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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Redid my 46g BF.

I took some of your suggestions and re-did my aquascape. This is still a work in progress. I would like your feedback.

Here is what it looks like now: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/john.p...=/5a4a&.src=ph

Here is what it used to look like:
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/john.p...r=9357&.src=ph

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Gremmy that looks nice either way !! The tank and stand look great in your home. How do you keep the algae down with all the natural light coming in?
Using pressurized co2?
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Gremmy that looks nice either way !! The tank and stand look great in your home. How do you keep the algae down with all the natural light coming in?
Using pressurized co2?
Thanks for the compliment!

Actually, I'm not dosing C02 of any kind. It's a relatively low light-setup (96W, for just about 2 watts per gallon). Those big windows are facing north, so very little direct sunlight falls on the tank.

Because of the low light, I've stuck to undemanding plants (Crypts, Java fern, Java moss, Pygmy chain sword, Anubias, Vals, and Telenthera). Algae hasn't been a problem in over a year except for on the slow growing leaves of the Anubias, and I do have some otto cats and SAEs to help out.

I have recently started dosing with Flourish Excel (a carbon supplement), so I'm hoping that will help. I bought a big 2 liter bottle at Dr. Foster & Smith for 17 bucks, and according to my calculations that should last me a year.

I think I would like to fill in the foreground with more anubias and chain swords, and I'm just not happy with the rightmost background. I'm hoping maybe that Val back there will fill in. Any ideas are welcome.
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i like the way your tank looks how the plants are clustered in the back leaving free the foreground, also a very nice piece of driftwood for the centre
good job
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