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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Ive been growing some Fissiden to a piece of driftwood for a while now and decided to make use of it in a tank along with some HC cuttings from another tank. Im in no rush to stock this tank but our local fish club will be having an auction next month so im sure i will find something for it. I will keep this updated on the growth and hopefully in a couple of weeks the HC will have covered the entire tank. O+ root tabs covered by plain ole pool filter sand and marineland double bright LED running 15 hours a day.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 05:08 AM
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I like it ... Is the substrate pretty flat?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, yes it's leveled out flat. I may later add some blyxa japonica to the back left corner to give it some depth.

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I'm setting up something similar. I'm gonna use stargrass in the corner for some depth and to hide the heater
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i like it, but when i first saw the substrate all i could think was "oatmeal?"
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well its been a few weeks and although it doesnt look like a lot of growth im happy with how the HC bounced back. The HC i placed in this tank was melting and had gone dark and crispy due to being left out in a baggie for so long.
Anyway here is an updated picture.......

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UPDATE already!!!!



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This looks pretty sweet. I agree, ow about an update?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I gave up on this tank, although not entirely.
I replaced the pool filter sand with ADA Amazonia, which I said I would never buy because "it's a waste of money" but I decided to give it a try. I guess I can't say that unless I give it a try right ?
Anyway the design is the same except the "tree" is now on the left side and a hill from back to front along the whole tank. I figured that way it would add depth as well as being able to see the CRS (which I've now decided on since the aquasoil will lower the ph) a lot easier.
Anyway pictures will follow in a week or 2 once the HC has rooted

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