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55 gallon planted tank (february photo)



plants:
echinodorus tenellus
glossostigma
green hygro
wisteria
amazon sword
anubias nana
ambulia
limnophila aromatica
alternanthera
rotala rotundifolia

fish:
tiger barbs
lemon tetras
head & tail light tetras
serpae tetras
rummynose tetras
purple emperor tetras
neon tetras
panda cories
peppered cories
common pleco
siamese algae eater
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 12:12 PM
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Looks great! Nice and full, like a jungle.

Next time you snap a photo, try turning down the exposure by 0.5 or 1.0, it should keep the pic from washing out like that
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vary beautiful tank wow love how everything is so tighly groped.
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Looks great! Nice and full, like a jungle.

Next time you snap a photo, try turning down the exposure by 0.5 or 1.0, it should keep the pic from washing out like that
unfortunately, my digital camera is fully automatic. time for a new one I guess.
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Wow- its beautiful, how long have you had those swords? I have some that I have had for about 8-9 months that look like the same species you have, and the crowns are that big, but mine grow shorter, any idea how you got those so big and long.
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Wow- its beautiful, how long have you had those swords? I have some that I have had for about 8-9 months that look like the same species you have, and the crowns are that big, but mine grow shorter, any idea how you got those so big and long.
the swords are as old as the tank, maybe 5-6 months. my swords just recently started climbing that high after my lighting/nutrients/co2 were finally balanced out. its kind of sad that I have to trim the whole leaf off once it starts poking out of the water. I have 2wpg via AHsupply lights, fertilize using the estimative index method, and have pressurized co2.
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Very nice! Can we get a straight on shot? Looks like ya got things down pretty good with the ferts.

I am runnin the same setup pretty much, I just have alot more variety of plants, Which means I will have ta toss out alot more than you will in the end..
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what are the short spikey forground plants? Micro swords? sorry Im still trying to learn all the plant names.. LOL
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You've just given me a great idea. I have micro sword in my 40 (chopped 55) and the fish in there love to torment me by uprooting it every time I re-plant them. So, My 10 gallon has some of it. Now, it will have ALL of it and I will be replacing the micro sword in the 40 with dwarf chain swords. That is what I am seeing in the front there, right? I have a few in my 40 right now that like to annoy me by sending out runners all the time. Please let me know if I was wrong about your sword-like plants in the front. I will be replacing these plants soon.

Thanks for the inspiration!

edit: I was right! Cool deal! Again, thanks!
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what are the short spikey forground plants? Micro swords? sorry Im still trying to learn all the plant names.. LOL
those are echinodorus tenellus. also known as narrow leaf chain sword or pygmy chain sword.
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