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post #91 of 98 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 08:37 AM
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Wow amazing! This is why UG is my favorite ground cover plant. Oh, and hide the heater behind the plants a little :P
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post #92 of 98 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 09:23 AM
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Re: Ads' 800x600x450 frameless underwater garden - Now with PICS!!

What soil/dirt are you using, and is there anything on top of it? I used organic pond compost, about 1" deep with about the same of 2-3mm stone on top. I'm not very successful with this setup....and I think my Molly's are eating most of what I'm planting too.
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post #93 of 98 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 10:30 AM
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What soil/dirt are you using, and is there anything on top of it? I used organic pond compost, about 1" deep with about the same of 2-3mm stone on top. I'm not very successful with this setup....and I think my Molly's are eating most of what I'm planting too.
Any suggestions welcome :-(

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You could always try planting some more hardy plants. I found that water wisteria works well. It gives a bushy look to the tank and grows like crazy so if your mollies nibble on a leaf or two you won't have to worry as it always has some other shoots growing anyway.
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post #94 of 98 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ok - decided it was time for a change.... 6 hours to strip and re-do. Its always double what I expected...

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post #95 of 98 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Foreground - UG
Second Tier - Staurogyne Tropica
Top tier - Blyxia
Front RHS - Ludwigia, I think.

I do want to add a little more colour but no sure what to use at this stage. Looking for something squat, to replace the ludwigia (as mentioned I think that's what it is). Although maybe I will remove that area all together as I think it hides the elevation a little too much.
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Nice work! That UG will look fantastic when filled in. I think it's a beautiful scape.

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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post #97 of 98 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Nice work! That UG will look fantastic when filled in. I think it's a beautiful scape.
Thanks mate - I really like it a lot more than the last one... Feels a little more natural. To me anyhow haha
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post #98 of 98 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all ....

I was worried my tank may start cycling again, and take out some casualties as well.

It been one week, fish and shrimp seem healthy. May upload a pic as well. So I'm glad it hasn't been a disaster so far.

I used a different soil to top it all up, I gather all the nutrients of the Aquasoil are still available to all the plants. All be it 6" deeper in some areas.
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