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Well, I've had an 80 gal stream-to-be down in my basement. The plan was to set something up replicating a sunlit stream in SE Asia. Well, I'm a bit tired of the obligatory crypts everyone uses for this type of tank, as well as hygro, etc. So, after looking at a ton of pics and websites, I decided to try something a bit different. I went down to a local stream and harvested a few things.

First off, in many pictures I notice a lot of reed-like grasses. Most people choose some sort of vallisneria for this, which I think is usually a poor substitute. So I grabbed a bunch of it. The only other plant I grabbed is something that reminds me of a marsh marigold, but I'll have to get a decent picture of it for your help in the ID. Although none of the plants in this tank are not completely native to SE Asia, I actually think the visual display they provide more closely mimics an actual stream from that area than the usual plants available to the hobbyist. My plan is to just let the grass establish and grow--no more plant spp. will be added (I think this also helps add a more natural look).





 

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I can't see the photographs, but wonderful idea!
 

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Hm. I have uploaded them to other forums...and either they suddenly don't allow linking (never had a problem before) or this site doesn't allow it, and I can't get them small enough to fit the requirements this site allows.
 

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Do you know how to edit jpegs in paint? It's possible.
 

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I think you have to be logged in over there to see the pics. I might try to figure out a way to post them here, but with the file size restrictions, even if I did downsize them in Paint or a similar program, they wouldn't hardly be large enough to really see much.

 

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I think you have to be logged in over there to see the pics. I might try to figure out a way to post them here, but with the file size restrictions, even if I did downsize them in Paint or a similar program, they wouldn't hardly be large enough to really see much.
Nah! its easy. With the pixels per inch at 72, just make the largest dimension around 8 to 9 inches by changing image size. Then "save for the web" As long as the size is not over 100K, you can post it here. You get plenty of detail in an 8 or 9 inch picture.
 
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