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This is my "attempt" at a planted mountain scape.

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Blyxa J.
Proserpinaca Palustris

Equipment

4x T5HO current fixture
Co2 GLA choice system
Inline Atomic diffuser
Fluval 405
2x ehiem 200w jager heaters
CAL "oracle" drop checker

Ferts
EI method useing GLA dry ferts.
 

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Good stuff! I'm looking forward to watching you build the tank. Keep the pics coming as you put it together!
 

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For the light, I like recomending the catalina 4 bulb fixture, it cost me like $220 with the moonlights and legs.

Aside from that, Those wood pieces seem interesting, I'm sure you could pull something off. And I'm sure that this tank will be pretty amazing looking once it is done.

How much did that co2 system run you (if you don't mind me asking)? and I would suggest doing the EI method of ferts, it seems to be the most popular and makes a ton of sense.
 

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For the light, I like recomending the catalina 4 bulb fixture, it cost me like $220 with the moonlights and legs.

Aside from that, Those wood pieces seem interesting, I'm sure you could pull something off. And I'm sure that this tank will be pretty amazing looking once it is done.

How much did that co2 system run you (if you don't mind me asking)? and I would suggest doing the EI method of ferts, it seems to be the most popular and makes a ton of sense.
Ill check out the light. thanks. http://greenleafaquariums.com/complete-co2-systems/choice-co2-system.html thats the setup i got. honestly dont know if it was worth the price but I didnt want to bother piecing one together since its my first system. And i cant order off the forum since im a minor.
 

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my biggest issue with root burls is their tendency to fungus/mold like crazy as they typically have more carbohydrates that branches and stems. but yes used properly they will be VERY unique :D
 

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my biggest issue with root burls is their tendency to fungus/mold like crazy as they typically have more carbohydrates that branches and stems. but yes used properly they will be VERY unique :D
That problem eventually goes away.. given a few weeks of submersion.
The wood that didn't go all moldy on me was the wood i found on the damp forest floor as in my Oasis tank. just gotta find one of a nice shape, and preferably without any termites inside .. lol
 

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I've had good success with boiling them and then putting them in a bleach solution. If I end up using these thats what im going to do. I think with some moss and maybe some anubias nana "petite" they could look epic
 

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i have used the burls as well, boiling, and powerwashing to remove what i can

some people freak out when they see the mold and fungus. I'm okay with it, its just a natural process!

I wish i could collect nice wood locally, but with the exception perhaps of rhododendron all the conifers in Vancouver and surrounding areas give only so so wood. We do have kick as rocks locally however
 

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Im not huge on wood or rocks around here lol. Wood is mostly soft and the rock is basalt and more basalt. Boring stuff. Well I took the advice of someone and used a sponge brush to put the stain on the stand. Eh. Didn't work so well. So gotta wait 4 more hours before I sand it off and restain. If I can get that done I'll post a pic of the final product. (costing me about $110)
 

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I would suggest going with mineralized soil...I had thought of doing it with me 125 and didn't and now wish I had. I have a 20 gal that I have MTS and I don't dose at all and the plants flourish. I have even thought of tearing down my 125 to do MTS.

Looks like a great start. Ever think about running a Purigen reactor off your Fluval? Also, I would recommend an inline Atomic CO2 diffuser from GLA.
 

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I would suggest going with mineralized soil...I had thought of doing it with me 125 and didn't and now wish I had. I have a 20 gal that I have MTS and I don't dose at all and the plants flourish. I have even thought of tearing down my 125 to do MTS.

Looks like a great start. Ever think about running a Purigen reactor off your Fluval? Also, I would recommend an inline Atomic CO2 diffuser from GLA.
Well actually I already got an inline atomic, so thats covered. Im not sure on mineralized soil? Im going to use ADA amazonia for the substrate, but im curious lol
 

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Wow. That'll contrast really well with the plants and discus.
 
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