Planted tank update pic

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It's hard to believe it's only been a little over a month, but in that time my planted tank has done well. I've gotten rid of a couple plants (a banana and one non-aquatic plant) and replaced them with an anubia and added a couple tall plants in the back but didn't get there names. Still fairly new to planted tanks but I'm learning.

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When I first set it up.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Planted tank update pic

Wow, all that in only a month? It looks great UNC! Your betta looks like he's doing well too.
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It had thought it was way more than a month ago, but I looked back at the date of the original post so I guess it wasn't. ... strange
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Re:Planted tank update pic

Nice looking tank, I wish I had the patience for a planted tank.


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purplecandle replied the topic: Planted tank update pic

:woohoo: Wow!
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ernie replied the topic: Planted tank update pic

Very nice UNC, looks like you have an eye for aquascaping.
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UNC-CH replied the topic: Planted tank update pic

Thanks. It's been mostly trial and error ... I've moved things around a couple times until I felt like it looked pretty good. By then my patience is usually gone. @DBLN8, ernie: have you seen those incredibly elaborate aquascaped tanks with the super-high maintenance? Like those where the hair-grass is kept cut and things are trimmed precise proportions? Now that's a level of patience I don't have. I just put the short-growing plants in front and the taller plants in the back and sides and leave them alone. :)

BTW - Big-Ken was 100% correct about high-lighting causing algae growth. I had around ~2,900 lumens 6500k for this 10 gallon and some brown algae started to grow. I cut the lighting back and the algae went away.
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Planted tank update pic

great job with the upkeep - nice addition to the driftwood - adds a nice look to the tank.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:Planted tank update pic

you make me want to go trim up my planted tank now!!! :lol: good stuff

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Planted tank update pic

Wow really nice !
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