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post #151 of 257 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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may i suggest riccia? its a cool plant, grows like a weed, and if you have CO2, you will find it difficult to make it not do well.
I did have riccia attached to some rocks (see pic below) and I love the way it looks but it is just a pain for upkeep. I do have some HC growing out in a 5 gal tank that I thought I would try. Not sure, but thanks for the suggestion!

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post #152 of 257 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 08:18 PM
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Hopefully in another 6 months I will have improved on my aquascaping abilities even more.

I think you will do... this is is like the ugly duckling becoming a swan. ha!
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Wanted to update my post before I leave on vacation because I know when I get back it will be overgrown. Enjoy the pics...






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your tank has great depth

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post #155 of 257 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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your tank has great depth
Thanks! I just wish it actually did. It is only a 55 gallon so I have only 12" of depth. I hoping to get a 75 gallon which will give me much more depth.

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i love the last pic.

depth isnt important, illusion of depth is. if you can make it look deep, who cares if it actually is?
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Dewalltheway I just got some weeping moss. Now I'm trying to figure out how to attach it to my rock top ledge so that it will stay there and grow down. If I only had some of that stainless steel bendable screening.....

Just keeping on keeping on....

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post #158 of 257 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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When I got back from vacation, the tank was needing a trim badly. The growth was amazing and I forgot to snap a pic of it before I did a trim and some changing. The Narrow leaf chain sword was completly blocking my wall so I pulled it out. I did not like how the Erio sp Australia *Type 2* on the far right seemed out of balance with the tank so I moved it. The stargrass had exploded and was blocking quite a bit of light from other plants so I pulled it and replanted. I also had some lim. aromatica behind the stargrass that was being choked out so I salvaged what hadn't melted away because of poor light and moved it over to the right side. I planted some HC I had growing emersed in a 5 gal tank in front so the wall can be seen. Now it is just a wait to let things grow out once more. Here are some pics






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post #159 of 257 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 03:47 AM
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Still looks great. I wish I didnt miss that package you sold today for tips, I was looking at last night but couldnt get the money together. I am still kicking myself for that one.

I like the move of the Erio, it gives the foreground a little more balance.

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Still looks great. I wish I didnt miss that package you sold today for tips, I was looking at last night but couldnt get the money together. I am still kicking myself for that one.

I like the move of the Erio, it gives the foreground a little more balance.
Thank you. Those Erio's are so beautiful I felt like it was a side show when they should be the main attraction. I also had so much time in that rock wall and I wanted to be able to see it.

I am sure I will have another package to sell in a few weeks so keep a eye out.

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Oh yea, I will keep one open like CBS.

I agree the Erio's and the rock wall should definately not be covered up.

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I totally agree on the Erio move which really compliments their unique style. I'm also impressed with their health overall, especially that of the Australia because it's the more difficult sp and can tell they're clearly happy with you

BTW can you see the difference between the 2?




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I totally agree on the Erio move which really compliments their unique style. I'm also impressed with their health overall, especially that of the Australia because it's the more difficult sp and can tell they're clearly happy with you

BTW can you see the difference between the 2?
Being able to distinguish between the different kinds is difficult for me. The only real difference I see is the Thiland seems to be a darker green but I am sure there is something else to look at when trying to determine the different types. Do you have a book or how do you know the types and what to look for?

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I think one the leaves, stems, pokey things? are a little more curved and softer to the touch and the other they stick a little more straight out and are more firm.

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post #165 of 257 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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I have never posted a pic of my tank at night with the moonlights on so I took a shot of it and it turned out pretty good. Just thought i wouold share it.


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