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01-31-2013 04:17 PM
Waters
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Originally Posted by HybridHerp View Post
Ooh, that tank looks clean and bright

Is that real driftwood though? Maybe its just the lighting but something about it seems weird. You could also try and get some moss growing on it.

I would also just let the cardinal fill out more, and an easy red plant would be ludwigia sp. 'red' since it keeps its red regardless of lighting level.
No, it is unfortunately manufactured (bought at Petsmart). Every once in a while it gets covered in green algae but between my Bristlenose and my (somewhat) good balance of nutrients/lighting to plants I haven't really had any abundance of algae to make it look more natural. I am definatly not complaining though. The tank is almost 7 months old and it still looks pretty clean. I have tried to let the cardinals fill out but they grow kind of tall and thin due to the lack of strong lighting. They lose their busy appearance (and red leaves) after about 2 weeks of being in my tank.
01-31-2013 01:49 PM
HybridHerp Ooh, that tank looks clean and bright

Is that real driftwood though? Maybe its just the lighting but something about it seems weird. You could also try and get some moss growing on it.

I would also just let the cardinal fill out more, and an easy red plant would be ludwigia sp. 'red' since it keeps its red regardless of lighting level.
01-31-2013 01:45 PM
Waters
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Originally Posted by LopezTheHero View Post
Really good looking tank. Love the plants. I had a 16G bowfront, but have upgraded to a 20G High. What's your opinion on the bowfront?
Actually I am on the fence regarding the bowfront. I custom built the canopy which ended up being more difficult then it should have been due to the curve. It is also much harder to fit multiple lighting units due to the bow. That being said, I think they look good when everything is finally set up. I had a smaller cylinder tank that I absolutely hated due to the viewing distortion. I was worried about that with the bowfront but it is pretty clear looking through the front.
01-31-2013 02:03 AM
LopezTheHero Really good looking tank. Love the plants. I had a 16G bowfront, but have upgraded to a 20G High. What's your opinion on the bowfront?
01-31-2013 12:02 AM
I3raven Really love it, but if I had to change something, I would add something like Flame Moss to the piece of wood. I would also add more of a diversity of plants. You should try cryptocoryne species and something slightly red like Rotala Indica. I think that would make your tank "pop". But, really it's fine as it is.
01-28-2013 01:48 PM
Waters Again, thanks for the compliments and suggestions. I will look into the Dwarf Tiger Lotus.....I haven't seen them at my LFS so I may have to purchase online.
01-28-2013 04:27 AM
bluestems It looks really nice! I agree that a dwarf Tiger Lotus would be a nice addition, maybe in the little cove created by the stump on the right side of the tank? The extra lobelia there could be moved to the far left side.
01-28-2013 01:50 AM
mitchfish9 I have the same tank, kind of difficult to aquascape... but you did a great job!!
01-28-2013 12:58 AM
Chrisinator Very clean!

A tiger lotus doesn't really need light more than nutrients, and it woudl ook awesome!
01-28-2013 12:56 AM
Waters
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Originally Posted by plantedtankfan View Post
You should add a red specie of plant as the center piece.
I would like to but I don't think my lighting is strong enough to sustain one. The plants in the front (Lobelia cardinalis) were actually partially red when I planted them....due to the lack of sufficient lighting they all turned green. Are there any red plants that don't need high intensity lighting?
01-27-2013 02:34 AM
plantedtankfan You should add a red specie of plant as the center piece.
01-27-2013 02:05 AM
blue1delta looks really nice!
01-22-2013 10:27 PM
Hurley427 Beautiful
01-22-2013 10:14 PM
Waters Thanks guys.....it is hard to believe there are 9 fish in there...everybody is hiding lol.
01-22-2013 06:19 PM
A.D.D.i.c.t. Looking good!

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