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I think i already know the answer to this question but i'll ask anyway. Has anyone had any success keeping live plants with oscars? I would love to put a couple in as i like the way they look and i know they are good for water quality. Any techniques used like potting them?

I have no idea why the water bill is so high
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OFL replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

To keep plants healthy means looking after them properly,so if you do start putting plants in your tank, you will probably have to feed them and look after them just like you would a garden plant. You will also need a suitable substrate, sand is not really much good for plants, you should really use gravel. I have tried plants in the past but the Oscars just destroy them, or just keep pulling them up so I just gave up in the end. So my experience keeping Oscars of plants was really not very good and I've never tried since. Even artificial plants didn't go unnoticed, they would pull them up and seemed to enjoy playing with them.

Now can I ask you if you actually posted in the general forum information category, or did you post in another category. People keep posting in this category so I want to determine whether there is a problem with the software.

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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

i posted in general info category. I knew there was a plant cat (i have posted there before) but when i looked for it under the forum index the page it only contained the general info categories. Now i look and it contains the whole page again.

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OFL replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

The forum upgrade must have caused some confusion because this has only started happening since the upgrade a week ago. I will look into it and see if I can make things easier. I think it would just be a case of people getting used to the new layout.

Don't worry, I'm not having a go at anyone, I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't a problem somewhere.

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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

no worries OFL but the page did end at the bottom of the general info section again. it seems like every so often it does that

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OFL replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

Did you use the "new topic" tab at the top of the forum to start your new thread?

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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

yes i used new topic

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mazhar.ahmed replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

Oscars love to bash plants, they bite plants and tore them. I tried it as well but no success, every morning when i saw my tank most of the plants are floating up in the tank, and yes boss is right, Oscars love to pull artificial plants as well, they bite them as well.
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albinotiger replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

satrNGELY ENOUGH MY OSCARS NOW IGNORE MINE. i tryed them once and it didnt work and now i have had a batch of 4 hang in there, every now and then there will be a rip or tear but they dont rip them out.
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Kanga-Fish replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

The closest I have to plants in my Oscar tank is on the backing film on rear of tank. The look healthy too.
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