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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Substrate 50/50 Onyx black sand and play sand
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Rotala Indica, Wisteria, H. Zosterifolia, Amazon sword, Baby tears, Dwarf hairgrass.
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 03:19 PM
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Great rock layout... Lots of plants... looks very nice! The sword will be a center piece, hopefully not overpowering the tank and shading the other stems. I just yanked out a huge sword in the center of my tank that looked really innocent when I planted it.
Once this grows in, it will be one awesome tank.
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again...The sword is about 5 month old. It's a transplant from my 46 gal. It seems stunted like all the plants in this tank.
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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-13-2004, 10:04 PM
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All I can see is the first pic...

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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-14-2004, 04:47 AM
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very nice layout. Looks great.

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post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Here's an update photo. I decided to take out the sword plant, seem to be taking to much away from the overall layout.
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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 02:02 PM
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I like your layout. Especially those rocks.

Have you ever thought about moving the co2 ladder so that it's not a focal point in your tank?

Just a thought. Looks very nice. :P
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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Fat Guy, That's a good point.
My goal is to enter this tank in a contest or two. It has a long way to go! The ladders IMO are a pain in that they always get clogged. So i just put it in an area that has the least amount of obstuction.

When and if this tank is ready for some contest photos, all my hardware will be removed before the photos.
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I like the first picture where the MM is just coming over the rocks.
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I like the first picture where the MM is just coming over the rocks.
IUnknown, what do you mean MM? The Baby tears?
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yeah, Micranthemum micranthemoides. Sorry.
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I really like it... The stone layout is outstanding...Very nice!

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That is an inspiring tank design. One sees a lot of drift/bog wood, but not so many nice rock formations. You managed to make it look very natural. The rocks look waterworn and aged. What are they? Granite?

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yeah, Micranthemum micranthemoides. Sorry.
Don't be sorry, i've always known it as Hemianthus micranthemoides. The same plant i guess. :?
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That is an inspiring tank design. One sees a lot of drift/bog wood, but not so many nice rock formations. You managed to make it look very natural. The rocks look waterworn and aged. What are they? Granite?
Thanks for the compliment. It took me a while at a landscape supplie store to pick out those rocks. I actualy got 5 times the amount. They all looked the same until they are wet. These are the ones that match the best. Granite i'm not sure, but they are very heavy.
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