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07-31-2014 01:05 AM
AutumnSun Thank you!
07-29-2014 09:04 PM
crazydaz Sorry. Double-posted.
07-29-2014 09:03 PM
crazydaz Hey UD! Thank you! I'm happy that my advice paid off for you! At least, it didn't destroy you, and I'll take that as a positive! :-)

Hi Autumn! Thank you for the compliments! Most of what you see growing emergent is Mexican Milkweed, Dwarf Umbrella Sedge, and Common Mint. I have some smatterings of others....such as: Hygrophila corymbosa that I let grow out of the water; alternanthera; and some Pilea species (Coral and "Aluminum plant"); Persicaria hydropiperoides; not sure if the mosses and creeping fig count or not!

You can get these either at your local garden center, other traders, or contact Devin at Riparium Supply and see if he has any of the species or not....I got the Pilea species, Mexican Milkweed, and Cypress Umbrella Sedge from him directly.

Hi Brooksie! Thank you! I'm grateful and flattered!
07-28-2014 01:36 AM
brooksie321 This is hands down the most incredible tank I have ever laid eyes on!!
07-28-2014 12:51 AM
AutumnSun Your tank is stunning! I am absolutely in awe!
Could you give me an idea of the emersed plants in photos 4 +7 in this post? And where I might find them for sale? They are gorgeous!
07-03-2014 01:57 PM
UDGags Looking great man!

I followed some of your advice/methods from our PM's and it worked
07-03-2014 01:36 PM
crazydaz Magic Water, Gary. Magic Water. :-)
07-02-2014 03:49 AM
NWA-Planted
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Gary, all of that is there. You can't really avoid it all. I suck up visible mulm, and do top offs directly over the plants to shake any detritus off that may have settled onto the leaves. There are spots of BBA....I just trim off old leaves on occasion to keep them looking nice is all.

Thanks Kwheeler! At the moment, a lot of bronze corys are in there. You just don't see many of them. I had a CO2 dump a while back that killed most of my fish, and I just haven't replaced them yet. I'll need to soon.
Lies..... tell me your sorcerer ways! !!

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07-01-2014 11:42 PM
crazydaz Gary, all of that is there. You can't really avoid it all. I suck up visible mulm, and do top offs directly over the plants to shake any detritus off that may have settled onto the leaves. There are spots of BBA....I just trim off old leaves on occasion to keep them looking nice is all.

Thanks Kwheeler! At the moment, a lot of bronze corys are in there. You just don't see many of them. I had a CO2 dump a while back that killed most of my fish, and I just haven't replaced them yet. I'll need to soon.
07-01-2014 09:25 PM
kwheeler91 I know ive said it before, but this looks better than ever. What fish are dwelling in that jungle?
07-01-2014 09:17 PM
NWA-Planted What always gets me is how clean the plants look / are. No matter how hard I try I always seem to get some kind of detritus or caked on algae on plants here and there. I have good circulation ( least I think so) and good filtration... I just dun understands lol

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07-01-2014 09:13 PM
crazydaz Ua hua and Saltydog-- It's still there....it's just growing under a bunch of lileopsis right now, I think. It wasn't growing fast enough, and it was really difficult to keep runners from both the crypts and lileopsis from growing under the runners of the buces. I would have to uproot them constantly, and they just weren't handling it to well. So, when I remove the lileopsis foreground, if they are still there, cool, if not, oh well. Not much I can do about it.

Forgot to post these submersed shots:

























06-27-2014 04:20 PM
Saltydog33
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Is your little Buce that you were using for a carpet plant still in there? Better yet just take some more pictures of the submerged portion so I can see for myself.
I agree
06-27-2014 10:24 AM
teddo10 No harm done
Video looks good, thx. Just want to know where you buy the magic pixiedust to get all that growth
06-27-2014 01:22 AM
ua hua Every time I see new pictures of your tank Don I'm amazed. One thing you can't edit in photos is the ability to grow healthy happy plants. I don't mind the tweaks in your photos because i understand how hard it is to get a photo to look like it does in person especially with the blinding lights like you have. And now I have a video to drool over.

Is your little Buce that you were using for a carpet plant still in there? Better yet just take some more pictures of the submerged portion so I can see for myself.
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