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Old 03-14-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Then and now. Need help (plant replacement)


I initially wanted a carpet of baby tears in the front and dwarf hair grass in the back. CO2, ferts, lights... perfect... but... CO2 would dump after a certain PSI was reached I spent more on refilling CO2 than the regulator.

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Left: Dwarf baby tears
Left driftwood: Anubias petite nana
Upper right/back: Dwarf hair grass
Right driftwood: Christmas moss
Right driftwood (plant in soil): Echinodorus Angustifolia 'Vesuvius'

I ended up throwing out my dwarf baby tears and let my hair grass grow wild! It was almost 8 inches tall. Now It wont grow above 4 inches after the trim (hmm).


The Anubias is about 3x bigger than they started!
Vesuvius sent out many many runners. I decided to let one of them grow about a month ago so I have about 10 plants on that new runner.
The Christmas moss was massive at one point so I cut it all back and it has been struggling to come back since then.
Upper left is some dwarf Christmas moss and Fissidens fontanus (given to me by a member of the forum)



Aside from trimming it back. I want to move the Vesuvius. It is a larger plant than anticipated. Should It go in the back left corner, or should I cut out some of the hair grass in the back right and place it there?

I was considering taking out a portion of the hair grass on the left side and putting the Fissidens fontanus in there and let it spread.


As you can see I haven't been a very good tank keep recently... Waters low and intakes are a little clogged. All is well though lol. Fish are there for movement, not going to stay.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:07 AM   #2
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That is one really nice DHG carpet, how long did it take? That's what I'm headed for.
The tank is very nice, keep up the good work. Are you planning to add shrimp?
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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No help.... lol
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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That is one really nice DHG carpet, how long did it take? That's what I'm headed for.
The tank is very nice, keep up the good work. Are you planning to add shrimp?
Its pretty quick I only had it in the back third of the tank as you can see it took over pretty well.
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No love. lol
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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So here are a few pics Moved the Vesuvius to the back. Waters a little murky.




Here are a few pics pics after I removed some and trimmed some of the hair grass. Thinking of growing some fissidens fontanus in the left end of the tank. Opinions?

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Looks awesome. I'd let the grass fill in any bare areas. Trim it down, let it grow a little and then take a picture. Pull the equipment out when you take the pic.

The hairgrass looks great.
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How big is your tank and how many light watt are you running?
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75G. 2x T5 6500K 55W bulbs with a good reflector.
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I like it long, looks like a pretty meadow.
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I like it long, looks like a pretty meadow.
It needed to be trimmed. It will grow back im sure of it. lol
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New thread. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=277834

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75G. 2x T5 6500K 55W bulbs with a good reflector.
Wow and those hairgrass really grow well. By the way, how can you tell between a good reflector and bad reflector?
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Wow and those hairgrass really grow well. By the way, how can you tell between a good reflector and bad reflector?
Good info on light. There was a thread bobbing around that had a small bit about reflectors. Cant find it now.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184634
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