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This tank has been running for several months. I've recently rescaped it and put in eco-complete today.

I'll be dosing Excel daily and likely using the EI schedule for ferts. Lighting consists of one 10w CFL bulb.

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post #2 of 125 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 06:12 PM
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I love your rocks! The only suggestion I would have is putting some hairgrass or something taller in the background. What kind of snail is that? She's beautiful!
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Micro-sword might look good too ;p

Good start here.

Is that HC or babytears in there?

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I love your rocks! The only suggestion I would have is putting some hairgrass or something taller in the background. What kind of snail is that? She's beautiful!
It's a blue ramshorn. I'll be adding some reds once they hatch from my Mini M tank. They should mate with the single blue and hopefully pop out more blue snails.

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Micro-sword might look good too ;p

Good start here.

Is that HC or babytears in there?
HC. It has been neglected for the last month in the previous scape so it has become a bit leggy.

If the HC doesn't come in nicely, I'll follow Church's example and plant some of my marsilea minuta in its place. Maybe a blyxa bush in the back corner behind the large stone, too.

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Added Java Fern behind the big rock. Added one Anubias petite, placement is still undecided as I am not sure if the HC will fill in nicely.

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Any updates yet dj?!
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HC is nice and green. Not as leggy as it was.




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Wow the HC is filling in nicely! and what a cute betta! Do you think that you will add a taller background plant? Something bright green to contrast with those pretty red rocks!
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Wow the HC is filling in nicely! and what a cute betta! Do you think that you will add a taller background plant? Something bright green to contrast with those pretty red rocks!
The only tall plant I have is Blyxa, and even then it isn't very tall. For now, I'm just going to keep it as is and see how it fills in.

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I love the red ramshorns, didn't know they came in blue
Looks awesome, love the contrast
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I love the red ramshorns, didn't know they came in blue
Looks awesome, love the contrast
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the HC is growing in very nicely i cant wait to see what it looks like.
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I want blue ramshorns too...
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