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hershey
01-22-2009, 03:46 AM
well here is my planted tank let me know what you think

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trilinearmipmap
01-22-2009, 03:50 AM
Nice.

hershey
01-22-2009, 03:58 AM
thanks

Stones
01-22-2009, 04:29 AM
Looks really good. Just wondering what size of tank that is as well as what the vibrant green plant in the center is?

hershey
01-23-2009, 12:41 AM
the tank is a 33 gallon and the plant in the middle is water sprite

dsaundry
01-23-2009, 03:28 AM
Very pretty..used to do planted tanks a few years ago...

wgama
01-23-2009, 03:35 AM
That is insanely pretty... it almost makes you want to turn ur guppy tanks into living art like that..hmmmm:mrgreen:

Rbacchiega
01-23-2009, 07:06 PM
could use a triming but very nice, good color distribution. Specifics? Are you using CO2? What lights are you using etc...

Keri
01-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Beautiful! What kind of substrate are you using?

hershey
01-24-2009, 01:56 AM
could use a triming but very nice, good color distribution. Specifics? Are you using CO2? What lights are you using etc...

the tank is 33 gallon, it has pressurized co2 running at 2bps the lights are a glo unit t5ho 2x39w the substrate if flourite

thanks for the compliments everyone

Lance
01-24-2009, 02:08 AM
Beautiful

hershey
01-24-2009, 03:30 AM
thanks

Skimmer King
01-24-2009, 03:37 AM
Derek the tank looks awesome ,when are you getting the nano from DOug great choice...

karazy
01-24-2009, 03:56 AM
looks great!

i'm in the middle of setting up my first planted tank and you totaly inspired me.

im gonna go with the large clump in the middle, medium plants on the sides, and small foreground plants. exept im gonna do it with java ferns, crypts, and anubias.

thnx for the inspiration :biggrin:

e46er
01-24-2009, 08:10 PM
looks good same setup as my 33 planted

hershey
01-25-2009, 02:06 AM
Derek the tank looks awesome ,when are you getting the nano from DOug great choice...

picked her up today after a cold day on the pipeline

hershey
01-25-2009, 02:16 AM
looks great!

i'm in the middle of setting up my first planted tank and you totaly inspired me.

im gonna go with the large clump in the middle, medium plants on the sides, and small foreground plants. exept im gonna do it with java ferns, crypts, and anubias.

thnx for the inspiration :biggrin:

well thanks, i don't think Ive ever inspired anyone to do anything until now

those are some nice low light plants to start off with. When you start getting into foreground plants they usually require more light and a carbon source

good luck with your tank:biggrin:

karazy
01-25-2009, 02:18 AM
i like to think of smaller anubias as foreground plants :p

Skimmer King
01-25-2009, 02:55 AM
picked her up today after a cold day on the pipeline
ya i missed ya like about 15 mins and you didnt stop in for adrink shame on you

BlueAbyss
01-25-2009, 06:19 AM
Hmm I think I see some Rotala spp. (the olive-toned small leafed stem plant on the far left hand side?). Nice, never had any manner of luck with it myself, I eventually started collecting Cryptocoryne :lol:

Rbacchiega
01-26-2009, 05:24 PM
Any other suppliments? I started using Seachems planted line and BLEZAH! Growth and colour like you couldn't imagine. I'm trimming my 4ft discus tank every 2nd week....and I'm not using CO2

hershey
01-27-2009, 12:29 AM
Hmm I think I see some Rotala spp. (the olive-toned small leafed stem plant on the far left hand side?). Nice, never had any manner of luck with it myself, I eventually started collecting Cryptocoryne :lol:

those are Rotala rotundifolia they grow very well in my tank

hershey
01-27-2009, 12:31 AM
Any other suppliments? I started using Seachems planted line and BLEZAH! Growth and colour like you couldn't imagine. I'm trimming my 4ft discus tank every 2nd week....and I'm not using CO2

hmmm ill have to try that product, i only dose seachem flourish and flourish trace usually once a week

Rbacchiega
01-27-2009, 01:28 AM
I would avoid excel. Even though I'd consider my tank "heavily planted", my jungle val was melting...so I tossed that idea, but I'm a big fan of the iron suppliment as I have alot of high-iron plants. It'd do your ratalla well...

BlueAbyss
01-27-2009, 08:20 AM
:lol: Yeah it doesn't surprise me your Rotala is doing well, you supplement CO2 and I never did. I also used tapwater to top off and water change, which is generally bad... but I never had algae problems, and everything else I tried grew well save a couple of Echinodorus boliviana that lost the tissue between the leaf veins within days of being planted. Strange, and never had it happen to any other plants I tried. Mind you, I never did try Echinodorus again :redface: