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Old 08-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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70 gallon planted tank - need some plant suggestions


Hi all,

I just moved from a 20 gallon low light tank and moved my plants over to a 70 gallon bow front with 216 watts of T5 light, pH controller, and pressurized co2. The plants I have are doing very well but I'd like to get some varieties in there now I'm not restricted to low/moderate light demanding plants. I'd also like some comments as to where I should put them based on my hard scape. I'm open to moving existing plants to create a more appealing aqua scape.

Thanks to all that reply.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Anyone?
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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Thats nice!
Some red plants would go a long way and test your skills. Maybe some ammania gracilis and red ludwigia?


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Old 08-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Both great suggestions. I'm also thinking about red tiger lotus. What do you suggest I place them?
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Well, the reds will draw the eye, and the large wood is the focal point currently, so plant the reds behind it? I am no expert.


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Behind driftwood is a good idea maybe some ludwigia or some rotalla indica
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Your tank looks beautiful as is but I think some reds would definitely help. Try some limnophila species such as brevipes.

Also, is it just me or are the pictures upside down?
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I like it like that. How long has it been set up. You may want to wait and let some plants fill in more
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:25 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the suggestions! It's clear that I need some red plants to spice things up, I've always wanted some but have held off since I've never had the proper light and co2 requirements. I'd like to fill in the front with a very low but thick carpet plant.

What plants pearl? I think they would be an interesting thing in my tank!
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:23 AM   #11
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So I went with some ludwigia and baby's tears to fill in the back right corner. I chose a short growing carpet plant for the front but can't remember the name of it. I'm in the process of changing fertilizers from seachem flourish to some dry ferts and EI dosing them. Should be interesting to see the difference but already I'm having to prune regularly.
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