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Old 12-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Cleaned Up the 10s


Went through any pulled a good chunk of plants and re-organized a little in my 3 10g tanks...

Thoughts on the layouts? (sorry for the cloudiness)

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Old 12-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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I think I might like the first one the best, especially if it had some carpet plants and grew in. I might like it better because there isn't what looks to be a mop head in it... Lol
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You are breeding killis?
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yea the mops are for the killies

These aren't my main show tank, but trying to get a nicer look. They had been overrun with guppy grass and a bunch of random plants, so I simplified them to 2-3 types of plants each.

Would like some red root floaters for them, but haven't seen any lately
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You are breeding killis?
Trying too

Turns out the lovely endlers are probably eating the eggs

So the plan is to wait till the spring and set up some 30g breeders for the endlers and let the killies have there own 10g.
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Didn't realize the mop was for Killis, I'll have to read up on that.
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I have a tank with some Aphyosemion punctatus that I just grow star grass in. I have been getting a few fry in the past few weeks. I was thinking about changing it over to java moss. It is hard to breed and keep the tank 'pretty'.
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yea, they swim between the strands and the eggs will stick to the fibers
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I have a tank with some Aphyosemion punctatus that I just grow star grass in. I have been getting a few fry in the past few weeks. I was thinking about changing it over to java moss. It is hard to breed and keep the tank 'pretty'.
Exactly, I have been trying to find a happy medium, but it really doesn't seem to exist.
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Yes just feeding the fry creates quite a bio-load by itself. I like the look of the stargrass by itself though many might find that boring. I have another ten where the dwarf sag has completely filled it. It isn't really very dwarf anymore but I kind of like that also. Not exactly aquascaping I suppose.
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I've seen a large piranha tank where the bottom was 100% covered in dwarf sag and they have jungle vals in the back. Looked awesome.

My dwarf sag used to grow a ton, but then stopped. Hoping the eco sand will help.
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I grew it (the d. sag.) in dirt and sand with a spiral bulb for about a year. It completely filled the tank and then it started growing longer leaves. It should fill in well for you.
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yea I had it in the top tank (turface substrate) but wanted less plants in there.

Plants list goes like this:
Top Tank
-Java Fern
-Crystal Vals

Middle Tank
-C Parva
-C lutea
-subwassertan
-D Hairgrass

Lower Tank
-C Wendtii
-C Parva
-D Sag
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I like the combinations. I transplanted some parva a few weeks ago and it is taking forever to adjust. I have a 10g where the wendtii has filled in the whole tank, some of the leaves are reaching the top of the water.
It will be interesting to see how the vals do.
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:57 PM   #15
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those vals do great, they have slowed a little in growth, and with me transplanting them again I'm sure they'll stop for a bit. But once they settle I need to give a hair cut every couple of weeks.

My 75g is getting ready for its big change
-adding 3D background
-miracle grow dirted tank capped with black diamond

Plant stock so far is
Temple Hydro
A. Reineckii
C Wendtii
C Mi Oya
C Parva
C Spiralis
C Balanse
Red Tiger Lotus
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