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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Valley - Reconsidered 15 Gallon

Hi people! Let me introduce myself. I've been in the "business" for 4 years, and have learned a ton of stuff, from plant care to aquascaping. Along the way, I have made many mistakes and had few break through.

Valley - Reconsidered is a 15 gallon long aquarium that was inspired by a past tank that leaked. I'm using Seachem Flourite Black substrate, filtered by my trusty Eheim 2211. Co2 is not in use. More plants are coming, so don't get worried.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 09:28 PM
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Looks great!!! What are your plans for stocking it?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Harlequin Rasboras + Neon Tetra, but at a later date... Waiting for the filter and everything to adjust.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 07:10 PM
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Awesome following. Can't wait to see everything come together
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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A planting plan I need some thoughts on:

M= Myrio green
H = Hair Grass along back side
C.W = Crypt Wendtii Green
I'm considering a Micro Sword patch on the Front Left corner, and maybe some 4 leaf clover growing through the driftwood branches.
Every else will be dwarf hair grass.
I will be moving/removing the current planted plants.

This is a first draft, and I will change things around before I actually buy plants.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 08:20 PM
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Personally- I'm not a fan of hair grass probably due to the fact I've never had good luck with it. I have seen some people have great success with it but definitely not me. On the other hand, I love crypts. My next project will be a 23 gallon with nothing but crypts in it. Either way, I think your layout is awesome and will look great once you put it all together
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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2nd draft of planting scheme.

CV: E. Tennellus
R: Rotala Indica
C: Four Leaf Clover
D: Hair Grass
All else, dwarf hair grass
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 07:25 PM
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I like the hairgrass in the left corner idea. I would put a ground covering with very small leaves in the other front corner, maybe dwarf baby tears.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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That could be a problem. I'm not running any CO2, or will be using it. Unless it can survive on decent substrate and medium - high lighting.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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I ordered Rotala Indica, Hairgrass, and some Staurogyne Repens just now. They should be here in a few days. On the terms of the 4 leaf clover and E. Tennellus, I'll be getting them from a forum user in a month or so.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Plants are in!
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Consider the Planting done. boy, it looks good.
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