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Old March 6th 06, 06:33 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Hi all, I need some recomandations on some plants for my clown loaches I
have 1 juvi and 2 I guess teens. I have some plants in there tank and
well out of 8 or so bunches of spiral vails I now have 4 and a clump of
root. what are some good plants to keep with them I don't mind them
nibbilg but they are like lumber jacks to the spiral vails. I also have
som cessiflora that they don't seem to touch but I don't want too much
of that as I know it grows like a weed. I bought 6 sprigs of that
almost a year ago and have fully planted my 2 10 gal and also my parents
2 10 gal not to mention probably the 50lbs I've tossed into the garbage.
Any sugestions would be helpfull. The more Ideas the better as I find
local stock lacking.

TIA
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Old March 6th 06, 03:02 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Hi all, I need some recomandations on some plants for my clown loaches I
have 1 juvi and 2 I guess teens. I have some plants in there tank and well
out of 8 or so bunches of spiral vails I now have 4 and a clump of root.
what are some good plants to keep with them I don't mind them nibbilg but
they are like lumber jacks to the spiral vails. I also have som cessiflora
that they don't seem to touch but I don't want too much of that as I know
it grows like a weed. I bought 6 sprigs of that almost a year ago and
have fully planted my 2 10 gal and also my parents 2 10 gal not to mention
probably the 50lbs I've tossed into the garbage. Any sugestions would be
helpfull. The more Ideas the better as I find local stock lacking.

TIA


My 6 CL's in the upstairs tank are 3-4 inches but don't bother with the
spiral vallis, cabomba, or java fern in their tank.
Hmm......

Peter


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Old March 6th 06, 03:41 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Hi all, I need some recomandations on some plants for my clown loaches I
have 1 juvi and 2 I guess teens.

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My clown loaches never bothered any of the plants. They neither ripped them
out nor ate them.
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Old March 6th 06, 11:42 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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"justice" wrote in message
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Hi all, I need some recomandations on some plants for my clown loaches I
have 1 juvi and 2 I guess teens.

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My clown loaches never bothered any of the plants. They neither ripped them
out nor ate them.

Same here.
Sometimes a water sprite will come loose but that might just be from being
bumped. Such little roots and the Flourite is very light, I end up pusing them
down every few weeks anyway.

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Old March 7th 06, 01:16 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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"Bill" wrote in message
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Sometimes a water sprite will come loose but that might just be from being
bumped. Such little roots and the Flourite is very light, I end up pusing
them
down every few weeks anyway.

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Isn't watersprite a floater any way?
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Old March 7th 06, 04:32 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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justice wrote:
Hi all, I need some recomandations on some plants for my clown loaches I
have 1 juvi and 2 I guess teens.


I have a planted 90-gal aquarium with 3 large clown loaches plus other
fish. I'm successfully keeping Cryptocorne wendtii, C. balansae, giant/
jungle Val, Anubias barteri var nana, Rotala (bunch plant variety, Java
moss, water sprite (planted and floating) and water lettuce (floating).
I especially recommend C. wendtii.

There are pieces of slate against the back wall for the clowns to hide
behind, and some abs plastic sewer pipe bits that they hide in. The C.
wendtii are so thick and bushy that they provide hiding places too.

I've recently started fertilizing the water with potassium nitrate
solution, and the plants are doing better than ever. For years I thought
that plants' purpose was to get nitrates down to zero. Not so; ask Mr.
Sexton on this group or read Chuck Gadd's plant pages.

Good luck with your fish!

Steve
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Old March 7th 06, 01:17 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:16:37 -0600, "Koi-Lo"
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"Bill" wrote in message
.. .
Sometimes a water sprite will come loose but that might just be from being
bumped. Such little roots and the Flourite is very light, I end up pusing
them
down every few weeks anyway.

================
Isn't watersprite a floater any way?


It's either/and/or. When floated, it grows long roots down into the
water, great fry hideouts and spawning grounds for some fish. And
shade. I plant some of them in the gravel, especially after they've
grown those great roots. They take on a pleasing form and bright green
color when planted in the substrate. Either way, they provide all of
the benefits of a fast growing plant.

-- Mister Gardener
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Old March 7th 06, 03:36 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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"Mr. Gardener" wrote in message
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On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:16:37 -0600, "Koi-Lo"
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"Bill" wrote in message
. ..
Sometimes a water sprite will come loose but that might just be from
being
bumped. Such little roots and the Flourite is very light, I end up
pusing
them
down every few weeks anyway.

================
Isn't watersprite a floater any way?


It's either/and/or. When floated, it grows long roots down into the
water, great fry hideouts and spawning grounds for some fish.

I remember as I had it in all my tanks in NY where the water was soft and
slightly acid. But whenever I tried to plant it in the gravel it would pull
loose on it's own and end up back on the surface.

And
shade. I plant some of them in the gravel, especially after they've
grown those great roots. They take on a pleasing form and bright green
color when planted in the substrate. Either way, they provide all of
the benefits of a fast growing plant.

-- Mister Gardener

--
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Aquariums since 1952
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http://tinyurl.com/9do58
Note: There are two Koi-Lo's on the Aquaria groups.
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Old March 7th 06, 03:37 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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In article ,
Mr. Gardener wrote:
On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:16:37 -0600, "Koi-Lo"
wrote:


"Bill" wrote in message
. ..
Sometimes a water sprite will come loose but that might just be from being
bumped. Such little roots and the Flourite is very light, I end up pusing
them
down every few weeks anyway.

================
Isn't watersprite a floater any way?


It's either/and/or. When floated, it grows long roots down into the
water, great fry hideouts and spawning grounds for some fish. And
shade. I plant some of them in the gravel, especially after they've
grown those great roots. They take on a pleasing form and bright green
color when planted in the substrate. Either way, they provide all of
the benefits of a fast growing plant.


Only the fine leaved form of water sprite ("silliquosa"; not the
current valid name, but the one you'll find most often) will
actually grow when rooted. And only with great amounts of light.

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Old March 10th 06, 02:23 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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"Koi-Lo" Spaketh Thusly:


"Mr. Gardener" wrote in message
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On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:16:37 -0600, "Koi-Lo"
wrote:


"Bill" wrote in message
...
Sometimes a water sprite will come loose but that might just be from
being
bumped. Such little roots and the Flourite is very light, I end up
pusing
them
down every few weeks anyway.
================
Isn't watersprite a floater any way?


It's either/and/or. When floated, it grows long roots down into the
water, great fry hideouts and spawning grounds for some fish.


I remember as I had it in all my tanks in NY where the water was soft and
slightly acid. But whenever I tried to plant it in the gravel it would pull
loose on it's own and end up back on the surface.
Mine works its way up, but doesn't actually come loose on its own.

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Bill H. [my "reply to" address is real]
www.necka.net
Molon Labe!
 




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