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Old 10-10-2004, 02:30 AM
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This will be the up graded home for my 4 leucs. Let me know what you think. I'm ordering lighting this week and then I will finish planting.
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what did you use for substrate?
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:24 AM
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Leca pellets and magnolia leaf litter
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:09 PM
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Tanks got potential

What did you use as a barrier to seperate the water/leca?

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Old 10-10-2004, 02:38 PM
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Just a piece of cork, the pump is buried in the corner opposite the wet wall. I plan on using mostly epiphytes mounted to the cork and a few marginal/bog plants so I don't have to worry about the root staying wet.
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:42 PM
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Got the making's of a really nice tank. One thing I'd reconsider is the depth of your water feature. As many here would point out, pdfs are not the best swimmers.
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I'm curious as to why you didn't just silicone a glass divider to separate the water portion. That tank must be extremely heavy when it's full, and that looks like at least $25 bucks in LECA
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I like the tank. would it be possible to mount a brom in the background to creat a little more plant life.
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I didn't want to use a glass divider for astetic (sp?) reason, up close I think this looks better. As for the LECA its not that heavy suprisingly enough, I moved it from my basement work room to my upstairs dining room with no problems, and cost wise I bought a 50L bag for about $40 and I haven't used more than a quarter of it. The water depth I'm still playing with. I plan on adding some sort of aquatic ground cover along with some emergent plants. Also the end of the ghost wood take up a large section of the water area and brakes the surface the whole way. Broms are coming, I just waiting on funds to be approved by the wife so I can put my order in to AH Supply. As soon as those come in I plan on putting in a couple large broms, some selaginella, and a button fern. Once its matured I hope to almost the entire back wall covered in plants.
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what is the substrate in the water section that makes it so murky?
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Old 10-14-2004, 04:49 PM
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My guess is its from the leca, that didn't get rinsed off very well.


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yes the murk is from the leca, the water has cleared now, still tanin color but clear. I'll post a new picture once I get plants in place.
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