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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-12-2007, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just getting started and need more plants. Anyone has suggestions let me know I'll take considerations. I'm planning to add some small anubius to the left side, cyperus H. to the left and right corners.




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I like the sand and rock look. Only thing i can suggest is to bring the drift wood on the right a little bit forward. Seems invisible behind the plants and add moss to the drift wood. Anubias will work also.

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I 2nd Marimoball's driftwood comment, it would look great in front of plants on the right. I think Anubis Nana along the rocks would look good as well.
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Uhmmmm can't do that since there is a slate under the wood to keep it from floating. I know I shouldn't have use it and just tried to water log it but it's too late now. Also I should have gotten an ADG rimless tank even with the cost. The top rim is annoying me lately and my setup would have look great with the ADG.

I was thinking of adding more wood, maybe manzanita wood but making it water log sucks. What I really want is Bolbitis, but I failed pretty bad last time.
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I like the concept. couple of things you may or may not know....

- don't worry about not going with an ADA tank (that can be bought from ADG). If your scape is good enough, those ugly black trims won't matter (see https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...k-warning.html)
- careful with the sand and aquasoil (?) mixing.
- good luck with keeping the sand clean (diatoms, bga, gsa, even bba are easily seen with those)
- driftwood from manzanita takes about a week or so to get waterlogged, but will discolor your water like crazy. Make sure you boil it if you get some. Get Purigen or carbon as insurance in case you see water discoloration.
- that wisteria will take over your tank, and the longer it is there the better its rooting will be -- will give you a good dust clouding when you decide to take it out.
- the tank needs a top up. Get the water line high enough to be hidden by the black trim, I promise you it will look better.
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Here's a quick update, took out the drift wood w/ slate on the right side...it's just floating now look for a new home but I've been lazy. Added a few more plants but basically only the wisteria is growing which it should. Now I gotta start to learn how to dose properly. Man it just don't look as nice as the good ones you see on the net...

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What sort of rocks did you use? Slate?
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Rocks are called Basalt, you can find them at most places that sells stones for landscaping.

As for the slate, I took out the driftwood that was attach to a slate of rock. I hated it because if you plant near the drift wood the slate under it makes the level of substrate too shallow. I had this drift wood for over a year and I thought it would since by now but nope, it's just floating. I'm too lazy to take it out so it's there for now and I actually don't mind it.
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I can't really tell if thats an Anubias or some Crypt, but that plant in the middle, closest to the viewer, if it is an anubias shouldn't have its rhizome burried. Not sure if it is, and you probs already know that.
It looks really good too. I do agree though that the water line should be up behind the black trim. It is a very clean looking tank.


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It is attached to a small rock but not visible on the pic. This is my first real planted tank that I really scaped.
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i really like the look of your tank, clean and just makes me relaxed looking at it. now for some more neons!!


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I think the growth is looking pretty good, wisteria never hurts the eyes while learning to dose and grow other species, but the other plants don't look so bad from here either. I like the open sand bed and rock layout, the anubias really kicked it up a notch.


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i really like the look of your tank, clean and just makes me relaxed looking at it. now for some more neons!!
LOL I had over 20 cardinals but they all died and I haven't been able to figure it out. I actually got a thread in the fish section "larger cardinals dying". I guess the disease spread to the whole batch while all the others species are fine. I believe it might be that disease dubbed the "neon tetra disease". I'm going to try Harlequins next.
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cool tank... I got 8 harlequin hengeli a few weeks ago. THey're pretty cool. They seriously shoal.. Better than tetras.

And expect the red rainbow to grow 3 times that size (if you treat them right )


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looks good, I like the contrast of the rocks on the bright sand.
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