Finally have plants!!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by CichlidSWAGA, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I will still be getting lots and lots more but i was excited so i thought i would share. Check out my sweet banana plant and jungle val
     

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  2. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Very nice!
     




  3. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    thank you!
     




  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I've just started to slowly acquire plants.... I think the banana plant might be next :)
     
  5. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I love them! I have three in my 29g and now this big boy
     
  6. davebowdenValued MemberMember

    plants

    Hi,
    looking good :) Love the banana plant :;hi1
     
  7. davebowdenValued MemberMember

    banana

    Really like the banana plant, can you give me more info, easy to keep ? how big they get ? where to get them, never seen them in the uk. Anyone do mail order ?:;toast
     
  8. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

  9. davebowdenValued MemberMember

    Plants

    Thanks, :;hi1
     
  10. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  11. bryanmc1988New MemberMember

    nice... let me get some of the plants when the grow to much lol i can really used some xD but over all nice... i would go with sand and get rid of gravel as it gets nasty really fast really soon with fish jmo
     
  12. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    It has dirt under the gravel if I used sand it would not let the gases exscape from the dirt. I also belive plants like gravel better IMO
     
  13. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

    Very nice! I too, think that some banana plants will be my next plant purchase.

    I've had no problems with using sand over dirt so far. I don't really notice a difference in plant growth using gravel vs. sand.
     
  14. nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    Nice tank! I might get a banana plant next weekend if I see one at the not so local LFS
     
  15. bassbonedivaFishlore VIPMember

    Just wait. That val is gonna take over. I know from experience. It's taken over half my 55gal and I literally don't do a thing to it. Mine is in pool filter sand and LOVES it.
     
  16. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    That banana plant looks great. I believe it should be planted with the "banana" part more out of the gravel. It's really cool when they start shooting leaves to the surface of the water. You won't believe how quickly they can reach the surface! :)
     
  17. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    Ya bananas are fun. I burried it a little more then I should have I'm just waitin tell the roots grow down cause it doesn't like to stay where I put it
     
  18. GamerWell Known MemberMember

    Looks good. How's it feel to finally have those plants now? It's a great feeling isn't it! Have fun getting more and more and feel free to keep sharing with us! :)
     
  19. bryanmc1988New MemberMember

    i have petco white save and pool sand... IMO i think petco white sand is better more white and better grain, also it settles better then pool sand.... i also have a 10 gal tank setup for my shrimp in pool sand... its ok but makes my shrimp disapear... lol but its not a bad sand for the price they are asking for a bag, cheap pool sand like 10$ for 50lb... petco is 20lb for like 17.99
     
  20. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    thanks everyone!!
     
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