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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-04-09, 07:12

Evolution of a 140 gallon long I

Evolution of a 140 gallon long II

Tank is now fully converted to Finnex LED lighting. Plant grow is great.
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Last weekend went through and overhauled tank. And added a few more plant species.

Alternathera reineckii , hygrophila austafolia , Vesicularia ferriei 'weeping', Bucephalandra 'ghost', crypt 'flamingo' .
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Alternanthera reineckii 'mini, staurogyne Repens.
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Hygrophila pinnatifida
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Ammania gracilis, crypt 'Florida sunset' .
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Current tank shot.many of the new background plants are only 8-12" and hidden by the LOGS.
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Post  iandraco on 2014-04-09, 08:46

very nice. love those plants
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-04-09, 08:59

Chad...your new plants look awesome already. That alternathera reineckii in the 1st shot...gorgeous. The tank does look lush already so I can imagine when growout happens what it will look like. It is a beautiful setup. Keep the pics coming.
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Post  Betty on 2014-04-09, 09:19

Lucky fish, living in that beautiful tank.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-04-09, 11:26

Oh my gosh! Its amazing! I'm completely jelaous! I hope I can get something going like this!!
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-04-09, 12:02

Wow, that's a lot of Finnex lights!  affraid 
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-04-09, 12:34

Thanks everyone Very Happy



DMD123 wrote:Wow, that's a lot of Finnex lights!  affraid 

If this isn't enough lighting to grow these ground covers ill be pi**ed! LOL!
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Re: Evolution of a 140 gallon long II

Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-05-16, 00:27

As the new plants grow larger and color up I am shifting stuff around. I really have no idea how big, or bushy these plants get. Here is a couple pictures of the right side of my tank.


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Post  Guest on 2014-05-16, 01:19

Shocked Clapping Spot On

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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-05-16, 07:02

Everything looks to be filling in and growing like mad. Loving the variety of colors in the tank and the lushness of your plants. Nice full plants with great top and bottom growth. My plants tend to be crowded in the smaller tank so I lose some of the bottom growth.

What is the pinkish red tall plant back left 2nd picture? Looking great!
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-05-16, 08:30

Thanks guys, this side of the tank is rockn. The other side has much smaller plants still struggling to become established.

Donna, that is Ammania Gracilis . It started from just a couple stems received from our Plant it Forward thread. It has done very well. Love the contrasting color of this plant and how the plant gradually reddens as it reaches toward the light.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-16, 10:31

I'm not running co2 but I hope the plants I got from you do well! So far the variegated is growing out of the water to the light Smile And nothing had died or looked like its melting.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-05-16, 10:49

Nice shorty! Besides a select few plants CO2 just enhances growth. There is a thread here that I believe bronzefighter posted where his plant flowered above the surface of the water. Hopefully yours will flower as well!
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-16, 11:03

That would be very awesome if it did! I'm loving the plants I got, now to just get some substrate for the 5 gallon with this next check and I can replant in the appropriate tank and get it going. Only thing left is the substrate and finding some smaller branchy manzanita driftwood. Thank you for all your help in my new planting endeavors Very Happy
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Post  MorganEA on 2014-05-17, 00:06

I need you to come aquascape my tank
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-05-17, 01:35

Very Happy just winging it here. At some point ill work with color boarders and have different color/shades of plants streaking through the aquascape instead of bunches randomly ploted here and there. There isn't enough plants to do that yet really but working on it.
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-05-17, 08:09

fishNAbowl wrote:Donna, that is Ammania Gracilis . It started from just a couple stems received from our Plant it Forward thread. It has done very well. Love the contrasting color of this plant and how the plant gradually reddens as it reaches toward the light.

It's stunning. Great job growing that up.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 00:28

I like how the star grass is growing in between and through this hygrohila.  It fills in the gaps while the hygro fills out. I can see many runners developing.  Even some growing up onto the wood on the left (not pictured). I am contemplating mimicking this on the other side of the wood for a balanced look. So far it's my favorite part of the new tank aquscape. The saw tooth behind it is beginning to mature and shooting out new straight stems. Soon I'll be pulling out the twisted mother stems and replanting the shoots and tops.

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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-06-03, 00:52

Looks good! The Pennywort and I forgot the name of the other large plant I got from you are out growing (literally) my 30 gallon bow front. Two shoots of the 'other' plant have emerged from the water line and the Pennywort didn't take long to grow the 5" to the surface either!
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 00:54

ShortyKiloGyrl wrote:Looks good! The Pennywort and I forgot the name of the other large plant I got from you are out growing (literally) my 30 gallon bow front. Two shoots of the 'other' plant have emerged from the water line and the Pennywort didn't take long to grow the 5" to the surface either!

Lol, sounds awesome! Time for pictures I think. Very Happy
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-06-03, 00:57

Will do! The snails snacked on one of the grasses killing all except 2 plants of it in my tank. Not thrilled with that so I have some bare spots but the and bias, Pennywort and other plant are doing well. Smile
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Post  dwarfpike on 2014-06-03, 01:08

There are plants in that last shot??? All I see is pike-age. Razz 

Tank looks great, will be interested if that ground cover does indeed grow out. The leaf variations in that last shot look great against each other.  Spot On 
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 08:40

dwarfpike wrote:There are plants in that last shot??? All I see is pike-age. Razz 

Tank looks great, will be interested if that ground cover does indeed grow out. The leaf variations in that last shot look great against each other.  Spot On 

I was actually focusing on the fish, not so much the plants. Here is a couple photos I took at the same time.

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-06-03, 13:33

dwarfpike wrote:All I see is pike-age. Razz 

fishNAbowl wrote:I was actually focusing on the fish, not so much the plants.

 cheers Finally some fish pics! After all this is the FISH Box!  jocolor 

Those pikes are awesome looking!  Spot On 
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 16:33

DMD123 wrote:

 cheers Finally some fish pics! After all this is the FISH Box!  jocolor 

Those pikes are awesome looking!  Spot On 

LOL, I have been neglecting my fish pict's! I'll work on getting more pictures of the dwarf acara they got some nice colors.

And thanks DMD123!
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-06-03, 17:31

I like the plant pics hut I wanna see some fish too!
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 23:46

This tank is full of critters. Here are a few others

Diamond tetra
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New addition- gold line flying fox with a big purple snail in the same pict.


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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 23:48

Angles

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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 23:53

Emerald Cory cats

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A hand full of Oto's (not pictured)
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-03, 23:58

A couple species of Dwarf Acara.

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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-04, 00:01

A couple different Bristle nosed plecos. Here's a red one, (Red something. I don't remember the name. This is a newer introduction ).

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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-04, 00:05

Here's my cat drinking from the tank. She prefers tank water over fresh tap  scratch 


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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-04, 07:07

Thank You Wes. There is still a lot of empty space. Many of the plants still have a lot of growing to do.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-06-04, 10:25

Those diamond tetras look great! All of your fish do. I just lost my beautiful male gbr in the night Sad I am upset. I don't know what happened. I have a new test kit on the way but doesn't do me any good right now. All the other fish are fine and he was Sunday, fed them last night he ate but was lazier about it than usual and this morning he was dead. The female is upset too she was swimming around the tank looking for him. He had gotten caught up at the base of a plant when he died. I don't know when I'll be able to get another Sad I don't think I want pet smart fish anymore this is now the 6th fish to die out of 10! Sorry for the rant. I'm just not happy about this.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-06-04, 10:46

I have the same stuff happen ALL THE TIME in this tank. It's big, full of plants - a skeleton will pop out of no where months after I have a fish go missing but usually there will be no traces.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-06-04, 10:49

This was the 30 gallon I just posted pictures of with the whole 4 plants in it. I'm done with new fish..
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-08-26, 00:01

A current full tank shot for the journal.
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-08-26, 09:35

Wow...looking awsome Chad. Everything is beautiful. Great looking planted tank. I love the positioning of your red plants in the layout.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-08-26, 12:18

cichlid-gal wrote:Wow...looking awsome Chad.  Everything is beautiful.  Great looking planted tank.  I love the positioning of your red plants in the layout.  
Still a work in progress. As plants mature I am still moving things around a bit. Thank you Very Happy
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