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    and the R8 toll off the n1!
     
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    I usually take the road past the cement factory in Pretoria West when I go up north...so I miss it :p
     
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    Yea i really stil want to get puffers! they are so cute!!!
     
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    Hi all,

    Ok so here is updated pictures with some plants in that I collected last night and fish I will put in more colorful fish later!

    =-) Please let me know if there is something I should know or that you see that I can do differently!

    =-) Liandre
     
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    All looks fine, you just need much more plants, you can remove the water stains on the glass with some vinegar on a piece of kitchen towel.

    I would use Seachem Flourish Complete as per the bottle to dose.

    Here is the plants that I gave you:

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=190

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=260

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=52

    Java Moss

    You can also add Java Ferns, they also require low light and are very undemanding.

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=37
     
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    Some very nice plants @JP01 gave you...very undemanding!! Some light and ferts and they'll grow nicely.

    And yes...white vinegar can be used for so many things in the aquarium trade. Not only for cleaning stains on glass and filter pipes...but also to test rocks for hardscape. Which you need some of IMO.

    Look at my tanks (links in my signature)...If you in Centurion in the near future...I can give you some of my rocks. Only problem...they are dark, compared to your whitish rocks. Just let me know ;)

    Also...I would put a background on the back, it will hide the cables and aesthetically just looks better. I used a black trash bag and sellotape...cheap and super effective :D
     
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    @JAX Only see now that the rock looks like it will harden the water, test a piece with some vinegar if it bubbles then it will harden your water too much.
     
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    Here is a complete list of low tech plants, have not checked whick are blacklisted and which ones are totally pest though.

    This is an excellent list of low light plants for anyone looking for plants to start a low light tank. It was posted by James From Cali at: http://www.myfishtank.net/

    "Plants Ideal For Low Light/Low Tech Aquaria
    Some people may be wondering what plants do well in a Low Light setup. I used to be the same way(and still am sometimes) and now I am wanting to make a list of what is appropriate for this kind of tank. Any one wanting to add to the list please go ahead. List Common and Scientific name please.

    Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus
    Windelov Java Fern, Windelov Fern - Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
    Narrow Leaf Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf'
    Java Moss - Vesicularia dubyana
    Green Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma
    *Sunset Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
    Ceylon Hygro - Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon'
    Rotala Rotundifolia - Rotala rotundifolia
    Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green - Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green'
    Rotala Indica - Rotala indica
    Hornwort - Ceratophylum demersum
    Parrots Feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
    Moneywort, Water Hyssop - Bocapa monnieri
    Brazilian Pennywort, Pennywort - Hydrocotyle leucocephala
    Crypt Wendtii - Cryptocoryne wendtii
    Crypt Balansae - Cryptocoryne Balansae
    Pygmy Crypt - Cryptocoryne pygmaea
    Guppy Grass - Najas guadalupensis
    Anubias barteri - Anubias barteri v. barteri
    Anubias barteri 'marble' - Anubias barteri 'marble'
    Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' - Anubias barteri v. 'glabra'
    Anubias nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana'
    Coffee leaf anubias - Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia'
    Crypt retrospiralis - Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
    Crypt spiralis - Cryptocoryne spiralis
    Golden nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana golden'
    Narrow leaf nana - Anubias barteri v. 'nana narrow leaf'
    Petite nana - Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite'
    Philippine Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'
    Red Java fern - Microsorum pteropus "red"
    Crypt Becketii - Cryptcoryne becketii
    Pelia - Monosolenium tenerum
    Waterwheel Plant - Aldrovanda vesiculosa
    Bacopa - Bacopa caroliniana
    African Water Fern - Bolbitis heudelotii
    Hornwort - Ceratophyllum submersum
    Crypt Aponogetifolia - Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
    Micro Crypt - Cryptocoryne petchii
    Tropica Sword - Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'
    Downoi - Pogostemon helferi

    *Do not ned high light to attain pink color. Dosing Iron can bring out this color. I have learned this from experience.

    Thank you,
    James"
     
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    Great thank you for all the help guys really much appreciated!!! =-)

    just a question what happens when it hardens your water?
     
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    Most fish enjoy soft water and so also plants and our Gauteng water is already hard out of the tap, meaning it has dissolved Ca and Mg in it.
     
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    You talking about my rocks or these white rocks bud?
     

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