225 liter planted cube

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    70 Brass tetras, 6 Leopard frog plecos, 200 RCS.......few zebra nerites.

    Easy to care for, about 1.5 w/gal light and a distance of more than 1 meter away from the hairgrass "belem".

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    Tom Barr
     
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    Looks fantastic Tom, I glad that you are coming on the forum more. Could you please give us a list of the plants you used? Really want to know what the plant on the rocks are, it looks fantastic.

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    Peter
     
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    nice tom!

    this has to be one of the most artistic scapes of yours i have seen...

    @peter, the plants on the rocks at the back are bolbitis heudelotii.
     
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    Lovely tank, Tom. Been following on the other international forums you posted on.

    Don't know where you guys see rock, it's all wood (Cypress from what I recall) and the "plant" is Fissidens.
     
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    is that regular wood?

    looks like petrified wood...
     
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    It's a swamp pine tree, Bald Cypress, it's quite soft wood actually.......no petrification:)
    The grass is hairgrass "belem". I hacked the fern back and removed some back ground weeds, then added some more grass around the back of the tank.

    Likely will add more sediment for a slope.

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    Wow, very nice Tom. I love the "caves" that the wood form!

    Walter
     
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    Actually the wood is very soft and I drilled some holes to make the caves, there are 14 caves in this piece of wood. Manzanita is harder, Mopani is impossible, Malay is also near impossible to drill. This is like butter.

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    Tom Barr
     
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    Very interesting!
     
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    wow.. very very nice!
     
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    Cool tank, what are the dimensions and how many W of light are over the tank (spectrum?). You know what the PAR value is at the bottom of the tank and near the surface? Got any close-ups?
     
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    Stunning tank!
     

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