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Reading the forums about which plants/fish a newbie should try to avoid, I was wondering?
Im currently setting-up my 90cm tank, I would like to have some nice plants in the tank that dont require heavy attention. Secondly I am aware some fish species tend to nip on the plants aswell, So if I was to keep some cardinals/neons , zebra danos(not sure if thats spelt right) some scissor tails, mollies etc which plants could i go with that should be safe with these fish and when adding rock features which type will not affect the water Ph levels?
I speak under correction, but I think with regard to the fish you have mentioned...any plants should be safe. I dont think any of those fish are omnivorous...
Beginners tip....try to stick to the green plants...the red/purple ones seem a little more difficult to keep...
thanks mate! only problem is the LFS i use mostly has those red/purple ones you mentioned.... and they are quite pricy too.
Not Sure what part of town your in but try...
Panorama Pets (Parow)
Northern Aquatics (Bothasig)
Sams Aquarium (Bergvliet)
Eco Pets and Aquatics (Parklands)
Tropicum (N1 City)
Try Java Ferns, Anubias and maybe some Lymnophilia psecies. They are hardy and most fish don't like their taste. Mollies like to munch plants occasionally.
[quote=slagter;13937]Try Java Ferns (cool i know what these look like), Anubias and maybe some Lymnophilia species (not sure about these two)
@ auqanewbie. What substrate will you be using?
Ive got some light river sand... (thanks to Veegal's suggestion)
should work well
okay so tank cyclcing a few days and ph level at 7 I added some plants i got from Zafgak and Veegal(thanks guys) When i started doing this i noticed the water started getting cloudy! is it time to do a water change already or have i shown my newbie colors again????
Not to worry - It is suppose to happen. See Dale's post about cycling your tank as it will make the process you are going through quite clear :blink1:
Which type of rocks could i use as features in the tank that would not affect the
water? Ive heard using sandstone does affect water...
You could get river stones from SupaPlants ,,,,
The cloudy water has cleared a bit since taking this pic but as you can see i need to add some rock features and more plants to my tank!
Looking Good AN!!
A nice big piece of driftwood, with rocks around the base, would look very nice in there.
Lovely tank dude, where'd you get it? Beautiful cabinet!
Looking good :) I agree about the driftwood and rocks.. if you're up to dealing with tannins. Would look amazing.
Hi Aqua - similar to my set up - now in week 5 following setup - also went through a cloudy patch but that cleared - some mopani wood is needed for sure (speak to Veegal) - I have had minimal tannins leeching and even that has been clearing.
I'm curious about your cabinet. Can you post pics showing the whole cabinet pls. I need to build a cabinet soon and your appearance there looked like an option. All the wheels and gears nicely hidden away.
All the wheels and gears nicely hidden away.
didnt know his tank had wheels and gears :p
On the mopani wood I would really like to add a piece but im a bit weary as to all the leaching.... rocks a deffinate just looking as to what will go well with the fish i want to introduce.
The cabinet is something I designed myself. Basically to hide the unsightly tubing and wires from my toddler also to soften the sound of my pump humming away. I will put up some pics on what it currently looks like an on completion.
The part of the cabinet you can see in the picture looks great! +1 on requesting a full shot of the cabinet :)
Been monitoring my Ph, Nitrate and amonia levels and all seemed stable, I added a feature to the tank, went for the easy way out currently (artificial driftwood) as a centre piece to my tank. Also added some zebra danios(x4) The cabinet.... no progress on it yet, sorry to all who asked for detail on it, I will be listing a step-by-step pic and instruction on how i designed and built the cabinet.
Sorry for bad qaulity pic... will sort lighting soon...:bigsmile:
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