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Old 09-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #31
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What's that red/magenta-looking plant in the middle?
A Red ludwigia type, stays super red........many folks thought that these varierties where the saem types.......and that they needed MORE light or to stress their plants, but in fact, they just needed the right biotype/strain, eg Rotala rountifolundia vs R. colorata.

I think I paid 15$ a stem.

I'll be selling some in a week or two. Easy to grow plant. Doesn't need high light etc(I've yet to find such a plant).
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:22 PM   #32
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Tom, sweet tank, as always.

Quick question - what are you using for dosing trace, and how much?
CMS/DTPA Fe, Fe Gluconate: 3:1:1
2 table spoons per 1 liter, heated water to mix, then 20mls or so of excel to prevent mold.

I add about 30-45 mls every other day or something close.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:22 PM   #33
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btw what size is that vortech? The powerhead that is stuck onto the glass.
mp20
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:23 PM   #34
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Is that a reflection or there is no soil in the back area?
It's just dark in the pic, there's plenty of soil, it's just sloped to the nub at the tank edge there.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:03 PM   #35
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Gorgeous tank, beautiful scape. Who says you need to plant red plants in front of green plants to show them off.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #36
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Gorgeous tank, beautiful scape. Who says you need to plant red plants in front of green plants to show them off.
If it looks good, it is good.

Fairly simple thing.

I still need to rework this display as the plants go from emergent to submerse growth form. A reineckii will take a month or so. L granulosus/peruinesis is almost done converting. UG is aboiut 70% filled in. The Dwarf Red lilies will make a nice prunable row next to C parva, I'll thin out and make more defined groups in the back ground. Lots to be done still.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:54 PM   #37
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If it looks good, it is good.

Fairly simple thing.
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:24 AM   #38
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I couldn't agree more.
So why do so many copy other styles?
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #39
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So why do so many copy other styles?
lack of creativity
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:11 PM   #40
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Yeah, I'm not much on the "styles" either. Of course I'm a web designer so the anti-styles thing might come from that because there are so many imitators I try very hard not too be one.

I just kind of slap stuff in there and thought it looked pretty good when it was in its prime. Unfortunately I'm having trouble getting back to that .

Anyways, I really like how you separated the plants into groups utilizing the wood. I might steal that from you
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:47 PM   #41
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I wonder.........I'm not so sure. Might be a lack of examples too. I've seen some real creative stuff done over the years, just not as pretty pictures as ADA. It also seems that such creatively, while appreciated............does not hold a high esteem as many things in the hobby.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:49 PM   #42
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Anyways, I really like how you separated the plants into groups utilizing the wood. I might steal that from you
Well, I think it's an easy technique to improve transitions and to help some with collectoritus, a common aliment with many plant hobbyists.
I'm not sure I would called it a style of it's own.

HLD is the other common aliment...............
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high light disorder?
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #44
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I wonder.........I'm not so sure. Might be a lack of examples too. I've seen some real creative stuff done over the years, just not as pretty pictures as ADA. It also seems that such creatively, while appreciated............does not hold a high esteem as many things in the hobby.

i can compare it to music, particularly the Industrial/EBM scene. one artist creates his own sound, grows a following and has minor success. other people notice and now you have 50 groups that sound the EXACT same.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:27 PM   #45
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I agree, or they are trying to recreate a tank they liked too much.
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