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AUvet14 11-03-2012 04:18 PM

Rusty's 30 gallon Satellite+ tank
 
Started a new thread. Never kept up with the old one.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8...4f153dbe_c.jpg

Plants:
alternanthera reineckii
bacopa monneiri
blyxa japonica
cardamine lyrata
fissidens fontanus
glossostigma elatinoides
hemianthus micranthemoides
heteranthera zosterifolia
hygrophila difformis
limnophila aquatica
mayaca fluviatilis
pogostemon erectus
rotala rotundifolia

Fauna:
harlequin rasboras
amano shrimp
red cherry shrimp
otocinclus
assassin snails

GMYukonon24s 11-03-2012 04:36 PM

That's beautiful!

AUvet14 11-03-2012 07:51 PM

Thanks :) I'm still waiting for a couple of the plants to fill in. Then it will look more complete

AUvet14 11-10-2012 03:59 AM

Weekly Friday night photo:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8197/8...aae774a9_c.jpg

Idk why my wisteria is not growing upwards very much. Perhaps it prefers more medium light? It's putting off a bunch of side shoots trying to grow bushier, but it won't grow vertically. If It doesn't begin to grow vertically very much, I may look at trying something else there (back left corner), perhaps Myrio mattagrossense or something similar. Any thoughts? Suggestions?

thefisherman 11-10-2012 04:09 AM

love your tank rusty, impressive growth on some difficult stems (at least for me) to grow. :)


- thefisherman

AUvet14 11-10-2012 04:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefisherman (Post 2073486)
love your tank rusty, impressive growth on some difficult stems (at least for me) to grow. :)


- thefisherman

Thanks. :) Lots of CO2, plenty of Macros/Micros and plenty of light and circulation. Which stems do you have trouble with?

thefisherman 11-10-2012 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by AUvet14 (Post 2073500)
Thanks. :) Lots of CO2, plenty of Macros/Micros and plenty of light and circulation. Which stems do you have trouble with?

the Pogostemons for one...Tonina Fluvalitis, Eriocaulon setaceum to name a few others :(


- thefisherman

AUvet14 11-10-2012 04:49 AM

I've never had too much trouble with the pogostemon. It took it a while to convert from the emersed form as I received it to the submersed form. It tends to grow a good bit slower than some of the other stems. I don't have the other two you mentioned so I don't know much about them.

Amandas tank 11-14-2012 06:14 PM

Wow! Very nice. I like the way you've placed your plants. The Harlequins are fabulous! They compliment the reds and orangey yellows you have in the plants. Great job!

AUvet14 11-15-2012 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Amandas tank (Post 2078481)
Wow! Very nice. I like the way you've placed your plants. The Harlequins are fabulous! They compliment the reds and orangey yellows you have in the plants. Great job!

Thanks. It's taken quite a while for me to get it to this point. Now I need to figure out when/where to trim everything so that it all grows out the right length at the same time. Lol. That's probably going to take a lot of trial and error.

AUvet14 11-15-2012 12:44 AM

Thought I'd post the specifics of equipment and such.

Fliter: Fluval 306
CO2: Pressurized CO2, 5lb tank, GLA Atomic V3 regulator, GLA Atomic bubble counter/check valve, GLA Atomic inline diffuser. ~2-3bps, Drop checker lime green-yellowish
Lighting: 2x39W T5HO, IceCap SLR T5 reflectors, Aqua Medic Plant + Geissman Midday bulbs
Substrate: Seachem Fluorite Dark
Ferts: KNO3, KH2PO4, CSM+B, occasionally K2SO4, EI dosing

Crispino L Ramos 11-15-2012 01:01 AM

Well done aquascape with lovely plants.

AUvet14 11-15-2012 02:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crispino Labayen Ramos (Post 2078912)
Well done aquascape with lovely plants.

Thank you. Can't wait to add the Myrio mattogrossense to it. It will be replacing the wisteria in the back left corner. The wisteria just wasn't growing the way I expected it to. It wants to grow outward, not upward, :mad: which makes it useless for the purpose I intended.

AUvet14 11-15-2012 02:07 AM

Updated plant list:
alternanthera reineckii
blyxa japonica
cardamine lyrata
fissidens fontanus
glossostigma elatinoides
hemianthus micranthemoides
heteranthera zosterifolia
hygrophila difformis (will be removed soon)
ludwigia repens x arcuata
limnophila aromatica
limnophila aquatica
mayaca fluviatilis
myriophyllum mattogrossense (coming soon)
myriophyllum sp. 'mini'
pogostemon erectus
rotala macrandra

hhk12 11-15-2012 02:14 AM

looks awesome!!!


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