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Old 12-06-2010, 07:13 PM   #31
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I think it's time for more pics.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:37 AM   #32
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More water changes, trim the Starougyne.
Add lots of shrimp, but the betta will chow them.

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Old 12-12-2010, 02:16 AM   #33
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I rescaped my tank recently. I added a few more branches of Tom's Manzanita, as well as some seiryu stone.

However, after the rescape, tragedy struck. Most of my cardinals died off, leaving just 1, I bought more but they died off too. I added a few rummies but there's no more massive school.

My staurogyne also melted away too so now all I'm left with is a few scragily stems.



I'm kind of at a loss for why my staurogyne melted away...hopefully someone can give me some insight. I do full EI with high co2, and all my other plants are doing just fine.

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:51 AM   #34
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I love the wood, I can see it as just the wood with some moss, hairgrass at the back and a Hc foreground a-la Jason Balibans "skull" titled scape.

Looks great with the rocks, keep up the good work!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:52 PM   #35
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Thanks garuf!

I'm actually planning on replacing the foreground with belem hairgrass, that is if I can get a good chunk for a fairly decent price.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:11 AM   #36
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very nice tank!
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:18 AM   #37
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wow, that's a dramatic melt... I wonder if the substrate nutrients are spent.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:54 AM   #38
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I tore the tank down completely 2 days ago.

I just didn't like it anymore, the plants weren't taking off, I didn't like the scape anymore and the AS2 was turning to mush and coating all my leaves with dust.

So for the past few weeks I've been gathering plants and I finally got it going.

Took out all the AS2 and replaced it with AS1 and replanted everything. I'm finally really really happy with this tank and hopefully I won't redo it again anytime soon.

Onto the pics.

An Empty Tank all cleaned up of all the algae on the glass


Brand new Aquasoil Amazonia 1 It's so much easier to work with new dry AS than it is to try to redo the tank when everything's wet and muddy.


Tying and gluing fissidens and taiwan moss to the branches


New hard scape


Added a few seiryu stones to help hold the wood up and attached the trident java fern and bolbitus to the wood.


Planted blyxa japonica in the back left corner, and all the crypts went around the base of the wood and stone. Cyperus Helferi and Alternanthera reineckii are planted in the background. Planted Eleocharis parvula in the front left corner and Eleocharis sp. belem everywhere else. Also had some limnophilia sp vietnam that I just kinda stuck in to the side to see what happens as it grows in


Picked up some anubias barteri today and filled up the tank.


A couple of close ups





What do y'all think?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:26 AM   #39
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like the new scape!
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:29 PM   #40
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Thanks! I'm gonna wait til it fills in then have Speedie come over to take some pro looking shots
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:56 PM   #41
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Thanks! I'm gonna wait til it fills in then have Speedie come over to take some pro looking shots
It won't be quite "pro" but I'll do my best. LMK when you're ready man.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:41 AM   #42
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Hooked up an LED fixture over the tank today.



More info here
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...inch-48-a.html
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:23 AM   #43
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Looks a bit dark. l noticed that too when using leds on my tank instead of my old t5ho's. maybe you need more or lower the fixture? One thing for sure once you get the right amount of light and look you'll never go back.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:40 PM   #44
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it is definitely not darker than my t5ho, I just turned down the iso when I took the picture. I'll try to get a better shot. If you go to the thread with my DIY build, there's a youtube link, shows the colors a little better.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:19 AM   #45
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magnificent tank...that's all I can say.
I really like your new scape, although that S. Repens carpet was as stunning as a carpet gets.
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