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Hygrophila corymbosa
Anubias nana
Echinodorus amazonicus
Anubias barteri
Cryptocory​ne wendtii tropica
Banana Lily
Micro-Sword Grass
Rotala Macrandra (red)

But the red plants need bright|intense light. My tank is in a room with bright ambient sunlight. And I dose Flourish Carbon religiously.
 

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Hygrophila corymbosa
Anubias nana
Echinodorus amazonicus
Anubias barteri
Cryptocory​ne wendtii tropica
Banana Lily
Micro-Sword Grass
Rotala Macrandra (red)

But the red plants need bright|intense light. My tank is in a room with bright ambient sunlight. And I dose Flourish Carbon religiously.
Gorgeous! Good work! Wish I could do something like this but do not have access to ambient sunlit room.

TY for sharing!
 

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Gorgeous! Good work! Wish I could do something like this but do not have access to ambient sunlit room.

TY for sharing!
you should be able to do it still. ive grown macrandra in low light before, it just doesnt get quite as red, more of a reddish brown on the tips, and the rest is greener.

here is mine..going for a minimalistic look here

flora: Anubias barteri 'Micro' (leaves the size of pencil erasers) and Eleocharis 'Belem'
fauna: Black orchid crowntail betta

I havent gotten a high quality photo of the tank since i added the Hairgrass, sorry. took these with my phone (still fighting a little diatoms at the time of the pic)


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr


mms_picture.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

here is the betta


avatar by orchidman10, on Flickr

and a high quality pic before the haigrass
DSC_0009.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr
 

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Hygrophila corymbosa
Anubias nana
Echinodorus amazonicus
Anubias barteri
Cryptocory​ne wendtii tropica
Banana Lily
Micro-Sword Grass
Rotala Macrandra (red)

But the red plants need bright|intense light. My tank is in a room with bright ambient sunlight. And I dose Flourish Carbon religiously.
i love your Edge! its awesome! its seems nice and bright, open and clean, but also dense and healthy! it looks great!!

Nice setups!
thanks!
 

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you should be able to do it still. ive grown macrandra in low light before, it just doesnt get quite as red, more of a reddish brown on the tips, and the rest is greener.

here is mine..going for a minimalistic look here

flora: Anubias barteri 'Micro' (leaves the size of pencil erasers) and Eleocharis 'Belem'
fauna: Black orchid crowntail betta

I havent gotten a high quality photo of the tank since i added the Hairgrass, sorry. took these with my phone (still fighting a little diatoms at the time of the pic)


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr


mms_picture.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

here is the betta


avatar by orchidman10, on Flickr

and a high quality pic before the haigrass
DSC_0009.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr
Correct. You can still grow macranda in low light... Or stock lights. There are so many great low light plants.. Ask a few q's at the LFS but research their answers... My trick is if the plants look lush and healthy at the LFS then ill give it a go...
 

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sometimes the Lfs near here will unknowingly sell plants that are not aquatic, such as mondo grass. its no the fault of the emplyee, they dont know the difference, but the store for not educating them. so be careful about stuff like that.
 

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Low-light, no ferts. Excel dosed during transition from dry-start to flooded, but have since ceased dosing.
Planted with crpyts and anubias.
Dirt substrated capped with blasting sand.
I don't think it gets much more low-tech than this:

Kudos! Very nice tank! Question is the lighting stock? No Co2? This is something like what I would like to achieve!
 

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Hygrophila corymbosa
Anubias nana
Echinodorus amazonicus
Anubias barteri
Cryptocory​ne wendtii tropica
Banana Lily
Micro-Sword Grass
Rotala Macrandra (red)

But the red plants need bright|intense light. My tank is in a room with bright ambient sunlight. And I dose Flourish Carbon religiously.
Do you find it hard to work in this tank with the small opening at the top? It really is a lovely tank!
 

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you should be able to do it still. ive grown macrandra in low light before, it just doesnt get quite as red, more of a reddish brown on the tips, and the rest is greener.

here is mine..going for a minimalistic look here

flora: Anubias barteri 'Micro' (leaves the size of pencil erasers) and Eleocharis 'Belem'
fauna: Black orchid crowntail betta

I havent gotten a high quality photo of the tank since i added the Hairgrass, sorry. took these with my phone (still fighting a little diatoms at the time of the pic)


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr


mms_picture.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

here is the betta


avatar by orchidman10, on Flickr

and a high quality pic before the haigrass
DSC_0009.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr
Thats a very cook nano...nice lines.
 
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