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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:00 am Post subject: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Attached  the  pics.  The  plant  growth  has  surprised  me.  I  am  not  expert  yet  Smile  This  is  just  my  first  real  attempt  at  planted  aquarium.  Forgive  the  pics  quality,  my  e61i  cant  do  any  better  :)
 
 Specs:
 1.5  inch  soil  +  1.5  inch  gravel
 Lights  :  approx  3w/gal
 pressurized  co2
 No  dosing
 Twice  a  week  about  15%  water  change.
 
 Amazon  swords  are  having  a  explosive  growth.  They  are  going  to  be  trimmed  so  that  they  remain  at  the  back  of  the  tank.  I  have  already  removed  a  hand  length  of  runner,  but  more  needs  to  be  removed.  Unfortunately  non  substrate  plants  (there  is  a  windov  fern  in  there)  had  almost  zero  growth  because  of  lack  of  neutrients  in  water.  In  one  way  it  is  good,  as  there  is  no  algae  in  the  tank.
 I  am  looking  forward  for  suggestions  on  trimming  and  what  new  plants  I  should  I  add  in  tank  ?  The  dwarf  hair  grass  (not  visible  in  pic)  is  healthy  but  yet  to  carpet  the  substrate.  This  is  kind  of  low  tech  tank(other  than  pressurized  co2).  The  pot  which  is  kind  of  out  place,  will  be  replaced  by  a  rock  once  I  get  one  :)
 
 
 As  on  yesterday  (08/09/2008)
 Changes:  None,  all  natural  plant  growth
 
 
 As  on  02/08/2008
 Change:  Crinum  calamistratum,  Windov  fern,  unknown  false  water  reddish  stem  plant  added
 
 
 As  on  day1  (24/06/2008)
 
 
 @  flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/24596644@N03/sets/72157606495830530/  for  full  sized  pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:10 am Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Rohit  its  really  clean  good  looking  planted  tank  Clapping  just  wait  for  one  more  month  and  use  daily  dose  of  microsol  B  YOU  WILL  GET  AMAZING  RESULTS.  Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:28 am Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 hey...
 
 I  like  your  tank  so  much.  Thats  one  differnt  tank  from  all  the  routine  scapes.  Nice  combination  of  thin  leaved  plants.
 
 about  the  pot:I  never  realized  it  was  a  pot,how  about  anubias  on  that  pot.  Dwarf  cichlids  if  any  will  like  the  den  Smile  and  once  the  runners  grow,  you  wd  never  realize  its  a  pot  Chuckle  
 Would  have  added  some  long  leaf  plant  on  left-rear  end.  May  be:  narrow  leaf  java  fern/apongeton[not  vals  as  u  already  have  some  hi-maintanance  runners]and  may  be  some  more  hydrocotyle  on  left-foreground  and  then....WAIT.
 
 Would  want  to  know  what  lights  you  are  using  tubes?/PLL?/CFL?
 Good  luck.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:29 am Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Dear  Rohit
 Nice  tank  Clapping  .  why  not  you  add  glosso  for  forground?It  will  add  more  beauty.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:34 am Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Nice  tank,  very  peaceful  setup.   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:22 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Hey  guys,  thanks  for  the  encouraging  remarks  !
 
 @sai  :  I  think  the  idea  of  adding  Apongeton  on  the  left  rear  most  side  is  a  good  one,  as  there  is  definitely  a  scope  of  addition  over  there.  One  big  leafy  plant  will  do  wonders  there  !  The  tubes  are  nothing  but  CFL  (cool  daylight)  .  One  thing  to  note  is  that  I  get  diffused  natural  light  from  the  window.
 
 @kaushik:   glosso  will  add  a  softer  look  to  a  more  spiky  tank,  i  will  try  to  get  my  dwarf  hair  grass  grow  well.  The  front  area  will  be  removed  off  the  amazon  swords.  Another  problem  is  that  glosso  will  need  high  light,  and  have  seen  amazon  swords  not  growing  well  in  a  high  light  zone.
 
 Growing  plants  which  are  not  substrate  rooted  is  really  a  tough  one  in  this  tank,  as  because  of  no  dosing,  and  substrate  plants  having  high  growth,  floating  plants  are  not  getting  a  chance.  In  fact  there  is  windlov  fern  and  chinese  ivy  in  the  tank,  but  they  have  not  even  an  inch  !  But  lets  see  after  some  trimming  of  swords,  if  they  get  the  chance.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:43 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Hi  Rohit,
 
   A  simply  superb  and  neat  tank  setup  Smile  I  like  it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:38 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Very  good  neat  scape  Rohit..  Clapping   Cheering   Thumb Up  
 
 what  fishes  your  having  in  that  tank?  Cheer   Clapping
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:25 am Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Thanks  deepak,  ravi  !
 
 Light  load.  2  Neon  blue  dwarf  Gourami,  Swordfish,  2  SAQ,  1  Chinese  algae  eater,  2  Neon  rainbows,  and  a  few  tetras  Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:08 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Today's  pic  of  my  planted  tank  ,  taken  from  my  mobile  camera  ,  so  sorry  for  it's  quality.  However,  still  something  to  see  :)
 
 
 
 Dwarf  hair  grass  is  yet  to  grow  in  the  open  area.  That  is  one  slow  growing  plant  I  have  see.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:14 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Your  tank  is  giving  very  soothing  and  serene  effect,  loved  it!  IMO  try  a  foregrund  plant  with  different  leaf  structure  instead  of  straight  lines  will  look  best.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:20 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Hi  Rohit,
 
 Nice  atempt.
 Start  dosing  Macro  &  Micro  Nutrients  and  see  the  growth  result.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:15 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 very  pleasing  scape     Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:28 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 Hello  guys,  thanks  !
 
 @Hamza  :  Which  one  do  you  suggest  ?
 Riccia_fluitans  (submerged,  with  continuous  pruning)
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 Glossostigma  
 
 Cheers,  Rohit
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:45 pm Post subject: Re: Planted Tank Update Reply with quote

 I  cant  say  about  Glosso  as  I've  never  tried  it,  seems  to  be  a  difficult  plant.
 Riccia  is  very  easy  to  grow,  you  can  have  a  lovely  carpet  in  a  little  time,  but  how  are  you  planning  to  keep  it  down?
 Marsilea  hirsuta  is  also  a  beautiful  looking  carpet  plant,  requires  moderate  level  of  maintenance.  you  can  also  try  that.
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