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Old 06-17-2018, 08:25 PM   #1
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30g planted tank

So I'm back with yet another tank. This was my turtle tank but the turtle has now grown large enough to be moved to my backyard pond so I decided to plant this tank as a planted grow out tank.

Filter: 53gph pump(just for whatever movement. No filtration on this tank)
Co2: dig homemade co2 system
Substrate: organic potting soil capped with black diamond sand blasting material

Plants:
Ammannia gracious
Pogostemon erectus
Mini dwarf hairgrass
Alternanthera reineckii
Java fern
Green cabomba

The middle of the tank has no soil under the gravel as I was thinking of doing a kind of riverbed look but I've decided not to. I'm now looking for a foreground or mid ground plant to place there so if anyone has recommendations I would greatly appriecate them.
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im just doing a link to the image this time. for some reason if i do an html link to the image it wants to make it so big its like 3 times the size of the screen. if anyone has a fix for this please let me know.
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Thatís a nice start. The Pogostemon will fill up that corner pretty quickly.
Since you are linking to images hosted on Imgur, for the links ending with ď.jpgĒ you will want to use the IMG tags since this is pointing to a specific file. If they donít end in JPG then you will want to use the HTML tags.
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thanks for the info man.
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I've had good luck with Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' for carpeting. Would be a very different texture and slightly different (brighter yellow-green). I've got some over black sand and it looks great.

You could always add some driftwood in there with an interesting shape that would overlap the other planted areas. Dunno how it would look; you'd have to give it a go.
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I've had good luck with Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' for carpeting. Would be a very different texture and slightly different (brighter yellow-green). I've got some over black sand and it looks great.

You could always add some driftwood in there with an interesting shape that would overlap the other planted areas. Dunno how it would look; you'd have to give it a go.

thanks for the recommendations. the monte carlo does sound like a good option. ive never tried growing that before. any special needs for monte carlo?



driftwood doesnt sound bad either though since i now have 4 tanks that are rockscapes and only the one that has any driftwood in it. ill have to go monday and see if my lfs has gotten anymore spiderwood in.
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any special needs for monte carlo?
Well...it's growing like mad in my super high-light CO2 tank... but I've had it grow slowly in a medium light CO2 tank. If you're getting that Utricularia to grow, I think you'll be able to get some Monte Carlo to grow, too.
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