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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-01-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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FSM's planted 29

2x24W T5HO lighting
eco-complete substrate covered in regular black sand
dry fertilizer and flourish excel (I'll be making a DIY yeast CO2 generator thing soon)
Penguin 200 and whisper 60 power filters

Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia repens x arcuata
Rotala rotundifolia
Bacopa caroliniana
Java fern
and a few others that I got in a bag of mixed stems.

All but the java ferns are from Atlanta Area Aquarium Association Auction that was a few weeks ago

the only fish so far are two small bristlenose plecos I got at the auction, but hopefully I can find a dwarf pike to add, and probably a school of small tetras of some sort.

Its my first planted tank, by the way.
Can someone please ID the grassy plant midground in between the two pieces of driftwood? And is the short plant in front of it Cabomba?






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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-01-2009, 10:58 PM
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Looks good, very nice wood, but I would lose that rock thing.

Difficult to say what plant that is, I'd say either Micro Sword/Sagittaria, or possibly Cyperus helferi, but the image is too small to id.


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I'm not really sure what the rock is doing in there.
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lots of new growth on the java ferns


do I need to cut these leaves off, or will they eventually improve?
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I don't know about the grassy plant but the stem plant it cobomba, and no those leaves on the java fern will not improve, if you look they are starting to decay.
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I will clip them off then.
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You could leave the java fern leaves alone and see if babies start forming on them. I have had leaves like that spit off babies like crazy. Other times they just rot away....who knows? I like your layout. Everything looks great, except that rock is confusing me.

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thanks. I'd still like to know what the grassy plant is.
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I added DIY CO2 and made a diffuser out of a Rio 600 powerhead and a gravel vacuum attachment.

I also got a few more plants, there is some broad leaf chain sword and a tiny bit of hairgrass

The fish is a Gymnogeophagus sp "paso pache II" and is no longer in the tank.



June 13th
I got some more Ludwigia repens and also a bunch more Hygrophila corymbosa 'angustifolia' (the grassy plant I was asking the ID of earlier)



wow, I just realized how badly the driftwood needs to be cleaned.


Right now there are no fish in the tank
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Plants are pearling, only a little bit though. I think I may add another bottle of yeast solution to increase the CO2, right now it produces about 1 bubble every 3-5 seconds.
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FSM, Looks good!
I'm gonna take a stab and say that your grassy plant looks to me like its
Hygrophilia corymbosa 'angustifolia'


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Sorry FSM I just say your ID...LOL


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Yeah I ended up just asking the guy I got it from. Nice plant, the stuff on the left is the same thing just much bigger.

I think I had too many plants in it when I first started, because a lot of stuff melted/died. The lower leaves weren't getting enough light.
It's slowly filling in again though, and with the CO2 I hope things will start growing a bit faster.
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Hygrophila corymbosa 'angustifolia' rocks! Pretty big for a 29g though (same with L. repens), throws off the scale - try smaller leaved stems like didiplis diandra, ludwigia arcuata, etc.

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