volcanic Soil
    Use overhead filter system

    Some long grass (cutted to shorter length)
    Umbrella Plant
    Dracaena sanderiana
    The 6 patches on the foreground are Ricca, I net and push it under the soil.

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    Think most if not all are terrestrial plants which means they are not truly aquatic, will rot within few wks to month.

    Hope I'm wrong.
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    Hi

    Errr.....correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe Dracaena sanderiana is a terrarium plant. The grass-like thingy seems like one too...

    Nizz

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    On 8/20/2002 11:28:09 AM

    Think most if not all are terrestrial plants which means they are not truly aquatic, will rot within few wks to month.

    Hope I'm wrong.
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    Oops... if you are correct.. then I better re-do the planting... why terrestrial plants will rot easily?

    so are u suggesting me not to plant terrestrial plants?

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    You kena con by the LFS lah. Terrestrial (i.e. land) plants will simply die and rot underwater. Try going through the www.dennerle.de and www.tropica.com catalogues to help you identify the plants in the shops. For starters, plants that are easy are the Echinodorus (sword plants), Hygrophila species, Limnophila species, Anubias, Java ferns.

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    Well...u can plant terrestrial plants, but not how u did it...they can't be submersed for too long, as where they originate fr, it floods occasionally....meaning only at certain times are they submersed...

    If u r looking at hardy plants to start wif, u might wanna consider echinodorus tenellus for foreground & others fr the same family for your mid & back...those fr the anubias family wld also be gd for u to try...


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    Acid Fish...out of curiosity....where did u get ur plants?
    Is it in the East?

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    someone bring this acidfish to Teo's []
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    just took a look at your pics. Strange looking gravel, what gravel are those? how thick is the gravel, I seem to be able to see the bottom of the tank, of are those rocks?

    Oh and you don't have CO2 injection. this is going to be tough. At least try DIY.
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    oooh and one more thing, over head filter bad for planted tank, it gets rid of whatever CO2 you managed to inject into the water []

    perhaps can consider switching to keeping LH... kidding only []
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    The terrestrial plants in your tank will last about 3 months. They rot because they are not meant to be submerged for long periods. That's why they are called terrestrial plants.

    Occassionally, there are forum outings to fish/aquatic plant farms. Look out for those.

    Also, have a read thru the TheKrib. Start with the FAQ.
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    you can get an aquatic plant catalog from lfs.
    will help you to id the plants.
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    Thank folks [:] now I know at least I got them all "wrong". I will re-do the planting again... which mean I need to go to Teo's farm really soon.

    Ya.. thinking of removing the overhead filter and change to a internal filter. can a small size filter do the work for my 2ft tank?

    FYI, the soil is volcanic soil brought from Teo's farm a week back. And the "rock" look-alike thing are ricca that tied to a net push under the soil.. my soil is about 1 inch at the front and 3 inch thick at the back

    Will do up a DIY CO2 this by weekend as well.[:]

    Thank again.. I will do my homework on plants before go down to Teo's farm

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    For internal filters for 2ft tank, see this thread. I recommend the Eheim 2006 or larger though. The Eden 316 is too small imho. Eheim is more exp, though.

    As for the riccia, umm, I don't see them? I hope it's not under the gravel or rock. Since your have tied them to rocks, you can just bury half of the rock, and expose the riccia to the water.

    You can go to www.tropica.com and www.dennerle.de to browse their plant catalogs.
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    just a general wondering...

    I bought several plants from Teo Aquatic recently. Some of them were taken from pool of water, others were not growing in water. However, i know a few plants that they cultivate in terrestrial form but which can be submerged plants.

    My question is : If at farms they grow plants in terrestrial form, does that mean they are the "terrestrial" plants?? or terrestrial plants are just plants that is not meant for water??



    I saw the terrestrial version from his cultivation, and the submerged version in his display tank....they look different, but both healthy...

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    Those are probably emersed cultures of aquatic plants.

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