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Postby Pollux on Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:24 pm

thank you :D. do you think if i did that i would get better nitrate absorbtion than now - i have the plants rooted in a nylon bag hanging near my filter. what lph do you recommend?
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Postby Franco on Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:11 am

what other kinds of plants are good for nitrate absorption? I've got some pothos in my HOB that I just put in there a couple of days ago but I wouldn't mind having a whole mess of plants in an empty HOB if meant that I'd have 0 nitrates. I've tried the willow branches again and again and they wont sprout!!! I even tried leaving the leaves on and just planting it in the HOB and I also used a tiny sapling that still had the roots attached but it died. It was growing in a creek and it died in my tank?! AHHHHH!!!
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Postby Pollux on Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:47 am

i just went throught my garden and took some of everything that was tropical and fleshy like pathos is. i dont know what they are all called sorry. a few of them are water plants like reeds and galingal.
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Postby Franco on Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:38 pm

I think I'll try to find something that people say needs a lot of fertilizer. That would be the equivalent of a good nitrate sponge.
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Postby Pollux on Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:46 am

ooo good idea :D
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Postby Franco on Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:42 am

I'VE FOUND IT! I'VE FOUND IT!!!

The ultimate nitrate absorbing plant that my snails wont touch! **knock on wood**

Its Water Hyacinth!!!

It floats and gets too big but much of it can be easily removed and its nearly starving in my tank because it eats so much!!!

YAY!!!!!
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