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Have you added plants to your mbuna tank?

Yes
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No
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Total votes : 4

Re: Yes plants and mbuna do work

Postby sir_keith » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:48 pm

I've tried artificial silk plants in the past. They look good initially, but decay over time and disintegrate- at least in African Cichlid water, leaving all kinds of debris that clogs your filters and generally causes a big mess. Be forewarned. :(
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Re: Yes plants and mbuna do work

Postby Trademark » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:22 pm

Thanks, if I go artificial, it will be plastic.
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Re: Yes plants and mbuna do work

Postby GuitarShark » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:03 pm

I have mixed artificial plants in with the live ones. This appears to stop nipping. My feather fin cat has been most interested, yet has not been able to do any damage. I have had them for around 2 months now. The swords have faired worse than the others, but are still growing like mad.
75 gallon Mbuna and Victorian tank (also contains cats and venustus)
5 gallon fry tank
165 gallon turtle pond

Just your average fish keeper tryin to avoid turtle disaster.
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Re: Yes plants and mbuna do work

Postby GuitarShark » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:05 pm

Trademark, I recommend digging yours into the sand. That seems to prevent the roots from being damaged.
75 gallon Mbuna and Victorian tank (also contains cats and venustus)
5 gallon fry tank
165 gallon turtle pond

Just your average fish keeper tryin to avoid turtle disaster.
Ok I’m done now.
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Re: Yes plants and mbuna do work

Postby Trademark » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:19 pm

GuitarShark wrote:Trademark, I recommend digging yours into the sand. That seems to prevent the roots from being damaged.






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