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post #31 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 02:40 PM
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Beautiful tank! Way to stick with it and turn it around!
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Sara, that is Naseae crassicraulis, I think. Just doesn't like it's conditions. It's one of the stems I use when I'm setting up a tank so I can get a general idea of what the conditions are in the tank. Likely, your water is very hard still, and more "basic" on the pH scale than you may think. Those are minor problems, though, and it could adapt after a while (maybe); it is very light deficient, though. Wait until it gets a little taller and can get enough light....it will take off from there if it can adapt to the hard water.

What options instead of the hygro? Good question! A Sagittaria may look interesting, but it would not blend in very well. Stargrass is always nice, but the bottom leaves likely wouldn't get enough light to do very well over all. Maybe a tall, fast growing crypt? You should ask Devin....he'd be able to recommend something nice. Ludwiga atlantis, maybe?
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Bl00dworm..once you do high tech, it's so addictive and hard to go back! The diversity and selection of plants, it just never ends! Consider it!

Enginec, thank you for those kind words! It was really difficult. I never ever thought planted tanks would be so complicated!

Don, thanks for the insight. I decided to swap my ati purple and ge for the regular fundamental giessemann bulbs! I had a really positive response with them that I'm not getting with the new bulbs and its been a good month. Perhaps it's my impatience. I'll have to see what my gh and Kh is but last I checked (2 days ago) it was 6 and 5 respectively. Perhaps it's my light duration. I keep my lights on for 7 and half hours, of which only 3 hours is with four bulbs. Oddly enough, I'm still getting gta and GSA! So odd. Better than bba!

Hmm maybe I'll just move the hygro to the back where the rotala Ceylon is (which I'm not a huge fan of) and move things around on the left of the tank..

I may move the ludwigia red from the centre to the right mid back..
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post #34 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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ludwigia red..



A couple of corydoras I picked up on a whim


Ludwigia curlies..


polygonum ruby


thanks for looking!!
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Looks great, champ! That's "Persicaria 'Ruby'," by the way.....or Persicaria "praetermissa." Everything seems to be coloring up really well for you! Have you cut back your dosing since you have shortened your photoperiod, then?
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Jiinx, your tank is an inspiration to me. I have only just begun using CO2 myself, and looking into ferts. I only have the most basic plants right now...Crypts, Swords, Java Fern....but now I want some of the beautiful plants you have. So amazing.
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Looks great, champ! That's "Persicaria 'Ruby'," by the way.....or Persicaria "praetermissa." Everything seems to be coloring up really well for you! Have you cut back your dosing since you have shortened your photoperiod, then?
Er..that would make sense..but no, I haven't. I've still been lean and testing my nitrates and phosphates daily or every other day to ensure my nitrates hover around 10ppm and my phosphates are around 1ppm.

Aw shucks, thanks nofearengineer. That's so kind of you to say. you'll enjoy your journey through co2 and beautiful plants!
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Very nice tank! jealous of your red plants
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Nice work, you really stuck with it and worked out the kinks! Beautiful tank!

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Hey Jynx, tank looks Amazing!

What is the foreground plant predominant on the left and right? You have a picture of one of your Badis sitting in it...

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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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thanks das and alaskan! I'm very grateful you enjoyed my tank photos.

aniplanter - it's elatine triandra! Very lush and grows incredibly quickly.

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post #42 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Updated photos..
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I didn't focus on the rams and got the plants instead but you're still able to see the ram's colours beautifully.



Got these electric and german gems from matt13 Thank you mark and matt!



Placed some red splash of colour on the right side of my tank now..a. reinecki mini from philip



here's my FTS..



I have a gaping hole in the middle as I took out some plants and re-arranged them. I'm still struggling with the back of my tank. I can't find a way to make it look neat and tidy. My foreground is fine..my mid ground is okay. My back just looks a bit chaotic.

I've increased my ferts a tad as I've noticed my alternantherna variegated is looking a bit washed out. Plus I'm getting GDA on the glass and on plants.

that's all for now!

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post #43 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!
If any of you have a few minutes, could you help me out a little? I'm having a hard time scaping the back of my tank and the right side of my tank...

Any ideas?

thanks!
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