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Old 05-03-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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I think i have gone to far...

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took this picture of my 75 Gallon "South American" tank today... if i did not know better i would think this tank is plant only



keep in mind...somewhere in all that there should be...

3 Angles: Pterophyllum scalare
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5 Julii Cory: Corydoras julii
1 Rubberlip pleco: Chaetostoma thomsoni
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not a single one made it on cammera....

have any of your planted tanks become "plant only" or atleast they look that way?
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One word...Lawnmower! That is some seriously tall grass you have there.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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I know how you feel, my 300 gallon became overwhelming with plants and I had to cut way back.
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Want to borrow my weed wacker?
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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wow!! what is the large red leaf plant on the right?
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wow!! what is the large red leaf plant on the right?
Tiger Lotus
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those don't grow in south america though do they??

they're very pretty....
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those don't grow in south america though do they??

they're very pretty....
you will notice that i have "South America" in quotes, although i have been true with the fish, and started off true with the plants i have allowed a few Asian plants to get into my tank... Tiger Lotus, a Java Fern, Sunset Hygo and a little wisteria.

the Tiger Lotus is very beautiful, but it had totaly over grown the 10 gallon i had it in, it did sprout a runner before i moved it, so i have another one growing out in the ten gallon.
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I think I see two cardinals...
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i will post another picture this weekend after i mow the sag...
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those don't grow in south america though do they??

they're very pretty....
you will notice that i have "South America" in quotes, although i have been true with the fish, and started off true with the plants i have allowed a few Asian plants to get into my tank... Tiger Lotus, a Java Fern, Sunset Hygo and a little wisteria.

the Tiger Lotus is very beautiful, but it had totaly over grown the 10 gallon i had it in, it did sprout a runner before i moved it, so i have another one growing out in the ten gallon.
i started with a south american tank... and i was specific to the point of ridiculousness. i only wanted species from the orinoco river basin!

i've since given up that "mission" and now i also have some asian plants in my tank. they're so much easier to care for and i've re-converted my tank to a completely low tech, low maintenance setup.
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I think the fact that we're all here means we've gone too far with our Aquariuams!

Beautiful tank as usually JDogg.
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JDogg, just awsome! You're going to have to make it a full time job maintaining tanks, sheesh!
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I think I see a tiger crouching in that grass! NICE tank!

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as promised the post trim picture

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Excellent. You have a stunning tank.
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It does look better since you got your lawnmower fixed. I can actually see fish in it now.
Great looking tank, I wish I had your problem.
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Hmmm...did you get any offers for mulch? Nice job of trimming, perfectly coiffed.
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Hmmm...did you get any offers for mulch? Nice job of trimming, perfectly coiffed.
i think i go the regular sag and the dwarf sag mixed up on the last re-scape
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