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My 50 gal

Just thought I'd post a pic of my 50 gal from about a little over a week ago. BTW, Rebecca, the Elatine came from the front right.



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I would move the thermometer a bit to the left to try and achieve the golden ratio. As is, it is shifting the weight of the composition to an off-balance fulcrum.




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Nice tank! I really like the dense foreground.

The only thing that bothers me are the naked driftwood, maybe a little more coverage with moss or plants wilil help cover them up and give the tank a more natural feel. IMO
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Good point BC, but there's a couple of sae's in there. Last time I tried to grow moss with sae's it became their salad bar! I might move them to another tank, though.

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I kinda like the bare wood standing straight up, it gives me the sense of stumps and a flooded forest or something. i would leave it and even get more, but then i always stuff more in untill it looks terrible.


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Lookin good! What kind of light do you have?
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It looks lovely.. what is that leafy foreground plant... I desire it
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That looks like a patch of S. valerandi to me...the "leafy stuff". Now I have a plant question... whats the thin leafed dark plant behind the triandra on the right... I love it !
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Plants: foreground left: H. micranthemoides, A. nana behind it, C. helferi in left rear. Mid section: L. cardinalis, H. palustris (behind middle piece of wood), B. japonica in front of wood.
Foreground right: E. triandra, behind that is Blyxa aubertii, behind Blyxa is R. indica. Some A. reinickii to the left of Rotala, and the Crypts are wendtiis.
Lighting is via an AH 96W and another 30W strip. Originally I only had the 96, and then added the 30W to eliminate some dark spots near the top.
I have since added some L. aromatica to it in center behind the Lobelia, but am not sure it will stay there yet.

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Bert,
How much maintenance has the Elatine needed to keep in check? I was offere some at a plant swap last month, but passed when I was told that is grew faster and thicker than Glosso.

Anyway, your plants are looking great. Oh, and I finally was able to split the B. aubertii you gave me last year. After I trimmed the 'trunk' I wasn't able to keep it bedded. So yesterday I took a good look at it an saw that it was indeed splitting so now I have two .

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Bill,

The Elatine hasn't given me any trouble. It grows fairly fast, but I just keep it trimmed to keep it in its place, so to speak, nice light green color. I pulled up entire clump of Elatine last week, re-sprigged it. I did the same with the Hemianthus today. It came up like sod, really cool.

Glad to hear the aubertii's still doing well for you.

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