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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunqn81 View Post
    Mix n match...?
    What you mean mix and mach?
    If it's too loud you're too old
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    Just for example, #4 & #5 together, or whatever. Depending on what kind of dw selection you have available...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockey nut View Post
    When I was setting up the different configurations, I looked at #2 and thought, if you chimed in that would be one you liked. Could you imagine that covered in the moss you have me?. With the high light and the crypts growing compact. Would they grow fast enough to trim regularly?
    If I am reading D Walstad's book correctly. The plants tank up the toxins and what not but they need to grow fast enough so you can trim them to remove the "crap" from the tank, at least at the beginning, she does talk about fast growing plants to start and once established mix in less aggressive plants.
    If you're looking for more aggressive plants than you want to start with stem plants. Something like hornwort, foxtail or elodea are fast growing. I guess once you get that establish, then you can move on to crypts. I think the subwasertang would look spectacular on driftwood. I'm not sure about removing the crap from the tank. When plants use nutrients their kind of locked up in the leaves until the leaves die and decompose. So I don't see how trimming them to remove the crap is beneficial. That's dumb plants love to be trimmed so there would be another reason to start with stems.
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    One stem plant I had that grew so fast was water wisteria (hygro difformis) - a very pretty plant also. It will require trimming often.

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    Water sprite too, ceratopteris thalictroides. It's very similar to a Wisteria but its leaves are a little thinner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockey nut View Post
    ... With the high light and the crypts growing compact. Would they grow fast enough to trim regularly?
    If I am reading D Walstad's book correctly. The plants tank up the toxins and what not but they need to grow fast enough so you can trim them to remove the "crap" from the tank, at least at the beginning, she does talk about fast growing plants to start and once established mix in less aggressive plants.
    I think the idea behind planting fast growing plants in the beginning is so that the explosion of nutrients gets used up by plant growth and not algae. I could be wrong! As far as I know, you do not need to trim the 'crap' out, unless you are talking about ugly growth which I doubt you'll run into using dirt.

    If your crypts don't explode with growth, there's something terribly wrong because crypts love dirt. They will spread by shooting out daughter plants below substrate. You can replant them to spread them out, but they do very well in my dirted tanks and don't require trimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I think the idea behind planting fast growing plants in the beginning is so that the explosion of nutrients gets used up by plant growth and not algae.
    That makes more sense to me, anyway

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    Here's what the 20g looks like while I am redoing the 29g. I just might keep it
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    Why wouldn't you?
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    The pothos in the 20g
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