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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I lost my 58gal's contents due to Rita last year. It was killing me looking at an empty tank. So I decided to set her back up.

I just replanted two days ago. All the plants are new. The substrate is flourite.

Some of the plants came from AB and some from aquariumplant.

The plants so far are:

glosso
ludwigia ovalis
alternanthera reineckii
blyxa japonica
hygrophilia polysperma(alot of it for initial setup)
anubias nana
anubias coffeefolia
java fern
java moss(its was pretty brown when it arrived)

On the left side I want to have the red temple grow to the surface. On the right I am not sure yet but I have some aromatica, ludwigia inclinata(orange, and green) versions on the way.

I hope the moss comes back to life for me and fills out the wood.
I will remove the string and bury the slate holding the anubias down a little
later.

Most of the hygro will probably be removed once the others take off
and I can find a suitable replacement.











The equipment should be hidden once everything fills.

That's all for now.
Any comments welcome.
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Sorry to hear about the Rita setback. This new setup is off to a FANTASTIC start. Those moss logs are going to be amazing.
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Hey its really great that you decided on a comeback ! Rita knocked you down but you are getting back up...kudo's !

Back to the tank...great looking anubia's ! I can see where you are going with the tank but Im not too sure about the wood placement. It looks a bit "planned" if ya know what I mean. When the moss grows in those will be nice pieces , you may get more from them if you crossed the two pieces against each other down low and make it look like one giant stump.
Those anubias would create a beautiful base along with those ferns if they were all tied in together in one area. It might give you some more acreage to play with in the future as well.

I cant get over those anubia's, they are beautiful !
Please dont take a chance and remove that hygro to early, even if you dont like it. The tank is brand new again and needs to settle in so that hygro is your best friend right now... LOL
Besides...I think the hygro looks great and accents the moss and the anubias nicely !

I love the plant selection you got...this tank is gonna be a beauty !
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Sorry to hear about the Rita setback. This new setup is off to a FANTASTIC start. Those moss logs are going to be amazing.
Thanks for the comments, I hope the wood looks like what I pictured.

Thanks Vitarte

Buck, I appreciate your suggestions. The wood was setup from one central spot in the first tank and I just wanted to try something alittle different. Two halves. One thing about anubias and ferns is they are easily relocated. If I dont like the way it is going once it starts to take shape, I will change it around you can count on that.

Just to understand what your imagining, you mean to combine the wood together and have a center piece with that or to put the combined pieces to one side or the other?

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By the way the anubias and ferns are from aquariumplant.com. Thats the second time I have ordered from them and their anubia stock was perfect both times
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The tank looks beautiful Chris, but however I do miss that dwarf hairgrass lawn that you had going a while back.

Are you going to try it again? or stick with the glosso? the moss will definately come back, it doesn't look too bad.
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Hey John, thanks, I had good results with glosso before aswell as hairgrass. I am just experimenting right now. Having grown both glosso and hairgrass. I think glosso is more high maintance, but looks beautiful when full grown. Hair aint too shabby either.

Just going for a different look that all.
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Your tank looks really nice.
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Hey John, thanks, I had good results with glosso before aswell as hairgrass. I am just experimenting right now. Having grown both glosso and hairgrass. I think glosso is more high maintance, but looks beautiful when full grown. Hair aint too shabby either.

Just going for a different look that all.
I am also experiementing, glosso, hc, and dwarf hairgrass.
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I had a little fun with photoshop to show you "kinda" what I meant...LOL
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Ha Ha, Thats pretty good man. I appreciate your critique. I think I will let it grow in a bit more. I will keep that in mind though.
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heh...never played with photoshop eh chris ? It can be fun...

Sometimes its easier then tearing a tank apart to see how it will look. You can add different plants to different areas to see the general effect. Works especially well with red plants and hardscape to feel it out.
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Not really, but now it makes me wonder what is real or not.
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Any updated pictures Chris?
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