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Another re-scape, Planted 29g for those that may be interested.
Old 05-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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Another re-scape, Planted 29g for those that may be interested.

Soooooo,

Since I can't add any more fish to my tank (overstocked as it is), and I am not allowed to get another tank (as wife says, the one tank we have is way more fish tank than she would like already) I must resort to keep adding plants, and wood and moving stuff around. I get to a point where I am happy, then I see something on here that I like and then fancy trying it out if I can find some to buy etc... it never ends.

So yesterday I went to the LFS and picked up a few new bits.

1 x Anubias barteri (I believe)
1 x large bunch of Java fern
2 x Limnophila heterophylia (Ive been told this is a high light loving plant, but I liked it and I have planted it in the only part of the tank that isn't covered by floating plants. so fingers crossed!)
2 x Crypt (one is definitely Undulating Crypt, the other one is more straight leaved)

I have around 90%surface covered with my floating plants, and found some stuff I used to have wasn't working so well, and I got bored so I changed things up a touch, took out some of the plants I didn't like, or were looking sorry for themselves. added 2 bits of driftwood, one with the Java fern attached, one with the large Anubias specimen I picked up. moved my Canon again! Took out the last of the rocks I originally had in there.. not enough floor space. and just tried to make more room in there, it was zoo
cluttered.

Heres some pics, they didn't turn out so great for some reason... but oh well. here you go.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
 
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thats an amazing tank i hope the bolivian ram colors up well.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
 
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thats an amazing tank i hope the bolivian ram colors up well.
Thanks Doki,

Yeah, he normally is fairly colourful. I think when he is stressed he looses a bit. probably all the moving around, and hands in tank etc. he's normally very blue, with pink/purple fins and very dark stripe, and patches on sides. but goes pale when he's not settled.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
 
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It looks GREAT!

You have a good eye for tank composition, I think. George is super-cute, he'll settle back in again in no time. I'm sure you disturbed his territory when you shifted things around. . . One of your new crypts does look like my wendtii - it's a beautiful plant, I hope it does well for you. . .Now. . . what would make me REALLY happy is to be given a grand tour of your tank - I want to know what EACH plant is - some of those are really pretty, and I have NO idea what they are! Love the red one. . .
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
 
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It looks GREAT!

You have a good eye for tank composition, I think. George is super-cute, he'll settle back in again in no time. I'm sure you disturbed his territory when you shifted things around. . . One of your new crypts does look like my wendtii - it's a beautiful plant, I hope it does well for you. . .Now. . . what would make me REALLY happy is to be given a grand tour of your tank - I want to know what EACH plant is - some of those are really pretty, and I have NO idea what they are! Love the red one. . .
Thanks, I will do a left to right tomorrow its super late here, and gotta be up for work in a few hours...
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
 
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haha, if you lived in the States, you'd likely have tomorrow off! ;) I'll be looking forward to it! Sweet dreams!
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
 
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Ok so as promised here is a left to right in rough order, some of the names might not be correct. I am not so good with the names. I'll give it a go though.

Left back corner - Large Java fern (standard variety) attached to driftwood
Left mid/front - undulating crypt, and a smooth leaved crypt (Cryptocoryne Becketii I believe)
Left rear - Giant vallisneria (trimmed)
left rear - Bacopa Caroliniana (recently chopped the 6 inches of bare stem, and replanted so can't quite see them, tonnes of new growth on the tips though won't be long!)
left mid - Large Anubias barteri (I believe) attached to driftwood
left/mid front - smaller chunk of the smooth crypt
middle - Mopani wood with java moss attached, and a small Anubias (not sure about the type)
This is leaning on another Large piece of java moss covered driftwood with Large Java fern attached.
Front center - Part of a massive beautiful amazon sword (had to chuck the large part away, it was too big for my tank! it was sweet though!
middle rear - 2 Limnophila heterophylia (these are tucked right at the back behind the large driftwood and java fern, there are shorter than the fern though so can't see them yet)
right rear - Green cabomba
right mid - Gaint Vallisneria
right mid/front - large Anubias (not sure of the type) attached to driftwood (hence the rubber band)
Right front - small growing tip of old wisteria planted.
Right - Giant vallisneria
Right front - Ludwigia repens
right very front - dwarf amazon sword, split into several small sections.
Surface floating - Salvinia molesta and dwarf water lettuce (I believe, but not totally convinced)

So there you go, thats all the plants I have in there......
No Co2, natural low tech, dose with Flourish Comprehensive twice weekly.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #8
 
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Thanks for the rundown! Once I know what they are, I can pick the plants out - otherwise, I have a really difficult time of it still. . . It's amazing what you can do with a low-light setup. Beautiful tank!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
 
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Hey man,

How did you split your sword? I split one that came...almost already split. I want to do it to my anubias and two swords.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #10
 
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Your tank looks great! Is this the finish rescape?
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