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Old 03-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #16
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Not sure if anyone is even following this, but...

Not a whole of changes. The wood has finally sunk and is no longer floating. Moved a few plants around.

I'm trying to figure out what plants to add...The front right foreground needs something for sure. If anyone has ideas, please let me know.



Stupid rim.


Added a GBR couple.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:46 AM   #17
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Last pictures before tear down. I'm moving next week! I'd like to rescape it in a similar fashion, but with less branches and few different plants. I recently ordered a Hydor inline heater and Atomic inline diffuser so that will help clean it up a bit.


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Old 08-19-2013, 02:03 AM   #18
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That wood is spic, your tank is beautiful
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:06 AM   #19
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I dont think i've ever seen this thread! It's a shame your tearing it down, that is a beautiful setup. Be sure to keep us updated when you start it back up
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:29 AM   #20
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Thanks! And yeah, I'm pretty sad about tearing this tank down, but I feel like it gives me a chance of improving on it. I'd like to get some auto dosers for my ferts sometime soon as well. I travel quite a bit so the ferts have been pretty inconsistent and the plants show.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #21
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Got the tank set back up after the move...changed the hardscape a bit and would like some advice.

I ordered some Nesaea pedicallata ''Golden'', Rotala rotundifolia , Cryptocoryne parva, and Glossostigma elatinoides. Should help fill in a bit. Thinking about getting rid of the sword. It seems out of place. There's some rotala behind the wood on the back left. I'm letting it grow out before I trim it back down to an inch or so.

Little bit embarrassed of these pictures, but it is what it is. Switched to EI dosing and am still working on getting co2 fine tuned. I added some Ottos to help clean up the plants a bit. Not really worrying to much about diatoms and algae. Just working on plant health.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:21 PM   #22
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Quick iPhone pictures. Added the new plants. Also added some Otto's. They are doing work on the tank. Cleaning up the diatoms!









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Old 11-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #23
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Glossostigma wasn't working out. The fish kept pulling it out. Just added a bunch of Staurogyne repens. So far the fish aren't messing with it.

I did a decent trim on Sunday so you will have to excuse the tank a bit. Let me know if you have any criticism or advice!

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #24
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Glossostigma wasn't working out. The fish kept pulling it out. Just added a bunch of Staurogyne repens. So far the fish aren't messing with it.

I did a decent trim on Sunday so you will have to excuse the tank a bit. Let me know if you have any criticism or advice!

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Looking pretty good, there is kind of alot going on, thats my only thought. Im not sure how I feel about that sword in the corner. I dont love amazon swords because they get so big and make things look out of proportion. But thats super minor. In a few weeks you will have a nice jungle going.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #25
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I know exactly what you're saying with the sword. I just don't know what to put in its place.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #26
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I know exactly what you're saying with the sword. I just don't know what to put in its place.
Maybe just make a larger section of one of your other stem plants. Or as things fill in more you can remove it and spread everything else out. They are just such tank busters. Have you thought of a red plant? That could really be a nice pop of color in there. I like at least 1 red in my tanks.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:28 PM   #27
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Good call. Next time I trim the rotala, I'll plant the trimmings in the sword spot.
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