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Old 10-22-2011, 03:33 PM   #166
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I think it would look great with a solid glosso foreground and where the smaller Erios are at running back to put the UG there. I'm sure that's not waht your after but that is what I see.

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I have a red lower growing Hygro that would work well contrasted with the UG in the rear. I'll move the UG to the far side, replacing the Crypt parva

I need to reslope that UG spot anyways.

The R wallichii would match well in the front row since it's got another green fine needle plant, the Erio "giant". Likely move that where the L granulosus is, then move that plant in that row next to the Erio row.

I'm still undecided about what to replace the UG with.
Elatine triandra would be nice.
I have not grown that weed in about 7 years now.

It has a different growth form and is a nice brighter green, but it grows fast, well, so do many in this tank.
Question is, can it be managed somewhat easily like most of these.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:30 PM   #167
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Elatine will probably be good with all these fast growing stems

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Old 10-25-2011, 05:32 AM   #168
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Elatine will probably be good with all these fast growing stems

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Well, it's a 2 hour drive to an irrigation canal or if you know anyone with some..........???
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:49 AM   #169
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How can you have a tank with a drilled bottom and a sump without any standpipe or something to set the water level, I'm trying to learn about sumps and can't figure out how the water stays in the tank if there is a power failure and the pump quits, do you use check valves on each line? Thanks for the help.

I can find a video or text that outlines how to use a sump like this, they all are reef tanks and either use an overflow box or a stand pipe.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:44 AM   #170
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Tom....what is the plant in the foreground of the above pic? I have been looking for some low growing plant for my 90 and that would go good with my scape.

Great tank btw. Love the colors. You have amazed me by the way you can get the red out of plants. Mine seem to always go green, even after reading numerous threads on it, but there are so many different ideas.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:19 PM   #171
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I have my 100g with the entire fg with elatine. I could have give you a whole bunch, but recently majority of them melted due to a temperature issue. They are growing back. If you want some, may be in a couple of weeks.
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Tom....what is the plant in the foreground of the above pic? I have been looking for some low growing plant for my 90 and that would go good with my scape.

Great tank btw. Love the colors. You have amazed me by the way you can get the red out of plants. Mine seem to always go green, even after reading numerous threads on it, but there are so many different ideas.
This is actually left side view. The plants in this 'fg' is C. parva, I think.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:02 PM   #173
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How can you have a tank with a drilled bottom and a sump without any standpipe or something to set the water level, I'm trying to learn about sumps and can't figure out how the water stays in the tank if there is a power failure and the pump quits, do you use check valves on each line? Thanks for the help.

I can find a video or text that outlines how to use a sump like this, they all are reef tanks and either use an overflow box or a stand pipe.
There are no drilled holes in the tank, only a hang on over flow(CPR and CPR wet/dry) and a return pipe.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:03 PM   #174
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I have my 100g with the entire fg with elatine. I could have give you a whole bunch, but recently majority of them melted due to a temperature issue. They are growing back. If you want some, may be in a couple of weeks.
I will take you up on it, the cost for gas to the canal ain't worth it.
It's native to CA, but most of it is imported from Asia ironically.

If you have some plants you want in trade, I have a lot of chose from.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:06 PM   #175
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Tom....what is the plant in the foreground of the above pic? I have been looking for some low growing plant for my 90 and that would go good with my scape.

Great tank btw. Love the colors. You have amazed me by the way you can get the red out of plants. Mine seem to always go green, even after reading numerous threads on it, but there are so many different ideas.
I removed some from a clients tank, if you'd like some, Crypt parva, I have enough to make that area again at least. And unlike everything else sold on the web, this is already growing well submersed form etc. 45$ shipped takes it all which is about 12 pots worth then the submersed grow out and added biomass.

Easy plant.
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I will take you up on it, the cost for gas to the canal ain't worth it.
It's native to CA, but most of it is imported from Asia ironically.

If you have some plants you want in trade, I have a lot of chose from.
Sounds like plan. I want some ludwigia cuba and pantnal if you have. I will pm you when I am ready to trim.

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Old 10-26-2011, 06:32 AM   #177
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Yes, the left side is particularly troublesome, the Right is fine.......
nvrmnd, offered a suggestion without seeing the most recent pics.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:33 PM   #178
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Sounds like plan. I want some ludwigia cuba and pantnal if you have. I will pm you when I am ready to trim.

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I can send some of the pantanal now.

PM me for that and send me your mailing ship address asap.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #179
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Redid the tank last night a fair amount.
Moved the L granulosus to the right and moved the wallichii to the where that was, thinned out the back ground weeds a fair amount, tidy up the foreground weeds/trimmed, added some test plants for the rear stem plant sections, R magenta and macrandra. If they do well, I might phase a green or lesser red plant from back there(like the pantanal).

The row of red on the right makes the tank look more balanced and ordered. L granulosus/perunesis handles the current better and is a semi slow grower.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:34 PM   #180
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There are no drilled holes in the tank, only a hang on over flow(CPR and CPR wet/dry) and a return pipe.
Dang it, your 180 too, so it can't be done???? Thanks for the info.
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