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4ft Rena

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by 03beera, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. 03beera

    03beera New Member

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    This is my new 4FT RENA
    350L
    D+D Disposable CO2, Solenoid
    Glass bubble counter, check valve and diffuser.
    4 x 55W T5's (2 x Hagen light units)
    4 bags of Eco-Complete

    Lighting 10HRS a day

    Plants:-
    Glosso
    Blyxa japonica
    Rotala Macranda
    Hygro Polysperma
    Rotala Sp (unknown!)
    Dwarf hairgrass
    Cyperus helferi
    Eustralis Stellata

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    A lot of patience and 5 and a half hours later. . . . . . .









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    I need to get some more blyxa japonica and fill the gap with the unidentified rotal and then I am done!


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    P.S the crinum and lace plant are not staying!
     
  2. iam_koi

    iam_koi New Member

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    wow! nice tank. and those rocks are great, maybe you could add more and make it odd number or rocks :) you have nice plants, will look unto this thread closely.

    just a suggestion though...u may want that plant at the left(see through leaves) and that helferi move further to the back of the tank, they can get big though.IMO. good for background plants.
     
  3. Pat7676

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    Nice start i agree i would move those plants in the front left corner to the back left.
     
  4. 03beera

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    They are not staying in this tank! they are just there temporerily as I am growing them on for my other tank. Thanks for the comments
     
  5. John N.

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    Your arms must be sore from planting all those plugs of glosso and hairgrass. Yeesh! And to boot, there's not a floating plantlet of either seen in the photos! :)

    In the end it's going to pay off very well when the tank matures. Great start!

    I suggest finding larger rocks because the ones right now are going to be hidden in the scape and won't necessarily add anything to it.

    -John
     
  6. Jdinh04

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    Great initial planting, it will look nice once the plants get the chance to grow in.
     
  7. 03beera

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    It was knackering and I still feel it! But being 6'2" does help! I am thinking of getting some landscape rocks instead
     
  8. 03beera

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    Here it is from today



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    My lovely fighter
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  9. 03beera

    03beera New Member

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    I started dosing 14ml a day of Tropica plant nutrition two days ago and
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    what a difference, the glosso has started to shoot off runners all of a sudden and everything is looking loads better! And no Algae!!!

    Also got a few platys and swords and they love to munch on the algae! Tanks is now looking great!

    I am really pleased with it!
     
  10. trenac

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    Looks really nice!... The plants are growing & filling in nicely. The only suggestion I would have is to replace the rocks you have with larger ones.
     
  11. Pat7676

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    Looking really good what are the two plants on the left side in the back the green ones and the red?
     
  12. 03beera

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    Thanks!

    Green is Eustralis stellata
    Red is Rotala Macranda
     
  13. Pat7676

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    Cool thanks i am going to look into getting some of this.
     
  14. 03beera

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    First update in a while!
    Took out most of the platys/swords now that the algae problem has gone. Have now got 4 baby angels!
    Fighter has gone as he started to kill the shrimps!
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    Not sure what this plant is, If anyone can ID it?
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    Not sure what this is either? The small bright green one
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    Glosso finally starting to spread
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    First runner up at glass

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    I have got some mini landscape rock as well to put in the tank to replace the other rock
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  15. Tempest

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    I think the first plant above is definitely some type of rotala. rotundifolia maybe?
    And the next plant I think is Lysimachia nummularia. ;)

     
  16. iam_koi

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    i think so too... rotala rotundifolia. you're right Tempest.
     
  17. 03beera

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    Thank a lot, I bought these two plants at a LFS so they are unidentified!
     
  18. John N.

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    Wow, great job at group the plants so densely together. I personally find that a challenging, but you made it look easy. I like where this scape is headed. The new rocks will definitely add to the scape.

    -John N.
     
  19. 03beera

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    Thanks very much!
     
  20. 03beera

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    Heres an update

    Added the lanscape rock


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