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Old 01-20-2004, 07:18 PM   #16
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The substrate is "Peace River Super Naturals Fine-Ground Aquarium Gravel" with some Laterite mixed in. I also use the Seachem Flourish tabs for added fertilization. Thanks for all the suggestions! I think I will mess around with the slate a bit. The cool thing about it is that its like Legos.. I can stack it any number of different ways when I do my maintenance so I can have slightly different variations every week.
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:21 AM   #17
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I decided to play with the camera some more tonight.









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Old 01-21-2004, 03:53 AM   #18
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Seriously, Ryan, keep the pictures coming. I don't believe I'll ever get sick of your tank......
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:45 PM   #19
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Somehow I think it might look better if the one rock in the middle, second from the bottom, was removed.
The gray one or the other gray one?
No, no, no. The GRAY one. Don't you see it? Right there. :twisted:
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:50 PM   #20
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Somehow I think it might look better if the one rock in the middle, second from the bottom, was removed.


The gray one or the other gray one?


No, no, no. The GRAY one. Don't you see it? Right there.
no, not that one that gray one :lol:
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:42 PM   #21
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Does anybody know what the proper way is to prune this Rotala? Do I just cut off each cute at the base when it reaches the water line? (probably a stupid question but I wasnt sure if there was a better way)
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:08 AM   #22
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What do you guys think of this arrangement? I took some of your great suggestions and arranged the slate into two "peaks". Then I added a Java fern that I had in another tank to soften things up a bit.

Any more suggestions? Keep em coming!



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Old 01-25-2004, 07:40 AM   #23
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Here is a picture of the whole thing.

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absolutely gorgeous
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what about some java moss between the pieces of slate?


love the tank i like how despite its height your background plants reach the top
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sorry on seperate post

you could move the pile off center a bit that usualy helps
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you could move the pile off center a bit that usualy helps
It's a bit too symetrical for my taste. The arangement is beatiful as is your choice of plants.

Looking at it now: I'd try removing some slate from the left side of the pile to get a down slope from right to left. and move the java fern right or left a few inches on the pile.

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Does anybody know what the proper way is to prune this Rotala? Do I just cut off each cute at the base when it reaches the water line? (probably a stupid question but I wasnt sure if there was a better way)
Cut it half way up and replant the tops next to the bottoms. The tops will root and the bottoms will branch and send up more plants.
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Thanks for the suggestions!

Here is a picture of the lighting setup if anybody is interested. One of the lamp/reflector combos is removed currently because it was a little toooo bright. I might add a smaller 36w lamp in the future. We shall see.

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Old 01-27-2004, 03:03 AM   #30
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Hi guys.

OK, so here is the final layout the way I like it. I made a little slope in the slate from left to right and moved the Java fern to the right a bit to make it not look as symmetrical. I think I am finally just about happy with it now.

Thanks to everybody for all the help and suggestions! I love this forum. As far as I am concerned itís the best place on the net for freshwater planted tank advice from nice people.



Cheers, Ryan[/img]
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