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post #76 of 122 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 10:20 PM
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Love the tank. I've never seen blyxa that ginormous! But don't get me wrong, it looks great!!
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post #78 of 122 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 04:26 AM
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Love the tank! I am so excited to kick off my 60P. I am totally going with the Finnex Ray 2! What size lily pipes do you have on there?

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I will be trimming the blyxa before then, probably Sunday =D I'm going to try and avoid pulling the whole bush as it's messy and takes a month to fill back in.
Well I have to admit that after seeing how huge it can grow, I'm now tempted to get some myself, lol.
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blyxa is an interesting plant. personally i was never a big fan of it, i found it bland. then i saw it in person (it just appeared in my tank one day), and it looks much nicer than i thought. id say go for it.
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Pulled the left bush and pulled it into separate stems. Replanted 7 stems, sold ~100. Trimmed right bush and sold 40ish stems from it. Right bush probably has ~100 stems left. Will pull and trim that bush completely next week. Stauro is getting more light now and is happier.

Considering changing the tank up a little. Keeping the stauro carpet but am wanting to try out some color. Maybe move the blyxa to the center and put some sort of orange or red stems off to each corner. Would keep the blyxa shorter in that spot.

Part of me also wants to replace the hardscape with driftwood and put in some mosses/jungle it a bit. Choices.

edit -- response to above, they are 17mm lily pipes.
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Pulled the left bush and pulled it into separate stems. Replanted 7 stems, sold ~100. Trimmed right bush and sold 40ish stems from it. Right bush probably has ~100 stems left. Will pull and trim that bush completely next week. Stauro is getting more light now and is happier.

Considering changing the tank up a little. Keeping the stauro carpet but am wanting to try out some color. Maybe move the blyxa to the center and put some sort of orange or red stems off to each corner. Would keep the blyxa shorter in that spot.

Part of me also wants to replace the hardscape with driftwood and put in some mosses/jungle it a bit. Choices.

edit -- response to above, they are 17mm lily pipes.
Although my Iwugami is slowing taking shape, and the rest of my Needle Leaf Java is finally coming in this week, I'm already struggling with exactly the same problem as you - namely, wanting to add some driftwood and mosses and create that jungle vibe. It's hard to resist, isn't it!? lol.
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Update. Trimmed both blyxa bushes down to nothing. Last time I let them get that big. Topped and spread out Stauro. Put a stem of ludwigia red in to see how I like it in there, just growing it out at the moment while I figure out how/if I will include it. Downgraded my Finnex Ray II to a Finnex Fugeray. Don't need my plants growing as fast as they have been.

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Beautiful TexasCichlid! I'm guessing that the downgrade in lighting was because it wasn't dimmable or was the lowest settings just too high for your needs? I keep telling people that LEDs are the way to go, but they don't believe me! lol. That Stauro is going to look sick when it fills in and I'm so jealous (I can't get it to grow worth a damn - it just melts on me), SMH.
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I was tired of trimming, to be honest. I was growing 200 to 300 stems of blyxa every three months. My first child will be here in a month and a half so trying to get the plants to grow a little slower. Fugeray still pearls my staurogyne so far so good.


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I was tired of trimming, to be honest. I was growing 200 to 300 stems of blyxa every three months. My first child will be here in a month and a half so trying to get the plants to grow a little slower. Fugeray still pearls my staurogyne so far so good.

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Oh wow, congrats! Yes, you definitely want to keep maintenance at a minimum then, lol.
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7 days of growth with the Fugeray. Everything is still growing very nicely despite the lower light. I am pleased! I want to include the ludwigia in my scape but I am unsure how to incorporate it properly. For now, just growing it out.

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I like this scape nice and clean. I'm going to start one very similar in my 40breeder
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post #90 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 08:40 PM
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Looks nice. Do you have any closer up shots?
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