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03-06-2012 12:53 AM
allknighter Appears to be iron deficiency - check your micros. I do EI macro dosing, and suppliment with flourish and flourish iron.

...although, since it appears to be affecting new growth, it could be that you don't have enough macros for new growth in there. I would guess you've got plenty of available carbon but the plants can't get the NPK they require for new growth.

Remember, EI often takes a month to build to full levels in the water column, which it's designed to do. Patience will serve you well here.

Your layouts are beautiful. I would have put the center of interest of your composition to the left or right of center, but the assymetry on either side of the bridge really help.

You're getting great effect out of the elevation changes in your landscape. I'm jealous of the wood and stones - I usually collect my own driftwood and have some great pieces, but I'm afraid to add stones from the hills around here, even if they're mostly granite, because I don't want minerals leaching into the waterstream.

Looking forward to what happens with this scape!
02-13-2011 09:35 PM
Amazonfish Well, as I promised, here are some deficiency pics. I really hope someone can help me figure out what's happening to my plants. I am devastated and so discouraged by this tank and "Valse".

I miss the way this tank used to be. I am trying so so hard to fix the problem, but I just can't seem to find the answer. I really really wish I had it :-(

Yellow Staurogyne with major deficiency of something.

Stunted and really ugly Rotala mexicana 'goias'
02-09-2011 09:17 PM
Amazonfish Awww, thanks guys!!

I may take pictures of the deficiencies to see if anyone can figure out what is going on. I think, after doing some research, that I have low nitrates. I will test tonight and see, but I dosed a lot today to make up for a possible deficiency. I wish my plants would grow again. They're just completely halted.
02-09-2011 04:59 PM
Tu13es I'd been on the fence about making the 12 long my next tank. This convinced me.
02-09-2011 03:22 PM
j-pond Love the set up, would like to do one in your style!
02-09-2011 02:18 PM
Betta Maniac Love this tank. It's one of my favorite shapes and the log "bridge" is fantastic.
02-09-2011 01:19 PM
fauxjargon Beautiful tank!

I think it would look very good to fill in the left side of the tank with a combination of darkish-grey rocks and Anubias Nana or bacopa.
02-09-2011 12:44 PM
Amazonfish Well...this tank certainly had some tough times since the last update. I went on vacation and ever since then, I've had a terrible time getting the plants to grow again. I'm embarrassed to post a FTS because of the condition of a lot of the plants. The Staurogyne repens turned yellow and though I've fixed my ferts dosing, I can't get it green again. It's growing reeeeally slowly and not well at all. The Rotala mexicana 'goias' is on the far left (can't see it!) and stunted. I'm keeping up with everything and I can only hope that this problem will work itself out. Help! I'm open to suggestions.

In the meantime, the ferns and moss are doing great! Here's a picture of the middle 'bridge' part:

11-04-2010 09:22 PM
VadimShevchuk I think the tank is doing great. i really like the left side but i think you are covering up those nice stones with all those stems. Good job so far.
10-03-2010 10:59 AM
PinoyBoy Este, the tank is from bigalsonline:

Loving the tank Laura. One of the best long tank scape I've seen.
10-03-2010 10:34 AM

You have a cool little tank! I know what you mean about being sad that no one replies, I started my first tank journal and it is now buried. Where did you get a tank of that dimension?
10-03-2010 09:06 AM
ridethespiral Wow I love your tank.
Makes me think about getting a canister for my 10g.. Also I really want a long tank!
10-03-2010 06:21 AM
.Mko. That's gonna be awesome... I dream of one day owning a long tank like that =) loving the wood too
10-03-2010 03:04 AM
g33tar Diggin it.
09-20-2010 03:57 PM
Nate McFin The whole deal is looking great. Makes me want to run out and get another tank....I really need to stop looking at journal threads!
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