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Old 02-03-2010, 01:52 PM   #31
 
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Wow, very impressive. You have a great eye for these things. I like the idea of 3 crypts. This wood I get, should I have it laying down or a piece that stands up like yours does in your Former 90g and Flooded 90g tank? I'm thinking the best thing for the Angels.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:13 PM   #32
 
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Wow, very impressive. You have a great eye for these things. I like the idea of 3 crypts. This wood I get, should I have it laying down or a piece that stands up like yours does in your Former 90g and Flooded 90g tank? I'm thinking the best thing for the Angels.
If it is relative thin, I would stand it; try to get a straight thin piece, resembling a tree stump, that is exactly what the angels swim around and hide amongst in their habitat. Also the chunks lying down are authentic as exposed tree roots and fallen branches.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #33
 
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Great suggestion. I think I'll try to find 2. One to stand and one to lay sort of next to it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:31 AM   #34
 
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Will Vallisneria corkscrew look right sort of lined up like i have it or does it need to be staggered more? Also, any suggestions on where I can place E. Rubin?
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:25 AM   #35
 
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what about aponogetons?

Well I would reccomend you split the plants into more "bunches" instead of lining them up side by side. the background, midground, and foreground don't have to be defined by paralell lines, and it might help with the symmetrical-ness. instead of basing on the center, base it about 7 inches to the left or right, and when you hit the wall of the tank start on the other side.

Also, what about an aponogeton cr? They would contrast nicely, with their vertical leaf-stems adding a different kind of vertical element. I've grown my apon crispus successfully in 5.2 ph water. They'll shade their area and flower, perhaps setting seed. (I got seed from mine, now I have three baby plants)

True, none are from south america originally, but they have become naturalized there.
Who's to say the angelfish aren't glad it happened?

You could always drop some identifiable pebbles into the aquarium and use them to plant the plants in each category randomly...
I'm looking forward to my main apono dying off, because I made the same mistake, planting it in the exact center of the tank.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:57 AM   #36
 
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Yeah, that was what I was getting at. I think we did a pretty good job of dispursing the plants around the tank, except the Vallis. The aponogeton is an interesting plant. I will check into that more as well. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:35 AM   #37
 
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On the Vals, overtime, they're going to spead to where ever they want. I've been selling them back to the LFS because they take over the tank after a while. I agree with an earlier suggestion. Try not to have things "in a row" or too evenly spaced. The staggered approach looks much more natural.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #38
 
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Thanks, overall I like the setup. Just need to move those Vals around a bit It'll mess with it and post another layout...haha.
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