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Old 02-06-2006, 11:30 PM   #11
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Wow... as always, that is one beautiful pic Travis. While I didn't particularly like the look of Ammania sp. bonsai at first, this pic definately makes me want to give it more time to fill in. BTW, what is that black and blue striped fish?

I forgot about Dwarf Hairgrass. Silly considering that I'm planning on replacing my Dwarf Sag with Eleocharis parvulus, one of the two varieties I've seen listed as Dwarf Hairgrass. Eleocharis acicularis is the other. According to Tropica the parvulus variety doesn't get as tall and is more low light tolerant.
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Thanks, I got the name from the LFS!!! No offense taken, I know almost nothing about plants except what I am told.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:37 PM   #13
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I don't want this thread to wander off-topic so I would suggest you post that question as a separate thread Purrbox. I can split your question off of this thread but I suck at that so, please help me out here :P
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #14
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And no problems at all countryfan. Most people at your LFS will try to tell you what they think is correct, but don't really have the knowledge to know what they're talking about. I, on the other hand, am absolutely positive when I don't know what the heck I'm talking about :P
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:46 PM   #15
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No problem Travis. I've started a new thread in the General Discussion area. Anyone else who's curious about the fish as well should head over to this thread to find out the answer.
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Since you have light substrate, have you thought about or tried a black background? Might bring the fish and plants out more. Just another idea.
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:27 PM   #17
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I have a blue background that is black on the other side, I could switch it.

I tried adding a few plants but it still looks off. I think I am expecting too much. I saw a tank at my LFS and it was square and heavily planted like a jungle.

I didn't move the wood b/c I am nervous to hurt fish and bring up a bunch of debris but do you guys think I should put the driftwood in the corner (right) witht he tall piece in the back. From that angle it looks a bit like a skull. And maybe bring an amazon sword to the front. Or should I but the wood in the middle toss the rock and plant around it?

I am REALLY bad and landscaping so I appreciate any help!
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:41 PM   #18
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This is what I want

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That would be a nice plant to have in large tank.
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I think you're making progress. I really like what's starting to happen on the right side of the tank. The hairgrass in front of the driftwood really helps to give some depth to the tank. The left side of the tank feels a bit ecclectic to me. Something that might help is to group the plants that are the same together instead of having them in three separate clumps. I think with a few more tweaks and some time for the plants to grow in, and yell have a very nice tank on your hands.
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