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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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20g "Ocean Floor" sagiteria tank

With a new supply of sagiteria natans, and a little inspiration from Amano's tanks imitating the ocean floor, I decided to do some re-scaping using moss covered rocks and a variety of sagiteria plants (though there are some vals and long-leaf cryptocorenes in there).

Wave good-bye to the fish, they're going to be re-housed in bigger tanks a friend owns so I can turn the tank into a shrimp nursery-- the 7g was a bit too small for the job.



A close up of the foreground sagiteria



Note that the taller sag left of the serpae tetra is actually sagiteria subulata, meaning the foreground ones are much smaller than typical dwarf sag.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 07:54 PM
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Looks nice but I would spread out the plants more.
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They'll grow in nicely, I'm sure. It'll be neat to imitate a seaweed bed. Hmmm, how about putting in a wavemaker to get the grass all swaying in one direction and then the other? It would be fun to watch a school of fish adapt to the shifting currents.

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Ah that would be cool! What I want most though . . . is to get rid of the horrid green spot algae!!! Anyone know of a way to do it with only 40 watts of lighting? The sagiterria grows well, but so does the green spot algae!! Argh!!!
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A bristlenose pleco does a pretty good job on my Green Spot. I've also had good luck with Sailfin Plecos and green spot, but they do grow fairly large. That's usually not a problem since fish stores are glad to trade your magnificent Sail for a juvenile at no charge.

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