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    I feel almost sorry to divert attention away from the other colorful threads we have in this small, yet vibrant board. Anyway, Here is the tank...

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






    Love to hear any suggestions you guys have. Biggun...do you recognize which plants are yours and which are mine? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    I replaced the bowing hygro with another straight one. Not to sure to do with the curver though. I guess he gets to float at the top of the tank some more... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    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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    too much lighting needed for me to aquascape [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] And I'd rather have a tank with fish (I dont see any fish in your tank [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] )

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    It's got a good start...

    The one thing I would do is,
    move your twiggy wood more to the left so it isn't in the center.
    Adds more interest and movement.

    Oh... I'd add some more round rocks, I could send you some. (just kidding)[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    If you want to get some good ideas of aquascaping,
    check out the tanks from the AGA International Aquascaping Contest.

    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/?&op=sh....howcase

    There are 4 years worth of results to view in several categories.

    I see a few fish in there, Tetras maybe?

    CD
    How did I get so many tanks?

    Click here to see my Tanks

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    Ivory montezumae swords. I hope they will become good display fish in time.

    The twiggy wood is off center, but I'm assuming you are referring to the main parts you can see. Moving those farther left would hide them behind what I assume to be the focal point(A large stand of weird java fern).

    Thanks! I will be sure to browse through all of those. Recognize some names already!


    Spec: Think of it this way....before the montys arrived...here is a list of the inhabitants...shattered ranks of a tank setup I used to own, with future planted tank inhabitants mixed in(don't worry, its not that complicated0

    2 BN plecos

    3 bluefins

    1 male feeder guppy.

    1 female American flagfish(widowed herself on purpose I guess...found male dead with huge chunks ripped out of his side...this before the plecos were added).

    I could go farther back to when the plecs werent there...but you arent interested...right?


    So right now this tank looks pretty full to me! 13 fish total! lol
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    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

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

    Drosera capensis

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    I would stuff in 10-15 more fish [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Any suggestions? Tanmk is at about 72-75 degrees. Dunno what kind of fish I want, but either something to add some splashes of color, something to add interest(may use H. formosa) or something for show if the montys don't beat it... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    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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    Hi Nflytrap,

    I like the tank as it is but I guess I would add a patch of tall thin Italian or Crystal Val somewhere in the back area. I might also go for a red tiger lotus for color. If you had CO2 I'd say use Stellata (spelling). It is a gorgeous purple pink plant but needs CO2. Crypt spiralis in the back might be nice too. Crypt blassi makes a nice focus plant - large and red and green. I think when your stuff grows in it will look great. When the java moss gets going I'd tie some to the wood. I see the hygro and najas but not the thin leaf java fern. The curved hygro would send out straight stems so I'd save it and plant it to get some more going. I think the monties will be showy enough. Too many fish in a plant tank is a recipe for algae problems from the phosphate in the fish food and waste.

    Bobby

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    Biggun: no Co2 for this sucker unless I try DIY(which I probably won't cause I don't want to risk gassing these guys).

    The narrow leaved java fern is just floating in midwater. I may tie it to a branch that ends up just above the Windelov Java fern.

    For the Tiger Lotus, do you think this tank has enough room? Unless I use just one in the back right, correct?

    Is there any real difference as far as aquascaping goes between vals and C. spiralis? C. spiralis grows slower than the vals, correct?

    There is java moss tied to the Ceramic log. Hope to get some attached to the wood soon.

    What would you reccomend for a foreground? I was thinking of simply spreading out the piece you gave me and attaching it to some rocks. Perhaps use sag in between them.

    I pulled out the curved one and today I noticed its bent in 2 and growing roots out of the middle! I guess I will cut it in
    half and plant both pieces.

    BTw, can you trim these guys to get a bushy look to them?

    Thanks!
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    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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