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I haven't been on koko's in agesss, I became a bit disinterested in my tank at the thought of having to eventually give my two guys away, then my light bulb started flickering and couldn't start so I gave up, took most of the pebbles out to make it easier to clean and went away for about a month. Now that I'm back however I thought I would do the tank up again; fix the light, add some pebbles and stuff...I call it the student saver design..made my own bubbler deco...thing and used terracotta pots, plants were $4.95 a bunch - I WAS going to use plastic but they are 14.95 a bunch. pff. Anyway the result was cheap and I thought I would get to posting again. Enjoy..maybe.

I don't have any before pictures, but it was pretty drab...

this is the result about an hour after getting home from the pet store; I bought the wrong light tube, refused to drive back and adjusted the wiring myself haha; seriously aqua-one, a 1cm difference between an 18W and 20W tube? Tank is 30gallons, filter is a fluval 305.

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Houdini was busted trying to pull the plants up..

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Hoover also

So I had to put the middle plant in a tub as I read that it needs to be firmly planted, evidently it was the only one that kept being pulled out..

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Edited by gretasophical

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Welcome back! That tank looks gorgeous! I like the tiny tub for a "plant pot". It reminds me of gardens where people use tubs or tires to plant things in, a look I personally LOVE.

Absolutely gorgeous :)

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Welcome back! That tank looks gorgeous! I like the tiny tub for a "plant pot". It reminds me of gardens where people use tubs or tires to plant things in, a look I personally LOVE.

Absolutely gorgeous :)

Thanks :D courtesy of the Tupperware draw in the kitchen :P

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Welcome back! I like the tupperware pot look, too. Love that plant. I tried to grow some of it, but it kept disolving. Maybe I didn't plant it deep enough?

Anyway, tank looks nice and I'm glad you're back.

mj

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I too welcome you back! I also had that plant but it kept dying as well. I will have to try uour method.

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Well with the plant I found this website: http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/aquariumplants2/Aquarium_&_Pond_Plants_of_the_World/key/Aquarium_&_Pond_Plants/Media/Html/Other/Home.html it has an online program which helps you identify aquatic plants and I thought it looked similar to this:

http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/aquariumplants2/Aquarium_&_Pond_Plants_of_the_World/key/Aquarium_&_Pond_Plants/Media/Html/Fact_sheets/cabomba.html

Which states that it is attached to substrate, I also read on another website that it needed to be firmly in the substrate. But I could be wrong, as it says that the sale of this plant/weed is forbidden in Australia :o

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Your tank re-decoration is lovely and your fish are big & happy! Welcome back!

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I think that these can float, too, but no specifically say that here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myplants/43-Carolina_Fanwort_Cabomba_caroliniana.html

Looks good!

ahh wait, this is the one i have; http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myplants/190-Ambulia_Limnophila_aquatica.html

or this one http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myplants/72-Asian_Ambulia_Limnophila_sessiliflora.html

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