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  • Posted on: 13/2 17:28
Re: Loaches dig all my plants up - remedy? #1
Thank you - I’ve done some shopping!


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  • Posted on: 12/2 13:30
Re: Loaches dig all my plants up - remedy? #2
Thank you! I guessed as much with loaches - but they’re 7 years old and I love them, wasnt sure if there was a way of keeping plants down but I’ll see how it all looks with miss and ferns on the rocks and wood. I’ll give up the ides of a carpet! 😂

What plants other than fern and Java moss work well for gluing please?

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  • Posted on: 11/2 22:59
Loaches dig all my plants up - remedy? #3
Hi all
My new tank I’m setting up I want to plant up quite well. In the current tank my two yogo loaches tend to nose around so much plants end up at the surface.
I wanted to put a carpet down and have some larger plants in black fine grained sand - any idea on securing them and do plants really grow that well if you’re using the ceramic rings or lead weight?
I’m going to stick some on wood and rocks too.
Lastly, I’ve looked online for the best and most reasonable aquatic plant suppliers - for a 240 litre tank this is proving expensive! Can anyone make recommendations please?
Many thanks


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  • Posted on: 10/2 22:27
Re: Do you need a plant substrate? #4
That’s very helpful thanks. I saw a reply from you on someone else’s post about finding wood and stone and you attached a on ebay link - where you order the exact piece of wood you see. Ive ordered some rocks and wood from the site so thanks for that as well! Getting excited to set it all up (not sure where in the room it’s even going to go yet! ).


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  • Posted on: 10/2 11:45
Do you need a plant substrate? #5
I was searching for sand/gravel for the aquarium and came across plant substrate. My new Tropical aquarium is going to be very plant filled for places to hide and look good - and I was just going to put white fine sand in, as I have and like already. But I’m getting confused what constitutes a plant substrate? Is it just sand or gravel? Is it something different and do you have to put another layer of what you like on top? I have loaches that dig up all my plants in the sand so something holding them down/buried roots more would help. Lastly are all of these substrates safe with fish? Some are peat based. A lot of them don’t mention fish they just say aquarium and these days with aquascaping that word is becoming too interchangeable.
Any guidance appreciated. Thanks


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  • Posted on: 7/2 20:39
Re: Finding a supply of wood offline so you can choose #6
Thanks - one of those is very reasonable as well


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  • Posted on: 7/2 14:28
Finding a supply of wood offline so you can choose #7
Hi all, I’ve kept fish for years and now doing my first aquascape tank which I would like nice twisty wood in. When you watch USA videos they go to places that have huge bins full of rocks and different wood types to choose from - is there anywhere like that in the UK?
I’d really like to choose my own pieces - so ordering online is really hit and miss and it’s not a cheap purchase. Normal aquarium shops have one or two pieces where I’ve looked so far - double or treble the online price too.
Any ideas please? The 240 litre tank is empty till I’ve sourced this. Many thanks



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