4ft Angel tank.

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    Good day to all. Well after a hectic December and January I hope you all had an amazing New Year. Well things at work have been going mad for me since December and this is my first real chance to catch up with all the happenings. Over this period Insomnia was my middle name and when I could not sleep I worked on some of my tanks. Due to the fact that time is not that freely available in my day I decided to go for smaller systems again and the 4ft got a face lift. Input will be appreciated.
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    Very natural looking "open scape".
     
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    I prefer the natural look and hopefully when the plants starts settling in and spreading there should be quite a bit of cover. Well any suggestion is welcome. Gathered plants over the years and now planning quite a few different set ups.
     
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    Nice tank Telanie. I am sure it's going to fill out nicely.

    What substrate are you using?
     
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    Thanks Andre. First it was the Earth to Earth layer, second some lime and to top of it was some pool filter sand. Still working on the CO2 but had to move the fish in order to get the 5 ft out. Will place some more photos oes the other lights is on the tank as well. :)
     
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    Hi there could you gents please help me with a id on these two plants. Sorry the best photo I could et this morning;)
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    plant on the left is ceratopteris cornuta and dont know the one on the right
     
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    Really nice setup there Feathers!! I love these kinds of tanks. Hoping my new 400l tank will look this good!!
     
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    Thanks Slagter getting there slowly, but enjoying it. Will try and get updates, time is just always a problem ;)
     
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    i think the plant on the right is Alternanthera bettzickiana "Green"
     
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    Plant on the left is Ceratopteris thalictroides and not Ceratopteris cornuta. This plant will only grow submersed for a short while and is actually a floating plant.

    This and the alternanthera are actually not true submersed plants and need constant replanting and replacement. I would advise that you replace them with something more permanent.

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    Ceratopteris cornuta - Physical Description: The most common "water sprite", or floating fern. This is the new (newer?) name for the old C. thalictroides; a name now applied only to a much more finely and narrow-lobed species. The fronds of C. cornutus are more "horn-like" as the name "cornutus" implies, i.e. thicker and wider.

    it does perfectly fine planted in my tank, the fronds growing up to 60cm... see here

    and it is used in some dutch layouts especially in larger tanks, see here

    this is ceratopteris thalictroides:

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    i have both varieties in my tank :)
     

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