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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
Plant Help

I currently have three large sword plants and some pygmy chain sword plants in the foreground. Everything is coming along nicely, but it looks a little thin. What plants would give me that heavily planted look? My tank is 55 gallon with a 40w 6700k daylight. I am using Flourish Comprehensive twice a week. If it helps, I really like the look of Byron's tanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 07:51 PM
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Pictures!!!!! Might help to see what we are recommending for, oh and we all like the looks of byrons tanks, thats a given.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
my wife has the camera I will try to get some as soon as she gets home
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
Here we go
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
sorry pictures kind of suck, but i hope you can get the idea
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-13-2010, 11:44 AM
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I love the way your tank looks now!
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-13-2010, 08:16 PM
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Yes, I would just sit tight. Do you know how large those Echinodorus plants will probably grow? The E. bleherae in my 115g is up to the surface. While they often regularly sprout new leaves, they go through growth spurts, usually once or twice a year I find. And you may have inflorescences too, with daughter plants.

Thaks for your comments on my tanks; to return the compliment, but certainly being sincere in doing so, your aquascape is looking very nice. The pygmy chain sword, once it gets going, will cover the substrate within a couple months.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-13-2010, 08:36 PM
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Your not doing to bad now, I would maybe add some Anubias which will grow on the rocks you have in there, and maybe some small crypts to act as a ground cover, both of these plants should add a darker green to help break up all your currently bright green plants.
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-13-2010, 09:35 PM
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I'd go with some hygrophila difformis- they really spread out..

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