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my 30 gallon

This is my first planted tank. It is a 30 gallon long. please post your comments!

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It's very beautiful and lush. I do have one question, though... Since you have a tank with all of that growth and many places to hide it, why do you keep your heater out in the middle of the tank?
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Nice and healthy. I like it very much!

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Very nice tank Brady... what kind of moss is that ya got growing in the front ? Its growing straight up !
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Real nice growth, especially with the Rotala. And the foreground is really nice.

Some suggestions: hide the heater(put it horizontally), what bulb are you using(too much yellow for my taste), tidy up the left side(throw out the Hygro out, use something more stable)
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thanks for all of the comments guys! I'm looking for a new position for the heater and I'm going to my lfs to look at the plant selection.

Buck: I'm pretty sure that the moss is just ordinary fontinalis antipyretica moss. It needs to get trimmed soon.

Raul 7ne bulb is a NO 36" coralife nutri-grow and the other is a 96 watt 6700k coralife power compact. I know the look is pretty yellow but that is party because my water is soaked with the tannins from the driftwood. I'm gunna do a diatom clean later this week.
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anyone have anymore comments?
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I very much like the tank - growth is both healthy and lush - great job

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Heres are some updated pics of my tank....I took out the ball of moss and replaced it with some H. micranthemoides. As you can see, I am using a hagen ladder diffuser because my glass boyu diffuser broke.

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I finally learned how to ling pics so heres another shot of my rotala macranda
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Great looking tank. I especialy like the macrandra. I wish I could grow it in my hard water.

Watch out for the micranthemoides. I can start off as a nice foregound, but will quickly increase its volume until you're wondering what else you have in the tank .

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Buck: I'm pretty sure that the moss is just ordinary fontinalis antipyretica moss.
I must be losin my mind...first off Im not sure where you are from because you were to shy I guess to tell us in your sig block but from where I stand (and live) "fontinalis anything" is not "ordinary moss"...LOL... I do remember the moss being beautiful but for some reason I cannot see the photo that made me say that... it was a very distinct moss shot but its no longer there ?
Did you change your album ?
Anyways, very nice lookin and healthy plants and lots of them. The Rotala on the left looks like its beggin for a good clipping... great plant aint it ?
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Really like the tank. Nice job!

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do you guys think I should get rid of the big sword behind my macranda?
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