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Trill the man
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Daventry, Northants, England

PostPosted: 2003.05.06(Tue)13:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad that some people keep updating us on their tanks. Yours is one I have enjoyed following, because it is just absolutely gorgeous Smile . Such simplicity to begin with has turns out to develop into an amazing Smile , natural looking setup. I hope you don't mind if I attempt to create a similar setup when I'm older, I would love to create a setup that looks as stunning as that. Hope it carries on to grow well, thank you so very much for this update, and will be hoping for another someday Smile Smile !

Smile the_proff Smile

P.S. If I can find your other posts, would you mind if I copied the pictures for future reference? thanks.
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locus
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Joined: 11 Feb 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: 2003.05.06(Tue)19:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind comments! My words of advice are: be persistent & patient. It takes time for an aquascape to settle in and fully bloom, and sometimes the best thing to do is stand back and let the plants do their thing rather than messing with the tank too much.

The lighting is 72 watts of fluro (4 x 18 watt), with DIY CO2 too. And yes, it is a fine natural gravel substrate with a laterite addative (duplarit-G).

I tracked down some Rotala wallichi and Lagarosiphon madagascarienis yesterday which I think will both add to the new layout... which I will post soon.

2la: Cheers, it can be hard work keeping those stem plants in check. I have a feeling the aquascaping competition will have some wonderful creations...
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Waffleman
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Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: 2003.05.06(Tue)20:35    Post subject: Wow! Reply with quote

It's a beauty! And you tore it down?

I agree with the patience statement. Let nature do it's thing!

2 thumbs (fins) up!

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SLACkra
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: 2003.05.06(Tue)21:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have asked this once but I didn't get an answer but what is the grassy plant right at the front? Also PLEASE post more pics!
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Joined: 11 Feb 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)0:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slackra: grassy plant is... hairgrass! (Elocharis acicularis)

It took a while to get so thick, but when you give it enough light, nutrients and CO2... you will be rewarded!

Oh yeah, someone asked about the pinkish plant - Rotala rotundifolia (which I think is the same as Rotala indica). Easy to grow, and pretty undemanding... one of my favorites though.
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SaM dA MaN
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Joined: 25 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)1:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man that is one sweet looking tank. Very Happy

What type of filter do you use?
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locus
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PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)6:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit closer:

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Trill the man
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PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)9:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the close-up! Yikes, I can't believe such little planting to begin with turns out to be so lush, something I should remember. That betta is a real beauty Smile .
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Brobro
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PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! I love that tank!
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)14:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice clos up picture. keep the pics coming!
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