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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Almost Happy with my Aquarium (large images)

After dreaming about setting up a large planted display tank for many years, I finally took the plunge back in March 2005. There have been many trials and tribulations that I have successfully endured, thanks in large part to the great advice on this site. After an hour of tank maintenence today I sat there staring at my tank and I thought to myself.oO "This is starting to look pretty good". I told my wife that I was getting happy with my tank, and she said that she thought she would never hear me say those words.

Well, this has prompted me to finally post a few pictures of the tank. It is certainly no masterpiece, and pales in comparison to many member's tanks, but here it is. Also, any advice on aquascaping or additional plants to add are very much appreciated.

The Rotala just got a big haircut today...should grow in again soon.

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That foreground is great! Gotta love those post-water change pearling!! Did the rotala fill the background behind the wood?

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Nice foreground, what plant is that? Interested in some if you have some for sale.
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I love the post water-change's mesmerizing.

Yes, I cut down a bucket full of rotala to weed out the leggy portions. I have found that if I cut it down close and then trim out the middle section, that the top grows back in fuller. It grows about 6 inches a week.

The foreground it chain sword. I love this plant. It is coming out my ears now. I'd be happy to trade it.

This is how it started. (notice the three little chain swords in front of the driftwood held down with scraps pieces of granite)
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