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Old 09-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Just wanted to share some pics of my "babies" that inhabit my 50 gal planted tank. This tank is home to a Blue three spot Gourami, Silver Angelfish, Black Skirt Tetra, Black Neon Tetra, Pristella Tetra, Otocinclus, Nerite Snails, Red Cherry Shrimp, and Bumble bee shrimp. Pictures are taken with a Canon XTI (50mm lens).









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That is a great looking tank. Is that micro sword in the front?
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Blyxa japonica and Chain sword. Thanks
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No problem. I'm trying to get my plants going. In the process of lighting. Then some microsword as "grass". Does it grow pretty quickly?
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No problem. I'm trying to get my plants going. In the process of lighting. Then some microsword as "grass". Does it grow pretty quickly?
I don't have any experience with microsword, but chainsword and blyxa grow pretty fast under the right lighting.
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Beautiful aquarium! I like the aquascaping!!
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Sorry. Ive got microsword stuck in my head. Does chain sword grow fast is the question that I wanted to ask. And you already answered. What is your watts per gallon? Just as a reference for my tank.
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That looks nice. I really like all the plants. You have arranged them very well. LOVE the little angels. I have to also say, that is nice to see somebody who keeps their baby angels in a big enough tank and keeps them with good-sized tankmates! Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #10
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Sorry. Ive got microsword stuck in my head. Does chain sword grow fast is the question that I wanted to ask. And you already answered. What is your watts per gallon? Just as a reference for my tank.
Well, my angels eat/dig up my chainsword in this tank, so most of what is left is blyxa. The foreground of my 20 gal is 100% chainsword though and I found that once the plant was established and had started a runner, it grew *very* quickly- you could literally see growth daily. That tank has 2+ wpg T5 lighting. If I remember correctly, I started out with 1 chainsword plant on either side of the tank and had decent cover in about 3 months or so.
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