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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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It's been running since last October and now I'm finally getting round to trying a bit aquascaping. Slowly though. It's still got a long way to go and it's actually changed a bit since I took this picture last week.

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Looks like its off and running. You've got lush plant growth and its looking like a jungle of sorts. Looks good.


Whats in your glass box?
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Looks good, not a fond of too many stem plants, but I like it!
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I removed a fair amount of the pennywort last night. I'm trying to cut down on the stems but they did serve a useful purpose when starting up the tank.

The java fern has been great. I started with a single rhizome with 3 leaves and the plan is to cover the driftwood on the top two thirds and have anubias nearer the bottom.

I'm going to probably get some more plants today. A tiger lotus is on my wanted list. Any other suggestions? Take a look at my plant list and tell me what you would swap out.



75 gallon.
~3.5 wpg (4*55 CF lighting GE 9325k, 40 watt 6700K)
Substrate is 70% eco-complete and 30% black gravel.
Fluval 204 and 304 filtration.
Pressurized CO2.
Zebra rock and Malaysian driftwood.

*** Plants ***

Crinum calamistratum
Vallisneria americana (Jungle Val)
Vallisneria americana v. Biwaensis (Corkscrew Val)
Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)
Anubias barteri v. nana
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Cryptocoryne balansae
Cabomba caroliniana
Cabomba furcata
Mayaca fluviatilis
Bacopa caroliniana
Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian Pennywort)
Rotala indica
Rotala wallichii
Hygrophila polysperma Rosanervig (Tropic Sunset)
Ludwigia repens
Hygrophila difformis (Wisteria)
Lobelia cardinalis
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Microsword)
Aponogeton ulvaceous
Aponogeton crispus
Cabomba furcata

*** Fauna ***

6 cardinal tetras
6 black skirt tetras
6 pristellas
6 peppered coydoras
5 ottos
1 clown plec
1 powder blue gourami
ghost shrimp
amano shrimp
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Hmm... so you started with just 1 rhizome with 3 leaves of java fern and it grew out to that much?

How long did it take?
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Since last summer. I started them in a 20g and they got me started in this whole plant business. When they start growing adventitious plantlets (I think that's what they are called) there's no stopping them. I'm about to get another round of them from what's currently growing, so basically I'm doubling the mass each time. You just gotta love those ferns.
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I usually make no suggestions because I cant even do my tank the way I like but if you are looking for input...
I really like the right half of the tank, if a lotus is on your wish list I would probably gut out the entire left side , leaving the crypt stand that is there towards the center. Lotus plants take up a lot of room and if thats what you want then I would start redesigning the left to accent the lotus.
Leave your lilaeopsis forground beginnings and perhaps the Apono's towering over the rear. I think its the tall stem patch throwing off your look. Removing that patch will give a nice slope to the tank I think.
I have a hard time deciding what goes and what stays in my tanks, you will probably find the same. LOL
The right side is very nice though...with a little more growth it will be

Great job...look forward to seeing more photos in the future.
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