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Old 03-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #841
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New layout sounds good, those Erios should look quite nice when filled in more.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:38 AM   #842
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About 80F
Really? Wow I am surprised everything does so well at such a high temperature! But then again I really shouldn't be surprised..I know some plants don't like high temp.'s but both my friend and I have found if you accimliate plants slowly then most of the time they are good to go for the most part. For instance my friend runs his tank at around 83-82F and everything just seems to be flourishing with out the addition of CO2 or Ferts, I don't get it..But anyway, do you find that some of your plants might not do as well at that sort of elevated temp., or is it not really much of a factor in you opinion?

Nuff with a school of fish, you should go for some nice discus! Or maybe some Blue Rams would do well in your tank with a temperature like that! But then again it might be just a little low, but right in between. (both of which I haven't done that well with so I can't really say much on that matter)..

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #843
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Every plant in here does quite well at 75-85F.
I know of very very few that do poorly at such temps.

I do not like Discus, they are okay etc....
Rams would eat all the shrimp.


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Old 03-09-2012, 11:48 PM   #844
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I think I'll trim and move things this weekend.

Anyone want to buy 30 nice stems of Tonina?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:49 PM   #845
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I think I'll trim and move things this weekend.

Anyone want to buy 30 nice stems of Tonina?
Of course my tank isn't ready just yet... Otherwise I'd buy it, ha!

Too bad I don't have a holding tank with softwater and Co2
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #846
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Of course my tank isn't ready just yet... Otherwise I'd buy it, ha!

Too bad I don't have a holding tank with softwater and Co2
Well, you will not have the chance again.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #847
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I think I'll trim and move things this weekend.

Anyone want to buy 30 nice stems of Tonina?
What I want:

A package of 3 each of every stem plant in your tank.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:15 AM   #848
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A package of 3 each of every stem plant in your tank.
200$

No Erio gioas or Buce's though.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:17 PM   #849
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Every plant in here does quite well at 75-85F.
I know of very very few that do poorly at such temps.

I do not like Discus, they are okay etc....
Rams would eat all the shrimp.


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Where that question mark is..
how about Reinecki rosaefolia?
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:20 PM   #850
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Barclaya Longifolia might be good there too but I'm not sure if the leaf structure/growth pattern is quite what you'd want.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:28 AM   #851
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Barclaya Longifolia might be good there too but I'm not sure if the leaf structure/growth pattern is quite what you'd want.
I considered it also, if only it would stay small.
I am getting some Rotala sunset.

It'll see how it goes, I want a smaller plant really.
Ammannia is awesome, but it gets too large, I might try A senagalenesis.

Moved a few things around, but I think I can improve contrast better.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #852
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Where that question mark is..
how about Reinecki rosaefolia?
I think the lighting is a bit too high for it in that location, it's fine behind the wood etc, but then you do not see it.

This light has far more lighting than most folks in terms of PAR.

Even my 180 Gal, runs 100 umol at the bottom now using only 30% power.
That tank is 24" deep and not 18" also.

I had PC's on that tank, running 384W, now I poll only 187W but have 2.5X more light.

I'm only using basically 1 W/gal on my 180.

This 120 Gal is only 3.6W/gal for 4 hours......but it's lots of light.
FAR more than the old school rules of W/Gal.

I suppose I could also try R macrandra, but it's weedy and grows all over.

Not the best form there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:04 AM   #853
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I considered it also, if only it would stay small.
I am getting some Rotala sunset.

It'll see how it goes, I want a smaller plant really.
Ammannia is awesome, but it gets too large, I might try A senagalenesis.

Moved a few things around, but I think I can improve contrast better.
How about regular form of Ludwigia Inclinata? The leaf shape and color might look pretty good there and it shouldn't get too unruly given enough light.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:31 AM   #854
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How about regular form of Ludwigia Inclinata? The leaf shape and color might look pretty good there and it shouldn't get too unruly given enough light.
John
The Red form is nice, different leaf shape, good even coloration, with good pruning habits, it should not become too onerous to trim. It also has that nice orangish hue that is different than most other red colored plants.
Good call, I'll have to give than one a try and see. It should also handle the current a bit better also.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:40 AM   #855
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I think you should add some sand at the front area to cover those ugly soil.
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