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Old 03-13-2014, 03:00 PM   #391
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That's looking a lot better! Sorry to hear about the busted CO2 rig, that blows. I'm interested to see how the foam has changed your filtration and CO2.
Yeah, it's getting there. I don't like some of the plant placements but that's easy to change once they grow a bit more. Some of the Ludwigia 'Red' is really starting to take the dark color like it did last year in my tank, which is what I was looking for. When I get them in from H4N they were the lighter red.

Yeah, I'm holding off on drawing conclusions because the CO2 rig was broke and I switched a ton of biomedia out for new foam so my bacteria cycle was messed up (which I can always see from pH readings). I figure I'll let everything stabilize and than make some comments.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:44 PM   #392
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I have the same problem. It's really difficult for me to leave the plants alone after a rescape when I see things that need to be tweaked.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:39 AM   #393
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So I did some trimming and rearrangement yesterday.

First we have the before picture...



And some after pictures










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Old 03-26-2014, 03:36 PM   #394
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Looks great. I really like the 3 foot long moss covered wood "leg."
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:33 AM   #395
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Big picture update

But first my thoughts...
  • I think I'll move the Grandulosa to the front right corner. It's not growing tall enough to show over the wood like I want. Might give it another couple weeks but I see it moving.
  • I'm happy I bought the poret foam. Things have really stabilized once I got my CO2 regulator fixed.
  • I'm running about 90 10 PAR
  • Ludwigia 'Red' has filled in nicely just needs to grow up now that the spaces is filled in.
  • I still have some BBA in places but it's much better and under control.

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Ludwigia Grandulosa


MM/XMas Moss/Bacopa Japan/Ludwigia 'Red'


Baby Tears-I really like how this is filling in


Here is a comparison of the Rotala Macrandra Green I got from H4N. It really changed shape/colors in my tank.

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Hmm, what's going on here?
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:42 AM   #396
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I'm really liking the MM carpeting. How often do you have to trim it ? Only when it gets leggy ? Any idea why the yellowing or was that due to the CO2 issues you had ? Either way things are filling in nicely !
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I've never trimmed the MM. I pull out runners that get too far away. The CO2 was fixed a few weeks back so I doubt that is the issue. I have a lot of CO2 ppm wise. If I had to guess I would say too much light, similar to Blyxa Japonica.
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Wonderful tank!

I would like to say Thank You for taking the time with your Flora picture to label the plants. As someone who is new to the planted aquarium, it was nice to see the names and have a reference to what they look like all in one space. I usually have to search them name by name to find the one I am interested in.

Thanks again!
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Your tank looks great. Want to come scape my new tank. ha
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Wonderful tank!

I would like to say Thank You for taking the time with your Flora picture to label the plants. As someone who is new to the planted aquarium, it was nice to see the names and have a reference to what they look like all in one space. I usually have to search them name by name to find the one I am interested in.

Thanks again!
I've heard this a couple times and I really need to do my current full tank shot like I did last years. Maybe tonight but if not this weekend I'll do an updated one.
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Your tank looks great. Want to come scape my new tank. ha
Thanks, if you live close I'd be willing to help.
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Tank is looking great! The plant growth is awesome.
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Looks good. Are you having any issues with your Peruensis growing horizontally?
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Great color! I especially like all the shades of green.
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Tank is looking great! The plant growth is awesome.
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Looks good. Are you having any issues with your Peruensis growing horizontally?
Just vertically...not sure what you exactly mean by horizontal since its a stem plant.

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Great color! I especially like all the shades of green.
Thanks, I like the green too. I'm surprised how much I like the MM color once it filled in.
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