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newbie, 14G planted tank (pics)

Just wanted to post some pictures of my moms aquarium that I'm helping her with. Yesterday we added the plants that we ordered & the driftwood, no fish yet. It's a bit cloudy & the water is that tea color, hopefully it'll clear out soon. Anyway, here are some pictures...

The Plants:

Java Fern tied to driftwood. Did we do it right? There aren't any holes in the wood so we just tied it in the middle.

Water Sprite.

Wisteria.

Banana Plant & Red Crypt.

Cabomba.

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Tank: 14 gallon. 20"Lx10"Wx15"H.
Filter: Aqua-Tech 5-15 (walmart brand).
Heater: 50W.
Lighting: 2 10W bulbs that came w/the hood.
Substrate: Eco-Complete
CO2/Ferts: None/Flourish Excel, API Leaf Zone, API Root Tabs.
Plants: Java Fern, Wisteria, Water Sprite, Red Crypt, Cabomba, Banana Plant.
Fish: None yet.


29 Gallon Aquarium.
30"L x 12"W x 18"H.

14 Gallon Planted Aquarium.
20"L x 10"W x 15"H.
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The pictures are not working. Try these (IMG) (/IMG)(Replace ( with ])
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The pictures are not working. Try these (IMG) (/IMG)(Replace ( with ])
Okay thanks, I fixed it.


29 Gallon Aquarium.
30"L x 12"W x 18"H.

14 Gallon Planted Aquarium.
20"L x 10"W x 15"H.
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Well it looks like your wisteria is transitioning from emersed to submersed. It should be scaped a bit more. Using smaller pebbles, adjusting the driftwood, moving plants around will make it look nicer IMO.
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Hey James what is the wisteria transformation. I have it in my thank as well and I will like to know the transformation>

thanks!
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Lookin good.

I'm setting up a tank for my mother next week too
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you buried the rhizome of the banana plant. UNBURY IT!!!!!
it is supposed to be above the gravel.

if it has no roots yet and you dont know how else to get it to stay, rap a plant weight around the rhizome and let it sit on the gravel, it will develop roots.
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you buried the rhizome of the banana plant. UNBURY IT!!!!!
it is supposed to be above the gravel.

if it has no roots yet and you dont know how else to get it to stay, rap a plant weight around the rhizome and let it sit on the gravel, it will develop roots.
We dont have a plant weight & we don't have a local pet store either. We do have weights that we use when we go fishing...would that do?


29 Gallon Aquarium.
30"L x 12"W x 18"H.

14 Gallon Planted Aquarium.
20"L x 10"W x 15"H.
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Also...when we got our Red Crypts they were in pretty bad shape...all of the leaves fell off & it looked like they were rotting & turning to mush. I think maybe they got too hot on the trip here? What should we do with them? Will they sprout back up? The roots seem to be in good shape.


29 Gallon Aquarium.
30"L x 12"W x 18"H.

14 Gallon Planted Aquarium.
20"L x 10"W x 15"H.
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you buried the rhizome of the banana plant. UNBURY IT!!!!!
it is supposed to be above the gravel.

if it has no roots yet and you dont know how else to get it to stay, rap a plant weight around the rhizome and let it sit on the gravel, it will develop roots.
i was gonna say the same thing about the banana plant

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Also...when we got our Red Crypts they were in pretty bad shape...all of the leaves fell off & it looked like they were rotting & turning to mush. I think maybe they got too hot on the trip here? What should we do with them? Will they sprout back up? The roots seem to be in good shape.
sounds like it "melted" the leaves should come back, the plant is just transitioning into a new tank

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