For Sale: Easy-beginner Plants, 30+ Mixed Plants - $35 Shipped

fablau

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Also, for anyone else, if interested, here is the plants I still have available:

Alternanthera Reineckii
Ambulia
Ammannia Pedicellata Golden
Anubias
Bacopa Colorata
Cabomba Furcata
Ceratophillum
Guppy Grass
Helanthium bolivianum ‘angustifolia’
Hygrophila Corymbosa
Hygrophila Corymbosa Compacta
Java Moss
Limnophila Aromatica
Lobelia Cardinalis
Ludwigia Repens
Montecarlo
Pearlweed
Rotala Gia Lai
Rotala Nenjasan
Rotala Rotundifolia
Star Grass
Staurogyne Repens

Please, PM me or post on this thread to get them.

Thanks!

Fab.
 
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I'm new but I'm interested because my stem plants all seem to be dying from the brown up so I need more.

I am sorry about that. I may try to help with that as well. Please, tell me more about your situation.

And of course, I'll get in touch with you as soon as I have new plants available, most probably this weekend.

All the best,

Fab.
 

Leesah

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I just purchased over $80 worth of plants within the last 3 weeks and they all are basically dead. Ludwigia repens, Perusis, Crypts, Java fern, Creeping Charlie, hygro compact, hygro willow, water wisteria, water sprite, Eldoea, Swords and a few others but nothing is doing well. I don't have any CO2 system but I does with API CO2 booster and Flourish Comprehensive but then I started using Easy Green from Aqua Co-op and everything just went down hill. I have two 6500k Phillips CFL light bulbs along with a LED hood light that has white and a few blue LED. My husband turn lights on at around 7 am and then turn off all but the blue night mode at 8pm and then I turn all lights off between 11-12am. I have a Marineland HOB, Marineland internal polishing filter, a SUNSUN 304B canister with UV light sterlizer and a Elheim 3 tray canister.
 

Leesah

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I have a 75gallon freshwater tank with no CO2 system . A bala shark, 6 danios and 9 tetras.

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Leesah

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Sorry Im a newbie so I'm just learning about planted tanks now. My husband wanted the black speckled gravel but the nitrates were always high so I decided to try some plants since everything I read said that plants would help put things in check. My PH is 7.2 but that is because I added a lot of baking soda to it because the guy at Petco said it was too acid. The tap water is 6.4, GH is very soft, Nitrite 0, Chlorine 0 and Nitrate 40-80ppm
 

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Oh dear... there's a lot to talk about! It's amazing how little algae you have in your tank considering what you have described and the number of plants you have.

For a low-tech tank like yours, I'd suggest this:

1. Leave the water as it is, don't add baking soda. Ph 6.4 is ok. Most plants actually prefer soft water than hard water (and that's going to be less work for you).

2. Nitrates are NOT a problem. Is the balance with other nutrients which will make something lacking for your plants. I'd suggest a more comprehensive fertilizer like Thrive for low-tech tanks, best for beginners: https://www.nilocg.com/shop/thrive-c/

3. You definitively need MORE plant mass. (I mean, more plants). That'll help to balance everything. You need to start with a good number of plants from the beginning.

4. How's your water change schedule? For a low-tech tank, I'd suggest sticking with 50-60% water change a month. I'd also make sure to use a comprehensive water conditioner like Prime (https://www.seachem.com/prime.php) after each water change which helps to keep too high traces at bay (in case you have too much of something in your tap)

5. How often do you clean your filters? Be sure to clean them on water change day.

6. I'd reduce the number of hours for light from your described 13 to just 8 hours a day. More than that is not actually needed. It is also possible your light is too powerful for a low-tech tank, but I'd just try to reduce the photoperiod first and you'll see.

From your pictures I see some bubbles going around: is that from an air pump? If so, I'd avoid that with plants in low-tech. Not of paramount importance, but without that, you could build up a little more Co2 from bacteria and fish that could help plants.

I'd also suggest opening a new thread on this forum to discuss your issues with the community. I am sure you'll get a lot of feedback and advice!

My best wishes for everything.

Fab.
 

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New batch available:

Alternanthera Reineckii
Ambulia
Anubias
Bacopa Colorata
Ceratophillum
Guppy Grass
Helanthium bolivianum ‘angustifolia’
Limnophila Aromatica
Mermaid Weed
Lobelia Cardinalis
Ludwigia Repens
Ludwigia Super Red
Myriophyllum
Montecarlo
Pearlweed
Rotala Rotundifolia
Star Grass

And something more... $35 shipped.

Please, PM me or post on this thread if interested. Thanks.

Fab.
 

Terrance James

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I’m planning a 45 g and will need a nice bunch of plants. How much notice do you need - seems like 2 week lead time? What would be shipping to 97701? Thanks
 

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Hi Terrance. Perfect timing! I am going to have my trimming tomorrow morning, so I could ship your plants on Monday. If you are interested, I'll PM any needed information. Please, le time know,

I ship nationwide ;)

All the best,
Fab.
 

GreenTerror

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im just now getting all my tanks out of storage and am looking for a bunch of plants to set up my tank let me know when you have another batch available please! and if you ship to california?