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markc019
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PostSubject: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/15/2012, 7:45 pm

I want to build a coulple cool show tanks with live plants..and mosses..what are some types that thrive in the cichlid tank? tank sizes are 125 gal and 60 cube...

also looking for fish,driftwood,holeyrock,plants in Dallas area..



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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/16/2012, 9:52 pm

Plants and cichlids. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/17/2012, 9:55 pm

plastic plants just look like cr@p to me.
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/17/2012, 10:32 pm

I had java fern and water sprite with a krib...thats about it... any other plant she destroys as did many other cichlids
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/17/2012, 10:39 pm

markc019 wrote:
I want to build a coulple cool show tanks with live plants..and mosses..what are some types that thrive in the cichlid tank? tank sizes are 125 gal and 60 cube...

also looking for fish,driftwood,holeyrock,plants in Dallas area..




Hey check out Holey Rock of Texas!!!Also try anubias with yr cichlids

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markc019
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/18/2012, 2:54 pm

thanks.
i think i am going to try the javafern, and some anubias. maybe some potted melon swords.. parrot feather..

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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/20/2012, 10:31 pm

Markc019 let me know how the planting goes. my cichlids uproot any and all plants. i even through in a couple of moss balls, and they tore the moss balls to pieces. in other words learn to like plastic plants or go all rocks.....
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/21/2012, 10:18 pm

Well Plastic it is!!!!!! I decided to have a go at making some of my own decor!!! alot cheaper too, only $8 for everything! building it with my son who is 2 1/2 and already addicted to fish!!! now in the cycling process.. deciding on fish spiecies..

will post pics when I figure out how so yall can see...
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/23/2012, 10:53 pm

MY 60 GALLON TANK


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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/26/2012, 2:54 pm

Nice tank! plants in the cichlid tank 772341 usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime5/26/2012, 6:33 pm

thanks
one of many to come!
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PostSubject: Re: plants in the cichlid tank   plants in the cichlid tank Icon_minitime1/27/2013, 7:22 am

The first thing you must know about tropheus is........They are like SHEEP!!! They love to graze on green! Plants and trops dont look good together( in my opinion) and when they rip the plants up, it clogs the intake for you filter. I used to use java moss and fern in my trop tanks as a food source but with todays foods, they have all the green and then some in it! I love a clean tank with no floating debris as ripped up plants and clogged intakes!!!! I also tried plastic plants one time but as it was covered in algae it looks like a mess and Ive found it cheesy looking. My tanks are decorated with riverstones,lava rock and limestone! It looks great! Try it!!!!
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