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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Valen's Planted 2.5 Gal (2X)

First attempt at aquascaping, needs some work I guess it's too late to move things around but any suggestions for me to learn from are more than welcome!

Tanks:
#1 2.5 gallon DSM
#2 2.5 gallon
Substrate:
Fluorite
Light:
12 Watt T4 6400K
Plants:
Tank #1 - DHG, dwarf pennywort, fissiden fontanus, and HC
Tank #2 - Crypt. parva, dwarf sagittaria, echinodorus angustifolia 'vesuvius', christmas moss, weeping moss, riccia fluitans, and baby tears
CO2:
Tank #2: DIY CO2

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Tank #1

Tank #1 Photos and Update:

The DHG is spreading VERY SLOWLY. I didn't grow the HC carpet, I just happen to have enough to make it look like a carpet. The pictures is from when it was laid down a few weeks ago but it's still green and hasn't melted. That's a big improvement from the last 2 times I tried to use HC!

Please excuse the background. I haven't set one up yet so I used the backside a music sheet that was laying around ^^;
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Tank #2

Tank #2 Photos and Update:

Plants seem to be growing well in this tank. I set it up just to hold some plants while I cycled my 20 gallon, once it is ready I will try to rearrange the plants so it looks better.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 05:57 AM
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Looks like your plants are off to a good start!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Aw man patches of the HC turned brown. But other patches seem to be growing (upwards) nicely. I don't get it =/
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Update!! =]

Update!! =]

I added some pogostemon helferi at the front to test it out. Had been looking for this plant like crazy so I hope it grows!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 08:45 PM
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like the last shot a lot. Looks like a path to some near-forgotten ancient shrine.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! =] That's more or less the idea that I was going for
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