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Today 03:53 PM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
I was just fooling around.
haha, I know
Today 03:50 PM
BruceF I was just fooling around.
Today 03:05 PM
Originally Posted by BruceF View Post
Your driftwood looks like a kangaroo sleeping!

Those are great plant choices. Will be following the progress.
I just Googled Kangaroo sleeping (never thought I would do that for my aquarium) and I'm not sure I get the reference but thanks (I think)! hahaha
Today 02:33 PM
BruceF Your driftwood looks like a kangaroo sleeping!

Those are great plant choices. Will be following the progress.
Today 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Sub1117 View Post
Geez 2013 was beauty! I can't wait to see what comes of this year!
Thanks, it was my favorite as well. 2014 was okay just lacked TLC since most of my time was spent with the baby. I think I got a better handle on time now so I'm hoping 2015 looks better than 2013.
Today 07:07 AM
Sub1117 Geez 2013 was beauty! I can't wait to see what comes of this year!
Today 04:36 AM
Today 01:55 AM
UDGags So I've been busy since my plants came in Friday.
  • Took apart and cleaned both mag pumps.
  • Vacuumed out sump some
  • Finally replaced the ballast in my one ATI unit. So I'm back up to 16 bulbs instead of 14 bulbs.
  • Lowered ATI units (roughly 12.5" from water surface) and set PAR at 100-125 at substrate.
  • Replaced a piece of the sump that had broken.
  • Also did a water change and some general maintenance.
  • Started EI dosing again

My to-do list
  • Buy some loaches for snail control. The LFS has some yo-yo loaches but I kinda want something smaller like zebra's.
  • Completely clean out sump
  • Buy a new pH probe

Here are the pictures of the plants and tank currently. This won't be the finally plant placement most likely for some of the plants but it will work to let them grow out. Most of the plants came in looking decent. A couple were a bit rough but I think everything will be fine in a week or two.

Full Tank Shot

Eichhornia Diversifolia

Persicaria Pratermissa

Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia' (emersed form)

Ludwigia "Red" Hybrid

Ammannia Senegalensis

Rotala Wallichii

Rotala Colorata

Alternanthera Reineckii 'Variegated'

Hottonia Palustris

Crypt Striolata & Eleocharis 'belem' (DGH belem)
Striolata came in a bit rough but should be fine

A couple of my cories swimming by

I always love to hear feedback good or bad!
01-21-2015 03:21 AM
Overfloater I see. Well have at it. I look forward to your ideas in execution.
01-21-2015 03:17 AM
UDGags One of them is the same, it's the one on the right in 2013 and it is in the back in this years layout. I have other wood with it in this years layout and part of it is under the soil.
01-21-2015 02:47 AM
Overfloater Are those the same pieces? They don't look like it to me.
01-21-2015 02:42 AM
UDGags I thought about it but that's kind of what I did in 2013. I was looking to do something a bit different. I have a plan for the plants so we'll see how it works out. I do have a plant layout chart made but don't want to share it quite yet.

01-21-2015 02:33 AM
Overfloater I like it. However, what do you think about moving the light colored piece to the left side making an intertwined fingers type space at the center of the tank? I think that would give you more planting options.
01-21-2015 02:23 AM
UDGags These pictures should be better to show the new hard scape. I tried to arrange the wood where I would have some natural rows and flow patterns. I also tried to keep in mind the golden rule in terms of final layout. Let me know what you think (good, bad, suggestions, comments, etc.)

01-20-2015 04:29 AM
UDGags edit..will fix tomorrow
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