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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Winelov!

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I'm fond of Java fern var Windelov myself - the trident tips on the leaves make it much more decorative than the standard variant and just as easy to grow, in my opinion! That can attach to your driftwood the same as the anubias.

Bear in mind that a lot of anubias species get quite big, although they grow slowly so it will take a long time. I just pulled what I am pretty sure was Anubias barteri from my tank yesterday - it was taking up a full half of a 20 long!

You could consider some floating plants as well - I like salvinia and water sprite myself, although the latter gets big as well.
I placed a Winelov in my tank! She looks marvelous!

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Get something besides just Anubias so there will be contrast in form and color.

Good old crypt wendtti brown or red


Maybe some taller crypt undulata along back

Then give some red root floaters a try, Betta be lovín that stuff and easy to keep. Floating plants are extremely good water cleaners, they have access to all light and CO2 they want at water surface, they can really keep the phosphate and nitrate and organics levels in aquarium in check and cut down on your needs for water changes.
The Wendtti Browns and Reds are my wife's favorite! If the wife is happy, DADDY's happy!
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Talking Babies!!!!

One of my Mollies had babies! Call me Grandpa Haggai! I can see three little Mollies swimming in the plants!
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Bet the betta is gonna be happy.

Tank cleaned up nicely and great looking betta.


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Mess to Masterpiece . . .

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Bet the betta is gonna be happy.

Tank cleaned up nicely and great looking betta.
Thanks, Q! Your are right! My "mess" has become my "masterpiece." (I spending more time with my freshwater tank over my saltwater tank.) I have a very peaceful betta. My baby mollies are still alive and now I have baby snails! Lastly, I started using CO2.

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Yesterday, I removed the cryptocorynes retrospiralis and added a marble queen radican sword.
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Sword really pops out colorwise.

You need some giant willow moss or some fissiden attached to some of that wood to put a final touch on it.

Giant willow moss

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Sword really pops out colorwise.

You need some giant willow moss or some fissiden attached to some of that wood to put a final touch on it.

Giant willow moss

Sounds good! Where can I find the Giant Willow Moss? I running CO2 at least three (3) times per week.
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November's Photo

I can't believe how well the tank is doing with the cheap light. However, I may invest in better lighting.
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