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Old 01-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #51
 
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Also jealous you get Java Moss. >:(
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #52
 
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ALSO, how was planting? Did it get cloudy or anything?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #53
 
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Well i'm not going to bunch them probably as i have some Vallisneria gigantea on order for my main tank for thursday, and i was thinking of adding 1/2 in front of the filter to cover it in that back left corner and then to provide a shaded area also. I know i'll have to cut it down regularly in such a small tank but i likes the plant!

Also- why are you jealous of java moss? you cant get it?!?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #54
 
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The planting, no, no cloudiness, even when i was making a mess with the wood in the sand, though, IT TURNS OUT i asked for play sand, he sold me it at play sand prices, but he gave me aquarium silver sand - something like that.......

He also told me it was clean - that was a lie too, was bloody filthy!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #55
 
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Nile your tank is going to loom good once you have the plants in and everything fills out!

I think I would definitely try Pygmy Chain sword in the front. Though Dwarf Sagittaria weren't look bad either or Broad leaf Chain sword. Those just look cool to me and I think they would full out the front nicely.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:26 PM   #56
 
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Nile your tank is going to loom good once you have the plants in and everything fills out!

I think I would definitely try Pygmy Chain sword in the front. Though Dwarf Sagittaria weren't look bad either or Broad leaf Chain sword. Those just look cool to me and I think they would full out the front nicely.
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the plants are in!!! Just the Vallisneria gigantea and then front to do.
I know what you mean about the front with the swords....but the reason i thought hairgrass or something of the sort is that i would like something they can explore which is short and in full view for me......yet still lets me look further back into the tank
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #57
 
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I managed micro swords in my 55 gallon tank. They need high lights and C02 to really do good. They can manage in low light tanks but just take forever to spread!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:58 PM   #58
 
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The Vals will look really nice in that setup! I had them for a bit, but they never really did very well for me. From what I've read they can be iffy about soft water, but some people have had success, so hoping you're one of those! I ended up replacing my vals with Crypt.Spirallis. Its more willowly than the straight grassy blades of the vals, but is still a very pretty, similar plant. The odd thing is that, even though my vals didn't thrive, they DID continue to multiply - I had runners everywhere. Never did understand that!

In my tank, the Chain Sword and the Dwarf Sag do stay nice and low, they're just. . . bushier than the hairgrass would be. Those new lights look cool, though. I don't know anything about LED - would that put you in a higher lighting than you are now?

Whatever you end up with, I'm SURE it'll look fantastic! It's a nice setup, I really can't wait to see how the Puffers like it!!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:14 PM   #59
 
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Eleocharis parvula is still wining through - mainly due to the 2 inch height.
I'm going to look into it further though.

Is there any other truly mini's out there?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #60
 
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Oooh, vals! I could never get them to grow for me, which is a shame cause I can pull them out of the river all day long, lol. Those will look super pretty in there.
Yeah, the only java moss they sell is wrapped around bamboo, bleh. I just want a clump but I'm not going to buy it online, shipping just kills me lol.

I've never hear of aquarium silver sand, that's fascinating...You bought it from the LFS?
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