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Tank Pictures - Finally doing better!

So my timeline:
2 months prior to last week --> tank does awful under my watch
leave town last week --> tank flourishes under the wifes watch

must be a conspiracy!!!

Anyway, I started adding some extra Iron to my tank 3x per week and added some Flourish Tabs to my substrate and all seems to be great now! Plants are finally growing well. I added ~25 Amano shrimp and they have been cleaning my algae up off my Java Fern extremely well!

Here are my pictures (I am obviously a Java Fern nut ):










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SWEET tank! sometimes, it's best to keep it simple.

anyways, what's the plan for the upper dry area of hte tank?
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Beautifull tank SPAR, I love it...I've never seen java fern so healthy! Thanks for all your help you have given me towards my tank. I would be lost without you...

Keep the pics commin, I can't waite to see how the top will turn out. Are you going to add any reptiles up there??

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I have a background put together that hangs on the back (you can see the hooks in place in each upper corner in the pics), which is just made out of egg-crate. I think I will just make it plants though. I had originally designed the tank for a turtle to be in it, but changed my mind on that a while back

Now that the aquatic plants are doing better I will put the background up soon. Start getting Ivey to grow on it and hook up some Bromeliads to it.

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WOW...pretty sweet. That last picture almost looks like the JF is out of the water?

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WOW...pretty sweet. That last picture almost looks like the JF is out of the water?

it is out of the water look at the back of the pic at the water line....
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I would skip the ivy and use some creeping fig (ficus pumila) instead. It will also cost you less.

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It gets taken for granted at times, but good, healthy Java ferns are fantastic plants. They are great looking and versatile as well.

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I would skip the ivy and use some creeping fig (ficus pumila) instead. It will also cost you less.
I actually did have creeping fig in there a couple months ago as my background. I let the roots hang in the water and it ended up destroying my tank. I had many fish die, my plants started dieing also, and even with several huge water changes I could get the effects from it to stop.

Here is the link to my problems:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...t=creeping+fig

I am wondering if I made a box filled with Sphagnum moss and put the creeping fig in that if it would grow fine without releasing any toxins into the water. I will check out some terrestrial plant forums maybe. Any idea if they will get soil-equivalent nutrients from it?

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