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Thanks' 37 gallon

After a year of hating the tank, I finally like it. I removed a massive 3 foot, 45 leaved rubin sword yesterday, which is why the right side is so empty. I'm going to plant that with glosso. I also trimmed about 40 java fern leaves yesterday.

Fish:
5 Baby Angels
3 Rams
12 cardinals
8 rummynoses
Lots of Ottos

Plants:
Crypt Balanasae
Crypt Lucens
Java Fern (normal and narrowleaf, it got mixed in one time)
Lace Java Fern
Anubias nana
Dwarf Hairgrass

The camera takes crappy pics, so just imagine every plant looking as healthy as it gets. Also, excuse the floating java ferns; I havn't found a place to put them.

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A myspacer huh? I used to have an account there for my music. It became to much of a meat market though.

Nice tank though.

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Nice tank, should let the dwarf haigrass grow all around the empty spots of the tank, that would be a really sweet layout!
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you mean hairgrass instead of glosso for the right side?

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you mean hairgrass instead of glosso for the right side?
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i think it would grow too tall and kind of choke the look of the anubias nana. The pic doesn't give the best perspective to show you what I mean. I think glosso would look the best because it has the same basic leaf shape as the nana, and that way the left and the right will flow into eachother nicely. I will probably end up changing my mind though

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What ever floats your boat, dwarf hairgrass and hairgrass. There are two types of dwarf hairgrass, one that stays between 4-6" and one that stays 2-4" like parvula. Hairgrass is what you see in scolley's tank, its at least 12" or taller in height.
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i meant dwarf hairgrass of course (eleocharis parvula).

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Great job on the 37G.

The dimensions on the 37Gs are pretty odd. You did a wonderful job aquascaping.

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Yeah parvula would be fine, but again what floats your boat =)

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I agree, the dimensions are odd on a 37gal, but you have done a great job, the layout and arrangement of plants are nice.
Get that right side in order and you will be a 37gal master
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That is a very nice layout for that tank.

I have a 29G tall at work with similar proportions. You've just given me some great ideas for that tank.

Don't worry, I wont be posting any pictures of that one. Thats just something for me to look at when I'm cooped up in my office.

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Thanks everybody! The dimensions on the 37 gallon are odd. It's an eclipse 37 gallon tank. The dimentsions are 30" by 12" by 18" tall; it has the footprint of a 29 gallon, it's just taller. However, I put those numbers into a gallon calculator, and that is the equivalent of a 32 or a 35 gallon tank... whatever. I guess marineland messed up somewhere. I have always regarded it as a 35 gallon tank (for dosing ferts and so on).

I'm going to a fish store on monday, I'm gonna pick up 10 more cardinals there, and hopefull some glosso. Thanks for all the kind words

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I like what you've done, but I think if everything was shifted more to the left, you could actually get away with leaving the right side empty...
Some bad editing to show you what I mean...
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I've tried that before, and i didn't like it too much. I like it right now, because the anubias nana starts on the left and ends on the right, so it is almost perfecly centered. I also like the lower (far left) java fern clump when it grows bushier (I just trimmed it yesterday), because then it juts out to the right more. I wanted this tank to have the plants more in the middle, and the edges to be open. Some time ago I had watersprite filling the space to the left, and it was just too crowded. Thanks for the input though! And the editing was not so bad

I can't wait for the crypt balanasae to grow out.

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