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Old 12-22-2002, 04:01 PM   #1
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CC's Plant tank

Check it out ladies and gents....


Comments appreciated.

Better pics later, especialy of my Madagascar Lace plant , you can't see the detail of it from this shot.
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Old 12-22-2002, 05:16 PM   #2
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very nice!
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Old 12-22-2002, 06:04 PM   #3
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Beautiful tank !!!

Any tips ?

- Are you using CO2?
- Liquid Plant Food?
- Plant plugs (plant food that you stick into the substrate)?
- Any fancy substrates; Flourite, Peat Plates, etc... ?

I would like to add more plants into my tank and I love the look of yours.
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Is there a lily in there?
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The lillies have been difficult and dissapointing. Had 4 bulbs/roots, only 2 surviving still. neither thriving. Really surprised me because the ones I grow in my pond are so easy.

co2, yes, (had major probs with it at first, hopefully resolved now).

flourite substrate, though I'm now told that Schultz ( I think, still half asleep here) makes an aquasoil product for pond plants thats cheaper and better than flourite. Hearsay only, never tried it myself.

jobe's palm tree ferilizer sticks mixed in with substrate when tank was set up.

no liquid fertilizer yet, sooooooo many on the market, hard to decide which one to use, or go with home made.
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marble angel

Marge the angel fish, in front of my Ozelot sword plant.
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Old 12-23-2002, 09:44 PM   #7
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And his name is...

Homer!!!

Pic taken before massive cleaning of 12/22/02. Much to learn with camera still.
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1 more angel

Of course, this would be ...

Bart!
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Is this the tank you were battling algae in? If so it looks great.
Terrific job
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I cannot say for sure that I have won the battle with the algae, but at least for the time being, I have the upper hand.

BTW, i Invented a simple device for dealing with string algae. NOT staghorn, it don't work there.

I took a fat dowel rod like 1 inch diameter, 2 ft. long. Took a cheap comb, widest teeth comb i could find. cut the handle off the comb, and drilled and screwed the comb onto the end of the stick. I use it to reach in and tease the string algae off the plants, twirll it once or twice and remove it from the tank, works very well. Usefull and free in my case as I had all the stuff just lying around.

Mind you, this does not work on the staghorn algae hardly at all. that stuff is anchored to leaves or substrate HARD. with this tool, you just end up pulling up the plant.
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