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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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55 planted journal

Figured I would start a journal for my first actual planted tank. It's fun to watch the rapid progress!
During the fall before I invested in my led light.



Finally purchased LED light and couldn't wait and had to get plants
Cool nighttime setting I don't use due to being on a timer.
Another plant added


Few more plant mid ground


What felt like overnight noticeable growth

Added some plants won on aquabid most noticeably the forget the names in the left corner and banana plants



More super noticeable growth

Some thinning roots from being shaded by massive growth of plants behind them. Weeded out and moved around in hopes of some surviving.

And picture from this morning after I trimmed and replanted mid ground stuff and trimmed the dead stuff off back right plant. Hoping it makes it and starts looking better. Might not be a plant for my water parameters.

Sorry I don't know the names of plants to well! Hopefully pictures are easy to distinguish the change!
More to come!


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looks good, I think this tank needs a black or frosted background
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looks good, I think this tank needs a black or frosted background


Agreed! Always forget to get it


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Right side smaller plants are starting to fill in

Time to trim again!


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It will eventually be more organized looking imo, very good start! I agree though if you do end up getting a background, go frosted my friend.

Get it, stay thirsty my friend? k no one got that, lets just forget that happened lol!
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It will eventually be more organized looking imo, very good start! I agree though if you do end up getting a background, go frosted my friend.



Get it, stay thirsty my friend? k no one got that, lets just forget that happened lol!


Yeah unfortunately I didn't do much plant research and went off aesthetics. Apons are too big and didn't realize the real purpose of anacharis and hornwort until well after purchased trying to make the most of everything now! Certainly bothers me looking at it sometimes!


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Yeah unfortunately I didn't do much plant research and went off aesthetics. Apons are too big and didn't realize the real purpose of anacharis and hornwort until well after purchased trying to make the most of everything now! Certainly bothers me looking at it sometimes!


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Lol, my first tank was kind of messy. I like yours though, I always look at peoples first tanks on here and am kinda jealous of other people such as you in this instance! Wish I had those beginning skills people do!
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Lol, my first tank was kind of messy. I like yours though, I always look at peoples first tanks on here and am kinda jealous of other people such as you in this instance! Wish I had those beginning skills people do!


Thanks! I have a vision for what I want it to look like so just going to keep trying!


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Added some w. sprite


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Cleared out hornwort


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Trying a new setup. Moved anacharis to back did some trimming


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your tank has truly evolved!
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your tank has truly evolved!


Yes it's trying lol one day I'll like it


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