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Interesting journal Tom, I like the colors but it needs some continuity, or maybe it just has to fill out. Looks great though
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Pictures? I'm asking for everyone else....
"Drink no wine before its time" in other word you have to let the dust settle and the plants grow in a bit before you start taking photos.
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Cloudy water, but that's all ya getting fer now.



This is the problem area:






Still a ways to go and I might need to remove the UG and move to the far left spot.
It's too dominate at this location.

HC or some other low lying species will replace it.
Need more Tonina and L "guinea" to see how it looks more filled in, added more Erios.
I will stair case the giant Erio also next to the Red Ludwgia.

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Interesting journal Tom, I like the colors but it needs some continuity, or maybe it just has to fill out. Looks great though
Yes, the left side is particularly troublesome, the Right is fine.......

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i liked it better before you moved the red ludwigia. now it seems off balance, with the reds all going right
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i liked it better before you moved the red ludwigia. now it seems off balance, with the reds all going right
You mean the R wallichii?

Yes, it's off balance now........but that's the point, to try different species. I tend to work right to left, rather than left of right. I'm happy with the Erios, but the plants next to them, that's another story.

I might remove the Crypts also. The red dwarf lilies were nice and offered some leaf shape change and red color.....but the red is not to my liking.

Another red plant is P palustris, slower growing etc. Or maybe an old stand or R macrandra or narrow leaf magenta etc.

It's a pickle.

The other side has filled in and the rear needs another trim though, so I'm about 3/4 there.

Fish are well suited to this tank.

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Whats the plant in the front left?
Bright green thing is UG and then there's a tiny bunch of hairgrass, then the Crypt parva.

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Sorry I meant the front right. it's a penny wort of some sort?
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i liked it better before you moved the red ludwigia. now it seems off balance, with the reds all going right
The other option is to move the L granulosus to where the Tonina and L guinea are now...and then pull the R wallichii where the L granulosus is now.

I might do that since both are mandatory "uproot and replant tops only" to look nice. The L granulosus handles high current well(this is an issue on that far left side).

I could also do this with the L pantanal. It's a real weedy species and I may not keep it long, I might phase it out for a Rotala macrandra or magenta that will make a nicer "bush". L pantanal is a lot of work to keep it looking orderly.

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Sorry I meant the front right. it's a penny wort of some sort?
Yes, the other left........haha yes, it's a pennywort, a smaller one that stays flat.

Want some?

I have some sitting here.

Grows fast too.

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Sure. But I'm not in town for the next week due to a family emergency in Taiwan. Ill still be here. Just at a friends house. So hopefully I can pay for shipping on the first week of November.
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I think it would look great with a solid glosso foreground and where the smaller Erios are at running back to put the UG there. I'm sure that's not waht your after but that is what I see.

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Wow. That is a nice cabinet.






JK... awesome tank...!
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