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post #16 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Tanks look great ! Whats the plants attached to the wood on 12092010
that makes them look "tree like" ?
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That's java fern trident.
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post #17 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 04:13 AM
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it looks great ! do you just attach it to the top and it weeps itself or do you attach it to the underside so its left trailing ?
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post #18 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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And here is my new 40B bottom tank (40B2)

I had some time over the weekend to work on this tank and here is what I came up with.


Once everything settles down I will trim some of the excessive roots to make it look more elegant. Right now the tank looks kind of chaotic and some of the plants are there just to see what I can grow and what goes together well with the roots.







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That "mess" actually looks good. Can't wait to see it filled in.
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post #20 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 04:33 AM
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^+1.....agreed! I LoVE LOVE LOVE the look! It looks natural and unique, and I wouldn't touch the hardscape at all. I might move the crypts to a different spot away from the front of the glass, but otherwise, just let it fill in, and trim the hair grass after a while. It will look fab!
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All your tanks are great! Idk about that staurogyne, it almost looks like hygro difformis. If it is a new staurogyne variant I think you will make a lot of money lol.

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it looks great ! do you just attach it to the top and it weeps itself or do you attach it to the underside so its left trailing ?
It doesn't really matter where you attach it because once it starts growing it will wrap itself all over but, I would give it some room to climb.

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That "mess" actually looks good. Can't wait to see it filled in.
I just hope my light is strong enough to sustain the hairgrass.

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^+1.....agreed! I LoVE LOVE LOVE the look! It looks natural and unique, and I wouldn't touch the hardscape at all. I might move the crypts to a different spot away from the front of the glass, but otherwise, just let it fill in, and trim the hair grass after a while. It will look fab!
Good call about the crypts I don't know how I missed them.

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All your tanks are great! Idk about that staurogyne, it almost looks like hygro difformis. If it is a new staurogyne variant I think you will make a lot of money lol.
Its not the prettiest plant out there so I kind of doubt it but it would be nice to offset the cost of eight electric blue rams that I just lost recently.

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post #23 of 87 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Update 08292012

Here is my 40b2 with two new GE Starcoat 6500K T5 High Output lamps.



I must say that I'm pretty satisfied with he way this tank is turning out. I have few plants that I will have to remove due to the layout I have envisioned but I just don't have the balls to do it because it took me a while to collect them and i have no place to put them.

Here is the 45 degree shot



And here is the shot of one of the easiest ground cover plants that I have ever owned. Its called Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides.



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where did you get the twig cat fish?
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post #25 of 87 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure where you are located but there is LFS by me called Sharks Aquarium and I got it from there. Unfortunately the twigs didn't survive.
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that has to be the coolest piece of wood I've seen yet. Great tank man. Where did you find that thing?

I used to have fish tanks. Now I have plant tanks.
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That's actually roots of my thuja bushes planted upside down. Last year I had to replant some of the bushes in my backyard and unfortunately they didn't make it so I decided to soak them in a bucket for few months and use them in a tank. It looks like they worked out well.
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I love the 40B1 May 29 2012. I like how it looks like a lawn almost. ALmost like the fish are kids playing in their backyard. I might just do something like that for my next 40B scape.

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I love it.... it looks like an evil spaceship.
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post #30 of 87 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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I love it.... it looks like an evil spaceship.
LMAO ... heheh alright. Thanks I wasn't going for the evil look but thanks anyway. Yeah I like it as well.
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