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Forum: Aquascaping 01-13-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By magma
Yes, I think aponogeton bulbs would work too. The...

Yes, I think aponogeton bulbs would work too. The crinum is a just a bit more, umm... graceful. :)

Anacahris sounds like a good idea. It grows pretty well, and can be trimmed into a neat bush, See...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By magma
Yes you can! and here's proof...

Yes you can! and here's proof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9SNYXj8XtQ).
Forum: Aquascaping 01-12-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By magma
For your first planted tank, I would say this is...

For your first planted tank, I would say this is awesome! You could add some driftwood on the rocks, maybe a Crinum calamistratum on the front left to sort of frame the tank...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-12-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By magma
Interesting idea for creating branches. You could...

Interesting idea for creating branches. You could try to recreate some of the pieces from here (http://www.thedriftwoodstore.com/). The current ones look a little random. Most good driftwood pieces...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By magma
Very beautiful tank, Great job! The HC looks...

Very beautiful tank, Great job!

The HC looks awesome. Did you use amazonia II regular, or is there some powder soil on it?

-magma
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-05-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,252
Posted By magma
Thanks, hoping to get hold of this. -magma

Thanks, hoping to get hold of this.

-magma
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,252
Posted By magma
I love your tank. And your photography is amazing...

I love your tank. And your photography is amazing too!

Were you able to identify that tree moss? I would love to have some of that in my tank!

-magma
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By magma
Nice tank, and pretty awesome work with the...

Nice tank, and pretty awesome work with the driftwood.

I also use a needle wheel diffuser with a hydor pico powerhead. I just attached the co2 tube to the grill of the bottom. One important...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,301
Posted By magma
The glosso is looking great! Are you getting non...

The glosso is looking great! Are you getting non fish people looking at you funny because of an empty tank. I used to get that a lot, with my dry start. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 60,273
Posted By magma
The one in the bottom right corner. It looks like...

The one in the bottom right corner. It looks like a tiny version of Blyxa japonica, is it?

-magma
Forum: Tank Journals 11-24-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 60,273
Posted By magma
Looks good, the DHG has grown in nicely since I...

Looks good, the DHG has grown in nicely since I last saw this tank. What is the plant on the right, it looks pretty cool, like a tiny blyxa?

-magma
Forum: Aquascaping 11-24-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By magma
I'm in the same boat. Thinking about using...

I'm in the same boat. Thinking about using driftwood for the first time. This style of using dominant driftwood pieces is called "ryuboku". Haven't found much info so far in my searches...

3(c)...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-24-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By magma
Nice iwagumi, and pretty cool growth of the...

Nice iwagumi, and pretty cool growth of the glosso and DHG. How long did the DHG take to grow this tall, and how much co2 are you adding? Thanks.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,497
Posted By magma
Nice, Don't trim it. The plants leaves that you...

Nice, Don't trim it. The plants leaves that you cut will slowly rot away, found this the hard way, lol.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By magma
Very nice betta!

Very nice betta!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,973
Posted By magma
Absolutely stunning work with the driftwood! It's...

Absolutely stunning work with the driftwood! It's almost like the driftwood is praying to the heavens! This is the only time I have felt the dryscape exceeds the actual tank. Can you tell us where...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,301
Posted By magma
Hey dmattbfan5, I had a little success with...

Hey dmattbfan5,

I had a little success with dry start with HC, until it melted when I flooded the tank(hah!). One thing you want to do is suck out the puddles of water. I put a small piece of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,256
Posted By magma
Beautiful growth of the hair grass. Well done!...

Beautiful growth of the hair grass. Well done! Can you tell me how many pots you planted initially and long it took to grow in? Are you dosing any ferts? My dwarf hair grass grows ok but still very...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,794
Posted By magma
Hey pennfisherman, Good luck with the...

Hey pennfisherman,

Good luck with the babies! For HC and Dwarf hair grass, you need a fine powder substrate like amazonia soil powder or similar. The roots of these plants are very tiny, and need...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By magma
I actually like the driftwood, it's has a nice...

I actually like the driftwood, it's has a nice arch/cave that your fish should enjoy.

For the background, you could try Eleocharis Vivipara(long hair grass). The tall grass could contrast with low...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,200
Posted By magma
Grrrrrr... I am not jealous, I am not jealous, I...

Grrrrrr... I am not jealous, I am not jealous, I am not jealous. Oh man I am so jealous!!! Hopefully someday I'll have one of these large setups. If your 10 gallon is anything to go by, this is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-07-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,633
Posted By magma
Haha, good one! It looks like he has a smug, you...

Haha, good one! It looks like he has a smug, you were saying?, expression :)
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By magma
Yeah, moving sucks, had to move recently too. I...

Yeah, moving sucks, had to move recently too. I am without any tanks right now, but looking forward to some new setups. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 11-06-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By magma
Tank looks great. The green looks so lush... Did...

Tank looks great. The green looks so lush... Did you plant the hairgrass as densely as the first pic, or had it grown that much after the initial planting?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 99,514
Posted By magma
Amazing growth! I bet the fish must be thinking...

Amazing growth! I bet the fish must be thinking this is like home away from home. :)
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