|03-03-2014 04:43 PM|
|crazydaz||No, I don't think that you have to. Bacopa species tend to keep their submersed leaves fine even after the top goes emergent. No worries.|
|03-03-2014 09:00 AM|
|03-02-2014 11:17 PM|
|izabella87||Doooooowww mAaaaaa your tank so sassyyyy !!!|
|03-02-2014 07:52 PM|
|crazydaz||Cypress is fine, but also grows quickly. And rather tall as well. A lot of the marginal species do get pretty tall....you'll simply have to trim them and train them.|
|03-02-2014 08:47 AM|
Yeah papyrus grows crazy I was gonna try it with cypress heferni? Think it can grow half in and out
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|03-01-2014 08:21 PM|
There's always time, my friend. Always. You just have to plan it into the schedule.
That's how I started....just got so tired of trimming stems that I started letting the ones in the back of the tank grow out of the water. Persicaria, Bacopa, Hygros....stuff like that. It worked really well, and gave me ideas for the set up I currently have. Plus, they were cheap! Once they break the surface of the water, they look vastly different. They also send out a TON of roots as well.
|03-01-2014 10:28 AM|
I'll probably start by growing some plants out of the back of my high light 40b for now. Just to get a feel for growing things out of the water.
I'm not at your level yet.
|03-01-2014 02:59 AM|
Thank you zzrguy! It is a very stable system, easy to maintain, and should look pretty much how it does now until I decide to make it look different. Not much to do with it now, except add a few finishing plants up top and let the bottom finish filing in a bit.
Pirayaman- not a traditional grass, I'm afraid, for a tank. Mondo grass does fine it wet conditions, but not with the leaves submersed in any way for a long period of time. Cat tails are way to big for most aquariums, though there is a dwarf variety on the market now, but it still gets rather large. Your best option would be to use a dwarf papyrus which will grow fine as long as the tops and some of the upper stem is above water. It took root in my system and started spreading quickly. I don't think that Val's or sags are the way to go...they tend to dry out and die once the leaves break the surface. There maybe something at your local nursery that may work as a marginal, but that is all I really can suggest right now. Mint species work well as long as there are some leaves above the surface of the water, but I don't think that's really what you're trying to go for in terms of looks.
Hey BravBuc! Thank you very much!! :-) are you thinking about trying something similar.
|02-26-2014 09:06 AM|
|BraveBuc||This tank has really inspired me. So much color and in your face abundance without looking unnatural. Amazing!|
|02-26-2014 08:32 AM|
Hey crazydaz. I wanta do a Betta like rice paddy thing ahhaha. Is there a grass that will grow up out of water or something similar?
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|02-25-2014 07:49 PM|
|zzrguy||Beautiful still amassing to look at after almost two years.|
|02-23-2014 02:01 PM|
Thank you Teddo!
Ebi: It's doing alright. The colors are nice, but for some reason, it's had a difficult time adapting to the substrate in my tank in getting established. I don't really know why, to be honest. Seems to be doing a bit better now, though!
|02-21-2014 02:02 PM|
How is that pink centipede doing I sent yuh? I'm sure you can bring out even more colors out of it with your light combo!
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|02-21-2014 10:07 AM|
|teddo10||Two. Thumbs . Up!!|
|02-20-2014 11:54 PM|
|crazydaz||Lol! Sean....they can be just like mine one day. One day. haha!|
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