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Old 01-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #31
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Looks sweet!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #32
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Tank is coming along nicely!

What's the thickness of the glass?
1/2" I copied this guy for the dimensions --> http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...56k-Warning%29

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Looks sweet!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 AM   #33
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My Cory cats decided HC didn't need to exist in this tank, so I took the rest of it out and will be starting a DSM using potting soil in a 10g. I also moved the tiger lily back a little bit to give it room to grow.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:08 AM   #34
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I saw this a couple days ago in person and I must say it is AMAZING.
Nice kill to death ratio btw.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:45 AM   #35
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Starougyne will survive the cories. Gloss might if you buried it deeper.
It would also look nice contrasted in this tank, not a troublesome weed like HC.
2 others: H. tennellus red and then the dwarf true sag. Hygro araguaia also.
All nice easy to care for and well behaved.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #36
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Starougyne will survive the cories. Gloss might if you buried it deeper.
It would also look nice contrasted in this tank, not a troublesome weed like HC.
2 others: H. tennellus red and then the dwarf true sag. Hygro araguaia also.
All nice easy to care for and well behaved.
I have been taking the small runners off the Hygro pinnatifida and replanting them in the foreground. I know it won't be popping in color like the stuff you suggested, but I think it might be worth the shot to see how it looks.

I tore out all the Cabomba pulcherrima and the Rotala macrandra. I just couldn't get either of them to look very nice. I would agree with whoever stated R. macrandra should never be truly planted, but only trimmed, remove the bottom, and replant the tops. The Cabomba was a disappointment from the beginning. It was messy, too leggy even under high light, and reacted weird to being trimmed.

I am trying Heteranthera zosterifolia, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, and Rotala sp. Vietnam. I also got some Blyxa japonica, but I already know that will grow well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:07 AM   #37
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Most recent picture before the major trim.

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #38
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Moved some stuff around



Filling in nicely...



and it's overgrown.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:39 AM   #39
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Job well done! I really like the recent overgrown picture. Can't wait to see the carpet all grown in!
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #40
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Looking great
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #41
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Lovely!
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:15 AM   #42
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Lovely, MFK! I really enjoy your system, though that type of set up ended up killing the hobby for me. You would get it almost "perfect," you could enjoy it for a few days, and then you had to hack it. The worst was trying to time all of the growth rates perfectly, as often, I would be able to get anywhere between 75-90% plants pruned so they would all look great, and then have two or three groups of other plants that would be either "too tall" or "too short." I was only able to get the tank looking "prime" a handful of times.

That's a beautiful aquarium.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:46 AM   #43
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Really liking the size and thick growth. Any updates?
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:18 AM   #44
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The Hygro pinn looks good.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:50 AM   #45
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The Hygro pinn looks good.
I can't agree with this more, I'm jealous. Also gotta say, I love how nice and controlled your red tiger lotus is. Mine just eventually became a massive mess and I hated it. I've since switched to N. micaranthra as I find its growth a little less chaotic.

H. araguyia would look nice with the pinnatifida though, or at least balance it out on the right side (imho). It grows pretty well too.
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