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35 years ago, I had 22 fish tanks with all kinds of plants growing in them, I don't even remember the names. I bred Bettas, Gourami's, Swords, Guppy's and Platys for resale. Recently, I set up a Goldfish tank and the only plants I can find locally is plastic plants (very small, very crappy fish store), so everything I want to do for my fish tank will come out of Billings, 100 miles away, or over the Internet. I would like to learn more about all aquarium plants and plant culture for Aquariums, but will be focusing on cold water plants rather than tropicals. I will be getting more Goldies as time goes on, as I'm setting up some grow beds for Aquaponics, and I am starting with Goldies. Eventually, I will move to trout, but right now, it's Goldies.

I've been lurking for a while and thought I'd finally speak up. Right now, I'm looking to get some Duckweed ..... I've seen a thread about Wolffia, which I wouldn't mind getting some starts of as well. Anyone who knows where I can get some live tubifex worms can let me know and that would be appreciated ;). That's my big introduction :D :D Thanks
 

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Welcome and thanks for introducing yourself.

Egeria densa is also a good cold water plant, and hornwort should also work (maybe? ) The sale/trade forum on this site is a great place to get what you need. Many times people will be offering freebies of the plants you are talking about since they see them as pests.

I've seen Live tubifex in small packets before at a PetsMart, but they didn't look very healthy. I know you grow them yourself, but you'd need some worms to start with. From what I've read, these worms are quite filthy, living primarily in septic conditions (like poop) . :toimonst:

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Welcome and thanks for introducing yourself.

Egeria densa is also a good cold water plant, and hornwort should also work (maybe? ) The sale/trade forum on this site is a great place to get what you need. Many times people will be offering freebies of the plants you are talking about since they see them as pests.
Yeah, I was just searching the for sales..... no luck :(. Thanks for the info about the other plants. I need to research those more, as I'm wanting plants that will be food for the fish as well as living in the aquarium ;)

I've seen Live tubifex in small packets before at a PetsMart, but they didn't look very healthy. I know you grow them yourself, but you'd need some worms to start with. From what I've read, these worms are quite filthy, living primarily in septic conditions (like poop) . :toimonst:
-Dave
The PetSmart in Billings didn't know you could buy them live (they're all a bunch of ignoramuses there about fish). I've grown them before, and the secret is keep them in running water to flush out the dead ones and keep the water clean. Other than that, the dead worms and the waste will be pumped into the grow beds to provide food for the useful bacteria that feeds the plants. Good fertilizer ;)
 
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