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Second attempt at a planted tank. update: minor rescaping

---------------------Begin Update 03/29/2008---------------




The hair grass grew pretty well but the red plants on the right front didn't. I think the Ludwigia grew too thick over it. I brutalized that side of it to allow more light through, hope that helps.

I also have some algae growing on the grass, not sure how to get rid of it.

---------------------End Update 03/29/2008---------------


Here it is. The first one was an algae farm, this one turned out better than I anticipated. Hoping the dwarf hairgrass covers the whole bottom in time.

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After rescaping:




And a picture of my first planted tank:


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Is there anything I can do to help the hair grass spread as a carpet? I am dosing fertz and have DIY CO2. About 90 watts total over 29g.
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What you can do to encourage your dwarf hairgrass to spread is to split the big clumps up. The smaller plugs should have about like 3-4 sprigs of grass and then plant them in a checkerboard style.


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nice tank!

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Looks beautiful. I love all the color! My tank is just green, green, green.

What is the plant on the right side- the larger leafed one?
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What you can do to encourage your dwarf hairgrass to spread is to split the big clumps up. The smaller plugs should have about like 3-4 sprigs of grass and then plant them in a checkerboard style.
Thanks, I'll try that.
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Thanks for the compliments! I don't know the names of the plants, I'm too lazy to note it down . The hair grass and both the pinkish plants on the right side were planted about 10 days ago, and I see new leaves budding almost every day.

Hopefully, in a month or two they will look even better.

One other thing I found is that not using flash on my camera captures the colours more accurately.
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One other thing I found is that not using flash on my camera captures the colours more accurately.
not suprising, flash increases the focus in some cameras, but it will often alter the coloration. i think it is because many cameras are capable of capturing wavelenghts of light we cant see and convert them into what we can see (ive seen the light off the LED on a remote control when veiwing it through a camera). the flash is white so it contains many spectrums of light, possibly including those we cant see. i remeber my mom taking a picture of a black butterfly, it looked light blue in the picture.

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Also, is there a trick to planting dwarf hairgrass and similar delicate plants? When I try to plant really small clumps, it just floats straight up.
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Also, is there a trick to planting dwarf hairgrass and similar delicate plants? When I try to plant really small clumps, it just floats straight up.
Are you using your fingers? If you are, then find some tweezers and use those instead.


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Are you using your fingers? If you are, then find some tweezers and use those instead.
Yup, I was using my fingers, thanks for the tip!
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Did some minor rescaping: moved javafern from back to front, split hairgrass into smaller clumps, moved red ludwigia futher back.

The photos were taken during the day so they look yellowish.

Also added a pic of my first planted tank :-)
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you need some driftwood in front of the ludwiga. otherwise it looks nice.

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Georgeous! What's that purplish plant on the right midground?
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Georgeous! What's that purplish plant on the right midground?

that is what I was just about to post. Let me know when you propigate so I can pick some up from you

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