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post #46 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 07:01 AM
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Okay...if it were me, I'd plant some of the Hygro on either corner covering a triangle area with the corner being the tip of the triangle. Then Id add the pogostemon stellata narrow leaf infront of the hygro starting at the center of the bottom of the triangles. Make sense? Then continue until they reach the back wall. Don't plant them in straight lines but in a pattern with one infront of the other than another in back. I hope I'm making sense. ??? Space them out so that they will fill in faster (I just got mine planted and am only telling you what I was told about spacing)

The other is a ground cover right?

So not to have everything uniform you should pick out a few green varieties of different plants and put them here and there leaving the center open to create an illusion of depth. Ya know, I am new at this, so only telling you what I would do. I would use an Amazon Sword or a Crypt to put off center just behind mid-tank to aid in the illusion of depth.

What do you think? It's a lot...but hey! You did ask

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post #47 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Well the plants came in a huge ball that has been sitting in a tub for who knows how long...I salvaged what I could and planted some of the stems. I will post pics sometime with week when things start too grow in.
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Well I'm not sure the plants I received were labeled properly I don't think I have the staurogyne, I think I have something else....but who knows time will tell











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H4n was nice enought to hook me up with some rotala colorata.I can't wai to get this and plant it. I believe one of the plants I received is hygrophylia polysperma. It seems to be growing very well. Now I just need some green in my tank
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Awesome! Your plants are looking good!

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post #51 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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They are actually coming in quite well those pics are a little old but I will update with pics when I get the new plants. By then you should be able to see 4-6 inches of growth throughout the tank.
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Wow they really must be if those pics are a bit older!!! Will be waiting for more pics (tapping fingers )

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Well your gonna be tapping your fingers for a while lol. I will be updating my reject tank journal Tomorow( I'm getting another shipment of blyxa to completely fill in my foreground on that one
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Ahh man! I think I got a cramp in my index finger!!! Okay...cease tapping until tomorrow

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Might as well as this pic to all my tank journals
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A few update shots I got a few more plants, things have grown a little
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I was glad to see my Roselines gone, but man yours look fantastic in that tank! That setup is perfect IMHO. The layout of everything is great!

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Thanks, the pictures don't do it any justice I'm a horrible photographer and all I have is an iPhone. I wish people could see it how I do. My roselines are definetly growing well. I've started feeding them a lot more lately. I've always worried about over feeding so my fish never grow. Now that I feed 2-3 times a day these guys are growing fast! An there color just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Ussually when I see older/larger roselines I feel sorry for them they always look so terrible at larger sizes but mine seem to be looking quite nice.
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We are on the same boat far as pictures go. I don't have a camera either and my cell is only good with outdoor pictures.

They eat so fast, that it's rare any food drops to the bottom. I'm glad they are looking so good for you! What all do you feed them?

I fed mine 4 times a day. I varied the food at each feeding. They were very bright and colorful. They got a new home pretty fast! They were very impressive in the tank next to the juveniles. The largest was about 5".

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I'm feeding 2-3 cubes of bloodworms a day, some flakes and they are always steeling "jakes veggie sticks" from my nerites an Amanos
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