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Posted 20 October 2005 - 10:59 PM

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Does anyone know where to buy nice and cheap aquarium plants?? Do let me know.. as I will be setting up two planted tanks very soon... would like to know where to get the best deals in town

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 04:28 AM

hi mamat, you could try teo aquatic plants supplies at 50 lim chu kang lane 9. i believe you will be terribly pleased :grin:
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:55 AM

Terribly pleased?? wow.. ok.. tks much
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:58 AM

BTW kiaattack.. do u keep planted tanks as well?? any good source for fish too??
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:50 AM

Oh.. do u know of any who is selling some nice looking Non-cheapo plants?? please let me know
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:50 AM

hi mamat yup i keep planted tanks as well. you can give some forums a try like www.arofanatics.com or www.aquaticquotient.com where hobbyists usually give off their cuttings or sell their excess cheaply. or if you just want to make a one stop shopping trip, i still highly recommend teo's. :grin:
ultimately aquatic plants are so much cheaper than overseas so... as for sources for fishes, you can visit all the fish farms. im sure you wont be disappointed. if however you wish to visit some LFS..there's a cheap one at yishun...but sorry cant really remember the address. clementi blk 328 is also good. thomson has got 2 shops that sell some nice plants too.

for planted tanks i'm sure you are already eyeing some small schooling fishes. any species in particular?
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:09 PM

went to Teo's earlier.. Spendid!!.. I was scared terribly.. LOL.. Tks for suggesting it.. May go again soon.. .. now all I need are some tetras.. cheap ones too.. hahaha

Blk 328 Clementi?? no goodlah..

I like tetras and also like the cichlids.. Now eyeing cardinal tetras as well as angle fish and/or discus. BUt the fish are all abt standard price.. the plants are wat varied. Went to Serangoon Ave 1 .. So ex. then tot I found a place selling cheap aquatic plants at 618 Yishun. After a while that too got ex.. now no 50 is the best yet..

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:09 AM

how much does he charge for a numbe rof fish??
I know some places charges like 50 for 35 bucks
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:42 PM

If you need pre-soaked drift wood with riccia or java moss, you can also try:

CAPRICORN Aquarium aka 'Ah Pek'
No. 33, Pasir Ris Farmway 2, Singapore 510000
Tel: 6583 9339

Some plants match well with certain fish, for e.g. Sword plant, Cryptocoryne with discus, & mixing discus with tetra should be fine also, but not so sure about cichlid. usually cichlid's environment is more rocky as they're more territorial & like to 'chop' caves for their 'hideout'. they're more aggressive than discus too... so it's better not to mix them with tetras.

some suggestions to start. if u chose plants to be your showcase, then select the types & compatible ones you fancy - fish are just sidekicks. if u like to show fish more, then build your tank around the type of fish you like for eg, rocky scapes for cichlids.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 01:54 AM

i guess it also depends very much on what cichlids you want to keep. some south american ones like the apistos do well in planted tanks. i think the lake tanganyika and malawi cichlids are a lot more aggressive and do best in biotope i.e rockscape tanks. cichlids are amazing, but im also amazed at how much they go for hehe.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 02:03 AM

I had malawi cichlids and they even spawn.. got soem nice babies then.. now I no longer keep them.. coz they like to burrow and move stuffs.. the only cichlids I keep now are angel fish and discus.. these are great..

I tot of getting some cardinal tetras.. maybe ard 70-100 pcs
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:03 AM

yeah, discus is great but fussy about water quality. so far i find keeping it in bare bottom tank is easier. anyone successfully tried growing discus in a planted tank?

cardinal tetras look nice in planted tank. i had them when i first setup my planted tank.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 12:05 PM

come to think of it, i dont think ive seen many healthy discuses in planted tanks. hmm
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Posted 02 November 2005 - 12:57 AM

I have had some discus in planted tanks.. but silly me let the floating plants tooks over the entire water surface.. and that left tyhe fish with no oxygen and they died. Now I have the remaining 4 discus and some other tetra species as well as ard 6-8 angel fish in the tank... doing ok so far
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Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:45 PM

Hey all.. IN the end.. the wallet got the better of me.. so I bought some veil tailed angelfish.. and a bag of neon tetras for the tank.. Will go back and get more water plants from No 50... Next mth perhaps.. will see how these grow 1st..
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:52 PM

i understand how you feel, it's really heartache to see your precious discus go belly up.
for neon tetras, they're prone to neon tetras disease which at the moment has no remedy for it. i would suggest you quarantine the not so healthy looking ones - check for any lumps esp. the tail bone area.
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:56 PM

yeap.. discus some more.. expensive stuffs.. tried keeping the altum angles.. all died!!!!!! anyway.. will settle with angel fish.. theylook good enuff.. and serene enuff..hahaha

will look out for the symptoms u mention
wonder if the disease could be caused by any of the aquatic plants therein
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 10:17 PM

plants are unlikely but snails that come with the plant are possible hosts for the pathogens. so check & remove the snails before you put the plants into the tank. then just pray hard that the snails had not laid any eggs on the plants.
if u have expensive fish, then do the extreme - quarantine the plants also! :tongueout:
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Posted 06 November 2005 - 01:56 AM

Roger tat.. and tks
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