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Old 04-18-2007, 10:55 AM   #11
 
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wow that's crazy! makes me afraid, i just got a bacopa caroliniana that seems to be doing well...now i'm scared! does yours bloom? actually i have the hydrocotyle verticillata too...(if thats what's along the bottom of yours).
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:40 PM   #12
 
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lol thats insane the plants trying to move tank on there own
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:43 PM   #13
 
Lone voice in the wind here but "I like it".

Don't see many tanks with such dense vegetation.

I do believe that a minor trimming might improve the aesthetics.

Also additional runners cascading to the floor might not only be aesthetic but would definitely be "different".

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Old 04-18-2007, 02:49 PM   #14
 
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Don't get me wrong, I love it. Lone and I have a long time thing going about his tanks. I eventually plan to do something very similar with the growth out the top but I want it to be Ammannia Senegalensis.

Lone has the aquatic green thumb and can grow anything.

I think the bottom runner plant is moniera(sp) but I am sure lone will let us all know.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #15
 
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Lone voice in the wind here but "I like it".
i also like it

densely planted tanks are lovely however, it is something i will leave to others and will admire them from afar - plants are great but for me its the fish who are the main piece in my tanks and it seems that plants are often more work than fish!

i notice as well that your other tank beside it is quite densely planted as well - keep up the good work :)
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:35 PM   #16
 
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The bottom plant is hydrocotyle verticillata. The other name is Marsh Pennywort. There's no real way to plant it except to bury the roots. No matter what you do, it will eventually end up as part anchored and part floating, like mine is. And it's usually used in fry tanks as a floating tank, they do very well floating.

As for blooming, the only plant that I can even get to flower is my swords. I can get them to flower, just pull the runners out of the water and let them grow that way, and they eventually flower. Then, when you resubmerge them, they will beging to root, and then you have tons of baby swords. Each of those nodes you see on the runner would be a new plant.

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Don't get me wrong, I love it. Lone and I have a long time thing going about his tanks. I eventually plan to do something very similar with the growth out the top but I want it to be Ammannia Senegalensis.

Lone has the aquatic green thumb and can grow anything.

I think the bottom runner plant is moniera(sp) but I am sure lone will let us all know.
As fish_4_all has stated, I too want a tank with growth out the top, lol. hehehe.... But in a different way. I'm looking at possibly setting up a 10G tank, possibly outside or with a hanging florescent over it, where they will be able to get some height. When I do my 29G setup, I might use my 130W fixture and hang it over a 10G, maybe a foot or so over the top. And get some plants that will look great growing out the top of the 10G. Or I might get rid of 2 10G tanks and get myself a 20G long and do that.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:34 PM   #17
 
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Well, now that I think you all like how my 29G looks, here's pics of my 75G. fish_4_all is correct, I seem to have a very big Green Thumb, lol..... And some Red, lol













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Old 04-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #18
 
can ask u a Q? what kind of plant is the one in the middle and ,do u use co2?
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:00 PM   #19
 
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Which plant are you talking about? Can you give a small description of the one you are looking at?

Yes, my planted tanks are CO2 injected, except this 75G. I ran out about a month ago, and just haven't had the time to get it refilled. But with cutting the lights down, and not dosing ferts, I got some BBA, but it's now starting to disappear. Not sure if it's because of not dosing, as when I did dose, it was starting to come in. I'm currently not dosing in the 75G, and minimal dosing in my 29G, and the 29G does have CO2 injection.
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