Not much luck with live plants

CAPSLOCK

Elite Fish
Jul 19, 2004
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They look green from the picture. I'm having some difficulty with plants in my 20 long - the crypts are happy as well as a few others, and then there are those that slowly go downhill. I feel like plants are a whole new learning curve from fish.
 

CAPSLOCK

Elite Fish
Jul 19, 2004
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Oh, how do you find the pencil fish personality-wise? They seem neat but it's so hard to tell whether they have interesting behavior when just looking at pictures.
 

FreshyFresh

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Jan 11, 2013
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Grover, it looks to me like you're having decent success! You wouldn't want wild growth in 15g tank anyway.. I've never really had what I'd call a "planted" tank, but I keep several tanks with lots of live plants. FWIW, all I've ever used was plant suitable T8, T5 or LED lighting, liquid CO2 and readily avail liquid ferts at times. I run timers for the lighting and typically keep them on 7-8hrs/day.
 

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