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Updates on Geophagus tank (no more geos)

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There have been some major changes since that last thread. I've since gave up the geophagus altifrons because I couldn't stand the digging anymore. It was a daily task to re-plant half my tank, not to mention the plants don't like being moved around like that much! My 2 pair of kribs have been doing well, both pairs have laid eggs a few times, but none have hatched. I think the femmales are eating the eggs as they're both still pretty young.





The plants are all doing very well, but I'm still a little too heavy on swords. I the next few weeks I'll be cutting down the number of sword plants on the right side of the tank and replacing them with stem plants. I also would like to find a carpeting plant that will work in the center of the tank - I tried glosso but didn't have enough light - any suggestions for another plant that might work?

As you can see I also swapped out the huge cypress stump for some more subtle pieces of driftwood - I like the new look much better. It's nice to keep a photo record of the tank so you can see some progress!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2006, 09:27 PM
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If you like the look of glosso and have the patients, I'd try marsilea. It's a beautiful dark-green carpetting plant that is very undemanding of light or substrate. It's only real demand is . . . well, patients . . . it grows super slow . . .
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i really like that. looks like you have tree trucks in the water. likle a flooded forest. did you attach them to any sort of rock under the substarte? ive wanted to do something like that for a long time but never knew how itd look. but i REALLY like that.

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The driftwood is actually smallish tree stumps I pulled out of a lake in Minnesota. They are not anchored to anything under the substrate, but the base of each is half burried in the sand. I think it's a fun underwater forest look (and they were free!).
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good deal. i may just have to do that sometime soon if it gets warm enough to go out in the woods...bah its always warm enough. haha

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What did you do with that other cypris stump? (LOL, I'm interested if you want to sell it ). Looks great!

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