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opinions wanted.
i think the tank is filling out nice but i could use a little help on what to put on the right to kind of tie it all together. im waiting a bit for the sword to grow, im hoping that ll help some. or maybe rearrange some of the plants.
please excuse diatoms, new filter and crazy off the wall phosphate readings for some reason!!!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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oh yeah its the last photo if ya didnt notice

anyone seeing potential yet ? any opinions?

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Well there are a lot of things you could put in here that would go along with the variety you have already.

Can we get some specs on the tank. Size, lighting, CO2, maybe prams if you got them ;p

Right off the bat I would say something like Ludwigia Repens in the back right would be nice, or Brazillian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle Leucocephala), both of witch I have in my tank and trust me, they grow like crazy and have to be trimmed ;p

As for the front right, maybe a moss ball or a rock/wood with some java moss would be cool. If not I might think about throwing in something small like a small bush of baby tears (not baby dwarf tears, commonly known as HC).

Be better, as I said if we knew what you are running in there for a better suggestion ;p

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its a 38 gallon been up for about 8 or 9 months

72 watt t5HO hagen light raised 5" to decrease light intensity
Flourite gravel mix 45lbs
half EI dosing according to chart for 40 gallon
Seachem Excel for co2

moderately to heavily stocked fish wise

plants-
lots of water sprite,
10 sprigs of Cabomba,
4 clusters of micro sword or something similar
undulata
tiger lotus
pennywort
babytears
3 nongrowing hygros
lots of mycophylium er something like that
dwarf hair grass
hornwort and
1 java fern
and whatever the plants are in front of driftwood?

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I personally like the Ludwigia Repens idea. It will add some height and some more red.

also... what is that brown thing that seems to be floating around the top of the tank?
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I always dislike flat layouts. If you happen to redo things, mound up the substrate... or use some rocks to push up an area for a terrace or something.. Change the terrain... make sure there are different elevations. Your plants look good.


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I always dislike flat layouts. If you happen to redo things, mound up the substrate... or use some rocks to push up an area for a terrace or something.. Change the terrain... make sure there are different elevations. Your plants look good.

i like the idea of a hill on the right ,kinda sloping towards the front a little. i juat may do this. thanks


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Here's a picture from my journal... you can see sort of what I mean by using a rock to hold up the hill...




you might not beable to tell, but the substrate at the top of the hill is like 6" deep..


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