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Where do you keep aquarium plants until you plant them in an aquarium?

Not only can you put your plants in another container, but you should. It is always a good idea to quarantine plants in a separate container for a few weeks before adding them to your tank, otherwise ...
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What plant is this?

It is Caulerpa algae, although it has roots, stems and leaves (may be C. prolifera or C. floridiana). Tangs, Moorish Idols and other fish eat it. It grew very vigorously in my aquariums and so can ...
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Does store-bought coral come from coral reefs?

The import of live rock is under the control of United States Vital Reef Task Force in the USA. International Trade in Coral and Coral Reef Species International Trade Sub-Group Report to the U.S. ...
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Where do you keep aquarium plants until you plant them in an aquarium?

For up to 4 or 5 days, you can keep them wrapped in wet paper towels surrounded by wet newspaper. You might have some die off, but this is the way they are commonly shipped. I've had hardier species ...
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CO₂ supply with KH 0 - pH effect

It sounds as though you already have a good knowledge of how water chemistry works. In basic terms, KH (carbonate hardness) affects how much the pH can change within the water. The presence of the ...
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Aqua plants and fish poop

Yes! Not only is it possible its a sustainable method of farming! Hydroponics is farming without soil, and aquaponics is hydroponics using fish. On a low level, the fish waste feeds the plants and the ...
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Are thse Hemianthus callitrichoides aka Dwarf Baby Tears?

It does look like Hemianthus but the plant is dying so it's hard to say, it could also be a monte carlo plant. I recommend reading this guide Substrate Substrates such as Flourite and Eco-Complete ...
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Species identification: fizzing plants

There is an aquatic plant called Ludwiga inclinada or curly tornado, that matches your description. I added a pic, although it may not be what you're remembering. I was originally thinking it was a ...
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Help with Fishless Cycling with Live Plants

Just leave it for a month or so. More than likely you will get some decaying material from the plants which will naturally kick-start the cycle. If you put food in there at all, it will absolutely ...
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Relentless Nitrites

The main problem is that the bacteria that convert nitrite to nitrate do multiply very slowly, and this is the reason for why the cycling of a tank takes a long time. Here is a Wikipedia article about ...
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Plants for a brackish water tank?

For brackish water, your plant selection really depends on the salinity of the tank. In general, plants need nutrients and light. Again, not knowing your light setup or your substrate is a little bit ...
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How to reduce anaerobic gas build-up in aquarium substrate?

I am going to provide my insight to hopefully serve as a complement to existing answer and comments because I think this is an interesting question. In addition to perfectly valid methods already ...
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Can goldfish eat sea lettuce?

Sea lettuce might be given to goldfish, but only in a small quantity; this is to avoid it going bad before it is eaten. Sea lettuce is not toxic if fresh and it contains minerals and vitamins that are ...
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CO₂ injection for Dutch style aquarium

Yes. Yes, you absolutely can inject the CO2 into the sump and many people choose to do this by default because, as you point out, it means less equipment in the tank. As long as the CO2 is diffused ...
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White dots appearing on the drift wood surface

So most driftwoods are boiled down or treated at some point to be safe for all types of aquariums and terrariums. When dried out and then placed back into water, marine or fresh a fungus can grow, ...
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How to use Aquarium Substrate Soil

For my first tank I also bought some kind of soil and used it as a layer in the grit. Because the producer said it was very good for the plants and I did not have any experience. Meanwhile I do not ...
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Aquarium for watering plants, what organisms would be best?

So I'm assuming you want to put water into that aquarium and use it to water your plants, then refilling with tap water? 74-80 °F (or 24-27°C) isn't that uncommon for tropical aquariums, 85 °F might ...
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Should I remove rubber bands from delivered flame moss?

You can do either but it's hard to give specific advice without seeing exactly how it's attached. Most mosses take a long time to attach to whatever they are being mounted to so rubber bands or small ...
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I'm wanting to have a female Betta sorority and Corydras- would that be over crowding?

You should be okay with that fish load, as long as you follow weekly or at least bi-weekly partial water changes (10-20%) and gravel vacuuming. If you want to get real nerdy pick up some test kits for ...
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Does store-bought coral come from coral reefs?

Some is collected, some is farmed. It would be good to a visit a large successful salt shop. It takes the same conditions to keep corals healthy as to grow them, so these shops often grow some corals. ...
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Will my bristlenose pleco eat aquarium plants?

No, they won't eat plants. And generally, nothing will eat Anubias, the leaves are too thick; there are some exceptions, though. Bristlenose plecos will eat some film algae but not actual plants. ...
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How to raise PH in RO water? (with chemical compounds no commercial products)

You can use crushed sea shells or even better egg shells (egg shells needs to be dried in your oven at low temperature 60-70 °C before you crush them). Another natural thing is to use marble (crushed ...
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Why are the leaves of my aquatic plant still yellowing in spite of fertilizing them?

From my POV, you are doing it the wrong way. One of the best fertilizers for aquarium plants is a cycled aquarium. The fish (and other "animals" you may have) make a lot of Nx substances, ...
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Identify algae in aquarium

This looks like black algae. It's usually a very deep dark green almost black color and is common in tanks with live plants and is due to high light and organic waste from your fish and plants. If you ...
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How can I get rid of string algae that's inside java moss?

I've successfully gotten rid of the algae by taking all my plants out and placing them into a quarantine tank, then dosing the tank with hydrogen peroxide for 3 days. I'm not too sure on the ...
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Is there such a thing a underwater climbing plants?

A web search for "underwater climbing plant" yielded (removed due to link rot), which suggests Hydrocotyle Japan. You should be able to train it around the pipe as it sends out roots every ...
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Aqua plants and fish poop

It's definitely possible to grow plants without a soil substrate. There are even a bunch of plants that don't have their roots in the soil, you'll need to attach them to a rock or a piece of wood. ...
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Full Spectrum LED (400nm to 840nm) vs Grow Light LED (RED+BLUE)

I don't think the lights you mention is made for fish tanks. This doesn't mean they can't be used but a better choice would be to try finding lighting made for fish tanks. Maybe ask for some advice ...
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How to use CO2 tablets for aquarium?

In the description there is this: Drop the tablet in different spots of the aquarium, for more even distribution of CO2 2 tablets for every 10 gallon of water, dose 2 times a week So ...
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How to start building a Live Plant Aquarium?

For only a few, easy to keep plants, there is indeed not that much required. Just have some lights above your tank (LED or fluorescent) and every now and then you'll have to add some fertilizer or ...
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