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post #16 of 64 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 12:51 AM
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You don't need fancy aquascaping to get oohs and aahs. I think it's beautiful. But could use a little more red
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You don't need fancy aquascaping to get oohs and aahs. I think it's beautiful. But could use a little more red
Thanks. I keep topping the roseafolia and planting new. It has more now than it did.

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This tank looks great. It's a very healthy, vibrant looking scene.
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This tank looks great. It's a very healthy, vibrant looking scene.
Thanks, I appreciate the compliment!

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I wish I was more artistic and could come up with that fancy layout every one oohs over lol. But hey I will take the growth and healthy eco system any day.
After the dwarf sag fills in the front I'll be oohing and ahhing over this tank. This is my kind of tank! I love the densely planted, low tech, tanks. Probably because that's what I have done and am doing with my tank, but whatever; I'm biased. I like the tank more than the ones with the so called 'fancy' layouts.
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After the dwarf sag fills in the front I'll be oohing and ahhing over this tank. This is my kind of tank! I love the densely planted, low tech, tanks. Probably because that's what I have done and am doing with my tank, but whatever; I'm biased. I like the tank more than the ones with the so called 'fancy' layouts.
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@Freemananana & @roadmaster Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated! I like the low tech tanks myself. I dont see myself going high tech any time soon. I tend to be more about the environment and ecosystem than I am the aquascaping, partially because I have the artistic skills of the common cockroach.

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@Freemananana & @roadmaster Thanks for the compliments, much appreciated! I like the low tech tanks myself. I dont see myself going high tech any time soon. I tend to be more about the environment and ecosystem than I am the aquascaping, partially because I have the artistic skills of the common cockroach.
I'm more of a palmetto bug myself, but I can see where you are coming from. The natural look of an overgrown tank is my goal.


You've probably answered it, but what is the stem in the back right? I'll have to get some and add it to my tank. It looks dynamite!
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@Freemananana Thats L. Repens. I need to do a trim I have just been waiting until I finish the new setup I am working on. If you want some stems send me a pm I will hook you up.

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@Immortal1 Look at this growth again 3 weeks later and AFTER a heavy trim lol. El Cheapo lights, no ferts (except root tabs), and no CO2. Low tech can indeed be lush!! My carpet is filling in well. @Freemananana Look at that carpet just 3 weeks later again. Coming along nice if I may say so myself. @Monrankim I hope you look at all of my pics here, especially the ones after I changed the substrate (major pita), and notice how after 3 months it has REALLY started taking off. Patience my friend patience!!

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Impressive looking tank!! Even more so without cO2, $300 lights and massive amounts of ferts.
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Impressive looking tank!! Even more so without cO2, $300 lights and massive amounts of ferts.
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it. Not as nice as some as I have 0 artistic ability but the plants and fish are healthy so I am good with it.

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This thread really makes me want to take every single thing out of my tank and go dirted.

Wow. Amazing tank. I'm a month in, and my swords aren't responding like that whatsoever.
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@number1sixerfan Thanks for the compliment. The key is patience and to me with low tech just not over thinking everything. If you look at the large crypt on the left (there are 3 there its the one on the right of those) has really been the plant that impressed me as all of the crypts melted down pretty well but it has bounced back nicely and really taken off. It has a ton of new growth, I have 5 crypts (I dont know what they are I assume wendtii but if anyone can identify I appreciate that) and they have all bounced back and always have new growth. But it took 3 months for everything to balance out and take off really well. I have good luck with dirt but it has its drawbacks.

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