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#1 Reis

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

Hey, just wanted to see if I could change it up a bit. I have my L345's and L134's in a bare bottom with caves and a ton of drift wood.
Could I add plants that attach themselves to wood? And if so which ones could I use? Thanks!
Also since it's a bare bottom, It's super easy to clean up and easy for them to eat but is there a "perfect" substrate for them?
Thanks for your help!


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#2 Bwhiskered

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:42 PM

Anubias and Java Fern will attach themselves to wood or Lava Rock and don't require a lot of strong light. An elastic band will usually hold them until the attach themselves.



#3 Reis

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:17 AM

They won't bother the plecos? I know they're mostly meat eaters but will the eat them?


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#4 Dutch

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:05 AM

I keep live plants in with all of my plecos the only one that bothers the plants are my royals, the anubias and java ferm can be attached to wood, aswell as mosses or Riccia, then in very porus logs or rocks you can grow hemianthus cuba (baby tears).  The other option that ive done many times is buy a pot from the dollar store or canadian tire and fill it with gravel then plant the plant in the pot inside the tank so there is substate but only in the pot



#5 Reis

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Would the plecos be fine with this substrate? I'm looking to make a nice planted tank showcasing the plecos.
Any thoughts on this substrate ?! Thanks

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

They are fine with any substrate, except shards of glass :)


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#7 Reis

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:13 AM

Hehe thanks! I'll put up some updates soon


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