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03-06-2013 01:52 AM
blue1delta
Update

Added wisteria and Limnophila aromatica

Changed filter to Eheim 2217 and changed lighting to coralife 48" T5 HO
02-26-2013 02:19 AM
blue1delta
updated pictures

added some chinesis. Sorry iPhone is the only camera I have...

Everything is growing!

I'll try to get pics of the individual plants because you can't see the crypts in this photo. Should have lace java and african fern arriving tomorrow!
02-10-2013 04:18 PM
blue1delta I have had trouble with them moving and uprooting. I have just been moving things and trying to position wood and rocks to keep them from damaging them. The fish are the reason I have the aquarium so I don't mind accommodating them. The crypts are the biggest problem. They do fine with the swords, dwarf sag, and ferns.
02-09-2013 12:03 AM
cmathews95 im really curious about how your plants will do with cichlids. have you had any trouble so far
02-08-2013 06:47 PM
blue1delta Thanks! Everything is growing which is good, but it seems very slow.

Anyone have thoughts on the hardscape? Once the plants are rooted really well I plan on removing the gray rock in the center in front of the sword. I also have three small pieces of driftwood that are still floating and the large piece you see in the top left corner. I kind of like it up there and I've attached some needle leaf on it. I'm thinking of tying it up there to keep it from sinking.
02-08-2013 02:38 PM
GMYukonon24s Looking good! Keep it going!
02-08-2013 02:30 PM
blue1delta more pics of the fauna
02-05-2013 06:08 PM
blue1delta
updated pictures

here are new pics
01-27-2013 12:57 AM
blue1delta new pic of the dwarf sag. covered the open areas of the substrate hoping to have a carpet soon!
01-26-2013 12:31 AM
amajoh Welcome! I'm new, too. Yours looks great so far. I'll be eager to hear how your dwarf sag is doing. I've been wanting some, but haven't yet taken the leap.
01-25-2013 07:43 PM
blue1delta Planted a ton of dwarf sag today! excited to see it looking so green in my tank
01-25-2013 01:41 AM
CPDzeke I am in about the same situation as you, but I consider myself more experienced because I have always had plants. Welcome!
01-24-2013 10:07 PM
blue1delta I'm adding a lot of new plants this week thanks to some forum members for hooking me up!

Today I received some needle leaf java, trident java, and some kind of moss that was attached as a bonus. I'm expecting some dwarf sag and crypts in the next couple of days.
01-09-2013 12:18 PM
blue1delta
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Originally Posted by spifff View Post
welcome i'm just learning about plants myself. cichlids are another story though i've been raising them for years. your tank looks nice, but just a warning one day you may wake up to find it rearanged to the fishes liking especially with the green terror in there! either way good luck and i'll follow along.
Dave
yeah, that is what turned me off of keeping plants years ago. I have taken a large section of mesh and cut holes for the plant roots then covered the mesh with rocks and substrate. It seems to be working well. The fish sometimes uncover the mesh, but are not able to uproot the plants because of the mesh.
01-09-2013 02:41 AM
spifff welcome i'm just learning about plants myself. cichlids are another story though i've been raising them for years. your tank looks nice, but just a warning one day you may wake up to find it rearanged to the fishes liking especially with the green terror in there! either way good luck and i'll follow along.
Dave
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