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Old 05-15-2017, 12:42 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by CandidPets View Post
i put them in every tank i had

i dont any about water quality because i dont have the water they were in

i know the fish were doing well

some were in cichlids but i was told that species java cichlids did not eat

moss balls had cloning crayfish i was told they will be safe

i am trying this again

i had aquarium reg lights for some of them

i am only putting them in shrimp tanks and gupppy

not trying with cichlids again

lights i bought that 200-300 plant growing light for my 150 pond but it fried them i think they turn yellow and brown all plants turned brown and died i tried to save some did not work

I wanted lots of plants

Some tanks had normal lights i dont the exact time these are plants i am told will live in anything

i have 5 normal house plants i have had for years

the fish must hate eaten them? idk
Hi there, from your post, I think you should start from the basic and learn about how to keep live plants in a aquarium. I think your frustrations and failures come from simply listening to what other people are telling you and not understanding how it works yourself.

I can point out a few mistakes. First, moss balls are not plants, they are algae. So it's normal for them to die off after a while.

Second, a pond is not a tank. Ponds are meant to be outside, receiving natural sunlight that is hundreds of times stronger than any light we can make. A plant meant for growing plants in an aquarium is not going to work for a pond unless you know exactly what you're doing.

My advice is to do your own research and understand how the basics work before jumping in and spending money. Start simple. Get some java moss (not moss balls!) and guppies, play around with things, learn as you go. Once you've mastered the basics, you can delve into the more complex stuff.
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