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so i rescaped my 65L




how long will the wood leech the tannins? i have never had this happen to me.

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My tank was tea colored for a while maybe 6 months or so but I like the color, it makes it look more natural. The tank looks nice, what are you using for substrate?

BTW, The color does show in the photo.


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I had a much larger piece of wood than yours, it leeched for less than 6 months, but I did soak it in the tub for like a month before it went into the tank. I'm also wondering what your substrate is? Looks great.
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Purigen will clear those tannins right up!

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thanks im not to worried about tannins i just dont wont them to get worse.
im using aquabasis with river sand


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thanks for the ambulia [email protected] ill have to return the favour.


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seriously?
not even any critisism?


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Looks Good, Any Chance of a straight on FTS?

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People never comment on my journal either. So this is a 17 gallon tank? It looks much much smaller than that. I would take out any of the sword like plant thats growing in the substrate around your driftwood and whatever those grass like clumps are near your filter, it looks messy. A thick short carpet of something like HC would look very nice and make the tank look bigger instead of all the vertical plant height you have going. Is the moss screen staying there or are you going to put is against a wall?
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People never comment on my journal either. So this is a 17 gallon tank? It looks much much smaller than that. I would take out any of the sword like plant thats growing in the substrate around your driftwood and whatever those grass like clumps are near your filter, it looks messy. A thick short carpet of something like HC would look very nice and make the tank look bigger instead of all the vertical plant height you have going. Is the moss screen staying there or are you going to put is against a wall?
mmm i see what you mean, my only problem is my lighting isnt high enough to creat something that grows short and dense, that grass like plamt is dwarf sag and should tidy up soon as it was poor quality when i put it in, the moss is an effort to get a carpet going and is staying there.


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I really love the mixture of diffent greens! A red plant like a rotala rontundifolia would look sweet placed in there just behind the java fern and a little in front Vals but not blocking them!

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I really love the mixture of diffent greens! A red plant like a rotala rontundifolia would look sweet placed in there just behind the java fern and a little in front Vals but not blocking them!
thanks for the idea! ill look into it


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YES! triangular compositions for the win! love the tank man. Did you trim down that ambulia? it was pretty tall compared to everything else IMO and would look nice trimmed down to match the triangular shape of the composition.

Im excited to see that moss grow through the netting as that will add a very nice texture to the front of the tank. Once again great job =)


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