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tonilea tonilea
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 1:58
Re: plastic grass #1
thanks for the reply.
some useful info


fcmf fcmf
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  • Posted on: 14/2 19:42
Re: plastic grass #2
I'm not good at keeping live plants and so am fairly familiar with silk and plastic alternatives. Although I haven't used plastic grass (yet), some suggestions of options to help keep it weighed down might be:
* glass pebbles
* miniature terracotta pots laid on their sides
* silk plants with weighted bases such as the Oase/Bi-orb ones
* moss balls (may not be heavy enough though)
* rock, wood or even stones/wood with anubias attached to it

You can lay most of these in such a way that their location looks more 'natural' than evenly spaced specifically to hold down the carpet, and perhaps hides/softens the edges of the carpet.

Hope that helps.


katlikesfish katlikesfish
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  • Posted on: 14/2 0:09
Re: New scaping ideas for my tank - which plants? #3
Thank you! I like the look of Elodea, so I will start with this one.


tonilea tonilea
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  • Posted on: 13/2 21:51
Re: plastic grass #4
thanks for quick reply, yes its designed for aquariums. ive used it before but was years ago and i used lead weights then but didnt like the look of it, thought id research a bit before doing it


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 13/2 21:49
Re: plastic grass #5
Is this actually made specifically for aquariums? Can't say I've ever seen it myself. Anyhow, if it IS made specifically for aquarium use, then yes, weigh it down with gravel. If it's NOT specifically for aquariums don't use it as it may not be safe for fish (could leech toxins into the water).


tonilea tonilea
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  • Posted on: 13/2 21:43
plastic grass #6
im wanting to redo my aquarium and got some plastic grass, its the square tiles sort of thing. anyway im wanting to know how to lay it on the bottom. i mean do i lay gravel on top to hold it down and so you cant see the square base of the grass. i am using the grass to bout middle of the tank from front to back then gravel from middle to the back then large plants in the gravel at the back of the tank

hope this makes sense to someone
thanks for any help


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 13/2 10:54
Re: Lethargic betta #7
Hi

Bettas live typically 2-3 years so it's not old age. Wit no specific symptoms it's hard to suggest any course of action other than monitoring I'm afraid. He may just be bored.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 13/2 10:52
Re: New scaping ideas for my tank - which plants? #8
Plants like elodea, hornwort, and vallisneria grow tall so may be what you're looking for.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 13/2 10:50
Re: mystery fry #9
I can't say for sure that it's a kuhli especially as there are no reliable reports of captive breeding, but it does look like one. It may be something else, time will tell. Whatever it is, it will have come in as an egg on a plant I expect. There's a possibility of more, but it's unlikely that more than one would have made it into the tank and hatched and evaded being eaten.


Guppylove Guppylove
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  • Posted on: 13/2 9:11
mystery fry #10
Hi, I have a lovely tank with only male endlers and guppies. However, yesterday I notices a completely different looking fry in my tank, it's a yellow and black stripy thin fry which is hiding by the piece of wood at the bottom of the tank. I have tried to upload an image here. I thought it might be a kuhli loach fry but am not sure. Can anyone identify and also do you think others might be lurking in the tank? Or perhaps this is just one rogue egg managed to somehow stowaway on a plant into my tank?
Many thanks for any help!

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