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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I finally have an update. Things are going great with the tank! have major growth..fish are happy! Plants are happy






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post #48 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 05:28 PM
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That's an awesome piece of wood. The plants filled in great. I like how natural it looks.

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post #49 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 06:10 PM
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That's very pretty. The wood is gorgeous!

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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! yeah that wood took like 3 months of soaking to finally get the tannin all out. I had to soak it in a 55 gallon plastic drum. Yeah the plants really did fill in! I do have one question though...on large leaf plants...how do you really trim them up? Can i lob of the leaves at a certain height? I dont really want to cut them at the stem b/c that will thin out the bunch, im looking more to control the height of these plants

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If you trim just the leaf, it will die.

I think your best bet would be to go with some smaller sword species.

Melon swords don't get nearly as big. Kleiner bars get big around, but usually not quite as tall as Amazons, too. Flame swords or Ozelots are another you might try.

Take all that with a grain of salt, b/c IME any given sword that doesn't "usually" get as big may decide it just LOVES a certain tank and get massive! lol

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That looks awesome!
Tank itself looks great, and I love the look of cherry, and nice finish.

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post #53 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Yeah , The cherry wood came out really nice...but i realized after wards that since the stain is pretty dark, i probably should have just went with like Birch, since you wouldnt be able to tell the diffrence in the type of wood after the darker stain and poly.

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