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My first EVER planted tank. Journal of a 20 long, South American biotope

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by fishman9809, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. dirrtybirdy

    dirrtybirdy New Member

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    loos good
     

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  2. ElHiaso

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    Looking good, but as you said, your foreground is a bit too high growing.
    Do you know what kind of driftwood that is?
     
  3. fishman9809

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    yea, its manzanita, i love it :D
     
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    Very nice, you are right, you need to trim the foreground or better yet, take it out from the very front and plant with micro chain sword:rock:
     
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    its all the same size, lol. i need a nicer foreground. i want Elantine triandra, but i doubt it'll survive 80-83 degrees in my tank.
     
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    Any updates?
     
  7. fishman9809

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    yep, pics :

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    TRY AND SEE THRU THIS FOREST, LOL :

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  8. dirrtybirdy

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    looks good but the foreground plant is really high! lol how many inches is it?
     
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    bout 5-6 inches, lol
     
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    the hardscape was awsome - i think the tank is ready for all kinds of plants - why dont try with some glosso carpet on the right - some crypt. parva to the left around the stones, then soome crypt. wendtii and java fern or bolbitis tied to your drift wood , maybe some moss tied on the drift wood too ?! think it would give a good look

    good luck

    ps: is a bit pitty to see your awsome harscape hiden ^^
     
  12. dirrtybirdy

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    I think hes trying to have plants native to South America
     
  13. fishman9809

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    yep dirrtybirdy, you are right. i am not sure i wanna tear up the whole scape cuz things root weird and like take over the tank. i like lilaeopsis brasiliensis, but i am not sure i wanna like destroy my tank, yeno?

    the plant is Echinodorus tenellus "micro"
     
  14. dirrtybirdy

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    i hear you. I think i might just get Potamogeton Gayi
    instead. I Just needs something that will grow inbetween the driftwood lol
     
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    lets see, maybe we could make a trade. gimme a little time and i'll tell u. cuz this stuff'll take over in no time, and i got ttons of it, so i will prolly trade u for ur micro sword. :D
     
  16. dirrtybirdy

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    sounds good:proud:
     
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    how tall does the micro sword grow?
     
  18. dirrtybirdy

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    Structure:
    Rosette Origin:
    South America Height:
    5-10 cm Width:
    5-10 cm Light:
    Medium - High Temperature:
    20-30 °C PH:
    5.5-8.0 Growth:
    Medium Difficulty: Easy
     
  19. fishman9809

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    if u grew it that fast, how is it a medium fast grower?
     

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