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Old 01-16-2013, 03:44 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
You might try Ludwigia red instead of L repens, that would give some nice added different coloration in the back corner.

Black floutite sand might be a better long term less messy sediment than ADa AS or Flourite.

Off to a good start

Let the macrandra top out on the surface for about 1 week, then trim.
This will yield nice branching and thicker better coloration etc.
I currently have just under 2 bags of ADA AS under the 8 bags of Flourite Dark and from time to time I do notice some being pulled up when I move plants. I thought about going to straight sand like the NBAT standards require.

I will have to try that with the R. macrandra, thanks!

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Originally Posted by LyzzaRyzz View Post
Wow! Love Dutch tanks! I'm kind of in the hodgepodge stage myself. I'll be waiting for updates! =]
The messy stage doesn't last very long with stem plants.

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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
That looks fantastic! Nice job growing those plants. That is a cool enclosure, too.
Thanks! I got the tank custom made to be similar to Barr's 180g. Filter input/output on the bottom pane of glass via bulkheads. I want to build a new stand with doors and at the same time switch all the green Eheim tubing over to PVC and add a Cerge's reactor.
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