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inexpensive plant care?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anonymous, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Plants
    whats the most inexpensive way to care for plants in a tank with no fish in it? i dont have the money for the food or whatever is there like a natural to feed them or anything? please let me know..

    Thanks,

    Scott ;)
     
  2. LemonDiscus

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    a few fish would be your cheapest way.... put a heater on it and drop a betta in it! You can follow in the Filterless tank setup using the plants as a filter as mentioned on this thread - <a class="postlink-local" href="http://www.theexoticfish.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1658&start=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1658&start=0</a>
     
  3. James0816

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    Hmmmmm....bout the best that I can come up with would be DIY Co2 and dry ferts. Pennies on the dollar.
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

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    I'd do some easy low light plants, a few fish to fertilize, and a heater (regular water changes). A filter would defin. help also!
     
  5. Anonymous

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    ;) okie dokie.. thank you
     
  6. Guidoman888

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    I feed my plants with ''aqua plant grow'' there little bolls and they have to be changed every 4 months or so. a pack of 50 is just like 4 dollars here..
     
  7. Anonymous

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    ight thanks guido!! my lil homie ;)
     
  8. Anonymous

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    you know what i was told for a homemade fertilizer and you dont have to spend any money at all....cook some veggies in a pan with water and make sure it has a lid so the water dont evaperate.. when the veggies are cooked you drain the water into a bowl and wait until it cools the put it into small bottles and feed your plants with it weekly ;)
     
  9. Anthony

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    For terrestrial plants maybe, I'm not sure that would work for aquatic plants though.
     
  10. James0816

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    ummmmmmmmmmm........oooooooooook. Think I'll have to take a pass on that one.
     
  11. Anonymous

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    im going to try it.. ill let yall know if it works :D
     
  12. Anthony

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    I wouldn't do it in a tank with fish.
     
  13. James0816

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    yeah...i'd definately take a pass.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    no theres no fish in the tank
     
  15. Guidoman888

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    Ok good I'd nbeither want to risk any of my fish's lifes :)
     
  16. Anonymous

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    :D im not putting fish in there at all just growing plants ;)
     
  17. Guidoman888

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    So your just raising plants for other tanks. Thats something new for me, not that bad of an Id though :)
     
  18. Anonymous

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    yup i sure am something different ya know man.. getting tired of just sitting around need something to work on :D
     
  19. Anonymous

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    i put some pea and corn juice with the plant it smells like CORN :) :) :) im selling corn water for 500 dollars a jar :) :) :) so far its working on the plants they are staying bright green ;) ;) ;)