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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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My 72 gallons of fun...New Pic 2/4/10

Hi well here is my tank its a 72 gallon bowfront i just replanted the left side today so thats why its kinda bare there put some rotala macranda in there some good color and some blynx but i like to hear what people have to say so LETS GOOOO

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 03:01 AM
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Rotala macrandra was always one of my favorites, but very difficult to maintain. I wish you the best with that plant. In the front center, is that HM growing wild? You could easily trim that down into a very nice bush. I recognize Blyxa, Myriophyllum and what looks to be a very large bush of Rotala on the right. What else are you growing in this tank?
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I have some Limnophila sp 'mini'....Didiplis diandra...Sunset Hygrophila.....Limnophila aquaticum....Cabomba....Limnophila aromatica And some stargrass a little bit of everything. and what you called out cah925

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And yes that is HM i like the wild look it does not look as wild in person i think.

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Nice tank! That rotala is awesome. When the left side grows back in it will look great

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I have some Limnophila sp 'mini'....Didiplis diandra...Sunset Hygrophila.....Limnophila aquaticum....Cabomba....Limnophila aromatica And some stargrass a little bit of everything. and what you called out cah925
many of my favorites. One trick that worked for me was making some fert tabs loaded with iron and pushing them under the R macrandra, Limno mini, Hygro Sunset, and Limno aromatica. It helped to really bring out the colors while not overloading your water column with too many ferts.

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And yes that is HM i like the wild look it does not look as wild in person i think.
As long as you are happy, that's what counts. I only had to trim mine once or twice in the beginning and it held the shape pretty good and grew very dense.
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nice tank

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Well here is my tank today after a big trim i still have not found anything for the left side so i just chopped it today and put a few stems of hydro balsimica in there so here it is.. PLEASE COMMENT

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I like how filled out it looks. Helps keep the fish in a nice viewing area at the front of the tank too when they physically cant get into the thick stuff in back.
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To be honest, I would be proud to have your tank.
Good job!

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Could you share some specs about your tank? Like the type of lighting and fert/wc schdule? I like your tank a lot. Do you use a drop checker or a ph controller?
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Im running 4/54 t5's for 10 hours....I dose k2SO4.. phosphate ..k2PO4 and trace 2 to 3 times a week and WC once evry week in a half..And i ran out of soultion for my drop checker so im not running anything at the moment.

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Very nice! I love the pieces of manzanita poking through!
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This looks so good! Somehow stems never seem to work out for me. There is some stem secret I just don't know, and I think that people who have no trouble with stems (which is almost everybody) don't even know it is a secret.

For one thing, my stems always seem to get long internodes. Not enough light?

Also, OP, when you trim do you trim the tops or do you pull them out, cut off the bottom and put them back in?
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Guess what a new pic kinda blurry I have a very bad camara but let me know what you think!!

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