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Old 05-25-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Well, I decided it was about time I posted a few pics for y'all. This first one will give you an idea of what I'm up against in terms of trimming every week or two...



It's kinda hard to tell from the pic, but the h.polysperma has grown almost right up to the front glass, while the anacharis has grown right up to the glass, and then up and across the top. My poor harlequins had no space left to swim!

...and this is after a trim...

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Old 05-25-2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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That looks great!! My H. polysperma grows that fast also. Also my Cabombas are so tall they are starting to block some light out. I guess I now realize why H. polysperma is considered a noxious weed!!

I see you use the Hagen ladder, what is your co2 ppm?

ps...if anyone else reads this, can you suggest a way to trim my Cabomba? I really like the way the tops of the plants taper to the water and "fray" out, and it would be obvious that if they were trimmed, they would look sort of "chopped" off on top?
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[QUOTE=ps...if anyone else reads this, can you suggest a way to trim my Cabomba? I really like the way the tops of the plants taper to the water and "fray" out, and it would be obvious that if they were trimmed, they would look sort of "chopped" off on top?[/QUOTE]
Pull out and cut the bottoms off, replant


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Great tank Amanda - looks beautiful... I kinda like the overgrown look too as well as the more manicured...
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Really great job!

I like the layout and the plant selection. I must be honest, I like the trimmed look much better. Love the Crypt up front, and I think it will look even better when the Sag grows in.

What do you have to the right of the Crypt?

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Really great job!

I like the layout and the plant selection. I must be honest, I like the trimmed look much better. Love the Crypt up front, and I think it will look even better when the Sag grows in.

What do you have to the right of the Crypt?

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Mike I think they are Samolus parviflorus I have 5 of these... Neat plants... Am I correct Amanda? Do I win a prize

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Old 05-25-2004, 02:42 AM   #7
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Thanks all! I have to admit I was a bit nervous about posting after seeing all th beautiful tanks here. And I agree that it definitely looks better in the "after" shot. Just wanted to show how quickly it grows!

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Mike I think they are Samolus parviflorus I have 5 of these... Neat plants... Am I correct Amanda? Do I win a prize
Hee, sorry Jason, that would be Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'. No prize this time!

And Mike, that sag is steadily working its way across the front. It started out just in the corners. And that crypt used to look even better -- almost twice as lush. It started to melt a bit a few weeks ago, for no reason that I could tell, and then just as quickly stopped.
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