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post #16 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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2nd attempt on carpet. This time with Marsilea Minuta. Also changed some background plants, added red root floaters and added some yellow shrimps.
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Long due update. Finally the plants are getting denser, and for the first time my shrimps are having babies!
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Wow! That think is filling in thick! It looks great. Don't be afraid to trim it though.
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Thanks! For some reason every time I trim the plants some shrimps die! I am waiting for my new tank project to be ready to house the shrimps before I trim this tank.
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Long Due trimming ended up redid the whole tank! I adjusted the layout a bit try to showcase the Madagascar lance.

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The wood is swamp cedar.

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After 8 months I finally know what kind of wood it is! Thank you Tom for pointing it out, I am honor!
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The most recent rescape looks fantastic! The bushy overgrown look was nice, but you certainly achieved your goal showing off the madagascar.

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post #24 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 02:27 PM
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Beautiful tank and that driftwood is amazing. What are you using for Co2
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post #25 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 03:32 PM
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That red plant looks very red. I have not been very lucky with getting red colors in plants. Maybe I should try that one and see what happens. What is its name so that I can try to find it?
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The tall one on the left is Ludwigia sp Red. It's pretty easy to grow and doesn't require a crazy amount of light to stay red. If you fertilize, have higher light, use CO2, and have good substrate, it grows like crazy. Mine basically doubles in mass in a week in my tank, so I'm removing 50% of it weekly.

The short one in front of it kind of looks like a stem of alternanthera reineckii mini, but it's hard to tell.
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Is that the same as ludwigia repens?? I always get confused with those ludwigias, there are so many different species.
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Is that the same as ludwigia repens?? I always get confused with those ludwigias, there are so many different species.
Nope, not the same. Ludwigia sp. Red doesn't have any other names that I know of. I'll be getting rid of some on Sunday. PM me if you are interested.
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post #29 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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The plants are growing well, time for a trimming again!

Went to visit a local planted tank fellow. His tanks are awesome! So many beautiful tanks, so many beautiful plants! I added the three different kinds of free plants he gave me. At the front left corner next to the red plant you can see a kind of green crypt, 2 stems of "Christmas tree looking thing". Also at the center behind the wood you can see the "stem with long, narrow leaves that will turn brown under water"... Of cause I can't remember a single plant name as usual .



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The most recent rescape looks fantastic! The bushy overgrown look was nice, but you certainly achieved your goal showing off the madagascar.
Thanks A.D.D.i.c.t.! yeah finally the Madagascar Lance has space to grow. I used to just bury it in the back behind everything.

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Beautiful tank and that driftwood is amazing. What are you using for Co2
I am using an Ebay DIY co2 set "Pro DIY CO2 system with pressure guage and check value D301". Highly recommend it. Instead of yeast and sugar this system use Citric acid, vinegar and baking soda. The setup is easy and it is less messy compare to the yeast/sugar combo. One mix can last up to 4-5 weeks for 2-3 bps.

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That red plant looks very red. I have not been very lucky with getting red colors in plants. Maybe I should try that one and see what happens. What is its name so that I can try to find it?
The tall one is indeed Ludwigia sp Red. And I forgot the name of the shorter one in front. I just trimmed the tank and have a little bit of everything flowing in my shrimp racks. If you want to try it out you are welcome to come pick it up, since you are in Miami too.

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