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I finally got around to redoing my 72g Bowfront. I was going to retire this tank to the plastic frame graveyard, but decided to give it one more go. The tank now has a canopy which goes well in my kitchen. So I'll maintain this canopy style tank and a few open top tanks as well. I'm still working on the hardscape so no pics yet. Here are a few pics of the previous setup:



This time around I'm going with a low-maintenance scape of mostly ferns, mosses. Probaby a few choice stems and that's it.
 

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Awesome scape, very nicely done! I'm glad you spared it from the grave yard and shared you pics. Looking forward to the updates.
 

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Very nice tank. Love the layout.
 

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House, Zapins, anyone else? Could the difference in the riccia be caused by the slight shading that the "riccia rock" on the right in the picture is getting. The one on the left seems to be more out in the open. It would make sense; the riccia in the shade would need to increase it's chlorophyll to capture more light energy and hence have a darker green color.

Or, I could be out of my head.... :D

Anyhow, I love the former set up and can hardly wait to see the new scape! What are you planning to do?
 

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House, Zapins, anyone else? Could the difference in the riccia be caused by the slight shading that the "riccia rock" on the right in the picture is getting. The one on the left seems to be more out in the open. It would make sense; the riccia in the shade would need to increase it's chlorophyll to capture more light energy and hence have a darker green color.

Or, I could be out of my head.... :D

Anyhow, I love the former set up and can hardly wait to see the new scape! What are you planning to do?
Thanks Donald. Yeah I had thought about shading, but I've had riccia grow completely different within several tanks and there was no shading variable. Maybe it is nutrient distribution but nothing I could say with any certainly. As far as the new scape. For me personally I'm trying to create something that will require the least amount of hands-on as possible, but I still want things lush so it will still be a high-tech tank.
 

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house - it sounds like you are looking for the same kind of tank that I am. My tank has lots of anubias petite, java fern, anubias nana, glosso, utricula g., dwarf sag and a few stems as accents.

There are plenty of designs that can be done with these plants and the upkeep is negligible.
 

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house - it sounds like you are looking for the same kind of tank that I am. My tank has lots of anubias petite, java fern, anubias nana, glosso, utricula g., dwarf sag and a few stems as accents.

There are plenty of designs that can be done with these plants and the upkeep is negligible.
Thanks for the comments.

Zapins, yeah I'll be using some of those. Probably not glosso, I'll probably go with a sand front since I find it much easier to clean or replace sand then eventually redo a planted front.
 

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wasnt this tank of the month at some point??? I loved it then, and I still love it now....I'll be sad to see it go, but I really look forward to your next setup...I'll keep an eye out for it.
 
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