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"Americana" 30L (Almost There)

Here's a tank I've been working on for awhile now. I just got a bunch of new species, so things need to grow in a bit, especially in the middle-back and front-right. I have hopes that the Hygro. sp. 'Roraima' will fill that area, but that remains to be seen. I may move the Rotala sp. 'Goias' there if the Roraima doesn't start growing. Otherwise, it's starting to look pretty nice (if I do say so myself). I need to get my photography skills in check to do it justice. Anyways, here's a pic.



It's called "Americana" - All new world species, both plants and fish. I'd appreciate any and all feedback, critical or otherwise. Only thing not to say is that it is "too symmetrical," as toying with symmetry is half the point of the layout. A "U Shaped Layout" if you will.
Brief Specs: 30L, XP1, AHS 96w "The Beast", Pressurized CO2, EcoComplete and sand.
Fish: Tetras (and a pair of Bolivian Rams in the near future)
Plants:
Alternanthera reineckii 'rosaefolia'
Bacopa caroliniana
Bacopa sp. 'Pantanal'
Didiplis diandra
Echinodorus tenellus 'micro'
Echinodorus angustifolius
Fissidens fontanus
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Hetanthera zosterfolia
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hygrophila. sp. 'Roraima'
Hygrophila sp. 'Tiger'
Lobelia cardinalis 'Small Form'
Ludwigia arcuata
Ludwigia brevipes
Ludwigia glandulosa
Polygonum sp. 'Sao Paulo'
Potamogeton gayi
Rotala sp. 'Goias'

Jeez, I'd never typed out the whole list before...that's insane!!!

Still looking for: Bacopa australis, Hemigraphis traian, and more of the newer/rarer South American Hygrophila and Rotala sp. in case anyone with those is reading this...

Thanks for looking.
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Hey- I can't wait to see that all grow out!

I see you scored some B. 'pantanal' - good thing, cuz mine's only barely hanging in there... (I think it needs to be closer to the light than my extra deep tank)

I didn't realize that Hemigraphis traian is a New World species- that's a gorgeous plant! I wonder how it would do in low light...

What's that in the back right? Is it a stem?





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I didn't realize that Hemigraphis traian is a New World speciesI wonder how it would do in low light...
It would die. It is one of the more light hungry plants I've had.

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that looks like those dead fish i sent you in that tank.
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that looks like those dead fish i sent you in that tank.
I really don't know what is going on between the two of you and for the most part I really don't care too much about it. I don't think that it is appropriate or good for the forum to keep sending out negative comments. Please use PMs.


That being said, macclellan I like this tank quite a bit and I can't wait to see it grow up.


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That being said, macclellan I like this tank quite a bit and I can't wait to see it grow up.
Thanks! I'll post pics in a few weeks once it grows in (and up)!
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