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valen1014 04-03-2013 02:17 AM

Valen's Planted 2.5 Gal (2X)
First attempt at aquascaping, needs some work :icon_redf I guess it's too late to move things around but any suggestions for me to learn from are more than welcome!

#1 2.5 gallon DSM
#2 2.5 gallon
12 Watt T4 6400K
Tank #1 - DHG, dwarf pennywort, fissiden fontanus, and HC
Tank #2 - Crypt. parva, dwarf sagittaria, echinodorus angustifolia 'vesuvius', christmas moss, weeping moss, riccia fluitans, and baby tears
Tank #2: DIY CO2

valen1014 04-03-2013 02:23 AM

Tank #1
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Tank #1 Photos and Update:

The DHG is spreading VERY SLOWLY. I didn't grow the HC carpet, I just happen to have enough to make it look like a carpet. The pictures is from when it was laid down a few weeks ago but it's still green and hasn't melted. That's a big improvement from the last 2 times I tried to use HC! :proud:

Please excuse the background. I haven't set one up yet so I used the backside a music sheet that was laying around ^^;

valen1014 04-03-2013 02:27 AM

Tank #2
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Tank #2 Photos and Update:

Plants seem to be growing well in this tank. I set it up just to hold some plants while I cycled my 20 gallon, once it is ready I will try to rearrange the plants so it looks better.

mosspearl 04-03-2013 06:57 AM

Looks like your plants are off to a good start! :)

valen1014 04-06-2013 05:07 AM

Aw man patches of the HC turned brown. But other patches seem to be growing (upwards) nicely. I don't get it =/

valen1014 07-20-2013 08:37 PM

Update!! =]
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Update!! =]

I added some pogostemon helferi at the front to test it out. Had been looking for this plant like crazy so I hope it grows!

jargonchipmunk 07-20-2013 09:45 PM

like the last shot a lot. Looks like a path to some near-forgotten ancient shrine.

valen1014 07-20-2013 11:09 PM

Thanks! =] That's more or less the idea that I was going for

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