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Old 03-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #181
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This thing is lookin sexcellent my friend
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:15 PM   #182
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what and how do you dose again. That is some healthy growth!
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:06 PM   #183
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wow, your tank is so nice. Blyxa looks really good.
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what and how do you dose again. That is some healthy growth!
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:02 AM   #184
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The Blyxa looks huge and green and...lush! I wish I could grow plants like that I can't wait for the hairgrass to fill in
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:17 AM   #185
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The Blyxa looks huge and green and...lush! I wish I could grow plants like that I can't wait for the hairgrass to fill in
It is huge. It's a monster, but not like the hydrocotyle was. I'd say the blyxa has another week or so before it all floats up to the surface, then I'll have to replant it again
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:14 AM   #186
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Hey, nice tank! I love the looks of Anubias Nana Petite ever since surge's scape. About your choice to go with hair grass, have you ever considered utricularia gramnifolia? I know you've already planted hair grass but I just thought I'd ask. Also, I think the wood is beautiful but it sort of leads my eyes up and out of the tank. I don't know if anyone else has already said that but I just wanted to help. Thanks for keeping such a thorough thread!
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:24 AM   #187
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Hey, nice tank! I love the looks of Anubias Nana Petite ever since surge's scape. About your choice to go with hair grass, have you ever considered utricularia gramnifolia? I know you've already planted hair grass but I just thought I'd ask. Also, I think the wood is beautiful but it sort of leads my eyes up and out of the tank. I don't know if anyone else has already said that but I just wanted to help. Thanks for keeping such a thorough thread!
That's what I wanted the wood to do. It makes the scape feel taller. (In case you were wondering, ever since the first planting I've had other plant combinations that I want to try with this scape that would totally change the mood of the tank- I'll reveal them later) I considered UG, but it's too messy for me, and can melt entirely on a whim (I've grown it in my 30 C before)
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:08 AM   #188
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oh really, so UG is much more finicky than hairgrass? Also when it did carpet how did it compare to DHG?
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #189
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oh really, so UG is much more finicky than hairgrass? Also when it did carpet how did it compare to DHG?
HG is cake. Ug, not so much. It's too light green for my taste as well, and like I said, it's messy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:55 PM   #190
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Looks good. Blyxa should be thinned out though soon. Will start to really creep out and the stems will start getting very narrow. I did something like that about two years ago and the blyxa was just insane with growth. I think I had over 400 stems of Blyxa when it was all said and done. What you see in the picture actually got bigger before I took it down. i am no aquascaper so forgive the equipment.



Thinning the blyxa might also give alittle more light penetration to the foreground.

All and all though, scape is going to come in really nice I think.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #191
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Thanks, Glenn. I'm going to have to do a trim and thin here before long. Eventually to bottoms off the stems die of and the whole mass of plants floats up to the top, pulling out the roots as it does. It's starting to get a reddish tinge to it since I turned on the other bank of bulbs. I think that I'll pull it all out and replant some time this week.
Is anyone interested in some blyxa? haha
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:30 PM   #192
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l would if l had an idea of how it would look once everything is set up in my tank :P right now l rather not have collectoritis and stick random plants in.
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Yes, I took out a lot of blyxa haha. It'll look better in a few weeks Still trying to get all of the stems the way I like. Doesn't look too great right now, but it should later on.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:15 AM   #195
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l wouldn't worry too much about it, plants have their own way of recovering. Just take a look at the growth from what it was till just before you took them out. There is probably a big difference. Anyways about your hairgrass, why not plant more in the foreground to speed up the process? ....unless you're limited on resources then l understand.
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