Tfreema's New 75g

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Well, time has gotten away again. I decided to spend the time to clean some canister filters which did not leave much time for planting this one. I was able to settle on the position of the hard scape and get some plants on the wood.
I am not sure if I want to attach plants to the big wood or just around it so I haven’t fully positioned it in the sand yet.
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I think I will put java fern and a large anubias (like what is behind the rock) on the big wood where indicated. And maybe a smaller anubias or buce plant on the left branch in that convenient little crevice. :)

What do y’all think?

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Here it is with the large anubias. I have to pull baby java ferns and some buce from other tanks to finish attaching plants to this piece. Hopefully this weekend will go well so I can finish planting this tank and get some fish moved over. It is fully cycled and I am adding ammonia every night to hold it.

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looking good!! i like it!! i want to add some java ferns to my tank
Thank you! It is a great plant to attach to wood.

I am getting impatient to get this tank planted and stocked. I will be able to take down 4 tanks once all shuffling is done. Then I will be at 7 display tanks plus 2 quarantine tanks up and running at least until I finish stocking tetras in the 125g.
 

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Thank you! It is a great plant to attach to wood.

I am getting impatient to get this tank planted and stocked. I will be able to take down 4 tanks once all shuffling is done. Then I will be at 7 display tanks plus 2 quarantine tanks up and running at least until I finish stocking tetras in the 125g.
i want to attach something to this spider driftwood in my tank
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i want to attach something to this spider driftwood in my tank
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Buce and anubias nana and nana petite would look good. Just use some thread about the same color as the wood and tie it to it. Spider wood is harder because it doesn’t have grooves and holes to poke plants into. But it is cool looking wood!
 
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So close to being done and getting this tank ready to get some fish moved in. Out of time again so it’s another week of adding ammonia to hold cycle, ugh. Need background plants in - crypt spiralis, jungle val, and a few more ludwigia narrow leaf, and foreground plants - dwarf sag and maybe micro swords (stay small).
Also would like to find a spot for a red rubin sword. Maybe back right corner.

And trying to remember what this plant is. Have had it for years and cannot remember.....
 
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it cant be that bad can it? its something i havent done yet.
It just takes some time. I use brown thread to attach the plants so it needs to be wrapped so-so and then tied off to hold them in place until their roots can grab hold. I am a little OCD so I have to get the plants positioned just right, lol. It also helps to find good spots that have crevices, nooks, or crannies to wedge a piece of the plant in for better staying power. Sometimes you can find good enough spots that the thread is not needed, but not so lucky with the java fern or buce I added to the wood yesterday. The large anubias rhizomes are large enough they wedged in perfectly into their spot. That is basically what dictated where they were placed, lol.
 

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It just takes some time. I use brown thread to attach the plants so it needs to be wrapped so-so and then tied off to hold them in place until their roots can grab hold. I am a little OCD so I have to get the plants positioned just right, lol. It also helps to find good spots that have crevices, nooks, or crannies to wedge a piece of the plant in for better staying power. Sometimes you can find good enough spots that the thread is not needed, but not so lucky with the java fern or buce I added to the wood yesterday. The large anubias rhizomes are large enough they wedged in perfectly into their spot. That is basically what dictated where they were placed, lol.
makes sense. one of my driftwood peaces i would like to change out its basically a log lol. i know the OCD feeling its how ive been with my tank.
 
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Does anyone know what this is? It is driving me nuts trying to remember.......
 

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So close to being done and getting this tank ready to get some fish moved in. Out of time again so it’s another week of adding ammonia to hold cycle, ugh. Need background plants in - crypt spiralis, jungle val, and a few more ludwigia narrow leaf, and foreground plants - dwarf sag and maybe micro swords (stay small).
Also would like to find a spot for a red rubin sword. Maybe back right corner.

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And trying to remember what this plant is. Have had it for years and cannot remember.....
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Could you put the sword in the back middle of the tank?
 
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