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Old 12-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #16
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I'm diggin the layers sjb! Once that foreground fills in a littler more and you get some height on the stems, you are gonna have quite the scape. I like the driftwood branches mixed in though, It'll make for a unique scape that has a few aspects of dutch planting, but with a little natural pazzazz. (Yes I just used the word pazzazz).
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:28 PM   #17
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Thanks guys

I liked how mr. Barr used his manzy for layers... im trying to keep it different but same concept

I may remove the browni red patch thats above the r. mexicana goais...I dont think its gonna look right after its filled in.. im not even sure if im gonna be able to get the goais a red enough color that I want

I can't use any large leaf plants in here so im limited on what I can use.

I do like the arcuata but its a fast grower and can get very bushy so my trimming on it will have to be trimmed correctly so itll look purty when everything else is in its prime...

I need to hoare about 20 or so more trithuria sp. and then it should fill in nicely
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:29 PM   #18
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Im new to leds so i need some advice.. i have 2 fixtures one is 90 beam angle the other is 75 beam angle.. shouldnt i have the 75 in the back since its more concentrated light in a smaller area where as the 90 is more spread out?.. i would want more light on my stems than in the foreground
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:32 AM   #19
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not much to update.. removed some of the b.japonica because it was turning too red from the lights.. put b. sp japan its place... ill remove the rest of the b.japonica once i get some more plants to fill in..

trying to decide if i want to continue the blood vomit on around to where the b.japonica is now or if that will just be too much..

Im going to remove some of these plants and replace with smaller leafed plants... pantanal is probably gonna go..same with the r. mac variegated.. i think the L. sp Red is too big of a leaf but it has such a deep red color its hard not to use it

ohh also hung the leds.. now im not so afraid to bump them into the tank...plus i have better spread front to back.. ill remove the brackets in the spring and paint them black



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Old 12-16-2013, 03:47 AM   #20
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Its looking good though. How big does the blood vomit get?
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:55 AM   #21
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Maybe a little bit taller.. itll get wider.. those that are planted are single plants that ive been splitting off of to get the patch thicker and longer. .. just not sure how much further I need to go with it
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What are you dosing? Your red plants are maintaining fantastic colour!!
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:26 AM   #23
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EI

Some reason some of my pantanal tips are all screwed up.. not sure if its the aquasoil or what.. they came from my farm tank so maybe this tank has much different conditions and its just gonna take an adjustment period. . Might have to promote side shoots then use the side shoots and throw the originals away
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What are you dosing? Your red plants are maintaining fantastic colour!!
I agree! I like the colors! Im also curious about your fert regimen. I've everything ready for my 40b but am still reading before I start my first true planted aquascape. This is good inspiration. Hello from Arkadelphia
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Sean!

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Thanks for encouraging me to scape my 40b!

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Old 12-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #26
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Yuhoo..
Finally you started a journal. Great to see some wonderful plants in there.
Light's perfect for the setup.
What a beauty would it be once all grown and trimmed. Please keep that blood vomit carpet.
I am telling you that would be the most robust and maintenance free carpet ever. I'd say try to cover the front rock partially with some plant. It's a bit distracting right now. And please keep some space for the lil plants that I am going to send
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #27
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Yuhoo..
Finally you started a journal. Great to see some wonderful plants in there.
Light's perfect for the setup.
What a beauty would it be once all grown and trimmed. Please keep that blood vomit carpet.
I am telling you that would be the most robust and maintenance free carpet ever. I'd say try to cover the front rock partially with some plant. It's a bit distracting right now. And please keep some space for the lil plants that I am going to send
got your calendar.. such great pics.. even the wife liked them...its on the fridge already haha

yea that rock aint staying..just there till the wood stays put..hopefully any week now..probably should have went with manzanita but oh well

got a wee little stem of ramasoir florida.. such a pretty plant.. its a small leaf plant and has a nice purple color... i plan to use it in the vacant row to the right

weekly pics will be up sunday after WC
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Are you the next Tom Barr? Looks very similar to his layouts and plant choices. Looks soo clean.
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Are you the next Tom Barr? Looks very similar to his layouts and plant choices. Looks soo clean.
Not hardly...his tank is an inspiration though....this is my first real scape so I have a long way to go before I'm any good...the challenge here is finding the right plants to work together and of course the trimming habits..big leafed plants are because its smaller tank
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:28 AM   #30
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Let's see an update Sean


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