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post #21 of 40 Old 11-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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Thats much better it will really look nice when they fill out some. ; )

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post #22 of 40 Old 11-08-2010, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thats much better it will really look nice when they fill out some. ; )
Big time! I keep looking at the tank as soon as I get Home XD
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post #23 of 40 Old 11-09-2010, 12:49 PM
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Just so you know, those sag will spread like mad, and in proper light will over grow your chain sword.

Cabomba purple is a difficult plant. I hope you have enough light and fertilise. Do you have any fish in there?

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post #24 of 40 Old 11-09-2010, 01:17 PM
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Some see it differently I guess. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me it looks like a start up of an Iwagumi style tank. Any tank looks boring when you start it with new plants an then they get better as they grow and fill in. Not sure if it is a style that you like but if you google iwagumi tanks you'll get loads of ideas. I just like the simple elegance. But I can also see why you may not want to put fish in them if they are a fish that constantly needs to be stimulated like puffers.

I have attached an example image which is not my tank. I found it randomly..I know there are rules to copyright pictures...but I break a lot of rules..you know where to find me :)..running from the law
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post #25 of 40 Old 11-10-2010, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
I read that the cambomba furcata was easy... then when i bought it and planted it, i did further research and found it to be one of the most difficult plants to deal with! yes i have some fish in the tank : 1 guppy, 10 cherry srhimps, 3 baby cichlids (babysitting them). Im having trouble keeping the cabomba down in the sand and i have had some shedding of the plant. When i bought the plant,it had many flowers,and since they all have opened. Looks really nice :D but the bottom is competely naked of leaves :(. so far i havent had any "crypt rot" problem yet, but its only been a few days. The tank is a 10 gallon, with 30 watts and dosed with 8 drops of seachem flourish once a week

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I read that the cambomba furcata was easy... then when i bought it and planted it, i did further research and found it to be one of the most difficult plants to deal with! yes i have some fish in the tank : 1 guppy, 10 cherry srhimps, 3 baby cichlids (babysitting them). Im having trouble keeping the cabomba down in the sand and i have had some shedding of the plant. When i bought the plant,it had many flowers,and since they all have opened. Looks really nice :D but the bottom is competely naked of leaves :(. so far i havent had any "crypt rot" problem yet, but its only been a few days. The tank is a 10 gallon, with 30 watts and dosed with 8 drops of seachem flourish once a week
More mis-information. Of course, the problem with species of plants is that it is often very difficult to distinguish one from another, so inaccurate information on one species gets mixed in with another.

According to Dr. Christel Kasselmann, an authority on aquarium plants, this is without any doubt the most difficult species of Cabomba to maintain in an aquarium. She writes:

In the aquarium, in the long run, the shoots will only last in conditions of very soft, salt-deficient water with a pH-value in the neutral to highly acidic range. Also important is intensive lighting and totally clear water. The substrate should be rich in nutrients. The optimum temperature range hovers between 24 and 30 C. The shoots will decompose within a short time under bad growth conditions. [Aquarium Plants, p. 163] She goes on to remark that she has made several failed attempts at cultivating the "warmingii" type [a variant type within the species having slightly different flowers but otherwise the same].

The two species of Cabomba in our profiles are the easiest, and one of these has a red form.

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hmmm ima have to check that again. The sign over the plant i bought is cabomba furcata...but when i called and asked, the guy said it was cabomba pi.... something. oh well :( everything is growing awesome though :D im aquascaping my "King" aquarium now too ^^ i put that brown flourite gravel in there this time and using wood, java fern and moss, crypt spiralis,anbias, anacharis...and going back to get more crpt plants. I have the worse time equiping the wood with the fern and anubias X(

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post #28 of 40 Old 11-10-2010, 04:53 PM
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The sign over the plant i bought is cabomba furcata...but when i called and asked, the guy said it was cabomba pi.... something.
That's more likely Cabomba palaeformis which is one in our profiles as I mentioned last time, the red/brown form is nice. It is said to be easy. Though to me no cabomba is really easy.

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That's more likely Cabomba palaeformis which is one in our profiles as I mentioned last time, the red/brown form is nice. It is said to be easy. Though to me no cabomba is really easy.

i hope its the one X( lol i love the way the tank is looking though :D soooo glad i bought all these plants. Just waiting for them to fill out more and for the micro sword lawn to grow more full. I cant see my cherry shrimps as much anymore though X( . i will post more pics this weekend of the tank and the new tank :D

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post #30 of 40 Old 11-16-2010, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
heres a pic i took today right after i cleaned the tank ^^ i think i need a new camera cause for some reason my pics keep comin out fuzzy
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