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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Flohrie's Planted Tank (1st Planted)

Ok so I'm finally going to put some pics up of my tank, its a few months old now and getting settled in. It's just had a huge trim as everything was touching the surface

Tank: 36x18x18
Lighting: 4 x 30w Flouro's (2x6700K Life Glo, 2x18000K Aqua Glo)
Filtration: Eheim Professional 2228
Co2: DIY, 2x2litre bottles
Substrate: 50kg of 3mm black pebble with Laterite underneath
Ferts: None as yet

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 12:59 AM
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wow very nice tank, is that erect moss or java moss? Looks very good! Love the hairgrass field, it will be filled in very soon Love the tank
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Very Nice !!!
I love the simplicity of the aquascape, very natural looking with the wood pile and moss. At first I thought it was stone , is that petrified wood by chance, it just has that look to it.
Can this tank be viewed from all sides ? It kinda looks like it can be. You must be blessed with some very good water for that moss to get such a nice look without adding ferts thus far.

Great looking tank Flohrie
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I like you Java log! Reminds me of mine!! When you start adding ferts (if you aren't already) take some time and trim it like you would a haircut...when I do it, my moss seems to have stimulated growth and spread pretty rapidly over the entire log in about 3 months.

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That is one nice looking aquarium!

It is going to look fantastic when the foreground fills in! I can't wait to see it again in a month or so!


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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the comments everyone

Puffer: I think the Moss is just plain Java Moss, I don't the difference between all the mosses so I don't really know.

Buck: It can be viewed from any side, I didn't really plan for that when planting but its just seemed to turn out nicely The wood is just plain old wood taken from my sisters property. Nothing special about it at all.

Georgia: Thanks I can't wait to give the moss a haircut. How much should I trim it back??

Momo: Yes I'm hoping it looks good all filled in. It's spreading fairly rapidly as all that has grown from 3 pots of Hairgrass.

Again thanks everyone, any advice at all?
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Originally Posted by Flohrie
any advice at all?

Invite a friend or two over have a couple beers and enjoy the tank! Looks very nice!

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Beautiful tank! I love the simple, natural look it has! Great Job!

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Looking really good! Should be great when the hairgrass fills in. I'm learning that it tends to do so rather quickly.

Make sure to keep us updated!

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