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post #1 of 32 Old 03-15-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
progress on my first true planted tanks

these are my tanks so far. can't wait for them to be finished off! just waiting on the plants to finish my son's and my daughter's tanks and fill in some spots on mine. :) then i will be happy with them. these are my first attempts at planted tanks. so lets hope all goes well
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post #2 of 32 Old 03-16-2012, 08:12 AM
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these are my tanks so far. can't wait for them to be finished off! just waiting on the plants to finish my son's and my daughter's tanks and fill in some spots on mine. :) then i will be happy with them. these are my first attempts at planted tanks. so lets hope all goes well

It looks nice! In the first photo (tank) you may need to watch the anubias. They are a plant that doesn't like lots of light. If you start some floating plants that will help shade them. I've found at my lfs a floating plant called "frog bit" and it's so cool. It's in the profiles here on this site.

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You do a nice a job ! Wish I had your eye for planting.

I'll just repeat some info I've seen here and elsewhere, keep and eye on the mondo grass (not an aquatic-will start to decay). The bamboo plant should have its leaves out of the water.

Again, nice job.
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You do a nice a job ! Wish I had your eye for planting.

I'll just repeat some info I've seen here and elsewhere, keep and eye on the mondo grass (not an aquatic-will start to decay). The bamboo plant should have its leaves out of the water.

Again, nice job.
I didn't know that about the Mondo grass - bought that myself at Petsmart once (cheap) but it did exactly that, got all funky and I had to throw it. Won't touch that again, so I second what you say. Watch that plant for sure!

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post #5 of 32 Old 03-16-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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You do a nice a job ! Wish I had your eye for planting.

I'll just repeat some info I've seen here and elsewhere, keep and eye on the mondo grass (not an aquatic-will start to decay). The bamboo plant should have its leaves out of the water.

Again, nice job.
i found out the hard way that these two plants were not aquatic. i bought them and then started looking into a fully planted tank. and found out after the fact. but i have had them both in there for a month and they are doing fine. i bought them fully submerged so they haven't been doing to bad. i am going to let them run their course and see how they do. in my son's tank it is just floating so it is getting some air. want to see what one does better.

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post #6 of 32 Old 03-17-2012, 06:48 AM
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I was sucked in by the mondo grass also. Let's face it, it looks really nice in an aquarium. I have had mine for about four months and it's still in good shape. Nothing wrong with taking a wait and see approach.
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I got my mondo grass at Petsmart also. When I asked the young lady if it was an aquatic plant, her eyes kind of glazed over and she said "it could be". That should have been my clue. I guess I just really wanted it to work out.
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i know, they assume it is but don't do the research

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post #9 of 32 Old 05-03-2012, 01:14 PM
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Did I just saw bamboo...

nice tanks and that root broken in half looks awesome. Plants will grow up in time, they look nice so far
apart from that tank with pink substrate unless you want to put in there Alice from Wonderland
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Did I just saw bamboo...

nice tanks and that root broken in half looks awesome. Plants will grow up in time, they look nice so far
apart from that tank with pink substrate unless you want to put in there Alice from Wonderland
yes there is bamboo in the tanks. i love the way they look :)

the tank with the colorful substrate is my daughter's tank. she is 2 and picked it out herself. personally i think she did a GREAT job at helping me put things where she wanted them. especially for her age.

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