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Old 05-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #341
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Here is an updated FTS!
Looks good! You really are getting some nice plant growth!
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #342
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Thanks for posting! The plants have indeed grown a lot since the tank was started up, which is fantastic! Maybe I will add some more species one day......
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #343
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Here are some more pictures.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #344
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One quick question! After I add my GBR, I should be fully stocked, correct? Thank you!

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #345
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Sorry for the third post in a row tonight! I just finished my long-awaited long video though.
http://youtu.be/0fq8IeZ8VJc
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #346
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Sorry for the third post in a row tonight! I just finished my long-awaited long video though.
http://youtu.be/0fq8IeZ8VJc
Tank looks great. What is the plant in the last pic (long green leaves)?
Oh, video is set to private only.
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Thanks you very much! I believe that is Cryptocoryone wendtii (spelling?).

I just made the video public, thanks for letting me know that it was set as private.
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Thanks you very much! I believe that is Cryptocoryone wendtii (spelling?).

I just made the video public, thanks for letting me know that it was set as private.
The crypt is sooo green. I guess I am used to seeing the reds or bronze varieties. Plus it is in a thick bunch; i planted mine singly hoping they will fill in eventually.
The video is fab. The photos don't do it justice in terms of how black the black is (substrate/back wall). Really makes everything pop. The guppy looks like it is on fire! I can't remember (actually too lazy to scroll back) is that black Tahitian moon sand?
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I just made the video public, thanks for letting me know that it was set as private.
Now that's more like it...haha. Tank looks amazing mate, great job. That's a hell of a big oto, looks big in the video anyway....
Plant look really well and very healthy. Do you use CO2/liquid carbon/ferts???
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Now that's more like it...haha. Tank looks amazing mate, great job. That's a hell of a big oto, looks big in the video anyway....
Plant look really well and very healthy. Do you use CO2/liquid carbon/ferts???
Thanks!

I use Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and API Leaf Zone.
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The crypt is sooo green. I guess I am used to seeing the reds or bronze varieties. Plus it is in a thick bunch; i planted mine singly hoping they will fill in eventually.
The video is fab. The photos don't do it justice in terms of how black the black is (substrate/back wall). Really makes everything pop. The guppy looks like it is on fire! I can't remember (actually too lazy to scroll back) is that black Tahitian moon sand?
Thank you! The black sand is from Petco.

It may be wrong on the plant.....isn't it terrible that I can't remember the name? It may be Green Horemanii Sword......not sure.
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I forgot to mention that there is also Eco-Complete mixed in with the sand.
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The plants look really healthy from top to bottom! Your doing a great job with them so far!
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I forgot to mention that there is also Eco-Complete mixed in with the sand.
Still, it looks sooo black and consistent. Almost cannot tell the substrate from the back wall.
I have black EcoComplete but there are flecks of grey, tan, and red in there.
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Still, it looks sooo black and consistent. Almost cannot tell the substrate from the back wall.
I have black EcoComplete but there are flecks of grey, tan, and red in there.
Thank you, I really like the look of it.
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How do I propagate the Bacopa again? All I have to do is cut it, as it is a stem plant, right?

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How do I propagate the Bacopa again? All I have to do is cut it, as it is a stem plant, right?

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That should apply to most if nor all stem plants. I just did that to Bacopa about a week or so ago and replanted the stems about an inch apart. Within 5-7 days new growth is appearing on the top of the cut stems.
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Bacopa is one of the stem plants you can plant a little closer. Plant the stems so the leaves of each stem just barely touch.
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Rivercats and Fresh2o, thanks for the information!

Scottyhorse-Thanks, some of them have really taken off!
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