Planted aquarium pilot try (phase 2 stranded)

Arrgghhh.. I’m kinda pissed off at the moment since I won’t be able to continue with the next phase of my planted aquarium pilot project. It seems that it is difficult for me to do the planting without a pair of tweezer that look something like below.

This tweezer will aid the insertion of the aqua plant root firmly inside the soil. I can’t dig a hole since most of the plants having a very tiny and long root. I have to wait for tomorrow and I will go and get one of this thing.

I guess in this entry, I will just talk about the plants that I will put inside the aquarium. Basically, we can divide plants into 3 categories – background plants, midground plants and foreground plants. I’d love the scientific name of the plants below.

For the background plants, I will use

  • Vallisneria asiatica var. biwaensis
  • Cabomba caroliniana

As for midground plants, I bought 3 last time.

  • Limnophila sessiliflora
  • Hemianthus micranthemodes
  • Ceratophyllum demersum

And finally, for the foreground plants, I have

  • Hemianthus callitrichoides
  • Vesicularia dubyana

This Hemianthus callitrichoides will grow and cover all the soil, building a carpet look plants.

Whereas Vesicularia dubyana is actually the scientific name for java moss that I use to tie to driftwood and planting rock yesterday.

Can’t wait to get those tweezer tomorrow.

Read the rest of the stories relating to this planted aquarium project:

  1. Getting things for pilot try of planted aquarium
  2. Setting up planted aquarium (phase 1)
  3. Setting up planted aquarium (stranded)
  4. Setting up planted aquarium (phase 2)
  5. Final goods shopping for this aquarium
  6. Experimenting with water temperature
  7. Installing CO2 system
  8. Fermentation started, CO2 bubbles start flowing in
  9. More CO2 bubbles
  10. Worrying about pH and excess CO2 over the night
  11. Getting aquarium cleaners
  12. Getting final fishes for the aquarium
  13. Plants trimming


Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

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