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11-14-2013 01:28 PM
Frank Abagnale Good call. Next time I trim the rotala, I'll plant the trimmings in the sword spot.
11-14-2013 01:25 PM
carpalstunna
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I know exactly what you're saying with the sword. I just don't know what to put in its place.
Maybe just make a larger section of one of your other stem plants. Or as things fill in more you can remove it and spread everything else out. They are just such tank busters. Have you thought of a red plant? That could really be a nice pop of color in there. I like at least 1 red in my tanks.
11-14-2013 12:54 PM
Frank Abagnale I know exactly what you're saying with the sword. I just don't know what to put in its place.
11-14-2013 12:52 PM
carpalstunna
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Glossostigma wasn't working out. The fish kept pulling it out. Just added a bunch of Staurogyne repens. So far the fish aren't messing with it.

I did a decent trim on Sunday so you will have to excuse the tank a bit. Let me know if you have any criticism or advice!

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Looking pretty good, there is kind of alot going on, thats my only thought. Im not sure how I feel about that sword in the corner. I dont love amazon swords because they get so big and make things look out of proportion. But thats super minor. In a few weeks you will have a nice jungle going.
11-14-2013 12:50 PM
Frank Abagnale Glossostigma wasn't working out. The fish kept pulling it out. Just added a bunch of Staurogyne repens. So far the fish aren't messing with it.

I did a decent trim on Sunday so you will have to excuse the tank a bit. Let me know if you have any criticism or advice!

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09-06-2013 08:21 PM
Frank Abagnale Quick iPhone pictures. Added the new plants. Also added some Otto's. They are doing work on the tank. Cleaning up the diatoms!









09-05-2013 01:57 AM
Frank Abagnale Got the tank set back up after the move...changed the hardscape a bit and would like some advice.

I ordered some Nesaea pedicallata ''Golden'', Rotala rotundifolia , Cryptocoryne parva, and Glossostigma elatinoides. Should help fill in a bit. Thinking about getting rid of the sword. It seems out of place. There's some rotala behind the wood on the back left. I'm letting it grow out before I trim it back down to an inch or so.

Little bit embarrassed of these pictures, but it is what it is. Switched to EI dosing and am still working on getting co2 fine tuned. I added some Ottos to help clean up the plants a bit. Not really worrying to much about diatoms and algae. Just working on plant health.

08-19-2013 02:29 AM
Frank Abagnale Thanks! And yeah, I'm pretty sad about tearing this tank down, but I feel like it gives me a chance of improving on it. I'd like to get some auto dosers for my ferts sometime soon as well. I travel quite a bit so the ferts have been pretty inconsistent and the plants show.
08-19-2013 02:06 AM
Duck5003 I dont think i've ever seen this thread! It's a shame your tearing it down, that is a beautiful setup. Be sure to keep us updated when you start it back up
08-19-2013 02:03 AM
rustbucket That wood is spic, your tank is beautiful
08-19-2013 12:46 AM
Frank Abagnale Last pictures before tear down. I'm moving next week! I'd like to rescape it in a similar fashion, but with less branches and few different plants. I recently ordered a Hydor inline heater and Atomic inline diffuser so that will help clean it up a bit.


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03-20-2013 06:57 PM
Frank Abagnale Not sure if anyone is even following this, but...

Not a whole of changes. The wood has finally sunk and is no longer floating. Moved a few plants around.

I'm trying to figure out what plants to add...The front right foreground needs something for sure. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.



Stupid rim.


Added a GBR couple.
03-08-2013 07:22 PM
Frank Abagnale Nothing much has changed. Plants are looking much better though. Driftwood still has rocks on it, but almost ready. Took the rocks off and it only wanted to float a bit.



03-04-2013 03:19 AM
Frank Abagnale Did my rearrange on the tank, and also hung my lights. I'll paint the light hanger when it warms up outside. It turned out decent and is very easy to remove!

I hesitate to add these pictures because I have some rocks sitting on my driftwood to keep it from floating. The tannins have gone way down with a lot of water changes. Plants are still acclimating. I'll probably let them all grow for awhile before I change anything.

This was before I tore it down.









02-22-2013 03:10 AM
Frank Abagnale Currently working on building a light fixture hanger for this set up. Few things I want to accomplish.

First, I have been reading more about PAR and having correct lighting conditions. I believe I have too much light with two 36" AquaticLife Dual Lamp T5HO fixtures. 39W T5 HO 6K Lamp and 39W T5 HO 650nm Lamp on each.

Second, It's a real PITA having to take a fixture off to get into the tank. Especially since I have a glass top. Being able to raise my lights above the tank will make my life a lot easier.

I probably won't be happy until I have a PAR meter to know exactly what is going on, but that will have to wait...
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