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Today 11:55 AM
Aquatastic
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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?
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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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
09-01-2015 08:19 PM
FishEnthusiast98
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Originally Posted by AquaAurora View Post
Sorry for delay getting photo.. tank really needed a trim and I was being a bit lazy about getting it done.
Dowoni should be easier to see in these photos

Pre trim


Post trim




I've not had windelov (I always want to call it willow) but I like my narrow leaf and Philippine java fern a lot. For some reason the regular java fern always does that plantedlet and old leaf die off when put in a new tank for me.. but my others don't thankfully ^^

I'm actually boiling the [censor] out of some cut driftwood to redo java fern tie down in that tank once the plantlets are all popped off. Some already are off the mother leaf..though I'm not sure if that's thats because they're ready to grow on their own or if my fish crashed through them and 'helped'. Speaking of which timer just went off to dump and refill water for the boil!


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Windelov is my favorite. Narrow leaf tends to get hidden amidst other plants.

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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08-26-2015 05:52 PM
Scav1180 Not the greatest looking but here is my

20g - Aqua Clear 50 - Fugeray - Eco complete - Eheim heater
08-26-2015 03:37 PM
AquaAurora
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Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
Where is the Downoi (Pogostemon helferi)?


Interesting how well your Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is growing. It is growing better than mine.
Sorry for delay getting photo.. tank really needed a trim and I was being a bit lazy about getting it done.
Dowoni should be easier to see in these photos

Pre trim


Post trim



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Originally Posted by FishEnthusiast98 View Post
AquaAurora, which Java Fern is your favorite? I'm currently deciding between Windelov and Narrow Leaf.


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I've not had windelov (I always want to call it willow) but I like my narrow leaf and Philippine java fern a lot. For some reason the regular java fern always does that plantedlet and old leaf die off when put in a new tank for me.. but my others don't thankfully ^^

I'm actually boiling the [censor] out of some cut driftwood to redo java fern tie down in that tank once the plantlets are all popped off. Some already are off the mother leaf..though I'm not sure if that's thats because they're ready to grow on their own or if my fish crashed through them and 'helped'. Speaking of which timer just went off to dump and refill water for the boil!
08-25-2015 03:21 AM
Hilde
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Originally Posted by FishEnthusiast98 View Post
AquaAurora, which Java Fern is your favorite? I'm currently deciding between Windelov and Narrow Leaf.
Windelov is my favorite. Narrow leaf tends to get hidden amidst other plants.
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