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Old 01-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #16
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How you looked into dwarf hairgrass as a foreground plant? its looks really good when it fills in.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:31 AM   #17
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The day I went out to get everything I couldn't find Dwarf Hairgrass anywhere and ended up going with Dwarf Sag. I've had it before in 2 of my tanks and it grew like crazy. I bought like 8 pieces of it so we'll see how it fills in. If I don't like it then I'll pull it and drop it in another tank and grab the Dwarf Hairgrass.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:44 PM   #18
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It's been a little while since an update. I had my surgery on my arm so I'm stuck home for 3 weeks recovering. I want to get my wife involved in this tank to make it our tank. In the past she would say she liked a certain fish or a certain plant and I would tell her no because I didn't like it. So I don't want to do that anymore so we both can enjoy the tank. So we restocked the tank this past weekend along with getting a new plant. She saw it and really liked it and I did as well. Need some help on identifying it and where I should place it. It was in the Amazon Sword tank but it was green and white. Reminded me of a Hosta that you would plant around a house. Here's a pic:



I just temporarily placed it just to the left of the driftwood on the right side until I do a water change. Where should I place it permanently? Also, as asked earlier, anyone know what it is?

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #19
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Hard to tell from pic... Sure its not a house plant?
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #20
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Hard to tell from pic... Sure its not a house plant?
Sure hope it's not! lol Here's a better pic of the leaf:

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #21
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Once you get your Co2 up and running for a bit that dwarf sag is going to go crazy! Mine went from about 12 little plants (about a 12" "patch") to now almost having half of my 90 gallon carpeted. I love that stuff.

Is that a row of bronze crypts...the darker plants in the mid-front? Looking great either way!
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #22
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Once you get your Co2 up and running for a bit that dwarf sag is going to go crazy! Mine went from about 12 little plants (about a 12" "patch") to now almost having half of my 90 gallon carpeted. I love that stuff.

Is that a row of bronze crypts...the darker plants in the mid-front? Looking great either way!
I know! Both of my previous tanks exploded with the Dwarf Sag and pressurized CO2!

I honestly don't know all the plants. I'll get some more detailed shots of the plants I don't know when the lights come on. Thanks for all of your help too!
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #23
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Just posted the 4 plants that I don't know the name of in the plants section. Here's the link:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ml#post1694110
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #24
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My new toy:



I will be installing this next week when I get my brace off my arm from surgery on my ulnar nerve.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #25
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Great looking setup. That last plant looks like a spathiphyllum to me. I see you have one in your original flora list as well, but these guys are not aquatic as far as I know.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #26
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Great looking setup. That last plant looks like a spathiphyllum to me. I see you have one in your original flora list as well, but these guys are not aquatic as far as I know.
Thanks! I did some research on it the other night and had read that it could be grown either emersed or submersed. After reading your post I decided to do some more research and am now finding nothing but that it cannot be grown submersed. Kinda pisses me off as my lfs told me it was a form of amazon sword and that it would grow submersed. Paid $12 for it and now to find out it can't and that it's just a form of peace lilly. I guess what else could I do with it? I have a cat and peace lilies are poisonous to cats. I was thinking of getting a glass vase that I could put some substrate in and grow it emersed. Just place it high were the cat can't get it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #27
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You can grow it as a riparium plant. As long as the leaves/crown of the plant are mostly above water, they don't mind wet roots. I'd pop it in an HOB filter and have an instant vegetative filter, lol.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #28
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Well it's been quite a while since I've updated on the tank. Tank is slowly starting to fill in but looking good. Still recovering from my surgery on my arm so I've been doing a lot of planning on trying to figure out what I want to change about everything. Here's a pic of my arm when they removed my plaster cast and placed me in a metal adjustable brace:



A few weeks ago I had a discovery of 5 albino bristle nose plecos. I currently have them in a breeding net as I don't have room for a grow tank. They are still doing well and can't wait for them to get bigger! Restocked the tank finally and have updated the main post. Here's a quick shot of the tank.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:38 AM   #29
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Well I got my UV sterilized hooked up finally. Plumbed it in and run it at night only. It's only been one night so obviously won't notice much of a difference. I'm excited about it though as I like to think of it as an "insurance policy". Some may think its not necessary but I feel better having it. Thanks everyone again with my other posts asking about them. All your advice was helpful!

Also, my wife and I noticed that the male bristlenose has been hiding up in the driftwood for about the last week. I finally saw him moved out a little bit where I could see in the opening of the driftwood and saw 2 more fry. Don't know how many are actually in there but I'm excited! As of right now I have 5 of them in a breeding net in the tank. Thinking about just biting the bullet and purchasing a grow tank.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:00 AM   #30
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So it's been a while. Life has been hectic but I thought I'd post an updated pic of the tank. The tank is a little neglected and needs some cleaning. Enjoy!

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