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Planted nano. what do you think?

Bear in mind that i'm getting more plants (anubias, java ferns, lillies, etc) and that what's in there now was just planted today, what do you think?

background: ludwigia repens, ludwigia sp. cuba, and a mystery plant (wooo...)

middle: sagittaria subulata, hydrocodyle

foregroud: Elatine tiandra

Anubias nana var. petite will go on the big rock when my package arrives from malaysia. Where should I put the Java "windelov" fern and the regular anubias nana? I want to take weeping moss and let it grow on the tops of all the rocks. Think snow-capped mountain peaks. Where should I put the banana lillies?

in about 2 weeks the background plants will grow tall agian. I got them today and cut tops off to encourage lateral, bushy growth.

I'm dosing potassium nitrate, magnesium sulfate, phosphate, and potassium. Also dosing Flourish (traces) and nutrafin chelated Iron. I'm injecting carbon dioxide. You should see the co2 ladder in the back :-)

What do you think? I'm very proud of it (It looks bad... but the plants aren't rooted yet). It's my first time with aquatic plants.









the inhabitants are 10 cherry shrimp (hope the breed soon!) and 5 neons.
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Those rocks are blending right in, where did you get those?
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They look like lacerocks, I have a couple in my 46 bow.

Nice nano, Cant wait for things to grow in!

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I got the rocks from a lake in N. ga. I've gotten so many compliments on them, too!

I'm using ghetto ferts! I dose weekly and then do a 50% water change. 1/32 tsp. grants stump remover for nitrate, 2 drops Fleet enema for phosphate, 1 ml. flourish, 5 ml. chelated iron, 1/4 tsp. no-salt for potassium, 1/2 tsp. epsoms salt for magnesium. That was BEFORE I added all these plants (and i'm still not done with the plants) so those numbers will probably change, or i'll just dose those same amounts twice a week instead of once.

any tips on my fertilizer regime? am I over-doing it on the no-salt and epsoms?
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Looks pretty cool...can't wait to see it in a month or 2. I'm considering
a nano myself.
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Nice, specially the rock, they are awesome !

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Thanks guys! do you think i'm dosing too much ferts?
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Just secured the riccia and the weeping moss. It looks like crap in there with those rubberbands all over the place. How long until the rhizoids on the moss take hold?

I'll post pics when the water clears.
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A liverwort I found. maybe it'll grow.

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you need a tripod..
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Yeah, I know.

But you guys get the idea.
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it is nioce thoguh I lvoe how well the rocks blend with the sub.
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I like the rocks and the layout. With your plant selection you'll want your CO2 blasting as high as you can get it.

How big is your tank? It's hard to gauge how much you are dosing without that. One thing I'd suggest is that the phosphate levels will get pretty high in a nano dosing fleet's, You may want to make a dilution and dose that instead of straight fleet's - then again it would help to know size of a tank you have.
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