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post #1 of 141 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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I got bored, so decided to post my first journal. It's an ADA 90P (wish it was a 90H though!). The tank needs a lot of work still. Sorta content with the hardscape, might tinker with it a bit more. Just planted a whole mess of things in there to help it cycle. Some of the plants are in there just to grow out for a buddy of mine. Hopefully will eliminate a lot when I figure out what direction I want to take with this tank. Problem is I want to keep every single plant out there!

Tank is now 1 week old. Sorry for all the bubbles on the glass, I had just done a water change.

I'd like to fabricate some acrylic lily pipes when I can find the time to mess with it. I love the look of glass lily pipes but am scared one of my kids will break em and then I'd have about 40 gallons of water on my floors.

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I love it!! I wish I could scape like that.

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That looks amazing. What's the plant right in front of the driftwood, between the erios on either side? Elatine triandra?

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Thanks fellas. The plant right below the driftwood is Staurogyne repens.

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Very nice tanks. Looks like a case of organized collectoris

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Thanks Xue.

More pics! Since i like to look at other peoples pics, I figured I'd share some of mine. Some random pics of plants, some in other tanks.

The first official fauna in the 90P was Porky pignosus 'Waiawa'


ADA 60P that was totally overgrown and supplied the majority of the plants for the 90P. Unfortunately, it was so overgrown, I lost a few Eriocaulon because of lack of light. Chopped it up and this is what it looks like now. As you can tell, I'm more of a collector than an aquascaper!


Hygrophila 'araguaia'


Ludwigia inclinata 'green' (i love the leaves on this thing)


Lagenandra meeboldii 'pink' (one of the most impressive leaf coloration, pictures cannot show the true beauty of this plant, there is so many layers of depth and color).


Bucephalandra 'red vein' (this is one of my favorites because of the red vein that runs down the center of the leaf).
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Nice kid you got there! I wish child rearing is as simple as adding the right amount light, fert, and co2. My one year old is giving me a heck of a time (but still adorable).

BTW. Where is the lagenandra now? I dont see it in either of your tanks. Are you growing it emersed?

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Awesome looking tank and plants. I love some of the rare species you have in there.

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Nice kid you got there! I wish child rearing is as simple as adding the right amount light, fert, and co2. My one year old is giving me a heck of a time (but still adorable).

BTW. Where is the lagenandra now? I dont see it in either of your tanks. Are you growing it emersed?
Dude, wait until they start talking back to you and give you attitude!

Sad to say I melted my Lagenandra. I moved it to a acrylic hex tank I have outside and had it growing under low ambient light, no filter. It was doing fine like that until I decided to add CO2 to the tank. I think the solenoid malfunctioned and I was getting co2 24/7. Gassed all my fish and I guess it didn't like to low pH and melted. I have to go see if part of the rhizome is salvageable.

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Awesome looking tank and plants. I love some of the rare species you have in there.
Thanks!
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This is approximately 3 weeks since I set up the tank. Appearance of some type of bright green algae on the driftwood along with cottony white fungus.



Most plants seem to be doing ok. Can't figure out this Rotala 'Bangladesh'. Sometimes it skyrockets for the top of the tank with very long internodes and sometimes it grows nice and tight. Maybe I have to cut back on the ferts to keep the tight growth.

More random pics...

Can anyone guess what species this is?


Eriocaulon 'Ban Ba Wa'


Does anyone know if this Erio 'Ban Ba Wa' can get large? The ones i've seen pictures of, all seem to be on the smaller side (i.e. around 1.5 inches in diameter). The ones I have are around 3 inches in diameter. Is this normal?

Hygrophila 'Sunset'
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"Can anyone guess what species this is?"

Looks like rotala sp goias.


Got full plant pics of your avatar plant? I've been wanting one of those.

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That is a great scape. This kind of tank always looks more natural to me even though people scoff at collectoritis. What are you using for substrate?
I would suggest you buy a bigger tank soon so the kid has more room in the future.
I have kept almost all of your plants growing without any co2. I fully meant to start using some last month but now I am wondering why I should bother. I even bought all the equipment.lol.
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Looks like rotala sp goias.


Got full plant pics of your avatar plant? I've been wanting one of those.
Right on the 'Goias'!

There is actually glimpses of my avatar plant in the 60p tank, in the Hygrophila 'Araguaia' pic, and the Hygrophila 'Sunset' pic. I'll try and get a good pic of it. It's a small plant.
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I see it. You Hawaiian guys always have the nice stuff

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That is a great scape. This kind of tank always looks more natural to me even though people scoff at collectoritis. What are you using for substrate?
. Thanks! Using aquasoil as the substrate.

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I would suggest you buy a bigger tank soon so the kid has more room in the future.
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I have kept almost all of your plants growing without any co2. I fully meant to start using some last month but now I am wondering why I should bother. I even bought all the equipment.lol.
That's great! Good to hear they are all doing well for you. Always remember that CO2 is your friend!
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