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Lisa's non-planted to planted conversion
Old 02-27-2010, 10:32 AM   #21
 
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Well that solves that issue with the filter quickly then. You should have no sound coming off of it like I said before. And if shaking it/ moving it around to get trapped air out won't help it then I donno.

Oh plz pictures when its completed today - That's gonna be a BIG before-after impression there!
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #22
 
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can't wait to see your plants!!!! I really wish Mr. Postman would give me mine!!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:31 PM   #23
 
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Talking Finally some long awaited pictures

Well, here they are FINALLY! Pictures of my new tank. The first picture is the before (non-planted), the million pictures after that is the after (planted). Sorry for so many pictures, it's hard to pick just a few with so much excitment. Disregard the stocking full of gravel on the left, that was to try to prevent a mini-cycle.

As always, suggestions are more than welcome. After all, this IS my first large planted tank
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:35 PM   #24
 
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That's awesome. Big difference over the old pic. And omg that piece of wood. If I had the piece I would have little Coffeefolia's all over it. I love me some Coffeefolia's.
Looks great Lisa.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:45 PM   #25
 
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Thank you! I was thinking of putting some anubias on it, but thought it might look silly just hanging there. I got 2 Anubias Frazeri. I'm not crazy about them (quality it GREAT, thanks SA!!), it's just way taller than I expected so I just put them behind the stump because it is so tall.I think I actually might have meant to order the coffeefolia, but ordered Frazeri instead. Might try Anubias Nana on it though.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #26
 
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That wood is so me. Coffeefolia heaven. I can see little Coffee's all over it. LOL
My Frazeri has two stems with a large leaf on each at the waters surface. If i grabbed the leaf tip and stood it straight up it would be a couple inches out of the water. I love it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #27
 
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Yeah, my one leaf reaches the surface too. I mean I like it, but it's not something I can tie to the stump because it is so tall. If I raise it just a bit to tie it to it, it would be floating on the water surface. So, I just stuck them both in the back with a rock to hold it down.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:02 PM   #28
 
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That is a nice tree root, I thought that would work for you. One suggestion on the plants, some of the swords seem to be buried a bit deep, the crown is under gravel. You should just take hold of the leaves and gently pull the plant straight up until you can see the crown. I noticed it on the red-leaf sword, can't quite see the other large swords. The pygmy won't matter, but the larger ones should be up a bit to prevent rot. That is going to be lovely when the plants fill in around the tree and rock. Nice work Lisa.

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:23 PM   #29
 
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Great job! Can't wait to see pics when it fills out!
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:41 AM   #30
 
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Thank you for letting me know, Byron. I was actually wondering that when another member posted a thread regarding the same issue. So, where all the stems meet should be above gravel? The Amazon Swords are behind the stump. They are hard to see right now because they are small, but I'm sure they'll quckly fill out. I believe they grow about 12" so they should show behind the stump once they grow. The daughter plants that came on them are already beginning to bloom
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