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Old 12-08-2011, 03:44 PM   #31
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Gold Finger, I only tried cabomba once at the very beginning before I knew what I was doing, and it didn't last very long, so I can't really compare. But I have noticed my nitrates are much easier to keep under control lately, so the pennywort could be helping with that for sure. I'll have to try cabomba again sometime.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #32
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I have some pennywort that stays just fine when they are feed well =]
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:02 PM   #33
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I just ordered some more plants, mostly for my bettas ten gallon that im upgrading him too but i also ordered more jungle val, just the regular and not the red kind this time.
I think im gonna pull the corkscrew val out that i planted and put it in my moms five gallon and replace it with the green jungle val!

This time i ordered them from aquariumplants.com
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:56 AM   #34
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Hope they ship faster from there. I like your plan for the vals. I am not sure how I feel about my mini corkscrews, either. I kind of bought them on a whim, and have come to realize that I prefer the look of straight vals. There's just something about the corkscrews... I dunno. Maybe I'm mad but sometimes they seem to look almost a bit staged, or contrived, to me. Perhaps I associate them with plastic plants. I think they may be not long for my tank. I am nuts about my Cabomba, though, and have always thought jungle vals were gorgeous, especially the way they move in a current.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:09 PM   #35
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Yea me too, I'm thinking I'm going to get them later in the week next week. I figure the corkscrew Val's stay shorter than the jungle Val so they would look better in a smaller tank to cover the background.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:11 AM   #36
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Those jungle vals always catch my attention, I love the long wavy look. It reminds me of seaweed.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:42 PM   #37
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Alright!
This is what you all have been waiting for.....dun dun dun....tadawww!

So I did a water change, moved some plants around, added a sweet piece of driftwood, some more river rocks, a few more strands of pennywort and took out a few of the corkscrew, I think I left two in.

This is the finished product...













Now these pictures do not do my tank justice! Niether do my iPhone camera or the fact I need better picture taking skills... Lol.

I will be placing the goldfish in there in a matter of minutes....so pictures of them in there will be next!
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Looking good! I bet it will look even better once it grows in more. What is that really tall plant in the right corner?
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:39 AM   #39
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It's some kind of apogenton that I grew from a bulb. It has flowers that sprout out of the water and leaves like Lilly pads that hang out at the surface. There's one in the middle of the tank too but it's not as big as that one.

So far with the fish in there everything's still looking good!
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:09 AM   #40
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So after sitting on my bed reading and watching my tank for hours this is what I have observed.

My smaller goldfish is very interested in fondling the plants in the right corner, I say fondling because she hasn't really bothered or hurt them yet, where as my larger goldfish is more interested in eating the kale I put in the tank for them. my cories haven't relaxed and chilled at the bottom yet like they do. They keep swimming from one end to the other, mid way up the tank. I'm hoping this is just because they are not used to the new tank yet and that they are happy they are in the 55 compared to the 30.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #41
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I woke up this morning to find no real harm has come to the plants!

Yay!
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:42 AM   #42
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Fantastic! I smell SUCCESS!

Your tank looks awesome. Them fishes are happy in there fer shure!
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:58 AM   #43
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Thanks goldfinger!
I'm hoping all goes well and the plants thrive!
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #44
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Is that red jungle val I see bouncing back very well in the back left corner?
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:12 PM   #45
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Yes it is, it was nearly deadish when I got it and it's starting to come back, I did however find two pieces of it floating this morning and in my gold fishes defense they strands are kind weak right now, lol.
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