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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:31 AM
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Hey, don't take out the tree! I got a tree growing in mine too, not sure if you seen this pic but you can do great stuff with taiwan moss - OLDER PIC



I'm trying to recreate that but with .... a bigger tree. Anyways, if you dose dry fertilizers then you won't really need those substrate. They come load with the stuff, you still will need to dose trace.

I say, pick the substrate that looks best in your opinion. To hell to the nay sayer (except for me) as they will not be the one looking at your tank. It's you who would be looking at your tank the most.

I had blue and green gravel and fake plants once... it was horrible. It looked like a drunk rainbow came over to my tank and puke all in it.



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post #17 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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What exactly do you mean by dry ferts? is that like root tabs? I have only ever used a minimal does of liquid ferts.

I do like the tree, its just a pain to vacuum around!


So i'm thinking either eco-complete or fluval stratum.

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Second question. If I was to do a plant wall for a background. Cambodia or corkscrew Val's!

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I wouldn't commit to a full "background" of plants as it tends to make aquascapes look very unnatural. For a plant in the background, I would prefer "Cabomba" over the Vals.


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Well i swapped to dirt and eco-complete. that was one messy venture! I went a little overboard with excessively thick substrate (coulnd't really see throughout the muddy lake!) I will post some pics once the mud puddle clears up
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Wow, this is going to be interesting. Shift, you are braver than me. Let me know how it goes, I may one day try the soil method.



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Well I have done 2 water changes today and its finally starting to clear up!

It didn't get the peaks and valleys i had in my mind (do to constructing by feel in a mud pit) but i still think it will look good. Ill take some pics in the next day or to
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Sneak peek! (ill take better pics after 2 more water changes..) which ill probably do tomorrow since i have already done 2 today!

Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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I may move all the Cambodia to the right more (few chunks on left) and add a few more corkscrew vals on the left


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Hey what was that fry anyways? Did you find out?



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I'm pretty sure it's a guppy judging by the tail. I have about 18 cpd fry in my other tank and they look alot different

Ill take. New pic of the fry when I get back in town in a few days
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Nice! Free guppy. I get a lot of Lamp Eye killi frys in my 6 gallon. Its very hard to remove them, but if I don't, they get eaten.



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Your tree is really filling in! It's all starting to come together.

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Thank ya! i'm really happy with it.. Ill do a new round of pics and update it this week I added a few more foreground plants
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damn tank lookin great.
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