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Lupin 12-25-2006 09:11 PM

Tank of red plants-Inspirational
Lovely.:love: So inspirational.:wink2:

You may want to shop for plants here. The owner appears to be from Houston, Texas.:) At the moment, it is not open so you will have to wait.:)

blueblue48 12-25-2006 09:14 PM

NICE tank, and thanks for the link it looks promising

fish_4_all 12-26-2006 01:31 AM

Looks better than those waterfall ones that look so fake.

That is some awesome works to keep the nutrient levels at a point that the plants thrive but still get the really good reds and bright colors. Also some massive amounts of light!

Tank looks awesome and I hope it winds up being a descent site because there are so many duds out there.

Lupin 12-26-2006 05:58 AM


Originally Posted by fish_4_all
Looks better than those waterfall ones that look so fake.

Which ones, Chris?:) Unfortunately, red plants often demand more things than most green ones.:blueworry: Macro nutrients, more lighting, etc.
We can put lotus on exception I guess.:mrgreen: There are few ones that are exceptions to the rule.:)

dasmall1 12-26-2006 10:41 AM

Beautiful, large, well-trimmed tank. Probably A LOT of light. High light tanks are always so difficult to balance the nutrients and keep algea away.

I believe Aquadise is already selling plants on

Gump 12-26-2006 02:26 PM

That plant is ludwigia, I have one in my 60 gallon and its very easy to care for. My lighting is medium and i add nothing to the tank and its growing like a weed. Only the top half of the plant is red, its more of the new growth is red and it slowly turns green.

A lot of photos like this are set up to take the pic then taken down. It would be amazing to keep something like that up for an extended period of time but i dont have the time for that.

sazzy 12-26-2006 02:42 PM

ah that is beautiful i want it :D

crazie.eddie 12-26-2006 02:51 PM

Looks beautiful, but also appears to be a trimming horror. LOL

dasmall1 12-26-2006 06:59 PM

I believe the red plants are Rotala rotundifolia, Myriophyllum tuberculatum, and Alternanthera reineckii.

fish_4_all 12-26-2006 08:22 PM

I think it looks more natural than a lot I have seen. I don't have the link anymore but the ones I was talking baout are the "waterfalls": under water that are made with filter floss over rocks. Really cool looking tanks but wouldn't look that way long.

I really think that tanks looks awesome and should be bale to get it to look that way with a little work. If I can get the kind of growth I do with my 10 gallon tanks and lousy lighting I can only imagine what you can do with the proper setup.

As for the reds, low macros, especially NO3 is the key as well as high lighting. Which one is more important, I don't know, yet, haven't had the time or space to set up a proper experiment. I have seen it in both situations so I am not sure which is the "determining" factors. I know I got Sunset Hygro to go red even with high dosing but the lower plant looked terrible.

Great inspiration, it can be done and for those who want to go all out, is a good targeting tank to reach for, even if it does turn out to be a "show" tank.

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