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Tom Barr's 120 Gallon Dutch version 2.0

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by plantbrain, Jan 26, 2014.

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    This is after my 3rd complete water change mind you............

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    Still tinkering with the color scheme and plant placement


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    Blood vomit:

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    Got stupid and decided to switch the Elatine hydropiper and the UG.
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    Scape is getting there:

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    Added some new Sygnonanthus maderia(S. abnomolus likely) and soem new type that's similar, but stays short and compact. There's also some Lago grande mixes in a few stems. Cuphea is the other red plant in the middle.


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    I struggled with where to place the Erio compressum, it's such a large dramatic plant, Aaron was very cool to send these nice examples. It's a native USA plant, collected by hobbyists for hobbyists. Looking back, they are really grown a great deal since I put them in maybe 2 months or so ago. Sort of like Erio parkeri, another native USA Erio that's been widely sold and traded among hobbyists. This was not an easy placement, but I used them like small sword plants in a larger tank. Erios tend to look best is such rows. I started with 3 plants, some were about to split, so I spit a couple, I must have nearly 20 split-able plants now. This is the very aquascape to use this plant I am aware of, let alone the Ludwigia sphaerocarpa(lats year I used it as well for a row or two).
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    Did a bulb change to match the 180 Gallon I hae that gave really nice reds, the color is reddish also, but........I am okay with it. The older version had more white colors and washed out the red plants somewhat.
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    E. hydropiper is rooting much better in this section of older ADA As that was here before last year. The newer ADA AS, did poorly for rootign this plant. Nice plant, but not easy to get rooted, fish, shrimp etc seem to love to pull it up.

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    Cuphea, I sell a fair amount about once every 2-4 weeks.
    sort of like well behaved Moneywort that's a moderate red.

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    The RCS are like flies, that which cannot be killed.
    Once I added the fish and started feeding, their population got plenty to eat.

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    A reineckii variety mini Tropica.

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    Left stump with Riccardia and RCS:

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