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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 06:44 PM
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Great find for a chunk of driftwood!

I am not that inspired with driftwood.
This piece is very different.

Any plans to fill any nooks in the DW with a plant?

Swimming is not that difficult.
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I like the idea of the anubias. Everything in this tank points toward the surface. You could definitely use some horizontal elements.
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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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I actually like it the way it is, just needs time for plants to fill in.



If anything, maybe something feathery for the marked areas instead of broad-leaved plants, for a change in texture. Again, just my preference.

Yep u are right patience is key. Let em fill in. At one point all these crypts were much more lush and filled In my 125. Started with Eco complete but the plants used up all the nutrients in about a year. For the past few months I have been using diy root tabs(osmicote+) just gotta be patient and let it do its thing.

Yeah something feathery to change it up a bit sounds cool. Any recommendations? What do you think of rotala indica?


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Great find for a chunk of driftwood!



I am not that inspired with driftwood.

This piece is very different.



Any plans to fill any nooks in the DW with a plant?

Thank you. Yes, I was thinking crypt parva for the nooks


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Yes this is true


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Feathery plants-

Rotala indica has promise, yes.
Hottonia palustris is another one.
Water sprite if you want something with bigger leaves.
Myriophyllum maybe for some thing taller?

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Maybe a little java fern on the driftwood? I love java fern so I'm very biased lol

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i would suggest marsilea hirsuta carpet fill front space,
nice tank btw.

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i would suggest marsilea hirsuta carpet fill front space,
nice tank btw.

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I'll check it out. Thanks a lot


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Yeah that marsilea hirsuta is a good looking carpet plant. Very similar looking to glosso


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Yeah that marsilea hirsuta is a good looking carpet plant. Very similar looking to glosso


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i think, it will suit your low light plant collection in that tank, since MH also low light , glosso need higher light btw,

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Happy Thanksgiving
The scape is lookin good! I upped the co2 a bit and these plants are pearling constantly. Very cool to watch! Ready to get some anubias and some parva in there. Still considering a carpet of some kind.


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My canister filter failed on me last night! All I had for backup was a small hob filter. Do you think it will do the job for a week or so till I get a replacement part?


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My canister filter failed on me last night! All I had for backup was a small hob filter. Do you think it will do the job for a week or so till I get a replacement part?


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Should be fine

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Finally got the part in. She's up and running!


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