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Old 05-12-2004, 03:30 PM   #46
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My skills at aquascaping are essentially nonexistent, but since you brought up the swords, I have to say those were the addition that caused the above post. They completely changed you tank. Not necessarily for the better or worse, but what a difference from before!

In my opinion, they are a little too big and bold. They very much obscure the rear curtain wall of vals. I just don't find them to be all that interesting of plants that they add anything to your layout. And, to risk being really anal, the light green leaves sort of clash with the darker greens and reds in the rest of your plants. I think you could get better light green/yellow accents from your stargrass and other smaller plants, rather than the huge leaves of the swords.

Also, the way the two of them are placed they kind of look like bookends. A fact that is accentuated by the centered pyramidal shape of your log. I think it would look better with only one of them. Not sure which.

And yes, I do rock!

(Honestly - talk about win/win situations. Most of the plants I gave pix had been given to me earlier. Heck, it took me maybe 5 minutes to do some trimming that I needed to do anyhow, and pix even came to my workplace to pick them up. I think any credit goes to this forum for making such contacts possible. Like I said, pay me by growing healthy plants and then at some later date helping out someone else who is starting off in this hobby.

I can easily pull that much material out of my low-tech 30g every couple of weeks. You have NO IDEA what kinda growth you are in for with your set up. It's gonna be fun!)
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:19 PM   #47
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im leaning towards getting rid of the swords. maybe when i get more vertical growth, ill make the move.

you have my word that i'll pass on the clippings on to someone else!!

thanks again for the plants and advice!!
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SUBSTRATE: 60lbs flourite, 50lbs red flint gravel
FILTRATION: (2) 400 emperor
LIGHTNING: (2) metal halides 175W 10k
CO2: pressurized
PLANTS: Sag, Crystal Val, Pigmy swords, Micro swords, Red & Scarlet Ludwigia, Queen sword, Stargrass, Ludwigia Palustris, Ludwigia Brevipes, Red Sunset Hygro, Bacopa, Pennywort, Crypt Wendtii Bronze, Glosso
FISH: 8 Tiger Barbs, 7 Otos, 1 Dwarf Bristlenose, 14 Varies Rainbows, 6 Rasbora, 3 Cory cats
INVERTS: 8 Amano & 10 ghost shrimps.
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Old 07-27-2004, 02:57 PM   #48
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:58 PM   #49
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since you asked, ill post pictures ASAP. need to borrow my brother's digital camera.
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SUBSTRATE: 60lbs flourite, 50lbs red flint gravel
FILTRATION: (2) 400 emperor
LIGHTNING: (2) metal halides 175W 10k
CO2: pressurized
PLANTS: Sag, Crystal Val, Pigmy swords, Micro swords, Red & Scarlet Ludwigia, Queen sword, Stargrass, Ludwigia Palustris, Ludwigia Brevipes, Red Sunset Hygro, Bacopa, Pennywort, Crypt Wendtii Bronze, Glosso
FISH: 8 Tiger Barbs, 7 Otos, 1 Dwarf Bristlenose, 14 Varies Rainbows, 6 Rasbora, 3 Cory cats
INVERTS: 8 Amano & 10 ghost shrimps.
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