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My 2nd Aquascape project

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by lucasgg, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Lucas

    Research the plants carefully double check here and there are far less chances of having concerns after planting.

    Keith:):)
     

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  2. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I am currently researching carpet plants. Here are the options I've dug up.
    1. Marsilea Minuta
    2. Moss
    3. Dwarf Hairgrass
    4. Pigmy ChainSword is an option, but it is too tall. Maybe I could heavily trim it?
     
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    I've heard you can carpet Java moss.
     
  5. keithgh

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    Roy knows his plants and has given you some very good links.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Solcielo lawrencia Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes, you can. It's best to grow it emersed. Chop it up finely and then lay it on top of the substrate. Fertilize, provide light and water, and then wait a few weeks.
     
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  7. keithgh

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    Solcielo lawrencia,

    Sounds OK but what's stopping it from lifting off, I would prefer to cut it into pieces and hold it down with a little substrate or small rocks that can be removed after the plant is established.

    Keith:):)
     
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    It's grown emersed so there's no worry to it floating off.
     
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    Alright. For sure, I will use Dwarf Hairgrass, Staurogyne Repens, & Phoenix Moss.
     
  10. keithgh

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    Lucas now you have the final plants list are all these plants readily available?

    Keith:):)
     
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    I'm still in the process of researching plants, so far I have the group listed above. Just scanning them by you guys if I make any serious mistakes.
    Roy, are you saying that Staurogyne Repens should be avoided? I could definitely upgrade to strong lighting, but co2 is a no-go.
     
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    Hi Lucas,

    Give the plant a go and see how they do(y) Under a low light the plant gets more leggy. And the plant grows better with Co2 It can be a tricky plant to grow.

    I would not put more light over your tank as you are not using Co2.

    What lighting are you having ????
     
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    Be very careful what you are doing lighting is only one part of aquascaping you have to get every thing right.

    Its like making a cake if one ingredient is wrong the cake is a failure.

    Listen to all the advice you are given and if not sure ask for more information, then proceed very slowly only when you fully understand what you are doing.

    When you have had many years of experience and learnt exactly what can be done that is the time you can start experimenting.

    Keith:):)
     
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    I will just stick with Dwarf Hairgrass, Normal Hairgrass, Hydrocotyle trip, Staurogyne Repens, Phoenix Moss, and maybe some Micro sword. I also have some stunted Java fern from my current tank that is healthy & usable.
     
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    Hi Lucas,

    Looking forward to seeing the scape planted up now (y)
     
  18. lucasgg

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    We still haven't moved. It could be a while as my grandma is going to move out of her current house, however, she hasn't found a house one she likes yet. I would rather setup the new tank after we move. (Less chance of moving around rocks/plants during transportation)
     
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    Hi Lucas, Being Aquascapers we are used too a long wait :LOL:

    Hope the move go's well. Good luck and happiness in you new home.

    Looking forward to your updates :whistle::whistle::D
     
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    Thanks!
    I'm looking into buying plants from LiveAquaria.com. I've heard positive things from their customers. Have any of you all from the forum ordered any plants from LiveAquaria?
     

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