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15 Dec 2015 20:17 #1 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Hello everyone when it comes to keeping plants my skill levels are well in the minus.

I set up a aqua one betta trio a few weeks ago put some decor in and planted some Anubis and some Java fern and for once I was actually happy with the set up at the first attempt usually I take a step back move a stone take a step back move another stone :crazy: but this time I was 100 percent happy with the set up.

So plants are in 2 weeks and the Java fern seems to be going discoloured at the tips of the leaves and the Anubis is getting some algae on it and holes in the leaves and a bit of patch discolouration on one of the leaves.

I have 7 hours of light a day and am using Ada Amazonia substrate.

So can someone help a brother out because when it comes to plants I'm useless :( .

Regards Craig

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15 Dec 2015 21:02 - 15 Dec 2015 21:11 #2 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

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16 Dec 2015 09:08 #3 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Craig it looks from the picture that you have the rhizomes (base) of the plants buried in the substrate...This will kill both Anubias and Java Fern as it causes the Rhizomes to rot...The base of both of these plants should be tied to rocks or wood and exposed to the water circulation..

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16 Dec 2015 10:49 #4 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

gunnered72 wrote: Craig it looks from the picture that you have the rhizomes (base) of the plants buried in the substrate...This will kill both Anubias and Java Fern as it causes the Rhizomes to rot...The base of both of these plants should be tied to rocks or wood and exposed to the water circulation..


Oh so you can't plant these into the substrate ?? .

I kinda wanted them planted could you suggest any lo maintence plants that I can plant.

Thanks for that I would t of had a clue plants arent my strong point.

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Craig

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16 Dec 2015 14:38 #5 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Most Sword plants are easy, Cryptocornes are handy enough...the Tropica website is a good source of info for plants as regards lighting requirements etc..

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29 Jan 2016 17:11 #6 by ted30 (Damo Mac an Bhaird)
Hygrophilia Polysperma
Hornwort
Water sprite
Java moses

Location: Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

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