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|01-11-2013 10:21 PM|
I'm sure not the one to advise! lol I don't have enough plant experience to really help - but if you put in 6 Amazon Swords, you won't have room for anything else in time, including fish
Maybe a cross post in the Plant Forum would yield up more suggestions, but you're also getting good advice here...
Is this a high light/high tech tank, low light/low tech, or somewhere in between? That would guide your plant choices.
|01-11-2013 10:12 PM|
Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter View Post
What would I fill entire back ground with if I only got 1?
|01-11-2013 06:55 PM|
|wendyjo||Amazons get really big. Like mine is probably about 20" high x 16" wide and that is a baby of the mother plant that I removed.|
|01-11-2013 06:39 PM|
|driftwoodhunter||I think 6 Amazon swords is major overkill - they will overfill your tank, they get huge, and can be hard to remove! I personally wouldn't put more than one in my 125...|
|01-11-2013 06:18 PM|
|zoragen||The red sword I have in my low light tank is about 5 inches wide.|
|01-11-2013 02:38 PM|
|01-11-2013 05:13 AM|
|01-11-2013 12:55 AM|
Ok, here what I am thinking. Still to much? How wide will the swords get?
Rosette Sword Plant 8
Amazon Swords 6
Uruguayensis Sword 6
Red Melon Sword 4
Red Rubin Sword 4
Tiger Lotus red 2
Dwarf Sagittaria 150
Anubias, Barteri Broad Leaf 6
Vallisneria spiralis 50
|01-11-2013 12:52 AM|
|DogFish||I have Dwarf that is 2" max. in a low light tank.|
|01-11-2013 12:45 AM|
I see conflicting info about these 2 plants, they are not the same are they? Once gets much taller?
Narrow Leaf Sagittaria
|01-11-2013 12:19 AM|
Originally Posted by DogFish View Post
|01-10-2013 11:14 PM|
|Razorworm||I would add a mess of ludwigia repens. Grows great and easy to propagate. Same with rotalla. I noticed your list did not have any stems. I also would agree with the others, limit the plant selection to say...6-7.|
|01-10-2013 11:14 PM|
|01-10-2013 11:11 PM|
If your wife hired me to tie you up in front of the 125, and make you watch me plant a simple scape, much like the rehabilitation scene in Clock Work Orange, this what I would do:
Dwarf Sagittaria - 200
Rosette Sword Plant - 9
Amazon Swords - 3
Red Melon Sword - 12
No LOOK>>> http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=200927&page=2 @ post #23.
Take out ALL the rocks on the left and 1 of the 2 in the center. Plant the 3 Amazon Swords in the right rear, in a triangle, 1 in the corner, 1 along the right side, 1 in back next to the corner plant.
Cluster the Rosette Swords in the front middle under the driftwood.
Plant the Red Melons in a Isosceles triangle in the left rear with the longer side of the triangle along the back of the tank.
Fill everything else in the left/center with dwarf sag.
Once you agreed to leave it alone for 3mos, I'd untie you.
The less variables, the less can go wrong.
BTW - I would dump in an arm full of Hornwort or Water Lettuce until we got your tank in balance and the plants were thriving, maybe 2-3 wks time.
|01-10-2013 10:47 PM|
|Jim_PA||Any very easy stem plants I could use to fill in?|
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