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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #721


I ordered my driftwood from http://www9.pair.com/aqwood/ and I was really pleased with
it.  I got the on large center piece and four other smaller "add-ons."  The shape and
texture of them are great.  The centerpiece has all kinds of "shapes" in it: a chicken
leg, ram's horns, etc.  My little girl just loves it.

I'll take your recommendations on the other plants to add.  I am not too concerned about
algae yet.  To be honest, I would deal with a lot of algae from excess nutrients as long
as the plants are doing well.

Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 21:55:23 -0000
> From: "D0N Dee" <d0ndee at hotmail_com>
> Subject: Re: Plants Finally in Tank -- Pics
> <snippage>
> Everything looks great, specially that driftwood! I wish I could find
> driftwood that looks that great. Just a suggestion:
> You might want to get more stem plants like that Ceratopteris thalictroides
> and Ludwigia repens to suck up the nutrients so you don't get any algae
> growth. You have quite a bit of rooted plants, like the swords, that won't
> draw any nutrients from your water column. The main thing about a new tank
> is not allowing the algae to get a foothold in your tank in the first place
> so you want those stem plants sucking up the nutrients in the water column.


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