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Thoughts?

My first planted tank. Comments / Criticism welcome

Grew teh HC emersed for 6 weeks before adding water and other plants. Most of the plants came from people on this forum. Thanks to all of you for your help and advice.
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Eheim 2026 & XP2
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 02:06 AM
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That's your first planted tank? You did good...... real good.

Thanks for sharing!
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Brett, you are a perfect example of what can be accomplished by people
simply doing their homework first, before buying or trying a single thing.
congratulations on a marvelous first tank. I hope it gives you
the confidence to try even more ambitious flora and fauna

if you took photos during the early immersed stage, please post them.

your plumbing makes it look like you are running a Rena XP# filter too?

I would tie some anubius nana plants up there to hide some plumbing
and maybe pull your light fixture more forward so the pipes are not lit.

you might want to consider combining same stems into a field,
instead of evenly distributing them mix up throughout the tank.

you might want to remove plants from the driftwood
and start experimenting with moss for those surfaces.


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That foreground is beautiful and so is the rest of your aquascape. Congrats!


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Thats a great looking tank, very well done. Nice!
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That rotala in the background looks really good!

(just kidding it ALL looks good!! great job!)
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Very nice.

4/26/2012, lost the finest man. Rest easy Pops...
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180g, Fluval FX5, 404, 128watts t-8, low tech, heavily planted, with Albino and reg bristlenose plecs, Congo tetras, Amanos, a herd of Corydoras Sterbai, Boesmanis, a big old common plec, & Otos.
32g tall eclipse3, fluval403, with a handful of bristlenose plecs.
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