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New pics of my 210

Just added new plants. A couple have came out during the evening, so I will replant later (don't feel like taking a bath yet LOL). Currently getting over BBA issue, but excel and my fish are eating the heck out of it now I have a bunch of Jungle Vals and Dark Red Jungle Vals which are small (and of course the tank dwarfs) for background, just waiting to start growing in.


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If you look closely, you can see the tail of my gold nugget pleco in the wood.





One of the larger anubias flowering (have about 5 flowers in the tank currently)






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Really nice tank. It reminds me of my 55G when I first set it up (lot of anubias). I am sure it will look extra sweet when it grows in.

I also really like the fish you have picked.


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A lot of abubais. have you thought about a ground cover? What is your perspective for the plant plans? Can we have more information? like what is you lighting? are you dosing ferts? co2? Just a bit of information so we can help you some more.

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No ground cover plans. Want to keep some substrate exposed, my loaches are playing in it.

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Ferts will happen, just not sure which to buy yet. Or when/how much to dose.

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that looks great mike.. I really like your rainbows too!

I might have some corkscrew vals that would look good in there.. maybe a red tiger lotus too. my corkscrew vals are already putting out runners. let me know

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www.RexGrigg.com is a good place to read up on ferts and dosing. Or check out the sticky at the top of the water parameters forum for some dosing guidelines, or check out Chuck Gadd's calculator http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_p...osage_calc.htm.

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Tank looks great but im surprised no one has stated this so far, that your anubias are not supposed to be planted in the substrate. If covered in substrate it will eventually rot and die completely. Anubias are like java ferns, do best when tied to something.


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The anubias rhizomes are barely covered, and I will expose them once the roots grab hold. I personally have never had any issue with them being buried like this for close to 3 years (old tank).

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Tank looks great but im surprised no one has stated this so far, that your anubias are not supposed to be planted in the substrate. If covered in substrate it will eventually rot and die completely. Anubias are like java ferns, do best when tied to something.
this statement isn't true... they will die if you cover up the rhizome.. but will grow just fine in the substrate. yes the do grow better tied to driftwood.. but can be successfully grown in substrate. my father did it for 20 yrs.. and I have never had any tied to driftwood and they grew fine. I have petite and they are planted in substrate growing fine too.

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I've got some java fern growing on soilmaster in a ten gallon tank because it grew there. It shows no sign of a problem. I've also seen bobitus and anubias that would over fill a 10-gallon tank that's grown on substrate. I tend to beleive that the attachment thing to wood and rock may have more to do with art than growing the plant. These are bog plants. I can't imagine they wouldn't ever grow in soil in the wild.

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this statement isn't true... they will die if you cover up the rhizome.. but will grow just fine in the substrate. yes the do grow better tied to driftwood.. but can be successfully grown in substrate. my father did it for 20 yrs.. and I have never had any tied to driftwood and they grew fine. I have petite and they are planted in substrate growing fine too.
i would think that the statement "they grow better on driftwood" is mostly true because they are closer to the light, but i always thought that anubias could absorb nutrients with their roots...

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but i always thought that anubias could absorb nutrients with their roots...
I have an anubias on my driftwood, and its roots have left and gone done towards the substrate.


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