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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Talking fist planted tank!!!!

This is my first fully planted tank set up late last night. Spent over $100 on plants.
The tank is a standard 20g. Substrate is black tahitian moon sand. Plants are: 2amazon swords, 1 rubra val split into 2, 3 bacopa australis, 3 hygro corymbosa, 1 ambulia, 2sunset hygro, 2 hygro angustifolia. I'd still like to add jungle val, and some foreground plants but I think this is a pretty good start!
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That looks amazing! What does that sand cost? I'm planning my first planted tank and I've decided on black sand :D
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It was 29.99 for 20 lbs. Its the carib sea instant aquarium version. The supernaturals version is 24.99. I got it at big al's. Also got all the plants there :)

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Nice job! It looks great!
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Thank you :D Super proud over here. My husband's only comment on it: "it looks creepy" :/

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wish I could get sunset hygro, its on the federal ban list here in the USA
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wish I could get sunset hygro, its on the federal ban list here in the USA
That's so sad :( It is such a pretty plant!

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wish I could get sunset hygro, its on the federal ban list here in the USA
Why is it banned?
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Probably for it being a "noxious weed" like asian ambulia lol.

The tank looks wonderful. I would add a background to the tank to close it in and make it look "fuller". What are you putting in the tank? Also, I LOVE the black sand, wanted black sand but cannot afford it :<

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The background is a good idea. What do you suggest? Its going to be a guppy and platy tank. All girls. No boys allowed!

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