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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2007, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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So today I got new substrate and replaced it. The old gravel that was in the tank didn't grow plants well. Here's the Spec's:

Size:20"L 18"W 30"T
PH:7.2
Temp:80-82
Co2:diy Yeast 2 2.4 Liter bottles
Lighting:coral life quad flourescent 96 watts (total) which brings me to 2 wpg 8 hours a day
Substrate: 70% course sand 30% shultz aquatic plant soil
Plants: I plan to Have a pygmy sword foreground with lots of very large amazon swords for everywhere else.

Heres a pic with just the new substrate:



Don't worry the tank is cycled it's been running almost a year I just decided to go planted with it. Also the water is a little cloudy from the new substrate.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2007, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Update already! Heres the newest pic of the amazon swords I picked up today. I got 4 Swords 2-13" 2-16"



I will keep updating on growth and any new plants that are added.

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Heres an update, Thanks to a member on here who sold me a huge amount of E. Tennellus. Heres some pics of some of it planted. Im hoping to get a full carpet of it.

Fish: 2 angel fish
2 German blue rams
any suggestions for new fish?
Plants: Amazon swords
Pygmy sword (E. Tennellus)
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Looking good.

A suggestion would be to move the driftwood forward a little and try and angle it slightly. Then I'd plant one or two of the swords behind it. It would give the tank a sense of more depth.

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I re-did the scape and put all the swords towards the back as the background plant and replanted the E. Tennelus All at the front.Pics will come tonight.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for me to attach to my driftwood?
How does this look?


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Looks really good, if I were you I would try not touching anything and let it fill in.

The swords look like they are still emmersed grow, once they put out new leaves and the E. Tennelus fills in the tank will look stellar.
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How is your tank looking now? Update please with pictures.

Whats this green fuzzy stuff thats growing in my tank.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well the swords are turning from emerged to submerged. looks bad plus have brown and hair algae. any tips to help get rid of it?
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