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I really want to give live plants a try , especially since my O is still so small right now , but the only place I can get aquarium plants here is PetCo and PetSmart. Are there any good companies online to order from ? I checked E-Bay and found some cheap plants but those are being shipped from Thailand ? And I was also wondering if having live plants would be beneficial in any way to the water chemistry or the opposite.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

Depending how many plants and how fast they grow will determine how much they help with nitrates in the tank. There's no set formula like x amount of plants will reduce your nitrates by x amount. You also have to worry about the depth of the tank, and how much lights you need to have them effectively grow in the tank. Then you have to have a certain thickness in the substrate in order for them to effectively grow. Or you could just put them in 3-4" pots.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

You know I love live plants and keep them in abundance in my tank... I mean they are in nature for a reason right why not my tank !!

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

@ ehall67.... Where do you get your plants from ?
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

I get them mainly from my lfs... like 2 dollars for a few plants its a good deal. I have aso got them from a guy on creigs list b4 to had some really nice ones he wanted to get rid of was a reef head ne way n had no biz with fw plants! Lol y don't u want to gt ne from pet smart?

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

The PetSmart closest to me is still 30 minutes away from me and I can not stand that girl that works in the fish section. The plants are small and over priced. I am not opposed to buying plants from there if thats the only option I have of getting little O some real plants. I just wanted to see if anyone had any online places they bought plants from. I dont have a LFS anywhere remotely close.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

O's like to shred plants up, most of the time.

but i think its worth a shot. i have wanted to do live plants for a long time now. i have all real driftwood now, so real plants is the next step for me. :)

good luck.

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

Thanks Cebo , same to you. I figure maybe if I add them to the tank while he is still a baby he wont bother them. Worst case I loose a couple of bucks.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

I tell you what when I had just a few plants in the tank they got messed with more then when I put a ton in there!! I have like a mix of real and fake that piece by piece I put more and more real in and less fake till I have all real.. And I do not have many problems I have to replant every now and again but shootI just do a water change when I go to replant my plants and its just like I'm cleaning my tank not to much extra work...

I also have SD FM and OB in my tank and the most my plants get messed up is by fish swimming through them and knock them over at times .. as far as ordering them online let me look ik I have a website or to that I have seen them

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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: Live Plants

You keep live plants with SDS?! Do you have any tips on how do to that successfully? My SDs are lawnmowers lol. :pinch:

I moved the amazon swordplants at the back last night. I'm hoping that if it's not in their way, they'll leave it alone. I have my fingers crossed.
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