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|01-18-2011 04:36 AM|
holy nice grass O_O
I hope to have similar results with the grass that i have growing in my tank.
I love how healthy it looks =) Good job!
|01-18-2011 02:10 AM|
|TobasB||The grass carpet is amazing!|
|10-22-2010 03:37 AM|
Alright, I think it's about time I wrap up my loose threads. Like I said, I've been away at college for a while now, and obviously I had to leave this tank at home. My little sister was taking care of it for me, but she doesn't really know anything about it, and apparently there's been an algae outbreak, but it seems to be going away now that she's following my instructions, and yada yada yada. The point is, I've decided that this tank is finished, and I plan to break it down in a month or so when I'm home for thanksgiving break.
It turned out pretty well for my first real, serious attempt at a full out planted tank, but there's definitely room for improvement. And I will improve on it next time. I'll almost definitely get something good going in there next summer. I've got tons of ideas. But that's a long ways away...
So, just bidding a farewell to this tank setup, and giving this thread some closure. Oh, and if the algae isn't bad when I get home, I'll definitely be RAOK'ing all the plants. So there may be a ton of grass going out around then.
Thanks for all the encouragement and compliments paid to this one, guys!
|08-15-2010 04:45 AM|
Wow, I kind of forgot about this thread.
Thanks a lot monkeyruler90 and Kyclops. It's obviously the grass that makes this tank, which is what I was going for. And as a bonus, the stuff is pretty easy to grow. It's nice to know that other people think it looks nice too. I think it's harder to get a good look in a higher tech tank that doesn't require trimming. Might just be me, though.
OhNo123: Here you are.
I think I forgot probably because this tank doesn't really change much, on account of I haven't really done much to change it.
I tried to switch out the marsilea with UG a little while back, but the UG just slowly died on me, so that was a bummer, and now half of the front right corner is bare. Then I left for a little over a week, and didn't have anybody dose or do water changes, which led to an algae bloom I'm still trying to fight back. BBA is ridiculously stubborn. The person I had feed my fishes overfed my fishes too, but I can't really blame him. He's not a fish person and he was nice enough to make it over to my house and do my chore. So yeah, the tank has a bit of algae and a bald patch. The only real plus is that the blyxa has slowly been growing up and out, and does look pretty nice. The problem is the stalks in the back are shorter than the ones in the front of the little blyxa bush, so despite the fact that it's on a hill, the whole depth illusion thing I was going for isn't quite there yet. Hopefully it'll get there.
Long winded update without pictures, I'm afraid. I'll try and do a bit to clean up the tank and snap a few pics soon for everyone. I've just been pretty busy getting ready for college in a week...
|08-03-2010 09:09 PM|
|OhNo123||I want an update please.|
|07-06-2010 03:47 AM|
|Kyclops||looks good, love it!|
|07-06-2010 03:07 AM|
|monkeyruler90||that grass looks great!|
|06-24-2010 09:57 AM|
|06-24-2010 05:29 AM|
|Dr. Acula||Hmm, yeah, a crypt might work. Do you have a picture of that particular plant, though? I googled it, but the only thing that that really turned up was your own journal, and I wasn't sure exactly which plant was the one in question. And thanks for the help, Hilde.|
|06-22-2010 08:40 PM|
|06-22-2010 05:46 PM|
Stargrass sounds interesting, Hilde. Something growing up would probably look nice too, in this relatively tall tank. The only reason I would be hesitant is that it seems like a plant that I would have to trim from time to time. I'm kinda trying to avoid that in here.
Also, as for the gimp creation, I was just talking about the banner thing I just put in my sig for this journal. This little guy:
|06-22-2010 11:40 AM|
|06-22-2010 11:39 AM|
|06-22-2010 06:29 AM|
I've actually been thinking about replacing the DHG with UG, but that's a ways away. I'll probably keep them both, since I like all the contrast, and the gradual shift from tall to short of blyxa, Hg, and then the UG. We'll see though. I think I'm kinda leaning towards adding some wood for my change. Maybe branching pieces coming up from the blyxa? I dunno.
In other news, I got swept up in the recent sig pic boom, and decided to make my own. I downloaded gimp, and after a couple hours of messing around on it and learning some stuff, I came up with something I think is kinda decent. I'm proud of myself. Have a look for yourself.
|06-22-2010 01:21 AM|
|VadimShevchuk||if Ug will grow for you, i think you will replace the Hg carpet with UG. GL growing it, is your water soft? My tap water has a 7.5 ph, hopefully with pressurizewd co2, it will knock it down.|
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