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It curls a bit, I guess... hard to tell. All I know is that it was imported by AquaForest, so it probably isn't common. Do you know of any good pics I could compare it to? I would love to have a positive ID.
Sorry. I just saw your request for a picture. The Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae is behind the cory.


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Thanks, it does look similar. Mine is much smaller at the moment, and is exceptionally slow growing.
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I've been moving hardscape, shifting plants, retying moss, and splitting erios. I finally am starting to really enjoy this tank The plants are looking closer and closer to how I've wanted them to, and the chocolate gouramis were great additions! I have a few more threadfins going in very soon, and I'll probably add some marble hatchets as well.



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Wow I love that Tonina in the back!!!

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This tank is where it's at! I think getting the foreground in order will be the final piece of the puzzle. I don't know why i never saw this post on here before... i'm going to go look for your RCS tank... lol


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Hey, Minsc, what's that pinkish colored plant in the right background area called? Go for the eyes, Boo!
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Hey, Minsc, what's that pinkish colored plant in the right background area called? Go for the eyes, Boo!

Cabomba Furcata. Minsc hooked me up with some of it and it looks fantastic!


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Wow I love that Tonina in the back!!!
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Thanks. The parameters are: KH=very low, GH=very low, pH=I don't know.


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This tank is where it's at! I think getting the foreground in order will be the final piece of the puzzle. I don't know why i never saw this post on here before... i'm going to go look for your RCS tank... lol
You are right, the eternally ugly/messy foreground is detracting from it a bit One of these days... I think I am going to switch over to HC once the assassins arrive. HC has a much cleaner look than UG, but it is a tasty treat for my pond snails

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Hey, Minsc, what's that pinkish colored plant in the right background area called? Go for the eyes, Boo!
As MedRed said, it is Cabomba furcata. It grows a bit fast for my liking, but looks really cool! I'm surprised it isn't more popular, it seems very forgiving.
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I have a 45 gallon , its not a breeder, mine is a 48" long tank,. so its shorter, at the begining I could grow anything , I have diy'ed sprial compacts , and diy co2. so now the bulbs seem not as bright as they used to be, and I know I need to re-do my co2. its a PITA BUT I can NOT afford the pressurized just yet , your tank looks amazing !! I tried to grow belems, just could not do it ... I would LOVE some stems of the C.furcata , let me know if you trim those, I would love to try and see if I can grow them . all my tanks seem to be low ph. about 6.8 , and I think I am going to do somthing with my lighting . I used to have yje ghetto shop lights on this tank, But I went ahead let me BF make me a canopy, and wire in the spirals at 1st like I said everything looked great , now , not so much .. maybye I just need to replace all the bulbs it has been about a year. NIVE TANK < AND LOVELY PLANTS ~~ I will be watching to see what else you get in there !! ~
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Hey Spiralin, I have some Cabomba for you, but your pm box is full.
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As for tank news, it is very difficult to take quality pictures of my QT tank...
Sorry to quote a picture (I hate doing that) but what species of fish is this? Very interesting looking shape and color pattern.

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Thanks! Those are chocolate gouramis. They are a small gourami that enjoys being in a group. I think they might be for softwater only. Really cool fish!
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this tank is unbelievable! you've done an amazing job with it

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