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Old 12-12-2012, 06:00 AM   #1606
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Amazing. The top down view at the end is awesome.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:05 AM   #1607
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As usual amazing !
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:05 AM   #1608
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I love all the colors in this tank. I can't wait to see it in its prime. Is the water hazy or is it just the angle of the photos or something? Or am i just seeing things? Lol.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #1609
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It looks so good Tom!

Maybe it's just me, but I think the downoi is getting hidden by the ludwigia reds. Have you thought of swapping their locations to show more of the downoi? I know it will soften the red-green-red-green pattern you have as the downoi won't contrast against the UG....
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #1610
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yea, that's alright I guess
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #1611
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Look at all that ludwigia senegalensis. Can you save me a few stems?

Looking good Tom!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #1612
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I love all the colors in this tank. I can't wait to see it in its prime. Is the water hazy or is it just the angle of the photos or something? Or am i just seeing things? Lol.
It's pearling like mad right.
Intense light washes out of the colors also.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #1613
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It looks so good Tom!

Maybe it's just me, but I think the downoi is getting hidden by the ludwigia reds. Have you thought of swapping their locations to show more of the downoi? I know it will soften the red-green-red-green pattern you have as the downoi won't contrast against the UG....
Depends on the day of the trim for the Red Ludwigia.
I like Downoi and it's a good plant, requires little work and sells well.
Not too many other good locations, it would be nice on the side, the Right where I had it last.

And then leave the UG all over the front and not have it do a wrap on the left side also.

Then I have to find a nice light green replacement plant for that spot

I have a few ideas, but none of them particularly good.
Most grow either too slow, or way too fast.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #1614
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Look at all that ludwigia senegalensis. Can you save me a few stems?

Looking good Tom!
Sure.

That plant had me a little worried that it would not do well or make a nice group, but the coloration and the topping and replanting sure made it one of my favorite plants, it replaces R. macrandra which grew pretty fast.

I have some of the A. roseafolia true deep red form outside(emergent, it's green) in pots, but I recently brought a few stems in and grew it in my 180 where it has reddened up very nicely, that's how they grow this commercially.

I might bring that back and see if it'll do well in that rear left corn in the shade of the wood.

Or/and/leave some in the 180.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #1615
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I think I will cut out that UG from the far left side wrap, and add the Downoi there. There is actually more space there vs the row where it is at now. The contrast will allow me to use some different species around it.

But then I need to figure out what to replace the downoi with.
I have some nice L aquatica, huge fine needle plant. Very fast growing through.
Erios will have the same issues as Downoi . Erio setacuem does not like this location due to crowding. Hydrothrix is a bit of a weedy plant also.

I have the Mini Myrio, that might work, but I'd like a larger leaf plant etc. Not a typical species, etc.

Another thing is to lay a good size branch there with Mini Pellia covering the entire row/space.
Raise it up a little so it about where the Red Ludwigia is now. Would provide caves for fish under that.

Still trying to think of a good spot for Buce's I have.
May end up selling them or switching them to another tank.




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Old 12-12-2012, 11:44 PM   #1616
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Talking about the spot where the downoi currently is..... what about an anubias sp.? Say golden or another sp.? It would be unlike any other leaf shape in this tank (minus the little white). I see your thinking about a fine needle plant but wouldn't that contrast with the ludwigia tornado right behind it?

Anyother idea is true Rotala Indica (ammannia bonsai) Nice green plant with pretty pink highlights?

One last thought would be Rotala pearl for that spot. Thinking out loud now.....
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #1617
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Those are a PITA to trim for this section though.

The Hydrothrix would contrast well with the tornado.

I brought the tornado up to that spot in the past once, it was nice there, but it's more a background plant really.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:44 AM   #1618
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Blyxa Japonica perhaps? Might be a smooth transition of color from red (L. repens hybrid) to the orange red (pantanal?). Should go green orange under your light. Too common of a plant?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:10 AM   #1619
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Blyxa Japonica perhaps? Might be a smooth transition of color from red (L. repens hybrid) to the orange red (pantanal?). Should go green orange under your light. Too common of a plant?
I got a ton in the 180.

Same with S. repens.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #1620
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Tank's lookin great! What kind of plant is that growing above the water line, on the driftwood?

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