Plants for a column cylinder tank

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  1. Cindy lou

    Cindy lou PetForums Newbie

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    Hello all,
    I'm New on here and am wondering if anyone has any advice regarding plants for a 56" high column tank I am thinking of purchasing. I currently have a 190 ltr Fluval corner tank and amongst many others, I have four Silver Dollars which eat all plants in sight!! I therefore need artificial plants but with the new tank having such a tall viewing area, ordinary size plants will look silly! Does anyone know where I can get very tall plants? Indeed, does anyone know if there are any varieties of real plant that Dollars ignore?? (Doubt this!!)

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    Silver dollars eat everything
    however one thing to keep them off the plants themselves is to put a head of lettuce in the tank which they will devour, and, might, let your plants get some hardiness going on
    or
    why not have some floating plants? the roots hanging down mean you could have a really cool looking tank and introduce some smallish surface fish that would look really good swimming among the roots, silver dollars tend to like the nice soft leaves and leave the roots alone
    for example
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Aquarium...3&keywords=live+floating+plants+for+fish+tank
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/phyllanth...006464?hash=item282e271a80:g:9goAAOSw44BYJQXi
    theres quite a few silk tall plants om amazon and ebay
    for example
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...plant.TRS0&_nkw=silk+aquarium+plants&_sacat=0
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marina-Ecoscraper-Aquarium-Plants-Large/dp/B005JP9QV0
    and dont forget the plants 'for reptiles' that can be stuck on the side of the tank [with the clear sucker] and hang down into the water
    for example
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Komodo-Phi...qid=1490981659&sr=1-1&keywords=reptile+plants
     
  3. kittih

    kittih PetForums VIP

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    I have giant Vallis in my rectangular tank. The strands are very long and in my tank float on the water surface. They would work well in your tall tank.
     
  4. Cindy lou

    Cindy lou PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you! Really appreciated advice!! Am thinking I would need can extra large glass cleaning brush too.... rarely get algae on the glass as have plex to do the job but occasionally it needs a look!
     
  5. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    just another thought, could you use a tall piece of bogwood/mopani wood and tie some of the silk plants to it, in a natural way, so that they appear taller and fill the mid section of the tank?
     
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    Or this sort of idea ?