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This is my 40B over 1 year. Not sure which i prefer - gotta remember that plants like to grow and grow and grow and .....

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This is my apsitogramma 29; it has had a rough time over the past 2 years. It sprung a leak (aqueon tank quality is wonderful); it had substrate that compacted and built up a lot of anarobic activity as well as sulfphuric gases (i've learned to replace substrate quite effecitvity) and well it just doesn't grow plants as well as its sister tank but it still does a fine job - the sister tank has black substrate and guppies - must be the guppies they make everything grow (this tank and the sister are low tech the above 40 went high-tech in dec so just 6 months):

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This was my 5 gallon tank. Actually it is still the same tank but i changed the lights so it doens't quite have the same surreal colouring. I've grown about a dozen banana plants over my various years and all have died without growing a single new leaf. Then i picked up two more a couple of months ago and figured they would die off since they never grow. I put one in my 5 and one in my 40b. No big deal. Well actually i now have a problem. They both grew and grew and grew. I gotta say banana plants are not small plants. They really dominate both tanks and i'm undecided what to do with them.... Not a bad plant but i would not be surprise if they could fill out a 200 gallon tank given time.

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This is my 40B over 1 year. Not sure which i prefer - gotta remember that plants like to grow and grow and grow and .....

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This is my apsitogramma 29; it has had a rough time over the past 2 years. It sprung a leak (aqueon tank quality is wonderful); it had substrate that compacted and built up a lot of anarobic activity as well as sulfphuric gases (i've learned to replace substrate quite effecitvity) and well it just doesn't grow plants as well as its sister tank but it still does a fine job - the sister tank has black substrate and guppies - must be the guppies they make everything grow (this tank and the sister are low tech the above 40 went high-tech in dec so just 6 months):

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This was my 5 gallon tank. Actually it is still the same tank but i changed the lights so it doens't quite have the same surreal colouring. I've grown about a dozen banana plants over my various years and all have died without growing a single new leaf. Then i picked up two more a couple of months ago and figured they would die off since they never grow. I put one in my 5 and one in my 40b. No big deal. Well actually i now have a problem. They both grew and grew and grew. I gotta say banana plants are not small plants. They really dominate both tanks and i'm undecided what to do with them.... Not a bad plant but i would not be surprise if they could fill out a 200 gallon tank given time.

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Dang that 40b after a year is gorgeous!! Love all the colours of the plants.
 

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Very nice 40...I thought for a minute you adopted NoodlesCat's circling in pics to help us (me especially) see the detail, lol, in both the 40 & 5g.

I definately prefer the jungle look but all are pretty!
 

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Got a bunch more crypts today...
They went to the 55g, now just to finish filling in... lol
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high light 20g Asian tank... coming along, new plants adapting.
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added Asian water grass, lovely plant, im really liking this interesting floater. Once the plants take off more I will be removing the duckweed.20210614_174031.jpg

Single sparkling gourami lives here, dumped hornwort trimmings in and some tannins. He's happy.
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Louie the betta's tank fresh after water change. He's got some plants growing in nicely.
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Low light 55g, all the anubias.
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Tweaked the shrimp tank a bit more. This should fill in well, but if my staurogyne repens doesn't adapt, I'll try out another small plant in its place.
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fishorama

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I especially love the betta's tank!

Does the "Asian water grass" have whitish rhizome-type things (nodules?)? Yours looks much more textured & robust than what's making the rounds in my club...but similar...Nobody seems to know it's name...Do you?
 

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I especially love the betta's tank!

Does the "Asian water grass" have whitish rhizome-type things (nodules?)? Yours looks much more textured & robust than what's making the rounds in my club...but similar...Nobody seems to know it's name...Do you?
The scientific name is Hygroryza aristata

It's not a common plant. Expensive here too. I got mine off a local. The stem is white ish. Leaves look like blades of grass.
 

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Thanks NC, I'll see if that works for my clubbers. It does look like it...but larger than I'd like, so I passed (again). I may not have been fully focused on it's details...Like I said, yours looks nicer...but a freebie in my club, too big for many folks' tanks...
 
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