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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Aquascaping Advice?

I have been working on this tank for a long, and things are finally starting to grow in and look good, but I am moving the tank as I am moving to a new home. This means that rescaping the tank could be done more easily now than ever before, so I was wondering what you all thought. I apoligize for the bad resolution and colour- the only camera I have is on my laptop.

As of right now I think I am going to put the rotala macranda in the back let hand corner and then put the bacopa in its place and then move the rotala indica over and in front of the macranda. Other than that I thought it was good enough. Let me know what you think- any info/advice/flaming is good for me.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 12:02 AM
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umm, i cant see your pictures

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I like it how it is. I really woulnt change much about it because it looks peaceful and then bam the Macranda just pops out.


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yeah.. I agree.. the rotala stick out nicely!

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it was just my browser, i would add some slightly taller plants inbetween the two wood, but thats just about it (unless you want more macrandra, then you can make a bush in front of the vals on the right).

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Thanks for the advice!! I am glad you all approve .

In about a month or so I think my rotala indica should be good enough to trim and propagate, so I was thinking of putting the bacopa on the right of the macranda, and then using the indica propagations to fill in the bacopa's old spot.

So other than that it is good? Sweet .
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I think it would look nice too if you had the hairgrass as the entire foreground. A really nice foreground can make or break an aquascape. On the right it looks really nice and on the left it's a little bare.

When you trim the Rotala rotundifolia leave the bottoms in and replant the tops. Then top them all again once they start getting tall and leave the bottoms in once more. The resulting sideshoots will be hundreds of stems and will form a nice bush.


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Thanks Gad- I appreciate it

AaronT- yeah, I know the left side is bare. My glosso hasn't been filing out like I had hoped. I was sitting at about 2 WPG for a while and it didn't do anything, but now at 4.7 WPG it is spreading, so hopefully that problem will be fixed. Thank you for the idea though- I will definitely keep it in mind .
And that's what I have been doign with the rotala- it is working great
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