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sooo I must be doing something right I have two berried RCS(that I know of), and one of my pygmy sunfish looks like he's getting his breeding colors, and my rotala is turning red. I'm getting more silver cabomba friday, and I added java fern and a black background.
 

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Awesome! I'm glad every things going good Shrimpy eggs are always good ;D

Sorry its gunna take so long to get the Killies to you! I hope we get a warm spot soon, so you can have them sooner
 

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The tank looks really good! I can see it now, all filled in *.* Baby shrimp every where you look... XD
 
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male's getting darker hopefully his fins will turn blue or ill be disapointed everglades just aren't as pretty.
so my final list of plants
pygmy chain sword
rotala rotundifolia
silver cabomba
flame moss
peacock moss
frogbit
Hygrophila pinnatifida (hasnt grown much since I got it so we'll see how it does)
java fern
 

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allaboutfish said:
haha, how fast will java fern grow in highlight?
I haven't noticed a change in growth between high and low lights for Java Ferns. In high lights, its leaves turn lighter (rather than the dark, rich green in low light tanks), and accumulate algae.

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male's getting darker hopefully his fins will turn blue or ill be disapointed everglades just aren't as pretty.
so my final list of plants
pygmy chain sword
rotala rotundifolia
silver cabomba
flame moss
peacock moss
frogbit
Hygrophila pinnatifida (hasnt grown much since I got it so we'll see how it does)
java fern
I hope you get what you wanted D=

That list sounds nice! The tank'll look really good when it fills out
 
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last picture update until surprise!!!

so I have a little surprise in store and would like to leave this as my last pictures until the tank has filled in. ill update on progress and still ask questions, but its a surprise ending and I think yall will like how it turns out. so here are your last pics enjoy
 

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adding frogbit is def necessary. it will help with the nitrates etc. I think you should have more plants. it should be planted pretty heavily right from the start.

also, the walstad is about low tech, not co2 injection. are you still planning this? looks nice though
 
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probably no Co2 unless I have algae issues. I have rotala minI butterfly, and Hydrocotyle sibthorpioide on the way. also have riccia but I need some hairnets before I add it. I'm scared to float it bc it might go all of the tank. also will have peacock and fame moss soon, but I don't know if ill use the flame moss in this tank. should I chunk in some anachris for now? why exactly do you need to heavily plant it from the start?
 

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well the idea of the NPT is to let the plants be the filter, and the more plants there are, the more effectively they can filter. unless you're going to use an actual filter until the plants grow in, then it might not be as big a deal....
 

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