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Old 10-31-2012, 03:03 AM   #16
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Yes, having good circulation at the bottom levels of a tank will go a long way to helping avoid the development of blue-green algae. A water circulation pump, positioned properly, should eliminate any 'dead spots' at the bottom of the tank.
Had the circulation pump exchanged for a smaller one. Cleaned up the tank and removed alot of the BBA from the drift wood. Also redistributed the substrate, now the tank has alot more depth.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:09 AM   #17
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So just updating a few pics.

So here is the tank all cleaned up after all the plants, in the immortal words of Professor Farnsworth, "Gone the way of the poodle."


Here is the drifwood BBA free!


Some left over hairgrass.


The circulator!
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #18
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The plants are coming today. Should be here by the end of the day. So, after reading up on the hornwort...I'm starting to regret getting them...I want the fullness, but again the goal was low maintenance. I can tie the metal weights on and reposition them anytime it starts to uproot itself or I might just let them float so it can block out more of the light.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:54 AM   #19
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Plants are here, sorted them out and planted. Conclusion, I'm happy with the results.

Before.


Added anubias and dwarf sags.


Another angle.


Anubia and Dwarf Sags.


Finished Product.




The hornwort was ok, took me a few washes to get all the loose needles out of the plant... I cut the dwarf sagittaria to promote lateral growth. Pretty happy with the results. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:08 AM   #20
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Your Anubias look real good ! Healthy plants you got there.
However, it looks like a few, or all, of them are planted right into the substrate. They won't grow that way - they need to be attached to the driftwood - the rhyzome should not be planted - needs to be exposed to the water.
Am I seeing things wrong ?
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:18 AM   #21
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Your Anubias look real good ! Healthy plants you got there.
However, it looks like a few, or all, of them are planted right into the substrate. They won't grow that way - they need to be attached to the driftwood - the rhyzome should not be planted - needs to be exposed to the water.
Am I seeing things wrong ?
Unfortunately...You're absolutely right. Going to have to find a way to attach it onto something.
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