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That looks sweet as heck Kiran!...did I spell it right this time? I thought it was looking a bit messy for a while, but man this looks great after this last trim. Toss some Fire Reds in there. Cheap, looks great, pops against the green...and you won't be too bummed if they don't make it.

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post #182 of 213 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Can we get a plant list Kiran?
Yeah, sure man!

-Glosso
-Hydrocotyle sp.
-Hemianthus micranthemoides
-Ludwigia palustris 'red'
-Dwarf hairgrass
-Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'
-Didiplis diandra
-Rotala colorata
-Bacopa sp.
-Alteranthera reinkii
-Unknown crypt
-Unknown narrow leaf variant (maybe some sort of Rotala)
-Unknown hygro

I'll try to get some IDs on the unidentified plants.

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That looks sweet as heck Kiran!...did I spell it right this time? I thought it was looking a bit messy for a while, but man this looks great after this last trim. Toss some Fire Reds in there. Cheap, looks great, pops against the green...and you won't be too bummed if they don't make it.

As long as you have a pic...you can always enter a competition later.
Thanks Howard! Yep, you got it! I too thought it was messy, which is why I contemplated the idea of tearing it down and restarting, but boy, am I glad that I kept it up!

I don't think that I'll go with PFRs, mostly because I keep them in all of my other tanks... I kind of want to toss it up and take advantage of the fact that I can house a new type of shrimp in this tank.

And good point on the photos for contests. Right now I'll be focusing on making the scape even better so I can get the best, most accurate photos of the tank in its prime as possible.

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Dwarf Hairgrass! That's just the plant I was looking for I have WK that is ALL DHG 'Belem', I can't decide wether or not I should add it the the tank once I set it up!
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You're tank looks amazing. It makes me want to give it a try after my trip.
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You're tank looks amazing. It makes me want to give it a try after my trip.
Thank you! Go for it!

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It doesn't get much better than this.

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Very nice! If it were me, I'd get a school of 6 or so microrasporas for that tank, I bet they'd look amazing. Or maybe look for the perfect betta to compliment the tank... Maybe a wild-type betta?

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I hate to say it, but I am realyl not a fan of that background. It's too flat for my liking, not enough depth.
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Looks great, I am impressed. All low tech too.
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Dude, honestly that is mediocre at best. Your superhero steve chineseslavelabor jobs does not approve.
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Very nice! If it were me, I'd get a school of 6 or so microrasporas for that tank, I bet they'd look amazing. Or maybe look for the perfect betta to compliment the tank... Maybe a wild-type betta?
Thank you! I'm still unsure of whether I'll even get fish for it, but microrasboras are a possibility

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I hate to say it, but I am realyl not a fan of that background. It's too flat for my liking, not enough depth.
I think that some of that may be because I didn't take the filter out, and simply used iPhoto's repair tool to get rid of the filter intake after the fact... Lol . It made the colors really smooth and flat on the background.

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As usual, excellent work.
Wow, thanks! Your tanks were an inspiration to me when I was just starting out a few years ago!

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Looks great, I am impressed. All low tech too.
Thanks! Low tech, high profile

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Dude, honestly that is mediocre at best. Your superhero steve chineseslavelabor jobs does not approve.
Prove it buddy

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