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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Eustralis stellata Aquascape

Hi,

Just want to know if anyone has any comments/suggestion for this setup.

Thanks.

Plants:
E. Stellata
L. Glandulosa
E. Tenellus
D. Diandra
L. Palustris
Baby Tears.

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Wow, your plants look so fine and healthy. Just a thought here. What if you put a small piece of off white? weathered drift wood on the far right of the E. Stellata ( might have to take a few plants out) between it and the Pearl weed. The gladulosa looks terrific. bob





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Plants look nice and lush! I'm not a real 'scaper myself (yet), but the "mound" of stellatus in the middle almost seems a bit overpowering to my eye. I might migrate more of the stellatus into the left hand corner, move the diadre or palustris towards the center, leaving the Hemianthus micranthmoides (actually, I'd say it's pearlweed (?)...and babytears is still my leading candidate for most misused common name ) on the right creating more of a triangular layout.

But, you can't beat the healthy look!
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Simply Breath Taking! The Eusteralis stellata looks so great, makes me want to try my hand at that plant! Actually all your plants look great. Lemme just buy your tank hehe! The layout looks great too. Simply the perfect combo of plants and placement. Great Job!

BTW that's a boat load of bubbles in your ladder, must be pressurized!

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Thanks everyone. You've been too kind.

Take it from me, it's not been easy. There were a lot of deficiencies in this tank. I thought the Stellata was going to be a big problem for me since I've read and heard that it's a very difficult plant to maintain.

That's all crap. As long as you've got good lighting, co2 and a balance of ferts, you're good to go with this baby. You should've seen her when I first got her. She was healthy, but was grown emersed, so the leaves were very different and green. I couldn't even fill the space she was in. Then WHAM! It changed to this beautiful plant in less than 3 weeks. Hell, as you can see, it's overtaking the tank.

Anyone who wants to try her should. In person, this plant will impress anyone.

Yes, I've had pressurized since October, and what a difference!

Now, I'll try your suggestions when I do a water change this week and see if it looks better.

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P.S. I bought these plants from Lowcaster in Aquabid. Really nice guy.
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