|Yesterday 10:52 PM|
I add them, more than enough and then focus much more on light , co2 etc
|Yesterday 10:50 PM|
It does contrast well with the wood.
But...........the tank is more for stems and high light stuff.
|Yesterday 10:37 PM|
Tom, how do you keep the lower leaves from getting shaded? Looking back thru some of the older pics a lot of your plants look healthy all the way to the bottom? How do you keep them from having lower leaves die off when they are in such tight groupings?
Is it from the lighting or otherwise? Or are some of the pics deceiving
|Yesterday 02:49 PM|
|houseofcards||I know it's probably not your thing, but I really like the stumps and placement and I can't help but think having one foreground like the UG would really accent the wood very well. having various plants in the foreground compete with the hardscape placement. IMO of course!|
|Yesterday 02:33 AM|
|12-03-2013 06:55 AM|
|12-03-2013 05:09 AM|
I do not have much of the Myrio ATM, but I have the Tonina in mass for sale.
See above for trade bait also.
Many foreground plants are bright green and contrast well with reds.
Also balances having to trim the red stems often and opens up the tank and better flow etc.
|12-03-2013 05:05 AM|
I plan on using this more than the Fissidens which is a nice moss, very deep dark green, but the Mini pellia/Ricciardia is a nicer touch I think personally.
The tops of the stumps will be pretty coats and patchy with it, not completely engulfed or anything, but it'll hopefully be like "green lava".
I'd considered a nice row of Pellia or Subwassertang etc. It's got a nice texture and color as well, but not as deep green as Fissidens. But, the Ricciardia is a bit like Riccia but darker green and much more manageable in terms of growth rates.
The stems give a shorter time scale sense, while the Mini pellia offers a time scale that's several months ahead. The L. sphaerocarpa is coloring up nicer than before. It does not contrast well near the L senegalensis.
I am still looking for Syngoanthus uaupes, weeping moss and Hydrocotyle verticillata.
I am also trying out the L red pantanal in a spot or two to see.
I hate that damn plant. But it has the color and the leaf shape for good color and contrast balance.
The search continues.
|12-03-2013 04:57 AM|
|12-03-2013 04:56 AM|
Same light, same CO2 and same ferts.
There's 9 liters of new ADA aqua soil though.
So leaching NH4, but a mature plant group and filter take care of that. I have been doing 2x a week water changes, about 70%.
|12-03-2013 01:15 AM|
|UDGags||I think that's tonina lotus blossom|
|12-03-2013 01:09 AM|
Looks great as always, Tom!
What is the plant in the back right corner looking from the front?
I need a nice green plant like that in my tank...
Edit: Actually, both corners. I like them both.
|12-02-2013 05:32 PM|
The rock hat is a nice touch, love it!
The arrangement is great, and I dug the surface qualities of that wood - really gives it the scale of a larger piece.
|12-02-2013 01:22 PM|
Dang you Tom! You really piss me off with this tank. What i struggle with, you do with such ease!
You have officially made my "naughty" list.
DO NOT expect a Christmas card from me this year!
|12-02-2013 07:07 AM|
I really like the new scape, can't wait to see it fill in.
After doing so many water changes do you spike your fertilizers at all or just keep dosing as usual?
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