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post #41 of 61 Old 03-04-2010, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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This is how it originally looked:



That is what happened when I let my 4 year old grand-daughter pick everything out. When the pic was taken I had already removed the neon yellow piece of coral and put that stump thing in. That had to have been the ugliest thing I had ever see. I told her the fish broke it.
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post #42 of 61 Old 03-04-2010, 03:32 PM
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The fish broke it...lol. 4 year old ar so gullible
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post #43 of 61 Old 03-06-2010, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Got the foam off the Dwarf Baby Tears & Anubias and made a few minor adjustments to some of the others. I also tried to seperate the stems plants but it just wasn't working. Every time I would get a few planted they would start to uproot when I was moving the gravel to plant another one. I finally just ended up bunching the Wisteria and putting the Ludwiga is smaller bunches. I'm still not satisfied with the Anubias placement but I'll just leave it for now.


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post #45 of 61 Old 03-06-2010, 08:34 PM
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I think that Anubias looks loud and proud sitting on top of that rock. Almost like a giant squid saying "I own this here tank, Yo!"

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What a transformation. The first set up hurt my eyes to look at! Four year olds, gotta love 'em. The new set up looks great. Your grand daughter will find it boring, no doubt. But I love it!

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post #47 of 61 Old 03-06-2010, 08:42 PM
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I'd tell her the nitrogen cycle converted the fake plants to real to help save the earth.

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post #48 of 61 Old 03-06-2010, 09:16 PM
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After all these yrs it still truly amazes me just HOW MUCH you can do with a tank just by the gravel color and plants in there!

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post #49 of 61 Old 03-06-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Since the tank is in my bedroom I had to do something. It just hurt me to look at it after awhile. I lived with it for about six months before I couldn't take it anymore. She has been involved in every step of the transformation. You just have to know how to word things so it's all her idea. "MacKenzie it's kind of hard to see your fish with all of that color in there, what do you think we could do to be able to see them better?" & "You know I was reading that fish really like live plants better than these fake ones."

Afterall there are her fish. I just have to buy them, keep them and take care of them.
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post #50 of 61 Old 03-06-2010, 10:15 PM
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Read in the other thread you had issues spreading the plants out. If you just push 2-3 Stems at one time with your index finger into the gravel and then use you other fingers to kind "shuffle" gravel around the stem while pulling your finger out all at the same time that works......Kind hard to explain sorry; maybe I should make a youtube video lol

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