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Old 11-16-2009, 07:04 PM   #11
 
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I only used hot water on the course pad, not the bio-media. For that I use used tank water.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #12
 
Angel079 - You didn't offend me, even though I know that washing the pad is not something to do, I am glad you said it anyway as you never know what someone knows and what they don't. It is important to me to do this right and not let it fail. I will definitely get more plants, especially for the left side of my dritfwood as it is cut bluntly and I want to hide that.

Here are some shots of my tank:


This was before I added the driftwood. It is the best shot of the whole set up I have currently.


This is a shot from a few minutes ago with the driftwood and my new angel.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #13
 
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That will be very nice, you got a good piece of bogwood to build around, nice going. You need more plants of course.

I would recommend 1 or 2 Echinodorus bleheri, it is one of themost commonly-available sword plants, and one on either end of that wood on the rear side would be fantastic. It will grow to the surface, but nice lush green busy plant. And some smaller swords, like Echinodorus amazonicus and/or E. tenellus the pygmy chain sword. This latter will send out runners with little plants like crazy.

Keep us posted, if anything else comes up, just ask.

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Old 11-16-2009, 09:29 PM   #14
 
Thank you so much! I have some of these plants, not sure what they are, that are long stems with medium-ish leaves at the ends. I put them behind the wood so they'd hopefully grow through it. I think I have an Amazon sword plant, but it is a little baby. I found an online supplier so will order as I haven't found anyone nearby that has very nice plants =[

I spent a lot of time looking for the right piece of wood and after going to many places, I finally found a website that offers photos of each individual piece they have and I found that beauty and I am very happy!
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #15
 
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Thank you so much! I have some of these plants, not sure what they are, that are long stems with medium-ish leaves at the ends. I put them behind the wood so they'd hopefully grow through it. I think I have an Amazon sword plant, but it is a little baby. I found an online supplier so will order as I haven't found anyone nearby that has very nice plants =[

I spent a lot of time looking for the right piece of wood and after going to many places, I finally found a website that offers photos of each individual piece they have and I found that beauty and I am very happy!
Looks good. If I may, my only suggestion would be to consider a darker gravel, if not black/gray then a natural buff colour. The plants stand out better, and so do the fish. The light gravel tends to draw your eyes to it because it is so dominant. But it is your aquarium, I only offer the suggestion.

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