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post #106 of 122 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Post trim picture. Pulled out 150 stems of blyxa and 50 staurogyne, along with maybe 15 4" stems of ludwigia.


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post #107 of 122 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 10:43 AM
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awesome looks good

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post #108 of 122 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 11:36 AM
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wowie! got rid of the green vollyballs lol!!!!!

hey! did you paint the background a dark blue?
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post #109 of 122 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 05:38 PM
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Big trim today. Pulled two blyxa bushes, each the size of a volleyball, out of the tank and replanted 5 stems of it. Going to give the stauro a nice trim as well. Got behind on my trimming with the baby around.

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I like it a lot pre-trim too...semi-jungle style.
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post #110 of 122 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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wowie! got rid of the green vollyballs lol!!!!!

hey! did you paint the background a dark blue?
Nope. Blue posterboard from Office Max.
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Looks great. I wish my stauro would grow that well, lol.
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post #112 of 122 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Updated shot. Replaced the ludwigia red with alternathera reineckii 'variegated' ( emersed transition ) and alternathera reineckii 'mini'. Going to see which one I like better. Few bald stauro patches filling in nicely with new growth from recent trimmings. 70ish stems of stauro trimmed in the past few weeks and it's tough to tell. Have some of the variegated growing in a newly done emersed setup. First time trying emersed out.

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post #114 of 122 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Variegated has settled in nicely. Going to swap out the mini as I am not liking it much in the current scape.

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post #115 of 122 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 11:38 PM
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Wow that stauro garden looks great (and so does the rest of the tank too)!
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post #116 of 122 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 01:01 AM
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Great, I was just thinking of doing something similar. Just found my inspiration. Nice job!
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post #117 of 122 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 11:56 AM
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Using a big, but very nice filter. Did your inline heater and reactor slow your flow down to the point of getting a filter that big or did you already have it?
Interested in this as well but didn't see a follow-up. Also noticed you went from the Sera 500 reactor to the 1000. Was that just to better match the greater flow?
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I'm glad if this inspired anyone to try their hand. This tank was retired and broken down 9/2013. Was a fun run.
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post #119 of 122 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 09:15 PM
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Did you end up liking the alternathera reineckii 'variegated' or the alternathera reineckii 'mini' better? I currently have var. ocipus and its an interesting plant, but I here the two you have are the crem de le crem?
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I'm glad if this inspired anyone to try their hand. This tank was retired and broken down 9/2013. Was a fun run.


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