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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Looking really nice, Cindy. Congrats on a beautiful tank. =]
    Thanks Kevin. I couldn't be happier with this tank - except my cambodia is getting a little spindly. Thanks to you I've started dosing Excel once a week in addition to flourish comprehensive to see if that can help fill it out.
    IF I get to a fish store today, I may try to pick up a few endlers. I'm so in love with those fish. I think they would go well with the neons. the betta is one lay back guy. He never, ever bothers the neons so I'm thinking the endlers would do well. Either them or celestial pearl danios.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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    Nice tank Cindy, I don't know how I missed this thread . I've seen some nice endlers but the black diamond and some of the other blues realy look nice. The celestial pearl danios would look great in your tank and fill up the upper level. Great choices either way.
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    Lovely tank!

    If your plants are getting leggy low lighting is most likely the culprit.
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    Thanks Lee and Jenn.
    Really appreciate it coming from the 2 of you.

    This tank is only 12 inches deep and has LED lighting. It's also in the sunroom so there's lots of indirect but never direct light. I've started dosing a little excel just to see if it makes a difference. Only the cambodia appears leggy and maybe I just need to trim it back.

    thanks again
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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    Those bushy stem plants can be tricky, because if you have medium lighting (which is typically ok for cabomba and the like) midway down the tank, the plants will look fine from that point on up, but if the bottom of the tank is only getting low light, there won't be enough to keep the bottoms full of leaves. Another problem is planting them too close together (I have that problem). If you do that, they have a tendency to shade the bottoms of other stems, so the light can't get through. Medium-high to high lighting can keep the entire stem healthy, but only as long as it can penetrate every hole in your plant canopy/forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Those bushy stem plants can be tricky, because if you have medium lighting (which is typically ok for cabomba and the like) midway down the tank, the plants will look fine from that point on up, but if the bottom of the tank is only getting low light, there won't be enough to keep the bottoms full of leaves. Another problem is planting them too close together (I have that problem). If you do that, they have a tendency to shade the bottoms of other stems, so the light can't get through. Medium-high to high lighting can keep the entire stem healthy, but only as long as it can penetrate every hole in your plant canopy/forest.
    that makes sense Kevin as I have the cambodia behind the driftwood where they don't get much light.
    I may rearrange things a bit next water change. thanks.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
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    Lovely tank! Lucky Raylan!
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    quick update here. I had 3 filters running on this 15 gal (sounds like overkill, huh?)
    But 2 were little Tetra whispers rated for 7 gal each, the other is a submersed hook on the back rated for 10.
    The tetras stopped whispering. Could not get them to run quiet anymore. I think I paid a whole $10 each for them 2 years ago so I got my goody out of them.
    The other day i pulled the seeded media out of them and added the HOB that came with the 15 gal Kit. I have NO idea what brand this HOB is, but it's rated for 15 gal and it runs as quiet as a mouse and had room for all my seeded media (some ceramic rings and sponges) as well as the floss filled with carbon that came with the new filter.
    Switched it all over and so far no issues. Well, one.
    This filter creates more waterfall current than the 2 small whisper filters combined. Raylan doesn't much like it but it really makes the plants come alive as they sway in the water.
    Seems I saw some DIY fix on reducing currents. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. Want my betta happy.
    thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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    Yeah, there's a DIY here somewhere on using a cut plastic bottle to reduce the waterfall intensity...lemme look
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    Tetra whispers like to defy their name. I once bought a whisper 20, and it whispered for 2 days before making a Noise like an air pump. I banished it to the basement quarantine where its racket would not disturb anyone, but within 6 months it also lost 90% of its flow rate regardless of any cleaning. I now just stick to aquaclears.

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