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How's about an update?

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How's about an update?
here is an updated picture.. spread some of the stems out and sold some off so it isn't as cluttered. the glosso has filled back it... looks sparse but I just trimmed some out and just pulled some to sell. I am dealing with the tank temp problem. I did get my co2 setup finally fixed the right way and a new bubble counter. I was missing a fitting and had to use my old needle valve as a fitting.. ghetto I know but it worked.

my crypts are growing nicely like always. the stellatus broadleaf grows about .5-.75" per day so it needs trimmed once a week. the anubias are growing really nicely and filling in densely. the ludwigia sp guinea is looking nice finally after about 3 tries of it. here is a picture of it. co2 setup also


co2 with the new parker (built like a tank) metering valve and the new bubble counter. have the bubble counter fluid from gla also.


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Looks great! I really love the anubias and how it just 'completes' the midground... if that makes sense. haha

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Great job, Ken! The tank is so lush!

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Wow! Nice! Those crypts really go crazy in a soil substrate, don't they?

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Looks great! I really love the anubias and how it just 'completes' the midground... if that makes sense. haha
" you had me at anubias "

it does!

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Wow! Nice! Those crypts really go crazy in a soil substrate, don't they?
They really do grow great in the soil and clay loam. the one lutea in the center is huge, just hard to see it behind the wood and anubias. I have had thoughts about changing it to just a crapload of crypts

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They really do grow great in the soil and clay loam. the one lutea in the center is huge, just hard to see it behind the wood and anubias. I have had thoughts about changing it to just a crapload of crypts
That would be my dream tank . I use soil in all of my tanks and it still blows me away how fast the crypts grow in the stuff.

Makes me wonder even more why aquasoil is so hyped up, when real soil can grow plants just as well at a fraction of the cost.

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Loving your tank. Wish I could see it up close. I was trying to see all the plants a little better. Could you take left, middle and right pxs. so I can see the individual plants a little better?

BTW I have the yellow congos. My hubby has the blue. I'm looking for the red...... hmmm.....

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this tank is stunning really awesome.
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post #778 of 859 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 02:41 PM
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Agree with everyone above...the tank is looking amazing.
do you get alot of algae growth on the anubias?
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Agree with everyone above...the tank is looking amazing.
do you get alot of algae growth on the anubias?
some.. but not tons.. it is weird like it comes and goes.

Tex I will take some close up pics now and hopefully get them uploaded today.

I had surgery about a week ago to repair my brevis tendon in my ankle and I am laid up for about 5 weeks. makes it hard to keep the tank maintained. I have my father in law do a water change for me today.

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That sucks about the tendon. You have an amazing father-in-law!

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