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post #181 of 205 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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I like the new look Len. Get that hudoroi out so we can see it, they are amazing crypts!
Yeah it's already sent 3 big new leaves since I got it, I think a nice spot in the back there would be perfect.

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It looks great but a bit naked from some of the past photos, but change is good.
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It looks great but a bit naked from some of the past photos, but change is good.
I agree the trident and some of the crypts need to fill in along with the C hudoroi in the back. This will give me some breathing room where I'm not pulling plants every week, lol...
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My new shrimp are starting to take on some nice color. They were a little pale as juveniles but as adults they are bright red.

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Did you not get the memo? Crypts are ugly! ;p

Very pretty tank, I personally love hets and crypts. I would love to do a little cube like this.
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Some current shots of the tank

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Well here is the new look after a couple months of grow in time, the Cuyprus helferi is a little big so it will eventually go and I'm still waiting for the C usteriana x walkeri and C hudoroi to fill in the back (they are getting bigger and I added a light over them to help speed up their growth. I also added some small patches of bucephalandra in some open spots.

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Wow look at that C. helferi. It looks happy in there. I have some growing emersed and it just sits there unchanged for a year now.
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Wow look at that C. helferi. It looks happy in there. I have some growing emersed and it just sits there unchanged for a year now.
I actually got it from you as a small plant about a year ago, I trim it back weekly and it sends out more leaves like crazy. I also get small plants left and right I've been putting them into one of my emersed setups. It really needs a taller tank than 18 inches.

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Do you have any Cryptocoryne nurii "Pahang Mutated", I want some for my new tank. I have C. nurii in my other tanks but I would like to see the variation, I have nurii in a low tech with AS and it grows like crazy, I also have it in a high tech that get EI dosing with Flourite and it barely grows at all and the leaves look terrible.

My tank is 30 inches tall and I have C. balansae that's 40 inches tall and a Val nana blowing in the spray bar thats about 50 inches, I'm going to see if keeps going before I get out the camera.
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Well the Cyprus helferi annoyed me yesterday so I gave it a haircut

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It's been a while but here is what the tank looks like now, the trident is doing good and the front is getting overgrown with C nurii 'pahang mutated' and C affinis 'metallic red'




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Well it has been a while since I posted new pics so here you go as you can see it is getting full, I even pulled a huge handfull of java fern out today before taking pics.

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