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Old 07-31-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Show off your heavily planted tanks!

Hi all, I will eventually switch out all the fake plants in my 30 gallon and then add lots of live plants. Show off your heavily planted tanks! I need inspiration!
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This is my 36! Ignore that potted guy sitting in there. Haven't figured out what to do with him yet lol.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:44 PM   #3
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Terrible, terrible, terrible pic... but this was my heavily planted 125 (ugly)


And, another ugly tank... 40b



Neither are alive today
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Love the swords! They look great!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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Terrible, terrible, terrible pic... but this was my heavily planted 125 (ugly)


And, another ugly tank... 40b



Neither are alive today
You might think they are ugly, but that's so much better than anything I could do!
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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Still working on them:

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Lastly my 29g that has much work to go


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Old 08-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #7
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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All the above mentioned tanks look great. Well done.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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Hi all, I will eventually switch out all the fake plants in my 30 gallon and then add lots of live plants. Show off your heavily planted tanks! I need inspiration!
In the meantime while you are waiting, you CAN make an all fake plant tank look nice. It just takes time and planning.

The only thing real in this tank is the driftwood. I don't have time right now for the planted tanks I once used to keep.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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Agreed with hpiguy. Something to consider is using fake plants that mimic the red that high light plants produce. If you mix that in with low light real plants you can really pull off a pretty aquarium.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #11
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Here's my 40g. Sorry for the bad pics.
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Wow, I hope I can make my tank look something remotely close to all these........simply stunning!
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are any of you using any type of c02 injection in your tanks? my angelfish tank started off heavily planted and was told the c02 would sustain the plants, but that was an epic fail. what hpiguy has done has given me alot of hope to try again! right now i'm "moderately" planted with various fake plants
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are any of you using any type of c02 injection in your tanks? my angelfish tank started off heavily planted and was told the c02 would sustain the plants, but that was an epic fail. what hpiguy has done has given me alot of hope to try again! right now i'm "moderately" planted with various fake plants
I use DIY co2 and I also use flourish excell it's working great for me. I also use regular flourish and flourish iron and root tabs.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:42 AM   #17
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Rookie i would give anything ti have tanks like that. One mans garbage is another mans treasure. For the record not calimg your tanks garbage.
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I use DIY co2 and I also use flourish excell it's working great for me. I also use regular flourish and flourish iron and root tabs.
Is the c02 necessary in a planted tank? Or just a good think for the plant growth? I did have an amazon sword in a community tank once that grew very well but I never used any c02 that I can recall.
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Is the c02 necessary in a planted tank? Or just a good think for the plant growth? I did have an amazon sword in a community tank once that grew very well but I never used any c02 that I can recall.
Different plants do better with different things but you can do a low tech tank that will grow great without all the ferts. I have a 20g that just grows from the light and substrate and fish wastes.
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10 Gallon tank. Its not heavily planted *yet* but im still in the process of deciding what other plants I want. Im thinking some crypts.

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