New 12 gallon planted guppy breeder

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Very cool

I love the lights from the side

And the rock piece is very well shaped, nice job!
 
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Thanks for the feed back. I actually have 4 females and 2 males in there. So they are some lucky boys. The gravel is made for plants. And there is a T5 cadlights fixture made for reefs on top with 4 bulbs. co2 is the only thing I have not covered. I have never had luck with java moss sticking to rocks so I just planted it. I found the rock in my excavations in Texas and thought it was a nice piece so I lugged it home. Also it is hard to see but as a background I ripped some thick bark off a dead tree which gives it a nice natural look from behind.

Again thanks for the feed back!
 
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Wow I just added the fish and babies are floating around. Guppies breed fast!
 

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The rhizome is the thick horizontal root that the leaves sprout from with the finer roots hanging below it. Only the fine roots should be buried in the gravel.
Here's a pic. The rhizome is the thick part between the red lines. Sorry for my poor skills with paint.
 

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Thanks peacemaker.

And thanks nutter! I did not know it was not supposed to be buried.

Why is that so?
 

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The rhizome needs is the most sensitive part of the plant. If it is buried it will rot & die from a lack of circulating oxygen & lack of light. Only bury the thinner brown roots.
 
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Well I exposed the rhizome. Did not know I could kill it just by burying it that must be why they died in the past. Does that go for all underwater plants?
 
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I found the rock in my dig in Post, Texas. I was doing some archeology over there and there are some real nice rocks for aquariums.
 
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