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    Current state of my tank

    I only have the one tank and don't do much except keep it cleaning and trimming. It changes a lot depending on which plants have the upper hand but looks like the crypts and floaters finally won the battle.



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    Last edited by stormvisions; 01-21-2019 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Test some camera apps on my phone and picture was weird and cropped when I shared. Uploaded again.

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    It looks very nice! I love floaters in a new set up..they just absorbed all the excess nutrients

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    Tired of looking at my tank yet? Sorry, I only have the one so I shoot it every month or two. It does change a bit but looks like the crypts are the winners in the plant department. There are mosses and some other stuff growing on the cork floating up top, and a few tiny carpet plants here and there but the crypts rule.

    I did catch most of my guppies and gave them away. One or two females I have to trap. They breed like crazy and load the tank. I been adding some cool fish the last month or so and can't wait to see them all colored up.

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    Nice depth


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    Yeah, loving the crypts. It's a good look!

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    Was doing a water change so took a snap of some of the moss growing on some floating cork in my tank. This stuff is growing between the top of the cork and the bottom of the glass canopy. The moss, and a few other plants started out attaching to the sides of the cork and gradually 'crawled' up on top.

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    That floating island of moss looks awesome! Needs a mini ornamental lawn chair lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swank View Post
    That floating island of moss looks awesome! Needs a mini ornamental lawn chair lol
    I wouldn't mind sitting on that chair but pretty sure the Amano Shrimp would eventually eat me - probably some cosmic justice in that considering all the shrimp I've eaten.

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    It is interesting how in a lightly managed tank - right now I only pinch off some leaves now and then and dump some of the floaters the plants that dominate through cycles. The crypts seem to have become a fixture but right now the riccia fluitans that I thought was gone took off and now I've got a thick mat starting to grow in a few places. Some of the foreground plants that were carpeting vanished and a pocket of anubias nana is taking off at the back of the tank under a driftwood overhang. Sometimes unhappy when stuff I like doesn't make it but then I get surprises. The few buce cuttings I had vanished for months then I found 2 small ones that attached to my floating cork and started growing emersed a had long trailing roots halfway down the tank. Sorry for the ramble. Long day.

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    Nice looking tank. How big is it? Are u using CO2?

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    Just a 29 gal. I have one of those little 45g Fluval CO2 kits which I have a love hate relationship with.

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormvisions View Post
    I have one of those little 45g Fluval CO2 kits which I have a love hate relationship with.

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    Haha i know exactly what you mean

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    More pictures of my single un-scaped cluttered tank. Moss and riccia seems to be booming now while most of my carpeting plants which had gone crazy are only represented by a stray bit here and there. I was mulching bunches of water sprite for a while it grew so much and now there are only a few floating ones only 1-2 inches. Guess it must have to do with changing nutrient availability in the tank or other water parameters .

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