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post #47 of 94 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:01 AM
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Is that Trigonostigma hengeli?
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Is that Trigonostigma hengeli?

They were marked as "Harlequin Rasboras" but look a bit mixed.


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post #49 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 02:09 AM
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Great looking tank! Very nice looking setup with such an aggressive scape.
I'm interested in how the plants on your driftwood are doing.
Is the waterfall enough to keep them alive out of the tank?


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bitFUUL, The trickle of water has so far sustained the plants on the log. The mosses have a bit of die back - But are showing hope.

The oxalis is doing well, and is even shooting up a few buds; though It's little more than a weed.





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i feel like that sump is going to overflow?

can you provide more info on your sump set up? trying to decide on one myself.
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In that last pic I can clearly see a pixie-like woodland face looking slightly left of center. A pointy little nose, shadowy eyes, big bushy green eyebrows (a Scottish pixie?) and a great hairdo! And whatever is sticking up in front of it. What has been seen, cannot be unseen! LOL

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i feel like that sump is going to overflow?

can you provide more info on your sump set up? trying to decide on one myself.
I use an overflow box to prevent the siphon from failing and to set the water level of the top tank.

If the pump fails, the water rises in the sump an inch or two, but does not overflow.
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It looks so very nice! I love how delicate the plants look in the first pic.

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Those floaters look cool! I've been wanting to get some for my 4 gallon, to give my betta some security. What is yours? And how large is it? I might need to find some!
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The lower sump-tank is a 20g, mid section is maybe 13g.

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Red Root Floaters - http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...p?do=view&p=16
The RRF does best right under the light, with a high bioload / nutrient dense water column. The roots are only 2 inches or so.

Frogbit - http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...ium_laevigatum
The frogbit seems less demanding, and will get burnt under high lights. It sends long 3-6 inch roots down into the water.

Oh, there's also Riccia in there. It will probably be good for shrimp to feed off of, but I'm not really partial to it.
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Update 1/22

Plants are starting to breach the water surface - might be ready for her first haircut.




Marsilea are starting to grow in their submersed form. Emerged nodes are melting away.


Pulled the oxala out of the top as it was starting to shade everything below and really push back the moss growth. I tried transfering a small piece of ludwigia sp red - not sure if it will grow emerged or not.
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This is all so so pretty ! well done!

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