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Preston4479's 55g Manzanita layout

I just wanted to post some pics of my 55g manzanita/yamaya stone layout. It has started growing and filling in nicely and I am very happy with it. All the credit for the pics goes to the 'Eriocaulon Junkie'. I know the layout would probably look a little better if I didn't have so many different species in the tank but collectoritis got the better of me.
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I didn't even have to read that thread to suspect you got those erios from him!! Is that flame moss on the wood? Even with all of those species, the tank still looks great!! WTG!!!

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Whoa! That's a keeper!!!!!!!!!!
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Quite lovely. I'm not generally fond of tanks so heavily centered, but what you have going is nice. Do you have tall background plants planned? It would help camoflage the pipes, and would add a lush feeling, IMO. Good work!
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I didn't even have to read that thread to suspect you got those erios from him!! Is that flame moss on the wood? Even with all of those species, the tank still looks great!! WTG!!!
Thanks for the compliment! Actually 2 erio's are from him and the other 3 are from WfxXx. The moss is actually java moss.

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Quite lovely. I'm not generally fond of tanks so heavily centered, but what you have going is nice. Do you have tall background plants planned? It would help camoflage the pipes, and would add a lush feeling, IMO. Good work!
Actually most of whats planted along the back are stem plants. Just gotta wait for them to grow in. Thanks for the compliment!

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Whoa! That's a keeper!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Ed! Its taken alot of work to finally get to this point.

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This is wonderful. It's art.

Is that filamentous stem plant carnivorous? I can't figure out what it is.
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This is wonderful. It's art.
Thank you very much! Credit goes to 'badcopnofishtank' for the great mazanita.

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Is that filamentous stem plant carnivorous? I can't figure out what it is.
Yup it sure is. Utricularia Foliosa. Here it is for sale.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...-availabe.html

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That looks awesome!

One question, what is that thing on the glass infront of the erio in the last picture? It looks like a bug.
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That looks awesome!

One question, what is that thing on the glass infront of the erio in the last picture? It looks like a bug.
Thanks alot! That's an amano shrimp in the front.

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Oh! i see it now haha, its a front view pic.
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Thanks Ed! Its taken alot of work to finally get to this point.

You're welcome! I just love it when I scroll down through a thread and discover a beauty!!!

Thanks for sharing!
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wow! very nice!
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Wow! This is the kind of tank that makes me wish I could go scuba diving in it!
It's beautiful!
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