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post #2851 of 2889 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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No, Len, thats what was sold to me a Buce 'Flamingo' but I have yet to find the real name for it. I saw it once on Jungle Mike Lo's pages but I havent went back for it yet. The L. Thwaitesii is the plant in the right corner of the shot of the right end of the tank. Ive had it submerged for about a year and its done well. Mines small as I only got a tiny piece of rhizome. Its done fine, and never seen Co2 before.
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I was kinda thinking the same thing and this pretty much confirms it for me. I will move them and see if that makes it better, thanks!

Yes, they are getting Crypt lucens X willisii around them. I am going to back fil all the empty pockets and slopes once planting final. i WANT to do it tonight but it will muck up the water so bad I wont be able to see after planting. Maybe if I can still see good enough tonight
sure thing! post pics! and if you had more similar pieces, id add them too! it looks a little sparse still
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I dont see anything "wrong" with the scape. I find that the more simple the hardscape the more thought goes into plant placement and the tank turns out better for it. Your scape isnt too busy and complicated so just plant that sucker and let her grow. IMO the only way to tell if it will actually turn out like you planned is letting it turn out.
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I got the Crypt lucens X willisii in around the rock. I have to wait for it to clear again to get the parva in up the middle. I tried moving the stick Bob suggseted but it wont budge. It got a plate screwed to the bottom of it and theres too many rocks piled on it. There it stays Tomorrow glass and filter cleaning etc...



When something gets rescaped around here it usually involves several tanks. Here Anubias coffeefolia awaiting a spot...

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gotcha! well maybe add a crypt or a large focal point plant right at the bottom to raelly anchor your eyes
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I am going to plant a carpet of parva up the middle. I was thinking of adding a couple C. cordata 'Taiwan' into it randomly just to break it up. Do you think that will do the trick? Theyre small like the lucens but have fat round little leaves. Should draw your eye towards the bottom more shouldnt it?
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I am going to plant a carpet of parva up the middle. I was thinking of adding a couple C. cordata 'Taiwan' into it randomly just to break it up. Do you think that will do the trick? Theyre small like the lucens but have fat round little leaves. Should draw your eye towards the bottom more shouldnt it?
i meant more like at the base of the two sticks on the right, where they meet the substrate around those rocks. add a large plant to anchor the sticks and your eyes... but i also think adding the C. cordata sporadically in strategic placed in the carpet would look awesome!
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Hmm...I do have some KR-01's planted around them but they might not be tall enough. The next best I have around is a C. balansae 'Red'. Got any suggestions for a species?
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Hmm...I do have some KR-01's planted around them but they might not be tall enough. The next best I have around is a C. balansae 'Red'. Got any suggestions for a species?
hmmm. i have no idea what any crypts besides wendtii look like! haha! so i couldnt really say a species. just something of medium height that would stand out, either for being a nice bright green, or standing out because of other factors..actually, that anubias coffeefolia might look nice there!
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I guess I might try a Crypt spiralis. Thanks Martin orchid-Bob
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I guess I might try a Crypt spiralis. Thanks thats my secret facebook name orchid-Bob
sure thing, haha
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I am going to plant a carpet of parva up the middle. I was thinking of adding a couple C. cordata 'Taiwan' into it randomly just to break it up. Do you think that will do the trick? Theyre small like the lucens but have fat round little leaves. Should draw your eye towards the bottom more shouldnt it?
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I have C cordata "Taiwan" I got from Xue and it doesn't stay that small,



That is one emersed plant and it's bigger now.

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I think you guys mean "Thailand"
It grows slightly smaller than Cordata rosanervig and its a prolific crypts. Pots are easily over crowded.




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You're right Xue, it is 'Thailand' Ive had mine for a few years and it stays much smaller. The leaves hug the substrate in high light too. It should break up the parva good and has a nice green with red stripes. Its nice to see such a beautiful emergent specimen Len. i had no idea they got that big. If you ever want to come off a piece of that one LMK
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Well the 65g is planted and all cleaned up. Unfortunately its still cloudy so pics will come tomorrow, For now, here is a pic of the Anubias nana 'petite' and random Crypt 29g...

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