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Old 03-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #21
 
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Inga,

Tank looks great. Leave well enough alone I love your Red tail shark. How cute that he is so confident about "his" space!

The log is fine, and likely will get covered as things fill in more. You've got to keep things that your fish just "love" IMO

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #22
 
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Thanks Gwen. You don't think all the different plants just sort of blend together in the middle now? What do you guys think I should be doing with the driftwood, just removing it?

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #23
 
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Your tank looks amazing! I'm already getting tank envy. Haven't even got my 10g cycled yet and I'm already wanting more space to decorate! Honestly, I think the driftwood really works well. It gives a nice texture to the tank and makes it look more complete. :)
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #24
 
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Oh, you definately want the red plants to be a focus... Maybe 1/3 over from the left side, close to the back? I like the wood.

When I mentioned group species together, I'm sorry. I meant identical species together... definately spread out if they're different species.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #25
 
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Thanks Gwen. You don't think all the different plants just sort of blend together in the middle now? What do you guys think I should be doing with the driftwood, just removing it?

I appreciate everyone's opinion here.

I like making a small bridge/structure thingy with wood. I'm not talking about the fake log, that's spoken for If you had 2 small drift wood pieces and put them together, so there is a small arch under for fish to go, swim through. Can you do that? You have lots of plants, so it may be difficult to make room for that. Just put it off center if you do.

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #26
 
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I like making a small bridge/structure thingy with wood. I'm not talking about the fake log, that's spoken for If you had 2 small drift wood pieces and put them together, so there is a small arch under for fish to go, swim through. Can you do that? You have lots of plants, so it may be difficult to make room for that. Just put it off center if you do.

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I do too but I am afraid I have run out of room. ha ha In my other tank, I had the wood in first and planted around it. I did here too but then I had to move this and that and now, I have left little room for the wood. I am still going to tweek this or that. I am going to move one of the red plants back over on the left where I had it but I am going to give it a couple of days. I like the balance of having the red here and there rather then one spot. If you swim about in a river or a lake they are sort of mixed about. I guess I do kind of prefer that look. Right now it is pretty full of plants yet I dream about getting more to stuff in there. ha ha If the sword has all the baby plants grow to mature plants, it will be really really full. I see 7 possible baby plants on there right now. Not that they will all grow but... right now, it looks like they might.


Next tank will be wide as I think it easier to aqua scape when you have a bit more width to work with. At least 18 inches.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #27
 
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There are mums that carry around photos of their babies. Heck, even mums that carry about pictures of their ultrasounds to show them off. Why not show off my baby swords. I suppose I am a grandmother to a plant. ha ha
Anyway, here are the pictures of the neonate. I see 7 baby Amazon Swords thus far. I am not sure but I THINK I see 2 individual plantlet coming from one node?
This one has 4 for sure, maybe 5


This one isn't as tall but has 2 for sure and this is the one that appears to have 2 on one node


Now this.... WHO DID IT? :( GRRR!

and people wonder why I hesitate to be happy about snails?

Also... How would this plant reproduce?
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #28
 
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So, over a week later the update on the plants

More growth and things are filling in some.



The baby swords are growing nicely



The Lily bulbs are coming up


Notice the Crispus is almost touching the floating plants now. :) :)

Now notice this... :( :(



Stupid Anubias is once again been torn loose from where I had tied them. Grrrr!
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #29
 
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Oh Inga, every time you post more photos I have to say how beautiful it looks...and it certainly does.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:07 PM   #30
 
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Oh Inga, every time you post more photos I have to say how beautiful it looks...and it certainly does.

Oh my goodness that is an amazing complement coming from you. I had to cut a lot out again, I am getting quite a few holes in the plants and I only have one Mystery snail. My Balansae was munched on a lot. Any ideas? Is it fish or do you think one snail has done all this?


It only has like 5 long leaves, I hate to cut 3 of them out.
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