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Old 10-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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First Walstad picotope

Hi again guys! So a couple of months back i was here asking about plants to start a Walstad and everybody was so helpful. As promised I'll be keeping you guys updated on my progress. My local pet store isn't too much into carrying aquarium supplies so i had to go to petsmart. I decided that since this was my first attempt i wouldnt spend a ton of money on ordering plants online so i just used what i could find at petsmart. There's some Staurogyne repens, Needle Leaf Ludwigia, Pogostemon Helferi, and a Narrow leaf Java Fern in there right now. As of today the tank is only 2 days old so i really hope it works out fine. I'll be adding some driftwood as soon as it's finished soaking. I also wanted to try and give the plants time to root into soil before I created a driftwood spot to avoid anaerobic spots. Anyway any comments, suggestions, or general advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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So far, so good! Good pic. The plants you got are pretty good choices.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:15 AM   #3
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Thanks! I was worried I might not have chosen the right plants or added enough. I ordered some Java Moss from my lfs to float while I wait on the plants to grow. I'll add some more pics when I get home from work. The light is 9w coralife cfl, I hope that's enough.
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