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Riparium plants are in. C. parva keeps floating up as I don't have enough substrate up front.
0 < Ammonia < 0.25

what plant is that, front left?
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Submersed? Limnophilia aromatica just behind Blixa japonica.

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great layout

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Submersed? Limnophilia aromatica just behind Blixa japonica.
the Blixa japonica... that's what i want for my tank, thanks.
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Looks stunning, buddy! How are the fish lately? What's left besides the Rams? Any updated shots?
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Ever since I saw Crazydaz's journal with the low, square tank, I have been thinking about what I would do with one. OVT, yours just seals the deal:

My second tank will be one of those. It may be a year off...But I just absolutely LOVE the idea of looking down into a planted tank. I think it may be from spending so much time canoeing and boating in tropical water...There is just something very special to me about the POV of these tanks.

Wonderful work, wonderful tank. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Looks great!

That is some low par, not necessarily bad. You going to try and up it?

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That is some low par, not necessarily bad. You going to try and up it?
The blyxa stopped dropping leaves and the plants at the surface are growing. The problem is that emmersed plants are getting burned because the lights are pretty low down. Gotta move them up ~6".

Had to order the second lamp stand and lamp. I don't think I have much choice here.

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The lamp heads have cfl's?

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The lamp heads have cfl's?
Yep, dual dome ZooMed fixture with 2 26w spiral 5,000K CFLs mounted vertically.

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Looks stunning, buddy! How are the fish lately? What's left besides the Rams? Any updated shots?
Thanks man, I am humbly stumbling in your footsteps.

Just found a Normani jumper last night. I have never expected these guys to hung right under the surface. All other fish are doing fine, except I only see corys once in a great while.

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That's a bummer on the fish

Wonder if maybe a different type of light output would keep the surface plants from burning up? Like an led screw in type, may not make a lick of difference though

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Update 6-29-2013

I received Norman's Lampeye last Th: 9 young adults and 2 fry (they look like guppies). These guys are actually staying mid-level and only one of the new guys joined the original 3, swimming at the surface right in front of filter's output.

The Sparkling Gouramies seem to be the terrors of the tank: they do chaise the killies and even have the spunk to go against the rams.

With the light lowered for the time being, the plants are taking off. The C. parva 'path' is shrinking as Blyxa is starting to expand. I am expecting an additional light fixture this week so that I can raise the light up again and stop burning the emergent plants.

Still no water changes, no algae, and a first trim:

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Fun with Red

I installed Deep Blue Solar Flare Mini LED ---> in red. Could not resist taking some pictures.

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I currently run this light 24x7 and just might leave it that way: my family now have no excuses for running into my tanks on the way to the bathroom. And it helps the process
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