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Old 03-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #31
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The nana petite anubias are coming along in the 30 gallon




as is the christmas moss


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Old 03-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #32
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Very nice. I am doing something similar, except I'm using Pelia instead of Christmas moss. I love it!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #33
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shloken38, I would love to see the Pelia...do you have photos on a thread?



Baby Betta in the Java moss in the 20 gallon tank





What the 20 gallon looks like now.....the Java fern re-growth is continuing at the back of the tank (love Java ferns )

I think it looks a bit sad right now...but things are starting to grow...like the moss and the nana anubias and java fern...had a discopuragement when a shipment containing three coffeeofolia anubias came in late January ...they were shipped in pots and arrived with rotted rhyzomes...only had 3 anubias survive of 6...the nanas at left are doing great and the so is the little Frazeri...
Decided to try a crypt and there is a little wendtii at front left

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #34
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I don't have a thread going, but here is a crappy pick:

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The second is a bad angle, but you can see some Frazeri tied on there as well. I also have a Windelov java fern tied on the other side. The Pelia is in several spots. I need to get in there and do some cosmetic touch ups.

Coffeefolia is my favorite anubia. Just love the shape and texture. Here it is tied to another piece (left side of wood):

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:24 PM   #35
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That's a really pretty tank--very lush and such a variety of leaf shapes I looked up the Pelia and the text says it is a living fossil---that is fascinating!

You've certainly made a creative use of it on the driftwood...looks like it has a kind of 'puffy' habit to the growth. Really like how you've got the coffeefolia and frazeri anubias also tucked into the driftwood
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Aaahhh....thanks! It all starts with the driftwood. Once you find that "piece", everything kind of takes off from there. It's a learning process for sure. And aquascaping is never ending. At least this is how I feel about the whole thing.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #37
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20 gallon is looking rather better this week. Things are starting to grow slowly but surely. The anunia nans are sending out nice roots. The little crypt I rescued last week looks like it is settling in. It seems to be a wendtii ?) of some kind...this is a new type of plant for me...sure would like to get another one to put beside it in this tank. Very pretty habit and leaves I am using root tabs and this really seemed to help this little crypt last week

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Not a great photo, but this shows the nice roots on the anubia nanas in the 20 gallon





The anacharis are really sending out some growth...the betta really likes the anacharis





Some Riccia growing in a jar by the windowsill

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:47 PM   #39
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The Christmas moss is really taking off...some light trimming might be in order...


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I love the Christmas moss! How did you get it to stick to driftwood? Superglue? I'm planning a shrimp and moss tank and that Christmas moss is going on my list.
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I love all your photos...I am getting ready to set up mr first planted tank and they have really inspired me!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #42
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I'm pretty new to live plants also...this forum has just been great with info Been having a lot of fun with the 3 aquariums over the past 4 1/2 months

MamaFish I used a little bit of super glue. I read somewhere on this forum that some super glue brands have some additives that aren't good for fish...I can't find the link...but search around...I used Loctite...I'm hoping that was the right brand...

Paintcraze...there's a great list of low light plants at the top of the Low Tech Forum section. I purposely chose plants that were good for beginners. I've been pretty lucky so far (knock on wood that the luck continues).
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Java moss is sending out more growth in the 20 gallon.


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Crypts in the 30 gallon...using root tabs and laterite...fingers cross for luck...I sure like the look of the crypts...have had these about 6 weeks and they seem to be doing OK and sending out some new leaves...




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Old 04-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #45
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Black neons in the 30 gallon.






the angel fish is betting bigger...it's body is about the size of a golf ball now...(sorry about the dirty filter intake tube...will get that taken care of this weekend when I do the weekly water change)






not the best photo...but here are some blurred aeneus cory cats poking around the anubia nana petite plants and small stones...


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