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post #16 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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I need some help identifying plants...does anyone know these plants

It has reddish veins/stalk and greenish leaves. Anybody know what it is?



In the back. It looks like bacopa but it's not. Anyone know?



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Tank looks great! Has your EBJD taken aquascaping into his own hands yet?

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Tank looks great! Has your EBJD taken aquascaping into his own hands yet?
Thanks! Not yet, I'm trying to get rid of him in the SNS section before he goes demolition derby on my tank.

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Been having some problems with algae growth on my dwarf hairgrass. Anyone know how to solve this?








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During my usual sunday water change, my dog decided to jump on my glass top cover. Needless to say I had to get another. I decided to turn this into a DIY project and I think it's safe to say that I can guarantee a trip to the hospital in the near future. My craftsmanship was quite suspect.

I bought this 12" X 36" glass slab and cut it down to 10.5" X 29.25". Breaking off the small piece was difficult and I left a few SHARP edges.





Other than that, the corners of my tank were getting very little light because of the 24" bulbs in a 30" tank. I think I've found a way to cover those low light areas...good ol crypt wendtii and amazon sword have been growing fine in the dark corners.




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Gorgeous tank

I think your plant that looks similar to Bacopa is Micranthemum umbrosum.

The other looks like an Alternathera species.
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bummer that you were getting rid of him, if he still needs a home i would love to take him off your hands
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Gorgeous tank

I think your plant that looks similar to Bacopa is Micranthemum umbrosum.

The other looks like an Alternathera species.
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bummer that you were getting rid of him, if he still needs a home i would love to take him off your hands
Ya, still looking for a local home for him. I can't bring myself to ship him, worried something might go wrong....

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I finally got rid of the algae growing all over my dwarf hairgrass!! I only changed 2 things from what I've been normally doing.

1st - increased my PO4 from 1ppm to 3ppm per dosing (3 X week)
2nd - started to add MGSO4 3.33ppm per dosing (3 X week)

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Congrats on the algae defeat and tank looks great.
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Since this was my first planted tank, my main goal was to just keep plants alive. I really didn't have any aquascaping experience, let alone know what that word was.

This is my attempt at trying to make this tank look like it was somewhat planned.. I got my inspiration from Japanes Ikebana arrangements. The big thing with that style is minimalism. I hid the CO2 diffuser and the inlet to my canister filter. The "island" is completely surrounded by DHG.








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Kind of a sad update....had to get rid of my blue jack dempsey . Just getting way to big for this little tank. Added 15 rasbora's and a dwarf gourami.








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I love the idea of incorporating Ikebana into this tank. I've always thought it would be a good idea for an aqua-scape!

I also love the wood in the arrangement. I think it captures your idea of Ikebana quite well.

Looks great!

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