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Old 08-29-2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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Here's the tank a few nights before. In the background is a 20 standard I've been running.

minutes after being planted. yes, I have a tiger lotus in this tank. I also have one in my 3gallon office tank. :P


one week in.


two weeks in, today. I have a huge case of collectoritus, right now alot of the species still need to transition to submerged form. as the stems start to fill up I'll br replacing the bigger plants like the hygro corymbosa and tiger lotus (if the root systems don't take the whole tank with them.)


past iterations in this glass




plants: crypt parva, crypt mi oya, red tiger lotus, hygrophila corymbosa, ludwigia peruensis/glandulosa, red nesaea, purple bamboo, acmella repens, hottania inflata, blyxa japonica, ludwigia arcuataxrepens, nesaea triflora, java fern trident? polygonum kawagoneum, plus more that still need to transition.

livestock: blue shrimp (blue pearl?), clithon corona, amano's

lights: up aqua clip led, beamworks 10x3w LED

filter: eheim 2213, generic poppy glass.

substrate: azoo plant grower bed (love this stuff)
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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Lovin the reds!!! Are the red stems on the right and a few on the left Rotala Mac? Maybe Japan Red?
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It's been a while since that last picture. Yeah, I think the one on the left was rotala macranda, and the one on the right was red nesaea? I can't say for sure. I wish I still had that Rotala macranda though. maybe rotala macranda sp. japan or something like that. Really nice plant.

This was my red tank. I took a long 2 year break since then though.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:03 AM   #4
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That tank looks oddly familiar
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Hey, I know you. Looks like those angels are treating you well.
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Traded out my red tiger lotus and hygrophila corymbosa compact for some rotala walichii and limno aromatica.





I'll probably do a big rescape after these other stems transition and I find out what does best in this tank.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:46 AM   #7
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Took that long back piece, split it in 2 and placed it in a different way. Since they were darker in color I think it sits back well, like as if they were in the shadows. I would've liked more interesting rockwork but this holds the shelf pretty well.

I'm thinking of changing the crypt parva foreground though. I don't think I have the patience to wait for this to fill in. Maybe staurogyne repens? Its readily available but I've already done it, so we'll see. I probably want to try something new but not as slow as parva.
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That looks great. What is the plan in the far right midground?
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It was labeled hottania inflata when I bought it, but I think it's actually hottania palustris.
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I just mixed in a bag of pogestemon helferi from those petsmart gel culture packages. It was enough to cover the foreground. It will be interesting to see how the downoi and parva will look mixed together.
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The Persicaria 'sau paulo' is converting nicely from the emmersed form.

the Rotala wallichii Is still doing well
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finally home at the right time to take pictures. 2 oclock, right after the mist stops and the lights are still on.




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Finally got to hang my beamworks evo. Its a good thing I didn't toss my old conduit pipes. I've been meaning to do it for a while to get better coverage, slower growth, and less algae. It's trimming time again.
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Did a lot of adjusting. Narrowing down the plant list at the same time. I removed all the crypt parva, moved the downoi, to the back right, and took my starter corner of UG and plugged that into the foreground. I've also removed the naseae triflora, acmella repens, golden moneywort, and that red ammania I started out with.

plans are to grow out the Ammania pedicillata, ludwigia sphaerocarpa, and probably get rid of more stem species. the persicaria species might be too big for this tank, So I might have to get rid of them. But then again, the sau paulo is a great centerpiece. :/

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A week after doing that last hack. also cleaned up my cabinet.



and a fun picture, just because.
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