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Old 01-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #1 
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My heavily planted tank!

So after discovering a small tear in Mr. Fish's fin on Tuesday:



I decided it was time to get rid of the two fake plants in my tank and replace them with real ones. Now the tank only has real plants (8 of them!). I just put in new plants (the two wysteria and hygrophilia), so they have to spread out a bit but I'm so excited! I had to take pictures NOW!

From left to right it is hornwort, hygrophilia, Christmas moss (in the pot) wysteria, anubias, crypt wendtii, java fern (it has at least eight babies growing on it!), wysteria. Thankfully, we have a lot of tanks at home for me to dish out the java fern babies and hornwort/wysteria prunings on XD.







And... I still want more! I think I need a bigger tank XD

Any suggestions for arrangements are welcome! Especially if you think I'm blocking too much light from any one plant. I just moved the crypt up a big so it's on the stairs of the bridge.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:42 PM   #2 
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That looks AWESOME!! Great job!
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #3 
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Thank you! I think I'm just addicted to the plants as I am to betta fish. Mr. Fish is having a blast exploring now. So many new plants for him to wiggle between!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #4 
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How long have you had the plants in there?

The reason I'm wondering is because they look like they're doing great but I think the rocks you have in the bottom of your tank will inhibit root growth and eventually stunt the plants.

Very nice arrangement though. Looks really good
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #5 
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Looks good!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:45 PM   #6 
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The anubias and java fern have been in there for 3.5 months (neither of which should be buried in a substrate)... the java fern is resting on gravel in the pot and has attached itself there. The crypt is potted and has been in for 1.5 months, so have the Christmas moss and the hornwort... the wisteria and hygrophila (which is potted) have been in there for two hours.

I have gravel, I just haven't put any in the tank because I like being able to clean easily. Does wisteria need to be planted? That's the only thing in there that I could see having a problem.
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That's gorgeous! How big is your tank?
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That's gorgeous! How big is your tank?
Thank you! Five gallons. :)
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Your tank looks AWESOME! :D really beautiful! Those big bunches of plants look fantastic! Where did you order from?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:23 PM   #10 
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Everything but the java fern and anubias is from www.plantedaquariumscentral.com.

The hornwort is from two HUUGE packs that I put in a bigger tank at home (I only ordered one! XD). They were way too big for this! Haha. So I took HALF of a few stems (too tall, too!).

I only ordered one thing of wisteria, but I got two! :) Haha, I guess they love to give extras.
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