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    I have some pics on another web site so maybe this will work. Pics

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    Yea you go all the way down to the post by Leprechaun97 and you can see my tank and one of my piranhas.

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    I dont know, maybe im just thinking of things wierd?

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    IM horrible at explaining things!
    Cheers

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    btw,

    nerites are a saltwater snail that can apparently be acclimated to live in fresh water. butt hey can NOT reproduce in fresh water.
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    I get what Nepenthes ak is asking.


    Its hard to get plants into the gravel so close without them coming out. Usually just after you plant them they might look a bit sparse but they soon grow and fill in the gaps. People say not to stick bunch plant stems next to each other but when I kept Elodea I did that all the time and nothing bad happened except the Elodea was a pain to keep trimmed.

    I myself use sand in my planted tanks but am not expert really. My tanks tend to turn into a bunch of random plants most of them being smothered by java moss(its funny as if you have java moss above where a val runner takes root that val will have some pretty funky leaves).

    Java moss is a great plant if you do not mind it being a bit messy at times...I keep it in all my tanks and small containers.

    Here's one tank


    Here's an old picture of my 46 gallon bowfront(mean't to be display tank, now a hodgepodge of plants).

    Looks kind of bland...


    Then...

    Oh dear...I actually liked this layout and the water lettuce but decided to see if I could make it neater. Actually would love to try this again.


    Finally this was the tank looking its traditional planted tank best. I eventually decided it was too much work just for looks...the fish don't seem to care too much!

    Growing in a tank does not take long as you can see...the first several photos were taken within a few months of the tanks decision to become planted.
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Wow i woud love to do that with my tank i just need to get Lighting down. Im sure once that happnes ill figure out a way to battle the algae... Doesnt CO2 help with that?

    Cheers

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    yes.

    think of planted tanks like this...

    you have Phosphate, nitrate, CO2, macro and micro nutrients...

    lets say, A, B, C, D, and E.

    if all of those are in the tank in the proper amounts and you have good light, your plants will out-strip your algae.

    if all those are present in the tank in improper amounts, your gonna have an algae problem.
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    now to work on ALL this fun stuff, school, Cp's, music, then my aqariums!

    Thanks for all that info, i need to get a water tester i never did...

    Cheers

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