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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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56 Gallon - Growing in.

Tank
56 gallon
30"x18"x24"

Equipment
Eheim 2215
Visitherm Heater
5lb CO2
milwaukee regulator
rex reactor
ADA 8800k 150 watt bulb
coralife hang on 150w HQI metal halide fixture
ADA aquasoil amazonia
9watt turbo twist uv sterilizer

Plants
Blyxa(overgrown)
dwarf hairgrass
wisteria
lim. aromatica
wisteria
amazon sword
stargrass


Its growing in but I am not sure how much I like it. Comments are welcomed along with criticism. Help!








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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 06:09 AM
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great healthy plants you just need a vision. You could add some more hard scape to create a focal point or a red plant. You might try to create some distinction between the left and right by arranging the plants differently. Maybe consider a shorter plant to create a lower foreground or a division between your grassy bushes. just a few ideas to play with.
looking great.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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In the missing part of the back left a lim. aromatica is growing in. I'll update with pictures as it does. Thanks for your help Kyle and others please chime in as well!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 02:31 PM
Many plants...little time
 
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Tanks looks great, nice growth...
I have only one suggestion...put your heater vertically in the left corner corner
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 03:53 PM
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IT looks very nice but instead of all that bxyla, replace some of them with some more dwarf hairgrass. Just my opinion though.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I think thats a good idea Jjungle. The only problem is that my liking to dwarf hairgrass has diminished and I'm confused as to what other foreground plant will do well in my tank. Any help is appreciated as always.
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