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Old 01-15-2013, 11:05 PM   #16
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All my red plants are turning green. I have been looking up how to bring the red out but from what I found nothing is 100%. Mainly I am seeing things pointed to light, iron and/or nitrate.
I have the same problem with my ludwigia "red". I've started dosing iron to see if it will return to its original color.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:22 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone.

I moved my star grass to where the moss was. I'm not sure what to get for foreground. Any you recommend? I Don't know if I am overcrowding the tank.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:42 AM   #18
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I have the same problem with my ludwigia "red". I've started dosing iron to see if it will return to its original color.
That will be my next step after I get my phosphates right. Let me know how that turns out.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:17 AM   #19
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i love it
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:52 AM   #20
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9 February 2013 Update

. Added some Staurogyne repens (Tropica No 049G) about 2 weeks ago. (going for a small carpet)
. Started dosing extra iron to attempt to bring out the red. (Not sure if that was the cause)
. Just refilled Co2 tank
. Rescaped a bit

Full tank shot (Amazon Sword is getting huge, some of the leaves tips are out of the water)


Staurogyne repens (Tropica No 049G)


Star Grass (Heteranthera zosterifolia)
Thinking about removing it. Not really what I was looking for. Not sure yet.


Plant is still turning green just started to dose extra iron to see if that helps. This is the last one that kept its red color.



If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, throw them my way.

Not sure if anymore plants can be added.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:40 AM   #21
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Update: 4/1/2013

Rescaped the tank a bit.

The Amazon Sword was getting to be for the tank so I removed and replaced it with a smaller one.

Also added some new plants

Linderna sp Variegated
Rotala Rotundifolia
Ludwigia Green
Ludwigia Lacustris
Neasea Triflora
Myrio Mattogrosense
Myriophyllum sp. 'Guyana'
Rotala sp 'H ra'
Acmella Repens
Ludwigia Arcuata
Rotala Colorata
Purple Cabomba
Rotala Bangladesh
Bacopa Monnieri

Rehomed 4 Zebra Danio and added 1 more Touriquis Rainbowfish (5 total)
and 6 Amano Shirmp

Going to see how it looks once everything grows out. I really wish I started with Eco-Complete. Any suggestions on the tank or scape?


Tank before rescape



Tank after rescape


Growth of Staurogyne repens



New Amazon Sword


Amano Shrimp


Another reddish color plant I added turning green


The sand had some brownish color but it has cleared up a lot over the last month. These are the only spots left.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:18 AM   #22
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Update: 5/2/2013

So I decided to change my substrate from pool filter sand to eco complete. Added 4 bags at 80 pounds. Gave about 2 1/2 inches .Altogether it took me about 3 hours or so. While everything was out did some rescaping and trimming as well.










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Old 05-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #23
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nice. love it! what size koralia did you use?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:56 AM   #24
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nice. love it! what size koralia did you use?
Thanks, I using a Koralia Nano 240.
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How would you say the flow is? Do you get alot of swaying plants? more specifically, do the rummynose like it? I'm trying to set up a 40b myself and plan on stocking with rummynose and otos. Thanks in advance!
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How would you say the flow is? Do you get alot of swaying plants? more specifically, do the rummynose like it? I'm trying to set up a 40b myself and plan on stocking with rummynose and otos. Thanks in advance!
The rummynose are fine with it but you can't really plant anything in front of it or it will sway or get sucked in by the impeller. I have mine towards the top going long ways.

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Great tank! it's surprisingly clear for the amount of driftwood you have. I was thinking about buying that powerhead or the 425 for my 40B,, and was concerned about placement. Have you experimented with this?
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I was looking at the 425 myself. I have a 240 in my 12gal long tank which seems a bit weak for a 40b but the flow is restricted due to the shrimp screen I put on it.

Did you try pointing the powerhead straight across the tank instead of down at the plants? How did flow look then?
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I've heard plants don't need sway; I was just getting a powerhead for increased water movement and no dead spots
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Great tank! it's surprisingly clear for the amount of driftwood you have. I was thinking about buying that powerhead or the 425 for my 40B,, and was concerned about placement. Have you experimented with this?

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I was looking at the 425 myself. I have a 240 in my 12gal long tank which seems a bit weak for a 40b but the flow is restricted due to the shrimp screen I put on it.

Did you try pointing the powerhead straight across the tank instead of down at the plants? How did flow look then?
My driftwood really didn't leach much tannin when I first got it. But as the placement I have tired a couple spots. I'm not really looking for a strong flow just added it improve circulation. I have 2 Fluval 206. This was the best spot I could place it would swaying the plants to much or the cord sticking out in the tank to bad. If I could somehow place it more to the bottom I would. feel like if there is any
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