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posted by Arnorth in Freshwater Fish

Aquarium Plants.

What are good plants for a freshwater aquarium that I can get anywhere here in the Philippines? The plants in the store are so expensive and easy to die.

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Gilgamesh - 1 point - 5 months ago
You shall gather some see weeds that are not have a huge size because it will make you fish at home and they will feel more comfortable. I am sorry that is the only suggestion that I know and I can give. Ughm, try Google and search for some plants that are cheap and exclusive in our backyards.
fishbate - 2 points - 5 months ago
In my opinion java moss is one of the basic aquarium plants available in most shops. You can try searching for local stores or pet shops to check the availability. This type of plants grows and multiply fast with minimal maintenance so you need just a few to start.
MomoStarr16 - 1 point - 5 months ago
It is really hard to maintain both plants and fish in the aquarium. Needs lot of focus and time for it. Fake plants may good but of course it may not make you happy. But some suggests Java fern and Java moss is good.
Martinsx - 1 point - 4 months ago
You are very correct my friend, Java Moss and Java Fern are good plants to use for one's fresh water aquarium. They aren't too hard to maintain and they produce good amount of oxygen in the water for the fishes.
wallet - 1 point - 5 months ago
Cabomba and Ceratopteris are the plants I have, Ceratopteris is surface water plants.
Martinsx - 1 point - 5 months ago
I don't really live in Philippines, so it's going to be very hard for me to know exactly where to direct you to look for the kind of fresh water plants you need for your aquarium. I would have suggested getting some from the stores but you just mentioned about it being too expensive and still die out easily, so I'm not sure of what else to recommend for you.
jocelyn_v - 1 point - 5 months ago
Plant is an essential for raising a fish. The best plant that i am going to recommend to you is hornwort. It is not fragile so you can just get it and plant it in your aquarium. Plus it is so easy to find and not that expensive.
Youngshark - 1 point - 5 months ago
I suggest that you look for some sea weed plants. I know for a fact by seeing them being used in many tanks that they are awesome.
stbrians - 1 point - 5 months ago
Most water plants are good for fish. Moss actually does well.
Martinsx - 1 point - 5 months ago
I took out the time to research on the best plants to use for your fresh water aquarium, and below are the results that I came up with. So, look for the ones that you can find in your area and make use of them. They are ;

Java Fern.
Amazon Sword.
Crypt Wendtii.
Java Moss.
Anubais Nana.
Lilian - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hi, I'm from Indonesia. Here, we have a very popular aquarium vegetative. We call it Java-moss. It's a beautiful moss that could cover your drift-wood easily. What I like the most about this plant is: no need to prune. Because it's so easy to grow, the shop or aquascape enthusiast usually will share it for free. Free. Small chunk of it could grow to a beautiful green landscape for your aquarium. If your driftwood shape is like a tree branches, Java-Moss will serve as leaves on a tree. If it's a cone shape, the Java-moss will make it like a cute green hill.
vinaya - 1 point - 4 months ago
You can have some see weeds in your aquarium. You do not have to pay for the sea weed because you live in an island. However, unless you have a very large aquarium, I don't suggest you to use plants. Plants and fish both take a lot of oxygen and you need to maintain the oxygen level by constantly changing the water. It is a lot of work. Try artificial plants instead.
Arnorth - 1 point - 4 months ago
I'm planning to try putting ferns that grow on rocks because they don't need too much sun light to live. Going to go on a hike on the mountains to search some plants.
Jelineex - 1 point - 4 months ago
I prefer not to place live aquatic plant on aquarium because it's difficult to maintain it. You have to balance everything from oxygenation to temperature. Both plants and fish need extra care. It will be best to place a plant on ponds like water lily because you don't have to worry on sensitivity of the environment. The fish like to thrive in a bigger place with good plants.
RoseKaizer - 1 point - 4 months ago
i suggest you look for seaweeds, it is good for your aquarium.
NerdIndeed - 1 point - 4 months ago
Guys I would only like to ask: Is there a grass-type or other kinds of plants that are easy to grow that will grow like a carpet across the bottom of my tank? Thanks!
stbrians - 1 point - 3 months ago
Just use the ordinary moss and algae. They are good for fish. They will do fine with the correct conditions
achikeziah - 1 point - 1 month ago
Aquatic plants are used to give the freshwater aquarium a natural appearance, oxygenate the water, absorb ammonia, and provide habitat for fish, especially fry (babies) and for invertebrates. Some aquarium fish and invertebrates also eat live plants. Hobbyists use aquatic plants for aquascaping, of several aesthetic styles.
Cupang - 1 point - 1 month ago
Some easy-to-find ones are Ludwigia repens, Bacopa monniere, Hygrophila angustifolia, and Hygrophila polysperma. Those four are quite affordable too. If you wish for a fancier plant, you may want to try the Aquatic cryptocoryne. It's pretty expensive, though.

Now, if your aquarium plants die easily, you should check the water parameters. Most water plants prefer a neutral pH level of 7-7.2. That said, some plants prefer an acidic or alkaline environment. It's best to get plants with similar pH requirements to keep things simple.
theresajane - 1 point - 1 month ago
I have seen baby fern leaves on pet shops that sell aquarium fishes too. I forgot what the full name is.

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posted by Arnorth in Freshwater Fish

Is glue gun safe?

My brother went on a trip before and bought us many dead corals. I cleaned them well and I was hoping that I could paste two different corals together before I would put it in the aquarium. Is it safe for the fish if I use Glue Gun to stick the corals together?

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clairmatin - 0 points - 6 months ago
Just try to use whatever brand of reef safe glue!
Russ - 0 points - 6 months ago
Glue guns are not meant for outside or underwater use. For a permanent hold your best choice is a plain silicone glue. But keep in mind that you dead corals will gradually dissolve in water, both destroying the coral and affecting your water parameters.
Arnorth - 0 points - 6 months ago
I'll try the plain silicone glue. I've been looking for a glue that is safe for aquariums but it seems that it's not yet available in my area. I've been asking in the Pet stores but it's not available.
sheriff - 0 points - 6 months ago
You should consult an expert before doing that. The silicone glue is advisable. You should consider the life of the coral due to the probability of dissolution.
fishbate - 0 points - 6 months ago
I don't think its safe in long term specially when it's exposed to fishes. I'm not sure but i think the material can get brittle in time and could be eaten by fishes. It can also add debris on your tank, specially when the glue is not sturdy anymore.
blackmist - 0 points - 5 months ago
I wont suggest it because glue gun don't stick much when submerged to water. It is also true that it can broke to pieces and the fish can eat them. So its not advisable to use it. It is more safer to just put the corals in the aquarium without sticking them.
Chinet23 - 0 points - 5 months ago
Glue gun is not made for that purpose hence it's not safe to use it underwater or in the aquarium. Nor does it have a strong adhesive bond as compared to other supplies. Better to consult an expert than to risk your fishes life.
MomoStarr16 - 0 points - 5 months ago
It may look not appropriate but if you are asking if glue gun can hurt fish then the answer is no. There will be nothing dangerous a glue gun can bring to your fish.
Ferdz - 0 points - 5 months ago
It is safe to use in your aquarium, it is non-toxic . The only problem is that it may not last that long due to being exposed to water.

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posted by Arnorth in Welcome

Hello from Philippines

Hi guys. I'm new here. I hope I could share my opinions and I hope I could read yours too.

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TFAdmin - 1 point - 6 months ago
Hello Arnoth, welcome to the forum!
mark86 - 0 points - 6 months ago
Welcome, I am new here also from Pacific Island
parcen18 - 0 points - 6 months ago
Hello there. I am from the Philippines too. Blessings to everyone. I am blessed to be part of this community and meet new friends. And I hope to learn and know more about fish and kind of fish in an aquarium, and what are the pros and cons of fish in an aquarium.
mark86 - 1 point - 5 months ago
Welcome here. More knowledge and ideas to be learned here regarding the tropical fish. Do not hesitate to ask your questions and I am sure somebody here will reply immediately.
acetrop001 - 0 points - 6 months ago
Hello I'm from the P.I. and I;m so glad to join this forum.
Jelineex - 0 points - 5 months ago
Hello to everyone. I'm new to this forum. I love to know about fish. They're always attractive and relaxing. I hope that i can share my thoughts and learn from the experts. Happy Sunday to everyone. Enjoy from Jelineex. God bless.
Zelmontero - 0 points - 5 months ago
Hi! I'm also from the Philippines. I grow near the sea and I develop my love to the fishes. I find them very appealing and sensitive. I will surely be enjoying this forum. We can learn to the experience of each other. Keep on sharing your experience on fish
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NesMarcos - 0 points - 5 months ago
Hello Arnorth, welcome to the forum! I would love to hear more of your opinions on the topic posted in our forum. See you around!
Ferdz - 0 points - 5 months ago
From what part of the RP are you located? Bulacan here.
psywar - 0 points - 5 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm from Philippines to. I don't have much experience about the fish but can some one suggest to me where part of the Philippines should I go when I want to see great fish and wonderful sea.
rlpzbeermoney - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hello! I'm also from the Philippines. I hope to learn about aquariums and fishes as I plan on purchasing an aquarium as a hobby. I am intrigued about the pet fish culture and why people keep fish as pets.
MomoStarr16 - 0 points - 5 months ago
Hi I am from the Philippines just like you. Just keep on posting those questions of yours and we are ready to answer or share our thought as long as I can. Hehe. Keep Safe and enjoy.
Gilgamesh - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hello everyone😊 It'a my pleasure to meet you. I'm looking forward in building amd strengthening this community☺. I hope that I can contribute in some ways, I will do my best😊God bless us all😊 We can do this as a community😊 I will help in nourishing this forum up to the point that it will contain a lot of valuable information.
stbrians - 1 point - 5 months ago
Am new too and therefore we welcome each other. We have vast experience to share here and also receive from others. It is a two-way traffic. No man is an island.
zezar - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hello, I'm from Philippines too. Hope you have a good day, welcome to the forum. This forum is one of the best forum that I visited yet. Hope you liked and enjoy being here.
Have a nice day 🙂😊
NesMarcos - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hi Arnorth, I am also from the Philippines. Welcome to the forum! I hope we can share thoughts too in some posts. God bless!
mark86 - 1 point - 5 months ago
Welcome at the forum. I am glad you found this amazing site.
jeffreyjose48 - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hi too! I am from the Philippines too! It feels great to see a lot of people from our country joining here. I hope we will all have a good time interacting with each other here.
daisy - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hello. Welcome here. Hope you will enjoy of joining with us😊
jocelyn_v - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hello i am also from philippines. I'm looking forward to hear your opinion. Im so excited to Share my knowldge about fish.
jerahmeeltayag - 1 point - 5 months ago
Hello there! I am new here as well and I am your "Kababayan" , I hope to learn more about fishes and all about them. I always have been fascinated by large aquariums and different breeds of fishes. I hope that we enjoy our stay here.
jayjaydimson - 1 point - 4 months ago
Hello I am Jay from the Philippines too. I am new here too and I hope I can share my thoughts freely here.
RoseKaizer - 1 point - 4 months ago
hello welcome to the community. I hope you enjoy staying in our community.
NerdIndeed - 1 point - 4 months ago
Hello, @arnorth I am new too. I do hope I get to learn a lot in here and get to meet like-minded individuals as well. See you around!
jpk0007 - 0 points - 3 months ago
Hello, Arnorth I am jpk0007 and I am also new here. Hope to have good interactions here and learn from the old members on this forum.
stbrians - 1 point - 3 months ago
You are welcome. You will really read our comments
stbrians - 1 point - 3 months ago
You are welcome. In this forum we discuss fish and it is very enjoyable. People here are very welcoming.
achikeziah - 1 point - 1 month ago
Hello arnorth! I am from the Philippines too. I hope to share my fish experiences here too.
takutufo09 - 1 point - 1 month ago
Hi, I am from the Philippines too and new here. I am interested to know what kind of fish can live together in an aquarium. I hope I can get some ideas and apply it to my new aquarium.
drickxandrea - 1 point - 1 month ago
Hello there! I'm also new here, hopefully I'll learn great stuffs. I want to know what your opinions are and I also do hope that if ever my opinion is kind of wrong please don't be shy to make it right. Great power to this site!
theresajane - 1 point - 1 month ago
Hello, everyone! I'm also new to this forum. I hope that we could have fun sharing our own opinions and experiences with regards to different topics. Let's enjoy this.
NikSuks - 1 point - 1 month ago
Hello my friends! I am a new guy here! I hope that you people are going to teach me more things about fish, in general, because I think that I lack something when it comes to fish, even though I possess certain knowledge!
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