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15 Nov 2015 22:14 #1 by JustinK (Justin Kelly)
I was in IKEA today and saw they have assorted "water plants".
They are in a container of water with the plant/roots held in the usual wrap and terracotta pot.
I bought one that most resembled a grass like plant. I wasn't too sure of the others available.
Just wondering if anyone has bought/used them ?
Should be planting tmoro.

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15 Nov 2015 22:32 - 15 Nov 2015 22:37 #2 by Homer (Kevin)
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Justin, you have now way of knowing what pesticides and algicides have been used in their cultivation so be careful, most plants advertised in places like Ikea would most likely be either plants that will survive a few weeks submerged or are marginals and rarely true aquatic plants, one usually offered is Ophiophogon , aka Japanese mondo grass or something like scirpus or equisetun.

I just checked the site, the pics are too small in my phone to identify but they actually do look like proper water plants, you might be in luck, I have to check out a worktop for my kitchen there tomorrow so I'll check them out!

Kev.

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15 Nov 2015 22:47 #3 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
I found this on Youtube. Looks pretty promising.


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16 Nov 2015 09:54 #4 by trent (trent)
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i had them about 6 years ago with angels, corys and tetras. i got a mix of about 10 of them and they lasted a good few months and i didnt know anything about lighting and fertilisers ect. about aglecides ect the fish were pretty hardy so wasnt a problem for me

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16 Nov 2015 19:05 #5 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
When you consider the price, it is worth a shot as long as there are no inverts in the tank.

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16 Nov 2015 19:28 #6 by Homer (Kevin)
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I checked them out today, I only recognised one, creeping Jenny, that's about it.

Kev.

The Glass is always greener on the other side.


It's NOT "Chee lick", NOT "Chee Chee Licks"!!! Cichlids is pronounced as "Sick Lids"!!!!!

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16 Nov 2015 19:32 #7 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
I was only out there on Saturday never seen them( probably because I was to busy having the meatballs in the foodcourt :) )

For 1.50 it's not bad I might go back out to get them when I'm setting up the aqua one Betta trio.

I seen some pretty cool led light strips that could be used on an aquarium.

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Craig

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