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Old 06-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #81
 
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Even with the set back your tank is truly stunning!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #82
 
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Thanks!

The floating plants are just plain nuts, I have to thin them out by 50% every single week because they fully cover the surface and I can't feed the fish anymore!

Thinking of replacing the Sagittaria platyphylla, it isn't growing well at all. I would replace it with some Cryptocoryne spiralis which I'm liking a lot better.
Feel free to send some of your extra floaters my way - I could use 'em!!!

I'm with you on theCryptocoryne spiralis - I got some by accident (was supposed to be a Pygmy chain sword!), and have recently fallen in love with the stuff. My tank isn't nearly as big as yours, lol, so we'll see if it continues to thrive. It didn't take it long to go from looking very similar to the tiny PCS and reach the waterline. Love the wiggly leaves. . .
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #83
 
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Nice work Geo!!!! Looking sweet, I'm liking the big swords in the back left!
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #84
 
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That's actually an Anubias. A very, very large Anubias. The two swords on the left are behind that forked piece of driftwood. The other two swords in the tank (excluding the Pygmy Chain Swords) are on the right side and not really in the picture (can't get the entire tank in one picture, not enough room to back up).
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #85
 
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(can't get the entire tank in one picture, not enough room to back up).
if only I had that problem!
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #86
 
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if only I had that problem!
LOL! I second that!
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #87
 
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how about some photos of the crypt spiralis? I'm looking for something relatively tall for the background in my 29 gal
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:00 AM   #88
 
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how about some photos of the crypt spiralis? I'm looking for something relatively tall for the background in my 29 gal
I just saw this (opps! ), I will try to remember to get a picture today. I have it along the left side, you can barely see it in this picture but I know it's quite dark (those floating plants are persistent).



In other news .... the new additions of 5 Oto Catfish and two Bristlenose Pleco infected my tank with Ich

I even put them in QT before adding them, but I admit not long enough (only 1 week). So, a bottle and a half later of Copper Safe, and a temp of 84 degrees, hopefully I'll still have fish in a week >.>
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:51 AM   #89
 
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*grumble*

They're all hanging out at the surface. Warm water is less oxygen, but I had hoped the plants would offset that. Time to raise the spray bar above the surface, and if that's not enough off to buy an air pump.

I probably should have an air pump on hand anyways. It would have come in handy when the tank cracked and the Diamonds had to live in a tub.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:48 PM   #90
 
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I just saw this (opps! ), I will try to remember to get a picture today. I have it along the left side, you can barely see it in this picture but I know it's quite dark (those floating plants are persistent).



In other news .... the new additions of 5 Oto Catfish and two Bristlenose Pleco infected my tank with Ich

I even put them in QT before adding them, but I admit not long enough (only 1 week). So, a bottle and a half later of Copper Safe, and a temp of 84 degrees, hopefully I'll still have fish in a week >.>
wow man that looks amazing! congratulations. i wish i could cover the top of my aquarium but the filter keeps moving all the floating plants to one side

also what does ich look like?

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