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Old 08-04-2011, 12:31 AM   #31 (permalink)
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ohhhhhhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhhhhhh shoe! that looks real real lovely, are you sure you're not a under cover pro aqua scaper? / i spy, I spy a eco tech circulation pump... did you buy that local or online? and as drinda says how about a mid ground plant? maybe some more red plants in the middle or ends. and some blayxa in front of te driftwood on the left..

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Oh Thanks. I really need somebody to help me find some mid ground plant, thats what my wife was telling me its missing something. Any ways do u all have any tips on what plant I can put as a mid ground? Bylxa japonica maybe?
I wish i can go to the meeting to get some imput with the pro's but im working that day. The meeting always ended up on the weekend that i work .
Texgal yup those are staurogyne repens i will be mowing it soon, you want some?
Fishjoe24 I got that pump at ebay used for cheap well its 1/2 price but still expensive for a pump. I just had to buy the $20 maintenance kits for the wetside other than that the pump is great and running smooth. I love this pump and my fish loves it too . The flow is wide not like the koraila end up with dead area and the undertow is massive, the dirt on my substrate is getting suck out of it with that staurogyne on top. The mode I used was laggon, feed and night mode. I realy like the feed mode it slows the pump for 10min for the fish to eat and night mode for them to sleep lol. Its realy cool. Lagoon mode makes the pump go fast and slow at the set speed. Anyways thats the only stuff i tried so far. I will be putting a video on Youtube about the Vortech mp40 in planted tanks. Hope ecotech gives me stuff for advertisent lol.

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Texgal you still got some Echino vesuvius? You got any pics?
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cool, I know they are $$$$ that's why i ask if you got it local or online.. I like the hydor but it always seems lik the k1's have problems... I do like my hydor k nano 425gph it worked great in my 29g. the aquaeon ones are nice to and a little cheaper.

maxi-jet mod not worth it in my opinion, lots of dead stops..

the Bylxa japonica would look nice, fish gallery carrys it, but was really low on the plant selection...if i remember right tom/trip said the plants would be here tomorrow(friday). shipping was delaid because of the heat.

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I don't have any E. Vesuvius. I used to have it and really liked it. It can get about 10"tall. The twist is cool.

You could use blyxa as a midground. It will of course give you a grassy look. I might go with something with larger leaves. You have all smaller leaves. You could do anubias types, some crypts with larger leaves like C. wendtii. If you used the bronze version you'd get that more red hue next to your green foreground, which would be a neat tie-in. There are so many choices. Sometimes I have just pulled the entire plantfinder up and looked at leaves to see what might work.

I'd love to have some patches of staurogyne repens. I thought I had some coming along but I still have some fish eating it. I wish I knew who it was. I suspect the columbian tetras but have never watched it.



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