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Today 03:50 PM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by end3r.P View Post
Lovely tank. What's the big bushy plant taking up the far right side? And the needle-thin stalks to the left?
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Originally Posted by Aquatastic View Post
That looks like water wisteria to me.

Great tanks everyone! I've only started getting into aquascaping not too long ago so I have a lot to learn. My plants so far are doing great for being a newbie (low tech 10g). I will post a picture later.
Close its Water sprite on the right, I always mix the two up but the person who gave it to me clearly labeled it so i wrote it down to remember which I have.
I'm not sure what you mean by needley stock? Do you mean the corkscrew/spiral like thing? That's Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius'. The yellow-ish pink plant with narrow leaves I don't have a 100% ID on sorry (it was some tag along tinny broken stem with some other plants). The red leafed plant with very thin stem next to it is ludwigia sp. red. Bacopa caroliniana is the green plant at the far left in the back.
Today 03:42 PM
danceswithferrets Diy tank, 1500x350x300 mm,
Up for a year and a half,
Topsoil substrate capped with sand,
Recently added extra plants, snails decour many plants. Pretty plants seem more tasty.
Home to dwarf neon rainbow, harlequins, corys, amano shrimp, vampire shrimp, pufferfish soon to be rehomed. Fancy a few hatchet fish.
Eheim classic, plus fan for circulation (all fish love to play in the strong current), small monthly water changes.
Today 03:31 PM
danceswithferrets Superfish 40L
One week old,
Going to be home for 5 dwarf pufferfish,
Garden centre topsoil substrate topped with sand.
Java moss superglued to bogwood, java fern, babytears, usual suspects.
Today 02:24 PM
ReXeR
Lighting

What is the wattage on your lighting?
Today 11:55 AM
Aquatastic
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Originally Posted by end3r.P View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Lovely tank. What's the big bushy plant taking up the far right side? And the needle-thin stalks to the left?
That looks like water wisteria to me.

Great tanks everyone! I've only started getting into aquascaping not too long ago so I have a lot to learn. My plants so far are doing great for being a newbie (low tech 10g). I will post a picture later.
Today 11:50 AM
Vic4UF Java fern, red Rubin and lily bulbs
Today 11:48 AM
Vic4UF I want to redo the substrate but don't want to start all over again. Can't get the foreground to spread.
Yesterday 08:54 PM
end3r.P
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Lovely tank. What's the big bushy plant taking up the far right side? And the needle-thin stalks to the left?
Yesterday 07:27 PM
xev11 My 16 after a thorough replanting of everything. Thoughts? Attachment 514353
09-03-2015 02:05 AM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by FishEnthusiast98 View Post
I'll ask both of you this...

Which Java Fern would offer the best contrast to a tank that will have a lot of Cryptocoryne (such as wendtii 'Florida Sunset', nurii, etc.) and Anubias? My current Java Fern is sort of boring--not unique enough for my taste.


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Can't really answer that since I only used a few types and have not had some of the more uniquely shaped leaf ones.

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Originally Posted by Steve0 View Post
Here is the 20L in the kids playroom. No CO2, no ferts ( except osmocote root tabs when I started it, months ago). Eco complete. 1 T8 on for 4,off for 4,back on for 4. Water change/filter cleaning whenever I remember.

Fish-
A few tetras
A few guppies
2 nerite snails
1 assassin snail
? malaysian trumpet snails
Plants-
Lots and of crypt wendtii
Big bush of needle leaf Java fern
Wad of moss (fissiden?)

Nice big bunch of crypts and ferns!

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Originally Posted by beetea View Post
I really like L. brasiliensis and it's a lot hardier than I would've expected. I've had it survive in maintenance buckets (eg. when I rescape or move) for months! One thing I do notice is that it takes *forever* to acclimate (weeks to months) before it starts spreading.
I'd believe it. As long the malaysian trumpet snails don't uproot them constantly I don't care if these micrswords take a while to settle in.
09-02-2015 09:37 PM
beetea
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
My microsword was grown emersed and seems to be having the hardest time transitioning, but its not dead so I'm happy
I really like L. brasiliensis and it's a lot hardier than I would've expected. I've had it survive in maintenance buckets (eg. when I rescape or move) for months! One thing I do notice is that it takes *forever* to acclimate (weeks to months) before it starts spreading.
09-02-2015 03:05 AM
bigbadjon
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Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
I like this! Simple but effective. How's the maintenance?
Maintenance is pretty easy. Plenty of room to vacuum and I do two 50% water changes a week. With all smooth rock and sand if I do get some algae then cleaning it is no biggy. I have a thread a few days ago that goes into it some more.
09-02-2015 12:25 AM
Steve0 Here is the 20L in the kids playroom. No CO2, no ferts ( except osmocote root tabs when I started it, months ago). Eco complete. 1 T8 on for 4,off for 4,back on for 4. Water change/filter cleaning whenever I remember.

Fish-
A few tetras
A few guppies
2 nerite snails
1 assassin snail
? malaysian trumpet snails
Plants-
Lots and of crypt wendtii
Big bush of needle leaf Java fern
Wad of moss (fissiden?)

09-01-2015 10:55 PM
Daisy Mae
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Originally Posted by bigbadjon View Post
I like this! Simple but effective. How's the maintenance?
09-01-2015 09:51 PM
bigbadjon
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