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11-17-2012 03:28 PM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
Why is this in the photography section?
cause thats where i put it...

Mystery Solved..
11-17-2012 10:43 AM
Patriot Why is this in the photography section?
11-16-2012 03:37 PM
Imi Statue Trimming: Big topic... but here's some tips.
It's mostly a matter of your own personal tastes in how you want your tank to look overall and in sections (since you've set up islands).

Trimming aquatic plants like Vallisneria sp. is pretty straight forward - cut off the dying leaves only at the tips where it becomes damaged/brown/yellow. the young "plantlettes" will simply need to be separated once they have attained 3-4 leaves of their own by cutting the white runner between them and the mother plant. This runner trimming also works for Echinodoris sp. only difference is that you'll need to plant the young if planning to keep them.

Stem plants such as those in these videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc....1.8NCavxAkVmg - when they reach more than your desired length cut off down to the bottom 4-5 inches or so, and either replant, or just leave the leaves for the uncut look and they will grow right across the top.(my personal favorite)

For carpets - let them grow out to where you want them then pull out any extra growth (give away or sell to store for trade if possible) occasionally hairgrass and such will need to be trimmed with scissors so they can regrow even fuller, since a lot of people need to see to understand... watch this video to get one way of doing this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gps2yppF5rQ

and lastly just watch everything online you can about aquarium plants, planting, and anything else you can get a hold of, plus read everything here, and the majority of people can and will help with things already posted.

You have a beautiful tank with a great start, and your here that counts for a lot!
11-16-2012 03:31 PM
tetra73
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Originally Posted by Imi Statue View Post
I'm not sure where you got the idea that larger tanks size would preclude trimming as often? I would still be trimming a larger tank just as often only difference is that it would take longer to trim each time because there's more plants to trim.

Also larger tanks usually have more room for me to correct mistakes/problems that occur, so in that instance bigger is better IMHO.
A bigger tank means more plants. More plants mean that you would need to replace them more if they aren't doing well for any reasons. Don't forget that at any given point, you would want to rescape your tank. I have a 40g and so far have rescaped the tank 5 times over the course of 1 year. You don't know how the tank should look. You are new. You always think that you are doing everything right and the plants aren't doing well because there are something wrong with the plants. Well, it turns out you aren't doing everything right but you just refuse to see it. We all have been there. A smaller beginner tank is better. It would cost you less to replace or to restock your plants. It is easier to rescape. Changes can make more efficiently. With a big tank, even if your water parameters are out of wack, your plants won't just die like your livestocks. It would take days to see the effect (fert deficiency and melting and etc).

More importantly, you don't have much experiences with various plants and how they would grow in your water and tank conditions. Could you imagine that you have just planted over $100 of vals in your 125g because you thought the plant would look nice. And you start adding Excel because you thought it was a good idea. Can one say melt city???
11-16-2012 11:01 AM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by Imi Statue View Post
I'm not sure where you got the idea that larger tanks size would preclude trimming as often? I would still be trimming a larger tank just as often only difference is that it would take longer to trim each time because there's more plants to trim.

Also larger tanks usually have more room for me to correct mistakes/problems that occur, so in that instance bigger is better IMHO.
Give me some trimming tips please...im NEW!!!!
11-16-2012 05:20 AM
msawdey it looks great!
11-16-2012 05:02 AM
Imi Statue
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Originally Posted by tetra73 View Post
It looks pretty nice. I wish I can have a tank this big so that I won't have to trim my plants so often. I wish you good luck for your first planted tank, and it is a 125g. I don't believe most people would start out their first planted tank with a tank this big. It is just that when sh-t goes wrong, it can become expensive.
I'm not sure where you got the idea that larger tanks size would preclude trimming as often? I would still be trimming a larger tank just as often only difference is that it would take longer to trim each time because there's more plants to trim.

Also larger tanks usually have more room for me to correct mistakes/problems that occur, so in that instance bigger is better IMHO.
11-16-2012 04:14 AM
tetra73
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Originally Posted by TetraManiac View Post
Here are my Updated Pics...What Do We Think....

i know i know...the baby tears arent growing...but there not dead either...

I really need to get my Co2 Back up and running

It looks pretty nice. I wish I can have a tank this big so that I won't have to trim my plants so often. I wish you good luck for your first planted tank, and it is a 125g. I don't believe most people would start out their first planted tank with a tank this big. It is just that when sh-t goes wrong, it can become expensive.
11-16-2012 01:41 AM
TetraManiac
Updates

Here are my Updated Pics...What Do We Think....

i know i know...the baby tears arent growing...but there not dead either...

I really need to get my Co2 Back up and running
11-08-2012 03:29 AM
TetraManiac well its almost been a month so on the day i will post some updates...the other day my co2 reg took a dump...shot the face off the valve..so i havent had co2 in about a week...the baby tears havent really done much..but there not dead so yeh!!

but i do have a question...is there anyway to split the giant vals so that i can take clippings portions to plant in my other tank...?
10-14-2012 06:16 AM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by Knotyoureality View Post
+1 on not loving the rock work. Too reminiscent of cheaply done flower beds you see in rural areas; no real planning, they just throw some topsoil down and border it with whatever craggy rocks they've dug up out of the pasture.

Might be less obtrusive once you get good plant growth, but it'd be nice to see some actual design work with 'em rather than just having them circle your bigger plants.
Thank you and yes there was no planning i just threw it together...as its only temporary it will be all torn down within the year as we will be moving to a more permenent home
10-14-2012 06:07 AM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by kubalik View Post
it's great , I wish I had room for such a big tank.
Mines In My Bathroom..
10-14-2012 06:06 AM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by Acro View Post
That is very beautiful! It's going to look even better when it all grows in! How long has it been set up?
Is that Giant Vals your using?
Less then 1hr as of picture time

Yes they are giant vals....plan to order alot more now getting ready to redo my 200 G Tall Angel / Discus Tank
10-14-2012 06:04 AM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 View Post
Looks great ! Just a little tip, if you trim an inch off the DHG it will spread quicker.
I will give that a shot thank you as soon as it roots in alittle..just got it planted today
10-14-2012 06:03 AM
TetraManiac
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Originally Posted by Imi Statue View Post
It looks really nice. Maybe attach some moss along the twigs?

Along another thought you can rotate the two last pics with and art proggy on windows computer systems so they are easier to view here.

Thanks for uploading.

Imi
Check...Flame moss on its way...
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