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Old 02-13-2010, 09:33 AM   #121
 
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So the bananas are a good foreground plant? They're so cute (I know you love that word ). Definitely gonna get a couple of them to try out.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:36 AM   #122
 
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Hey now. Don't be picking on her. I'll come over there to TN and take your plants. :)
I'd like to get some long scissors. I hate reaching my arm down in to the elbow just for one or two small things. But for now they are in and the light is on.

When should I add some Flourish? I don't want to add too soon.
When can I add fish? I was going to wait until, ummm mebbe Sunday lol (I can wait longer)

As a side note: I temporarily set my blue lunar lights on the tank last night to see what it looked like. Folks, I'm telling ya. Get you some blue Lunar lights. The white are supposed to look great too. Wow, it's awesome. I set one directly above my dw. I can't even explain how wild it looked. The light casting upon the dw with shadowing down the sides. I loved it.
I should mention that I got 2 LED pods, or whatever they call them. One for every 24" they say. That lights both ends of my tank and the middle is dark still. I may add a third to the middle. Dunno yet.
They don't spread the light out like a reflector type fixture would. They are pretty focused but do disperse a wider pattern as the depth increases. They're just cool. Get some. Harri wouldn't steer ya wrong. On purpose, that is.

@Lisa. I'm not completely sure if they are a foreground. I dropped them in and they sank with me finalizing their resting place in front just to get them in there.
I read that with high light they will grow up towards the light to a tall growth. Low light they stay shorter. How short? Good question. I kinda like the unknown. It's exciting to see what will happen.

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Old 02-13-2010, 09:49 AM   #123
 
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Gotcha. They look fun so I'll try a couple and see how they do. Did you order both Moneywort and Pennywort?
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:57 AM   #124
 
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Gotcha. They look fun so I'll try a couple and see how they do. Did you order both Moneywort and Pennywort?
Just Pennywort. I planted some in the substrate and the rest let float. I had somewhat of a tangled mess of them due to me trying to separate it all. The ones with obvious roots on the bottom went in the substrate. The rest are floating directly above the Anubius Frazeri that's tied to the dw. Which is good because it's a lower light plant and I went and got a brighter light. I wasn't going to go the power compact route but I ended up doing so. It will give me something to figure out as far as a lighting plan. Plus the glass canopy will help "cut" the light a little and more floaters will be planned I'm sure. Or the Val. will grow across the surface and take care of that job for me. I need to keep my mind figuring and wrestling with something or I'll get bored.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:15 AM   #125
 
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Oh, I thought the Bacopa Monieri you got was aka Moneywort. Am I getting confused here?
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:16 AM   #126
 
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Wow, it is looking good! How exciting! I am so glad that you were able to get in the box. You received the same Anubia I did yesterday. I love that one. The Congensis is nice too...got that one the last time. It is fuller and not quite as tall but will be tall as well. The leaves are very similiar.

I believe the Bacopa Monieri is Moneywort. That is what Sweet Aquatics told me if I remember correctly. He responded to me on a thread on here.

BTW, are you going to cycle with fish? Sounds like you are. I don't think I will cycle with fish again....too stressful. With a larger body of water than the tank I last cycled with fish and if you seed it with some good bacterial from a dependable store, it should be fine. My 56 gallon cycled right away. I ended up having to put my daughter's starter fish in the tank a few days after I seeded the big one and it never did show ammonia or nitrites. It was so easy which was nice compared to the 14 gallon tank cycle.

Have fun with your tank?
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:21 AM   #127
 
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Oh, I thought the Bacopa Monieri you got was aka Moneywort. Am I getting confused here?

Hi, I just posted a note on this above. It is the Moneywort. Sweet Aquatics responded to me on a thread on here when I asked him if they carried the Moneywort.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:25 AM   #128
 
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I saw that Holly, thanks. Kind of torn between the two right now. I like both when I see them in tanks......this is hard!
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:36 AM   #129
 
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Oh, I thought the Bacopa Monieri you got was aka Moneywort. Am I getting confused here?
It might be. I'm not sure. If so then I guess I did get both lol
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:39 AM   #130
 
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It looks awesome, Big E. I can picture a nice group of loaches having a great time in that tank!
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