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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 08:59 AM
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I wasn't sure if I liked it until I saw the last pic with the HC. Then I could see how sloped it was. Nice.

Dry start may be a pain with that slope. I also am not a fan of dry start with HC, even though I have been successful every time and didn't have issues after flooding. I may sprinkle and let it root but that's it. I find it grows more quickly submersed with co2. Many people get bad algae but that isn't even my reason.

Look forward to another 60F. I love these tanks, even though I don't even want one lol.
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post #32 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Added more soil and hc toward the left side. I'm pretty happy with the results. Let the dry start begin lol.

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post #33 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 02:34 PM
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That's looking great!

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This looks great, along with your 60P. Good work
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post #35 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Sweet scape. Looks awesome.
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post #36 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 08:40 PM
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Nice work on the scape... What was that divider you used between the sand and AS?

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Is that rock on the far left out of the water? You should put some sort of emersable moss or maybe HC on it.

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Thanks guys. All in all, I'm happy with how it came out. Now I just have to wait on the hc to grow in a bit. An recommendation on what to use for background plants?

The plastic divider was a piece of plastic I found laying in my garage lol.

And yes the far left stone is just above the rim. I may decide to do that. Thannks of the suggestion.
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post #39 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-09-2012, 10:25 PM
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why not some DHG and a few red plants

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I was thinking dhg, and I do want some color contrast. Any nice colors plants to recommend?
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I was thinking dhg, and I do want some color contrast. Any nice colors plants to recommend?
My favorite plant is red ludwigia (not ludwigia repens). It is super easy for how much color it has. I still love the more common ludwigia glandulosa if the leaf size fit your scape. Rotala macrandra is one of my favorite red plants but I personally have had no luck. Other people find it easy for a red plant though. Will likely try it again. I know none of these are rare but still some of my favorites.
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I was so excited for this tank. Any updates?
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i was so excited for this tank. Any updates?
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+2, the scape on this is very good.
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post #45 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 01:19 PM
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That tanks gonna be sick filled in! I love the dimensions on the 60f too, you're making me want one.
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