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05-07-2013 05:04 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by jpalimpsest View Post
What is the light green plant, front center left, with roundish leaves? It looks like Brazilian pennywort, but I thought that grew vertically.
Sorry about slow response. Hadn't looked at this thread for a long time. It is Marsh Pennywort.
05-07-2013 05:03 PM
Hilde Came home from vacation to this. Note Clover was added afterwards.


Acquired some plants from members of Atlanta Aquarium Association. Now just letting everything to grow out for next aquarium a 20G long. The result is


Light is 1 T5NO 18w and 1 T8 18w. For I broke 1 of the T5NO bulbs and haven't gotten around replacing it.
12-28-2012 12:22 AM
jpalimpsest What is the light green plant, front center left, with roundish leaves? It looks like Brazilian pennywort, but I thought that grew vertically.
12-15-2012 02:46 PM
Hilde Been awhile since I have posted. Now gettin ready to do a semi-breakdown of the tank.

Light now is Coralife T5NO and T8
New scape will have -
Crypts and sags on the right
Myriophyllum simulans, ferns and maylasia wood on the left.
Substrate will be black diamond blasting sand.
Light will be only Coralife T5NO

Goal is to make this a simple low tech that can bear being neglected.
11-30-2010 03:24 PM
Hilde Well, I got tired of the diy mountain and took it out. Next will be trying to mimic a cave. I have a nice rock with holes, which can be bought at pet store. I think this will be easier to accomplish.
11-16-2010 09:52 PM
Hilde One of the bulbs on the coralife seems to be loosing spectrums, for giving a reddish hue. I got it used for $15 so not surprised. Added a T8 Life-glo bulb under canopy. This time around I have been battling string algae and diatoms. Stargrass almost died. It is starting come back. I think there is copper in the water for snails don't live. Wondering if the laterite is contributing to algae problems. That I have to test in a fishless tank. Oddly found that nitrates are up from usual 3 to 40. Thus stopped dosing nitrogen. Dosing Aqueon plant food, brightwell aquatics multi, and Seachem equlibrium weekly. Excel replacement dose daily.
Trying to simulate this

Made moss to create a jutting out edge
11-16-2010 07:14 PM
Rexter How are you liking the new Coralife light?
10-13-2010 03:50 AM
Hilde Now I have replaced the 3T8s with a Coralife T5NO fixture. Not happy with the affect on the background so changing it.
10-13-2010 03:43 AM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by kamikazi View Post
I'd say the research the sculpty clay idea. Might be your best option. Keep informed on how it works out. I'm interested in options for making ones own decor.
It will be awhile. For out of work now. I still buy a few fish, etc. Can't seem to stop spending on this hobby. Don't want to start the project with the sculpty clay for it is hard to estimate how much I would need to buy and once I get started I don't want to stop.
09-17-2010 03:35 AM
kamikazi I'd say the research the sculpty clay idea. Might be your best option. Keep informed on how it works out. I'm interested in options for making ones own decor.
09-16-2010 10:18 PM
Hilde tuvw218 you comments have nothing to do with aquariums or this thread. I question the reason you posted links. I wonder if they are spam.
09-16-2010 07:47 PM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by kamikazi View Post
maybe, you might also be able to modify the current with "great stuff" expanding foam.
I can't take it out of the tank. It is just a box made with some light fence wire. I put rocks in it, hoping it will work as biological filter. Then put rocks outside on the front side and then sprayed great stuff on it. First bottle dried before I finished.
09-16-2010 02:16 PM
kamikazi maybe, you might also be able to modify the current with "great stuff" expanding foam. lots of threads at cichlid forum about using that as well. again sealing it after it drys and you have carved it.

I've not seen people using the sculpty clay, so I'm not sure if you would have to seal it.

One thing to consider is anything foam will be very buoyant so you will need to weigh it down or attach it to the glass with silicone. Personally I hate the idea of attaching things to the tank...so for my things I'm planning on using rock or something to weigh it down
09-16-2010 02:50 AM
Hilde kamikazi I found your tread. Someone was talking about sculpy clay. I am wondering if I can use it to modify present set up.
09-16-2010 01:38 AM
kamikazi I dont recall the cost of a can of drylok its not much. Need to get the latex kind (check out my thread in aquascaping about cedar) there are some pictures in that thread of the stuff im using. The pigments are like 6-8 dollars each. A4x8 sheet of styrofoam was a little over 10. I like the creativity it allows so I think its worth it.
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