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  1. A new day

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    It looks amazing!!!
     
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    What made you decide against hillstreams? Are they finicky to look after?
     
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    @A new day

    Looks fantastic so far.
    Will be following to see how it goes
     
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    I do feel that they are for more experienced fishkeers than i am at the moment, primarily because feeding them may be a bit more tricky than I’m used to. And they do best in a mature tank with plenty of algae and other organisms.
    Not saying that I won’t keep them in future, I’d love to!

    PS thanks @Reedfish @T. Guppy
     
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    Tank looks really great. I will be following along
     
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    Thanks @TheGrissom
    Still busy with the planting and see the lights are not quite in the right position, but coming along!

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    Oh wow... I likey!
     
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    Looks good
    Are the taller plants (Rushes?) at the back going to get enough light?
     
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    Looking great! :cool: What a cool project. Some floating salvinia might look good too, perhaps create some nice shadows.
    Look forward to watching it all evolve :thumbup:
     
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    Wow @A new day

    I was very confused at first... looking for the loaches... but see your point which you probably right
    Take my hat off to you
    The tank looks absolutely amazing....
     
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    Thanks @Reedfish with the cyperus nana, no the best I can do is cut away the long stems to help the plant transition (had to do that in the pond anyways) then fingers crossed that the new growth is more compact. I bought 2 plants from the plant nursery and the stems are a bit longer than expected. Trouble is they can be planted max 20cm deep which they are. So we’ll just have to see where the experiment goes :) I also moved the lights outwards, that helps a bit for the Berula in any case.

    8The berula erecta is from the pond and will have to transition too. Other plants are from other tubs and tanks etc. not 100% done with planting yet and also have some smaller pebbles to add. And salvinia @Cale24 :thumbup:
    Will also probably buy 2 pots of dwarf hair grass for accents...

    @Inky1980 and @MariaS thanks :)

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    Looks great @A new day

    If the Cyperus grow too tall, not sure if it would look nice, but you could add a light on the wall shining down on the side of the tank?
     
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    Looking very very nice. Hope the wait was worth it.
     
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    Great idea, thanks :thumbup:
     
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    Did you go pfs only? Or langa too?
     
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    Thanks @Whoknows yes very happy with it. But for some reasons I have all these “what ifs” all of a sudden. What if the wood is toxic etc etc. probably because I’ve waited so long, dunno. Lots of second guessing happening actually :)
     
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    I have about 4L of Langa in 4 containers at the back, capped with pfs to stop it from spilling. And crushed lava stone to bulk up. What if... :lol:
    edit: the photos are in reversed order. And then everything was built up more once the large stone was in.

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    I have had those moments too. I'm sure everything will go alright.
     
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    Thanks appreciate it :)
     
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