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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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My First planted Tank 30gal Long

Thanks to everyone on the forum for advice. I decided to go low tech.

80lbs of eco complete.
Sand Stone
Mopani Wood

4- 8W T5 bulbs
1- 20W T8
Total of 52 Watts or 1.73 WPG
6' Blue Rope light for Moonlight
HOB 50 Power Filter
Air Stone

2-Wendtii, Red (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
2-Wendtii, Green (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
2-Anubias Nana (Anubias barteri v. ‘Nana’)
2-Anubias Coffeefolia (Anubias barteri v. ‘Coffeefolia’)
10-Vals, Corkscrew (Vallisneria americana)
2-Wendtii, Bronze
1-Sword, Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)
2-Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus)
1-Tiger Lotus, Red (Nymphaea zenkeri)
2-Crypt Lutea (Cryptocoryne lutea)
10-Sag, Dwarf Subulata (Sagittaria subulata)

Here is my Hardscape
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Here is one after planting. The water is a little cloudy.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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A couple of more.

My Crypt garden.

A patch of Anubis

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It has been 4 days and I am suffering some crypt melt on the red and green, but new leaves are forming also. The Lutea is showing a slight melt but the Bronze is perfect.

My anubis and sags are showing signs of growth. Some of the cork screw vals are brown on the end. Should i cut these back to the green?
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Nice start. I have a 30 gallon long too and I've always found it difficult to aquascape well, but it looks like you've done a good job. You've managed to get some good appearance of depth. For the corkscrew vals, I wouldn't cut them back to the green because the whole leaf tends to die if you cut it. In my experience, you can trim jungle vals until there's no tomorrow, but corkscrews don't like it. You could trim back the browned leaves at the base if it's an aethsetic thing.
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