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I'm finally happy with my tank!

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I am still learning a lot, but I got a sword, crypt parva, and a few crypt retrospiralis to fill out the background yesterday, and I think I am finally happy with how all of this looks! I have been excited all day so I thought I would post a picture. 

 

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Duchess and Vickie like it, too!

 

I've been pruning the hygrophila corymbosa in front to make it bushier, which I think it starting to work, and my dwarf lilies are finally starting to grow. It's all in the early stages but everything has been (mostly) been living to good effect for a couple of months now. Thanks, plant subforum, for tolerating all of my questions so far!

 

I have moderate lighting (two lamp AquaticLife T5-HO), dose premixed macros and micros 1-2x per week depending on parameters, gH booster with water changes, and liquid CO2. I also use root tabs for root feeders since I have a sand substrate.

 

Happy happy! :) :)

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Thats a very nice tank WOW :thumbs:

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Beautiful!!!! You did a great job!!!!!

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Beautiful!!!! You did a great job!!!!!

 

Thanks, Dawn. You always have such beautiful tanks so it means a lot coming from you :)

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Very pretty.

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Beautiful!!!! You did a great job!!!!!

 

Thanks, Dawn. You always have such beautiful tanks so it means a lot coming from you :)

 

Thank you so much!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!!!   :redbanana:

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Your tank is looking beautiful!! I love the mix of plants and adorable fish.

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Your tank is looking beautiful!! I love the mix of plants and adorable fish.

Thanks, Lisa! I appreciate your help as I went through trials and errors!

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Beautiful Tank :) I have always loved a blue background behind green plants :)

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Looks really good! :D

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Looks great. Love that veil tail too!

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Looks great. Love that veil tail too!

Thanks! I'll be sure to tell her. I never thought of her as a veil tail though!

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Looks great. Love that veil tail too!

Thanks! I'll be sure to tell her. I never thought of her as a veil tail though!

 

Well I'm just a newbie so I'm probably wrong. She just had such a beautiful long tail that I thought she was one. 

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Good job! Looks great!

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QandD it looks amazing!!!!  :happydance  :hi5

 

I love the new additions.  I think you are right.  It looks all balanced out now... and Vickie and Duchess obviously approve! 

 

What is the little green plant near Vickie... I really like it!!!!

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QandD it looks amazing!!!!  :happydance  :hi5

 

I love the new additions.  I think you are right.  It looks all balanced out now... and Vickie and Duchess obviously approve! 

 

What is the little green plant near Vickie... I really like it!!!!

 

It is cryptocoryne parva. I've read that it's very slow-growing and requires more moderate lighting than other crypts, though, but I don't mind since I like its size. From what I've read, it is the smallest popular aquarium crypt. I really can't get over how cute it is. 

It has had two leaves go yellow so far, so it is doing a bit of a crypt-melt fussy thing. But it's not too bad yet. I don't think it's used to liquid CO2. It is also now spreading out a little bit (as opposed to having its leaves straight up), so I hope it is adjusting to the light and that its roots will take hold eventually. The girls jammed their little heads into it on the first few days but have not been chewing on it... yet. Fins crossed!

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