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post #61 of 68 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 07:30 PM
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Looks good but if you want something more narrow, perhaps some Rotala Magenta (macrandra narrow leaf) or Aponogeton crispus 'Red' would fit the bill?

Edit: i guess the latter is hard to come by in the US, so scratch that one.
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Looks good but if you want something more narrow, perhaps some Rotala Magenta (macrandra narrow leaf) or Aponogeton crispus 'Red' would fit the bill?

Edit: i guess the latter is hard to come by in the US, so scratch that one.
I think rotala mageta might look too similar to the rotala colorata and rotala macrandra. I'd kinda like a different leaf shape. Aponogeton crispus 'red' is one I haven't even considered. It's not a stem though, is it? I'm kinda wanting something that will form a background bush.

I'm considering alternanthera reineckii but I've kept this one a few times before and the pink color is so intense I'm afraid it won't blend well with the other colored stems I have. I'm also still trying to get the hang of getting the rotala macrandra healthy. It seems when something does get out of whack, it declines in healthy pretty rapidly and takes a while to recover. I just need to make sure I'm staying on top of things and make sure I am always meeting its needs.

The tank looks like a complete mess right now. Lol. There's not really any organization to anything. Hopefully I'll change that before too much longer.
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Looks like a full recovery! Rotala rotundifolia or Rotala indica could make make good replacements for the Ludwigia.

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lovely tank and layout.
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post #65 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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So... I guess since it's TECHNICALLY the same tank, I'll just update this journal thread. I got tired of the maintenance of the high light tank. It just didn't fit with my clinical schedule, so I invested a little bit of money in a variety of crypts and anubias. I took out all of the stems i had previously. I got a Current Satellite LED+ and started growing a low light tank.
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Just after rescaping the tank (July 21, 2013):



Plants:
c. wendtii 'green'
c. wendtii 'red'
c. wendtii 'bronze'
c. wendtii 'Florida Sunset'
c. lutea
c. undulata
c. crispulata var. balansae
c. cordata var. blassii
c. retrospiralis
c. parva
c. pontederiifolia
anubias barteri var. barteri
anubias barteri var. nana
anubias barteri var. nana 'petite'
anubias frazeri
anubias hastifolia
bolbitus heudelotii
microsorum pteropus
staurogyne repense(only temporary)

Fauna:
20-ish harlequin rasboras
7-ish otos
1 clown pleco
8 or 9 amanos
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Now: After a couple more weeks of growth plus some rearranging of some driftwood and some anubias plants. I've also tied some fissidens to several pieces of driftwood which should add a nice touch here in a couple months when it fills in. I think it's looking better and better each week. The best part... practically zero maintenance required

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