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post #31 of 123 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 05:52 AM
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I like how your tank flows. This gives me some inspiration for the 40b I am setting.
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at first i was like meh, now i'm amazed

beautiful anubias
though i think it's nana because it's pretty big for petites

mixing marsilea with hc is a great idea as i never get a full carpet with marsilea alone. those hc kinda fills the gap in between. i should try this combination sometimes
In intense lighting areas, such as toward the top, the petite leaves are larger, lighter in green, with touch of golden tint. In less light areas, it's leaves are darker green and petite. Different plants respond differently to different growing environment.
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Did you ever have any tannin's leaching or did the 2 wk soak and frequent water changes of that soak take care of it ?
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Thanks for finally posting this so everyone could see the progression. It's quite the beautiful tank and it flows really well. I'm really liking the L. brevipes. If you would ever like to get rid of some when you trim let me know.

Really well done again and I'm glad more people will get the chance to see what a beauty it has become in a matter of months.

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post #35 of 123 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the comments. I am glad the tank serves as an inspiration for some of you.
Ua hua: L. brevipes was trimmed down this past wkend. I will connect with you when it regrows if you are still interested.

Here are a couple pics:

Overgrown, before trimming:
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After trimming: the HC mass is so thick so the bottom turns brown. Also the mass lifted up the tiny roots so I pulled out two large sections. I am thinking of taking out all HC...

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I will definitely be interested when it regrows and your ready to trim again, so keep me in mind.

What are you other plants you have in the foreground? I thought it looked like marsilea minuta in with the hc. I don't mind the maintenance of trimming a tank but always having to keep up on trimming a foreground can become tedious. One reason I never used hc and the reason I got rid of my Elatine triandra foreground. I still am amazed at the size of your anubias. There is not one thing I don't like about your tank except that its not mine.

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Beautiful tank. Really loving the lush anubias!
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post #38 of 123 (permalink) Old 02-07-2014, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Did you ever have any tannin's leaching or did the 2 wk soak and frequent water changes of that soak take care of it ?
Yes, and it made the water brown for the first few weeks. The two weeks soak I mentioned on the first page was for prepping the soil.
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I will definitely be interested when it regrows and your ready to trim again, so keep me in mind.

What are you other plants you have in the foreground? I thought it looked like marsilea minuta in with the hc. I don't mind the maintenance of trimming a tank but always having to keep up on trimming a foreground can become tedious. One reason I never used hc and the reason I got rid of my Elatine triandra foreground. I still am amazed at the size of your anubias. There is not one thing I don't like about your tank except that its not mine.
Thanks ua hua. I will save the plant for you next time.

Foreground plants are a mix of hc, marsilea minuta, and C parva. I have hc on a smaller tank and it is a very nice carpet plant. But I see your point, trimming hc on a large tank is a lot of work.
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This is one of the best generic (not Nature Aquarium or Dutch style) planted tanks I've seen in years. You've done a lot with just a few species and have placed them well so the colors compliment and contrast with each other just enough.

If you ever decide to trim back that Anubias let me know, I'll be in the market for a bunch in the nearish future.

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Very nice!
Love the petite forest!
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The way those anubias roots cascade off of the wood looks incredible. Very well done. Amazing scape!
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Just, wow.
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Stunning, cant get enough of this tank, one of my new favorites on here!
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post #45 of 123 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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This is one of the best generic (not Nature Aquarium or Dutch style) planted tanks I've seen in years. You've done a lot with just a few species and have placed them well so the colors compliment and contrast with each other just enough.

If you ever decide to trim back that Anubias let me know, I'll be in the market for a bunch in the nearish future.
Thank you, Phil.

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