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post #31 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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update

completely unhappy with the background.. gonna do some reworking sometime soon... someone just had to have some pantanal so hes got most of them now... im pulling those anyway

the foreground im okay with besides i may switch the Hc cuba out with something else i have growing out

im also very pissed about this wood haha... its still not wanting to stay put.. im probably going to have to pull everything out and drill some slate to the bottom of it... i was hoping to get rid of the rock thats holding down the wood but that isnt happening yet

any input on the background would be helpful..even suggestions for other stem plants to use




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post #32 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 09:35 PM
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Tank is growing in really nice man. Everything looks like its growing well in the pics. I see what you mean though with the background. I feel like the True Rotala Indicia (Ammania bonsai) and the stem in front of it should be swapped. It looks like its hiding in the back. I could definitely see maybe a little more thickening of the back two corners, but overall everything is looking really sweet. I really like the sweeping rows you got going.
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thanks josh

heres one scenario



1. L. Sp. Red
2. Syn. Belem
3. R. Mini Butterfly
4. R. Mex Araguaia
5. ?
6. R. Ramasoir 'Florida' (would take an awful lot)

another thought i had was to move the Downoi to row 6 then fill the whole row with L.Sp Red where the downoi is now...then use Pantanal in slot 1.. Slot 5 needs to be something green
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post #34 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-08-2014, 11:13 AM
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I like the new plant arrangement Sean

I dont think you want L. red where the downoi is now. It would block the mini butterfly behind it no?

what plant is the plant to the right? the single green one.

And the other foreground above the HC?
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Man looking really nice! Great color on those plants.

You are using to 10K's right?
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I like the new plant arrangement Sean

I dont think you want L. red where the downoi is now. It would block the mini butterfly behind it no?

what plant is the plant to the right? the single green one.

And the other foreground above the HC?

I would just have to keep the l.sp red short..top it and replant it

Theres a stem of sphaerocarpa and a stem of erio setaceum... im just seeing how they grow in this tank...same with the alternanthera variegated

That other foreground is r. Mex. Goias.. I had just trimmed...ive been trimming it pretty aggressive. .hoping to bring the red out more on it

Hey texan
Im using the Dutch model
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post #38 of 90 (permalink) Old 01-24-2014, 04:26 PM
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thanks josh

heres one scenario



1. L. Sp. Red
2. Syn. Belem
3. R. Mini Butterfly
4. R. Mex Araguaia
5. ?
6. R. Ramasoir 'Florida' (would take an awful lot)

another thought i had was to move the Downoi to row 6 then fill the whole row with L.Sp Red where the downoi is now...then use Pantanal in slot 1.. Slot 5 needs to be something green
What is the full name of the plant number 6? i tried to google it and did not get any infor beside your tank link. How your experience with the syn belem ? does it require a soft water to grow and what it growth rate?
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I believe it is rotala sunset florida

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did some changing around a couple weeks ago..just been waiting on it to fill in some before i did any pics... still not filled in

the wood still has not sunk but i did some riggin so i could remove the rocks



right now i dont know if i wanna keep syngonanthus belem.... i probably am giving it too much room and need to thin it out...i would like to use something else but lacking ideas

behind the L. sp red i planted R. Vietnam.. its trimmed down about an inch away from the substrate right now...

gratiola viscidula in front of the R. Mini Butterfly....its got a ways to go before filled in

R. Mex Araguaia in the right back corner...trimmed low right now

R. Mac Variegated on the right where i had Bacopa sp Japan

I have some L. Sphaerocarpa in the middle in front of the G. Viscidula...if i cant get it to color up much its not staying...it was shaded in another tank and i just planted it yesterday so time will tell.. if they do well ill grow out about 4 or 5 more stems and fill in

still have some slots to fill.. i think i want a Buce Browni Ghost patch in the center where the single one is now... may have to gather some of those up soon

decided to use s. repens in behind the HC..S. repens have always been a favorite of mine.. plus i needed something a little taller between the foreground and background so its not such a big step up



got some little card tetras for the baby.. i dont care to have fish but its entertaining for other people who dont give a damn for plants .. need to pick up 14 more of those little guys

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That's looking awesome. The variety of colour is stunning!
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Holyyy, beautiful arrangement
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That's a super clean mowed HC . The whole arrangement looks great but i just feel like the blood vomit need more attention, may be somewhere near the HC so it's color will pop or till when the Hc get there.
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Your red plants look amazing! Are you still using the lights from buildmyled.com? I wonder what the difference is between those and the finnex LEDs. A lot of people with the finnex LEDs say their red plants turn green. I see your lights are 6300k vs the 7000k on the finnex and they also have very high par (80+). Again, great looking plants! Subscribed
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That's a super clean mowed HC . The whole arrangement looks great but i just feel like the blood vomit need more attention, may be somewhere near the HC so it's color will pop or till when the Hc get there.

Yea I agree....I hate having one of my favorite plants in the corner but I dont know how to use it anywhere else and look right
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