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post #16 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-22-2010, 09:03 PM
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That piece of driftwood on the right is awesome. I was so close to ordering one from aquariumplants.com that looked just like it.
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post #17 of 60 (permalink) Old 10-23-2010, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

As long as you keep the anubis' rhiozome out of the substrate it's ok. Roots love the nutrients. Just don't bury the "R"

I can't wait ti be able to tilt that wood on the right one direction or the other. I like the piece too but it's too vertical still.
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Updated pics just to keep track of plant growth. I think I need to move some of that Blyxa. It's too close to the glass now.



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Wow the growth is really great! Good job!

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^^^ +1 ,
In the first pic of the thread i see two dirft wood in the empty tank , are they still in there ?

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post #21 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys.

The driftwood that was on the right in that first picture is still in there but I decided I didn't like the other one and put something else in its place before filing the tank.
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Just a few update pictures. The BBA has started to go away now that I've settled on a routine. Things are growing pretty well, and the animals seem active and happy.

I just added twelve assassin snails this week, so hopefully they will eat some of the smaller snails that are in there. If not, well, at least they're cool looking.















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Its looking great. i really like the anubias under the wood on the right.

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A few new pics from tonight. I added the plants I got at the SCAPE meeting, and you can tell that I tore a bunch of stuff out from the front left. I decided to see how glosso looks, just because I've never tried it before, but based on how the HC is spreading that may end up being all I have in there for a carpet plant.

I think it could use another rock or two out in front for the HC to go around, something to break up what is otherwise becoming a very solid field of green.

Oh and I am loving the Ludwiga Arcuata in there! The red is just what I was hoping for. I don't know if I will be able to keep it that red, since I've been having problems keeping ANYTHING red. But better to start this way rather than try to get it there. I lowered the light an inch hoping that will help.










Tried it with a black background in this picture. I think I like it better that way. What do you think? This was just some matte board I had laying around, but you get the idea. The only bad thing is now you can see my reflection. Oops!
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post #25 of 60 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 05:46 AM
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Wow, you have skills Outlaw!
How do you get the HC to carpet so nicely, I had a failed attempt on my Finnex and just started it on my Ten Gallon.
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The tank is looking really good, I like the black background it makes the stem plants in back really glow.

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post #27 of 60 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 07:26 AM
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Great tank!

Where did you get the sponge that is around the filter intake?
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post #28 of 60 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

chumblaka, I trim the HC every week to keep it nice and low. Otherwise it gets the toupet effect where it just sits on the soil after awhile. I have to do the same thing in my Finnex too. It's tedious sometimes, but I love the nicely trimmed carpet look.

Rion, I agree! I have been experimenting with it on and off but it's going to stay on indefinitely now.

BradC, the sponge is the same one you can pick up at Petco/Petsmart. I found it in the reptile aisle actually. Meant for use with the smaller reptile filters but the mesh is smaller so shrimp have no way of getting sucked in.

Tonight I removed the Rotala Colorata (it wasn't doing well anyway, the stems were 2+ years old) and replaced it with Rotala sp 'Gia Lai' that I got from a club member. We'll see how this stuff does.

Current mission: get some plants to turn red.
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Some progress pictures. Still trying to get my plants red, and also battling an age old problem that seems to have plagued me since I first started keeping planted tanks. Also, for some reason no matter how much light I have on them, my stem plants get kind of leggy. More on that in a different post though.

Overall things are healthy and happy. Got some new rotala from a friend that I really like. It's kind of hard to see behind the L. Arcuata but it's there.





At least I know how to grow HC pretty well!






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post #30 of 60 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 03:55 AM
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How are you getting your hc to grow so low and nice?

And for the reds lower your nitrates between 5-15 and increase you're iron dosing.

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