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Old 11-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #76
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Dwarf Lily (Nymphaea stellata)

Dwarf Baby Tears (HM) can grow to the top of your tank and more. Most people use it as a foreground plant and that requires some rigorous pruning. You can also trim it into a nice, dense bush of any height you like.
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I use HM for a dense bush in the corner of my foreground. It would also work great for a midground bush somewhere. I trim it about every couple weeks.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #78
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Dwarf Lily (Nymphaea stellata)

Dwarf Baby Tears (HM) can grow to the top of your tank and more. Most people use it as a foreground plant and that requires some rigorous pruning. You can also trim it into a nice, dense bush of any height you like.
Thank you for ID'ing my plant. I love this thing. It grows and splits really fast! It's awesome

Hmmm....that would be fun to be able to trim the HM into a nice dense bush. I would love that!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #79
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I use HM for a dense bush in the corner of my foreground. It would also work great for a midground bush somewhere. I trim it about every couple weeks.
Looks nice there in the corner. Would love to see a full tank shot
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #80
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #81
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I looked up L m in the abbreviations index and it's not listed. It's probably simple, but I have no idea what it means.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:19 PM   #82
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I looked up L m in the abbreviations index and it's not listed. It's probably simple, but I have no idea what it means.
its super simple i was sitting there harmlessly reading the forums on my ipod touch, via tapalk. and out of nowhere my 6 year old brother attacked me, amidst the wrestling we must have accidentally send that. sorry

the tank looks nice though!
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its super simple i was sitting there harmlessly reading the forums on my ipod touch, via tapalk. and out of nowhere my 6 year old brother attacked me, amidst the wrestling we must have accidentally send that. sorry

the tank looks nice though!
HaHa! That's funny. I'm sitting over hear wracking my brain to unravel the L m mistery.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #84
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Looks nice there in the corner. Would love to see a full tank shot
Click on the link in my signature below to see full tank shots. "Rusty's 30 High Tech"
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #85
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Click on the link in my signature below to see full tank shots. "Rusty's 30 High Tech"
Duh...good grief I still have a lot of learning to do here at TPT when it comes to using the links and tools available. Beautiful Tank! Your Harlequins look subperb complimenting your use of reds and orangey-yellow plants. Very nice. I have been trying to deside between Harlequins and Diamond Tetras for my tank. Time will tell. I don't plan on making a final decision until my plants fill in a bit so I can get a real good feel for the colors and heights paired with the hardscape layout. Once that is playing out I will probably know exactly what fish to add to get the best effect. I am aiming for Dramatic yet Calming.
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Duh...good grief I still have a lot of learning to do here at TPT when it comes to using the links and tools available. Beautiful Tank! Your Harlequins look subperb complimenting your use of reds and orangey-yellow plants. Very nice. I have been trying to deside between Harlequins and Diamond Tetras for my tank. Time will tell. I don't plan on making a final decision until my plants fill in a bit so I can get a real good feel for the colors and heights paired with the hardscape layout. Once that is playing out I will probably know exactly what fish to add to get the best effect. I am aiming for Dramatic yet Calming.
Don't feel too bad. It took me forever to figure out that I could actually post a link as my signature. Lol.

Harlequins are great. I love them. Rummynose tetras are supposed to make a good schooling fish for planted aquariums as well. Might think about those too. It takes a lot of learning about how each individual plant behaves in your aquarium so you can get a better idea of where you want to put each one, then you can arrange them to suit your eye. Once you've gotten that far, you can play around with trimming, which is the stage I'm at. After that comes figuring out when to trim and how much to trim on each plant so that everything is the proper height and fullness at the same time to create the look that you want. That's the next step I'm trying to make right now. A lot of it is learning how to grow and maintain healthy plants. After that, it's fun just to experiment .

What kind of light are you running? Are you running CO2 or anything, or do you plan to? Just curious.
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HaHa! That's funny. I'm sitting over hear wracking my brain to unravel the L m mistery.
hmmm i bet L M means something, i just dont know either, lol! Looks Massive? Loche-ness Monster? Loveit Man?
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hmmm i bet L M means something, i just dont know either, lol! Looks Massive? Loche-ness Monster? Loveit Man?
Listeria monocytogenes. :-P Sorry, I'm a dork. Oh the things you find amusing as a vet student. Lol.
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Don't feel too bad. It took me forever to figure out that I could actually post a link as my signature. Lol.

Harlequins are great. I love them. Rummynose tetras are supposed to make a good schooling fish for planted aquariums as well. Might think about those too.

What kind of light are you running? Are you running CO2 or anything, or do you plan to? Just curious.
I have had Rummynose, but my Mature Angel gobbled most of them up a short time after being added to the tank! It was in poor condition appearing to be underfed, so maybe it was just soooo hungry it couldn't help but eat them! I'm scared to try them again though.

I am running too low of light at the time. OVT suggested adding another T5 6500K or greater, so I will be doing this as soon as my LFS gets the right ones in. Right now I have 2 T8 pink plant bulbs and 1 T5 6500K. I don't add Co2 and don't plan to. I like having it low-tech, non co2
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