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dwarf sagittaria

Discussion in 'Goldfish VS Plant' started by steamboatpilot, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. steamboatpilot

    steamboatpilot Active Member

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    I wanted the look of a carpet in my goldfish tank but the typical carpeting plants wont work so I am trying dwarf sag. It is a low maintenance shortish grassy like plant, good for mid to foreground, spreads by runners. After planting I waited 2 weeks before moving fish in to give them some time to root, a month would have been better but I had to rush to move some fish around. So far it has been 2 days and they do a lot of sand sifting but have not uprooted any plants yet. This tank will go one of two ways, either the plants spread and fill in or the goldfish start uprooting the plants and ruin everything :)

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  2. orangecrush

    orangecrush Well-Known Member

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    That's going to be very pretty but isn't that going to be a PITA to keep clean?

    Jim.
     
  3. steamboatpilot

    steamboatpilot Active Member

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    Oh maybe. So far the filter is doing a pretty good job of keeping the substrate poop free but as the plants get denser it may become a problem. I am running a fluval FX5, I could angle the spray bar down at the substrate but I am worried it will be too much current for the fish.
     
  4. orangecrush

    orangecrush Well-Known Member

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    Well good luck and keep us posted.

    Jim.
     

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