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my 75gal semi planted tank

i'm slowing adding plants to my 75gal tank.

initially, java moss and windelov.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2005, 02:20 PM
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I really like the driftwood pieces you have! Those rocks and driftwood should look especially nice once that moss fills out a bit!
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Looks good, get your self a background! :p
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Few plants + in front of window = algae owns you.

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Nice start!

I would definitely get a background though. I like black backgrounds which I paint on the back with acrylic paint. Or you can also find black paper...

A background would also help with any direct sunlight hitting the tank through the window.

Strongly recommend speeding up the introduction of more plants if you have access to more...
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thanx everybody for the warm comments.

currently i'm getting help from the sunlight since i dont have sufficient lighting, i only have 2x 40watts bulb installed.

additional plants are based on what the java mosses behave, if successful then i'll definitely add more. but for now limiting my choices to low light plants. like dwarf vallis, corck screw, java fern, anubias.

am also considering ocelot and some hairgrass, if i come successfull.
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dude I think your tank looks awsome the way it is ..I do not like backgrounds....all you really need to a larger plant as your center piece..keep up the great work!
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thanx. its really rewarding once people like your works.

i still don't consider putting a background, but a background plants will do. echidorus would make a good center piece, don't you think so?
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here's my update on plants. the windel0v turns brown, don't know why. but i place it near the window area to get good sunlight.

i also installed a SERA CO2 diffuser, i put 1tablet everyday.







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Be careful with the tank by a window (algae lurks near by.)
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ur tank might turn all green one day...since its near a window...
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i hope not. as i stated at top, i used the sunlight to help my 2x 40watts lighting.
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wholeview


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centerview


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corkscrew plants


wendetii plants


tenellus plants



comments/suggestions welcome... thanx
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