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New Plants Are In (7 pics),Opinions Welcome

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:17 PM   #11
 
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Looks fantastic, I just love live plants in an aquarium. Looks like a happy place for fish to live. :) Great job!
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:38 PM   #12
 
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wow nice tank. try some seachem flourish ;)
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:45 AM   #13
 
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That's looking good, well done. I do have one suggestion on the placing of the wood, if I may be permitted? Shift it a bit to the right and turn it so the larger end is more at the back and the smaller end toward the front, and on an angle; hope that makes sense. It will add a great deal of depth to the visual space. The tall swords behind the large end will grow up over it.

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Old 10-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #14
 
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Nice tank and plants! One thing though. It's usually a good idea to plant stem plants a bit more spread out and to cut off the rotting bottoms.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:10 AM   #15
 
I appreciate all the compliments and suggestions. I don't know how much I can shift the wood and not destroy everything but maybe I'll give it a shot this weekend. I didn't really like the placement but I had a lot of planting to do so I left it for the time being.

As far as the stem plants goes - did you see rotting bottoms in the pics? I didn't notice any but I'm new to this so I may have missed it. What do you mean a bit more spread out? The Rotalas and the HM moved more forward away from the Swords? Or the individual plants separated into individual stems to be planted separately?

I had a hard time with these plants and they were pricey from my LFS, so I want them to survive - so I'm willing to re-plant if I have to.

The Rotala Magenta is sprouting new growth that's all bright green unfortunately. But I'll worry about color after I get them established and healthy. The Rotala Indica and the HC don't seem to be growing anything yet. I did follow someone's advice on this thread and pull my Swords up out of the gravel a bit more so only the roots were buried.

Maybe that will help the smaller swords compete with the monster in the middle. Aside from root tabs for the new plants and Seachem Flourish instead of API Leaf Zone I don't know what else I can really do except see what develops.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:23 AM   #16
 
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Nice planted tank. and great pictures thanks for posting them. It is always nice to see how others decorate their tanks.Your betta looks very happy in that nicely planted tank.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:10 PM   #17
 
My Betta is so happy he taught himself how to jump if I don't feed him fast enough. Pretty shocking discovery. I knew they were jumpers but he never showed the tendency until recently. I'm half hoping the ghost shrimp survive when i get them and I'm half hoping he'll hunt. He's definitely got some hunter in him.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #18
 
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wow mine don't jump i guess they are lazy lol
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:24 PM   #19
 
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LOL I understand about not being sure if you want them to last or for him to hunt. They are great little shrimp and alot of fun to watch but it is neat watching your fish hunt like they would in the wild.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:31 PM   #20
 
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The rotala magenta needs fairly high light, ferts, and CO2 to be red unfortunately.

My R. Wallichii is growing green, and so is my Cabomba Furcata. (Actually the cabomba might have died... I placed it next to my cabomba carolina, so I have no idea.)
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