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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-03-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures of my tank/help on placing plants?

Hi, I have a 72 bow front with 3 bags of flourite mixed with another part gravel with 14 tetra, 4 yellow/black angels/1 blue or pearl graumi?, and a few smaller algae eater fish forgot their names... ANYWAYS

basically my question is, right now I have the two smaller pieces of drift wood, that bigger rock with the anubias attached, a smaller rock, a few mid ground plants, forgot that names, some amazon swords that are growing great since i added 2 1 gallon DIY c02 until xmas when i can afford a pressurized system... and i just recently bought some lileopsis for the foreground but really want some riccia... I basically just feel like I suck at arranging the gravel and plants... can any one give me some advice as to where I should place the plants that I have, I hate to ask but every time I move plants around it just stirs the gravel up and makes the water murky... not that I do change them at all but ya,

OH and theres also a lot of roots coming out of these two midground plants... one is in the middle and growing way taller then the others i think alil different species from 3 of them and it has a ton of roots coming off of it... can i cut it somewhere and plant it somewhere else?

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My only recommendation would be to plant the amazon sword in the substrate rather than tying it to that rock. You can trim that plant that is sprouting roots and plant it somewhere else, but that's up to you. If it were me, I'd just let everything grow out for awhile before I moved stuff around too much.
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no the anubias is tied to the rock
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The plant tied to a rock on the left side of the tank is a sword plant. (Which will do better taken off the rock and planted into your substrate)

I dont see any anubias in the tank at all. If you bought your plants at an LFS, most are pretty infamous for mislabeled plants.

Like BigPaul said, I think I'd just let things grow out a little and see what will look best where. Typically lower plants towards the front, taller in the rear/rear corners, and maybe a largish plant as a focal point towards the center.
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whoa that tank needs to be filled up with water! this is what I would do plant all the amazon swords at the back, Mid ground plants in the middle such as baby tears and whatever else you have and get either HC or E. Tennellus for the front.
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well on the tank needing filling out. I think he is leaving it that full on purpose right or wrong. I see one of those floating islandes suctioned to the back wall. I just dont see what he has that is going in and out of the water
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i didn't ask about the basking platform and that...

anyways the store said it was a an anubias...

are you sure that that is not an anubias?

i'm almost positive it is and one of the tear plants is getting just as tall as the sword should it be cut and left as a midground or be put in the background?
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That is not anubias. It is as others said a sword plant.


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so i looked it up and i guess it is a Echinodorus bleheri

so um...

questions...

i have the two taller swords in the back where should i plant the
Echinodorus bleheri and where should i plant the tall swords with the smaller leaves at the top long skiny stalk's lead to the smaller leaves on the top, those ones...

and then where should i try to place the rocks and drift wood? i know the focal point is your width divided by 2. something have to look it up but i don't know how to place the plants and drift wood... what should I place at the focal point? and how far back in the tank and then what from there on out....
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I would suggest adding more of a hardscape then plan on planting around that...


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I like your Happy Plant that you have sitting in the corner of your tank. lol

Whats this green fuzzy stuff thats growing in my tank.
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