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11-08-2012 08:12 PM
orchidman
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Originally Posted by andrewss View Post
awesome black orchid (and tank)
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Originally Posted by Matt1977 View Post
Thats a very cook nano...nice lines.
thanks matt. i really like the open-ness that your Edge has, but it looks lush at the same time
11-08-2012 08:43 AM
Matt1977
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Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
you should be able to do it still. ive grown macrandra in low light before, it just doesnt get quite as red, more of a reddish brown on the tips, and the rest is greener.

here is mine..going for a minimalistic look here

flora: Anubias barteri 'Micro' (leaves the size of pencil erasers) and Eleocharis 'Belem'
fauna: Black orchid crowntail betta

I havent gotten a high quality photo of the tank since i added the Hairgrass, sorry. took these with my phone (still fighting a little diatoms at the time of the pic)


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr


mms_picture.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

here is the betta


avatar by orchidman10, on Flickr

and a high quality pic before the haigrass
DSC_0009.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr
Thats a very cook nano...nice lines.
11-08-2012 06:15 AM
Matt1977
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Originally Posted by plantastic37 View Post
Do you find it hard to work in this tank with the small opening at the top? It really is a lovely tank!
It was hard scaping it, but maintenance is very easy... I don't really gravel vac or fiddle with it too much once the plants are in...

Have look at my tank journal: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=195794

Thanks mate...
11-08-2012 06:13 AM
Matt1977
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Originally Posted by AirstoND View Post
Matt1977: What substrate are you using?
I'm using coral sand with Flourish tabs.
11-08-2012 02:57 AM
plantastic37
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Originally Posted by Matt1977 View Post
Hygrophila corymbosa
Anubias nana
Echinodorus amazonicus
Anubias barteri
Cryptocory​ne wendtii tropica
Banana Lily
Micro-Sword Grass
Rotala Macrandra (red)

But the red plants need bright|intense light. My tank is in a room with bright ambient sunlight. And I dose Flourish Carbon religiously.
Do you find it hard to work in this tank with the small opening at the top? It really is a lovely tank!
11-08-2012 02:42 AM
orchidman
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Originally Posted by andrewss View Post
awesome black orchid (and tank)
thanks
11-07-2012 11:32 PM
wheatiesl337 The lighting is not the stock halogens, but edges come with LED's stock now I believe. I am using 2x LED units that plug right into the existing fixture. Got them for about $6 each on amazon.

Zero c02 injection.
11-07-2012 11:22 PM
ReluctantHippy My 2 5g killi tanks. Zero dosing and just 12w of LED above the two.



Not the best picture with the tannins in the water but hope it helps.
11-07-2012 11:00 PM
plantastic37
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Originally Posted by wheatiesl337 View Post
Low-light, no ferts. Excel dosed during transition from dry-start to flooded, but have since ceased dosing.
Planted with crpyts and anubias.
Dirt substrated capped with blasting sand.
I don't think it gets much more low-tech than this:

Kudos! Very nice tank! Question is the lighting stock? No Co2? This is something like what I would like to achieve!
11-07-2012 10:52 PM
wheatiesl337 Low-light, no ferts. Excel dosed during transition from dry-start to flooded, but have since ceased dosing.
Planted with crpyts and anubias.
Dirt substrated capped with blasting sand.
I don't think it gets much more low-tech than this:

11-07-2012 10:10 PM
AirstoND Matt1977: What substrate are you using?
11-07-2012 09:31 PM
andrewss awesome black orchid (and tank)
11-07-2012 08:41 PM
orchidman sometimes the Lfs near here will unknowingly sell plants that are not aquatic, such as mondo grass. its no the fault of the emplyee, they dont know the difference, but the store for not educating them. so be careful about stuff like that.
11-07-2012 08:39 PM
Matt1977
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Originally Posted by orchidman View Post
you should be able to do it still. ive grown macrandra in low light before, it just doesnt get quite as red, more of a reddish brown on the tips, and the rest is greener.

here is mine..going for a minimalistic look here

flora: Anubias barteri 'Micro' (leaves the size of pencil erasers) and Eleocharis 'Belem'
fauna: Black orchid crowntail betta

I havent gotten a high quality photo of the tank since i added the Hairgrass, sorry. took these with my phone (still fighting a little diatoms at the time of the pic)


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr


mms_picture.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

here is the betta


avatar by orchidman10, on Flickr

and a high quality pic before the haigrass
DSC_0009.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr
Correct. You can still grow macranda in low light... Or stock lights. There are so many great low light plants.. Ask a few q's at the LFS but research their answers... My trick is if the plants look lush and healthy at the LFS then ill give it a go...
11-07-2012 04:30 PM
orchidman
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Originally Posted by Matt1977 View Post
Hygrophila corymbosa
Anubias nana
Echinodorus amazonicus
Anubias barteri
Cryptocory​ne wendtii tropica
Banana Lily
Micro-Sword Grass
Rotala Macrandra (red)

But the red plants need bright|intense light. My tank is in a room with bright ambient sunlight. And I dose Flourish Carbon religiously.
i love your Edge! its awesome! its seems nice and bright, open and clean, but also dense and healthy! it looks great!!

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Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
Nice setups!
thanks!
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