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Old 03-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #61
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Just an update: trimmed hc down to ground. Heavily trimmed riccia. Added plant: hygrophila pinnitifida to right rear, behind D. Diandra. Shuffled rocks around to make room for crypt nurii ( expected to receive next week and will be placed behind and to the right of my crypt wendtii (brown)

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1. I'm thinking of phasing out my riccia and letting the hc and e.belem occupy that space.
2. Phasing out the mid-background rock formation in hopes of crypt nurii occupying that space. Trying to tie the left and right scape with plants in a slope formation to the right, as previously suggested by member plecostomouse (posted in this thread).
3. My buces on the right are not doing well. I keep reading these are hardy but not for me. Not sure what's going on. Seen my ram and other fish nibble at the dying leaves on occassion. Buces on the left side (a bit shaded) are doing a lot better.

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Mini pelia tips growing slowly. Will probably try to reattach healthy growth to wood and discard the melted/ black pelia when can.





Erio kimberly (left rear). Lovely plant but just can't get it positioned right to suit this aquascape the best.



Pinnitifida behind diandra. Experimenting with how this plant is gonna look in this scape.



Buces not doing so hot. I was hoping they would take root to the branch wood by now.

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #62
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That tank is so tasteful. Throw out the TV's and put it in the entertainment system. Excellent setup.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #63
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I love the layout and the wood. I am attempting something similar in a 20L. Good luck
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #64
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Could you possibly be frying the Buce's?

And what type are they?

Could they possibly be switching to the submerged form? (Assuming you bought them grown emersed)


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Old 03-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #65
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Your tanks are really beautiful. Quick question... When you replaced your branch wood, where did you get new branch wood from? I've been trying to find some for a 12" cube but it's not available on adgshop right now.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #66
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That tank is so tasteful. Throw out the TV's and put it in the entertainment system. Excellent setup.
Thanks. I actually boycotted cable 6 months ago. Now I just do air cable, netflix and hulu. Saved 100 bucks per month but I do miss my HD sports.

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I love the layout and the wood. I am attempting something similar in a 20L. Good luck
Thanks. Goodluck with your scape.

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Could you possibly be frying the Buce's?

And what type are they?

Could they possibly be switching to the submerged form? (Assuming you bought them grown emersed)

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Possibly. All purchased submerged so not a transition thing. Names escape me now but I think I did list it in this thread somewhere.

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Your tanks are really beautiful. Quick question... When you replaced your branch wood, where did you get new branch wood from? I've been trying to find some for a 12" cube but it's not available on adgshop right now.
Thanks. I'm lucky to have 2 LFS that carry ADA equipment and a pretty good line up of plants and fish. They regularly stock nice hardscape materials. Only thing is the shrimp scene is "underground" since they are illegal.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #67
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Riccia gone, trying to grow out e. belem in the left corner. Erio kimberly was split and the much anticipated crypt nurii was just planted an hour ago. Much nicer than regular ole crypt wendtii 'brown'. Hope they do well in this tank.





Not sure if you can see the difference in the pic, but I'm loving this crypt. Thanks to TPT member for this fine plants.

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Love the C. nurii!
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Yeah, its awesome.
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Great erios!
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These plants are cool to have. This tank has been a joy to create and watch grow despite having algae issues here and there.
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How are you liking the Finnex Ray II DS 7000k/7000k LED fixture? Would it provide too much light for a low-tech tank (no added CO2, or perhaps just a liquid supplement)? It looks terrific, though...
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How are you liking the Finnex Ray II DS 7000k/7000k LED fixture? Would it provide too much light for a low-tech tank (no added CO2, or perhaps just a liquid supplement)? It looks terrific, though...
Its a very nice light. I like it, very bright and a nice crisp white light that provides you with a "shimmer" effect. However, I've read most LED fixtures are not great for red plants. Red plants can not turn as red as they can be. I think this fixture is one of them.

This would be way too much for a low tech tank. I'm already hanging this light about 8 inches above water level and consider this a high light tank. Goodluck with starting your tank.
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Just a pic & brief update: pinnatifida seems to grow small and compact under highlight, or at least in this tank, so going to rescape and probably put another stem plant behind my d.diandra on the right side of this tank.

Loving the finnex ray 2 but it doesn't seem to bring out red colors of plants. Looking to add supplemental lighting and maybe red stem plants on right rear of tank.

Raised the light a tad bit higher due to quick green algae growth on glass. I like having the ability to easily adjust heights with this setup.

Can anyone provide suggestions to my lighting concern? Is it my light or my nutrients that make my l.arcuata remain fairly green.

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I think your Buces aren't doing that great cause they attach better to rock, specifically lava rock, than wood. I would try that and see how it works. T hough I love the way they look where you layed them out, so it's a shame to have to move them. I also love the new branches and the placement of the Erio up front, you should add some more!! Also, I think the H. pinnatifida will look great once it grows in! What kinds of Anubias do you have in there, is it just Nana and Petite, or do you have others as well?
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