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100g (48"L x 24"W x 20"H) made by Miracles Aquariums

Equipment
Hydrofarm Designer T5HO 4 bulbs (2x Giesemann Midday, 2x TrueLumen Flora)
Fluval FX5
Hydor ETH 200w inline heaters (x2)
20# Pressurized co2, Atomic inline diffuser

Here is a picture from October 2012 just before I took out all the Echinodorus species.



My wife called this the "hodge podge" stage of me buying different stem plants and randomly placing them in the tank to see what grew the best.



As of today (December 31st, 2012)

 

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Flora in the tank right now:

Bacopa caroliniana
Cabomba pulcherrima
Didiplis diandra
Hemianthus callichtroides
Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'
Hygrophila sp. brown
Hygrophila pinnitifada
Limnophila indica
Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides'
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia sp. red
Ludwigia sp. 'rubin'
Nymphaea zenkeri
Lobelia cardinalis
Rotala indica
Rotala macrandra
Rotala macrandra green
Rotala rotundifolia
 

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Like the first and third shot! ....yes the interim stage is evident. Will be following this puppy for progress!

Beautiful tank mate
 

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I like the rimless tank and the October picture. Why did you change the light fixture?

Now I'd like to see "streets" of plants and very, very dense planting of all these stems. I'm kind of sick of the "Nature Style".

Then we can say that this is the first Dutch tank we've seen in a very long time!

Do it!
 

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I like the rimless tank and the October picture. Why did you change the light fixture?

Now I'd like to see "streets" of plants and very, very dense planting of all these stems. I'm kind of sick of the "Nature Style".

Then we can say that this is the first Dutch tank we've seen in a very long time!

Do it!
To start growing stem plants I needed more light. The FishNeedIt was only 2 bulbs and the new one is 4 bulbs and better reflectors.

Right now the streets are too big for NBAT standards and basically all other rules are being broken, but I agree that there are a lack of Dutch scapes.
 

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I moved the Ludwigia repens over to the back left and put the Rotala macrandra more into the rule of thirds spot. Next post will be a layout drawing of the plant locations.

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I will take a picture tomorrow before and after trimming when I do a waterchange.

I traded in 6 Angels and all the Congo tetras for 9 Corydoras schwartzi at a LFS. My wife was mad that I got rid of the double black angels, but they just didn't seem right in this tank.



 
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