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Another stunning presentation!

That takes a lot of dedication to keep Pantanal trimmed for display like that.

Very, very well done as always.
Thanks Greggz,

Actually the Pantanal in this tank doesn't grow that fast. It only requires trimming once per 1.5 week.
However, it is tricky to keep the Pantanal in a tight group like this, especially at the back of the tank where the flow is really weak.
These stems are only about half the size of the ones in my farm tank and prone to tips stunting. Probably due to the lack of co2 or competition for co2 between the stems, which explains the slower growth rate and smaller size.
 

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Actually the Pantanal in this tank doesn't grow that fast. It only requires trimming once per 1.5 week.

However, it is tricky to keep the Pantanal in a tight group like this, especially at the back of the tank where the flow is really weak.
That's interesting. I trim my Pantanal sometimes twice a week!

And keeping Pantanal in a tight group like that is like trying to tame a wild animal! I admire your dedication.
 

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Oh my God! I have never seen a more beautiful and colorful tank!
WOW:nerd:

Long time no update :D

Here is the tank today.

https://flic.kr/p/2koyKup

Not yet decided the final scape so I'm growing all the potential plants together to see how they look next to each others.

Trying red erio in the front. To be honest it doesn't look very good. The color seems to blend in with the aquasoil. Probably will replace it with the Eriocaulon sp. Matto Grosso.
Using the Barclaya longifolia as background plant for now. I will swap the mini myrio and the limno. rugosa to enhance the contrast in the back left corner of the tank. Too many big-leaved plants in that area.

New erio: minas 2010
https://flic.kr/p/2kozrFs

Finally some plant po*n
Pantanal showing striking color when it's growing well.
https://flic.kr/p/2kozi9x
 

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Finally decided to remake the walls. (sorry for the messy plant groups)

https://flic.kr/p/2ks4pMy

I'm using coral moss on the back and right walls, phoenix moss on the left wall.
This time I'm too lazy to make the moss tiles again so I just sandwich the the moss between to pieces of plastics mesh.
I've done this before but abandoned this method because it took too long for the moss to grow out of the mesh. Dennis Singh actually reminded me of this method during one of our facebook chats >:).

One benefit of this method is that, once the coral moss sticks out of the top mesh, I can just separate it from the bottom mesh and use it to make another moss wall.
This creates an infinite supply of coral moss since I can just keep removing the moss from the mesh every 2 months and it will always grow back.

Getting the king of erios (Matto Grosso) ready for the next scape >:)
https://flic.kr/p/2ks4zq1

Plant po*n (NSFW)!!
https://flic.kr/p/2krLb2G
 
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