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It has been mentioned but I will echo it again, your craftsmanship and sharp eye for beauty is beyond reproach. Subscribed and on my way to see your other tank.
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Can't wait to see this in its full glory
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Nice! Saweeeeeeeet set up!
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This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the stand. Subbed and anxious to see the final design.
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You do beautiful work, very talented. Can't wait to see it done!
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post #39 of 93 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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The tank is filled and plants have been added so it's time for an update. It's probably also time to reveal my dirty little secret:

I have some skill with putting together aquariums...
I have some skill with aquascaping...
I have some skill with housing delicate fish...

but I actually kind of suck at growing plants underwater

At least I've historically not been very successful at it. Hopefully this time around will be different.

Here's an overview of the tank just after the first round of planting



Here's a focus of the underwater portion from this evening



Left side



Right side



The plant list:

Bunch of java fern trident at the surface around the stump
Some bolbitis on the left hand side
Bunches of anubias nana clustered on various branches
One large anubias barteri
Cryptocoryne wendtii green in the mid/background
Cryptocoryne willisii/lucens around the rocks in the foreground
Sagittaria subulata in the foreground
Red and green tiger lotus in the back right

I have a bunch of hydrophyte's Gro-soil tabs tucked into the substrate around the crypts, sag and lotus and I just started dosing the water column with a macro/micro mix from aquariumfertilizer.com

The crypts have been in there for a couple of weeks and started putting out some new leaves so I'm happy about that. I only just put in the dwarf sag and lotus.

As you can probably see, I'm having some issues with brown diatoms on the ferns and anubias up top but I guess this is pretty common with newly set up tanks and will hopefully go away over time.
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Riparium plants and supplies courtesy of hydrophyte/Riparium Supply

Right side:
Lysimachia nummularifolia
Oplismenus hirtellus
Cyperus gracilis



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Echinodorus cordifolius 'Tropica Marble Queen'
More oplismenus and cyperus
Pilea cardieri and grandifolia
Cryptosperma johnstonii (unfortunately looking pretty dead right now)

The stump

Bunch of interesting mosses courtesy of forum member Jellie

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Beautiful setup.

Just one question: aren't archers notorious jumpers? How do you keep that from happening with such an open top?
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Nice coming along saweeeeeeeeet.
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Beautiful setup.

Just one question: aren't archers notorious jumpers? How do you keep that from happening with such an open top?
Thanks.

I've heard about archers jumping but none of the ones I've owned have ever shown any inclination to jump. The biggest one I currently have lived in a tank for several months where the lid was usually open and I never had any trouble. I guess I'll have to wait and see.
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Beautiful setup.

Just one question: aren't archers notorious jumpers? How do you keep that from happening with such an open top?
They can jump, but aren't notorious for jumping like Hatchetfish or African Butterfly. They developed the spitting water thing precisely so they don't have to jump.
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