John's 12 gallon Fluval Edge Madagascar Lace pic 4-6-13

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  1. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I redid the tank due to lots of loss of plants due to too much organics in the water. I cleaned it out and up and moved the Ancistrus from the 8 gallon tank and the Cryptocorynes also. The Biocube is retired for now. I remove almost all of the wood which I believe was the cause of the organics issue along with not changing the water often enough to over come it.

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    Best color I have every seen on Lemon Tetras. First time I have seen the red tint around the mouth area.
     
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    New FTS under new lights. 9W Fluval LED, 40 LEDs, 7500K. Will be interesting to see how things go.

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    Latest shot of the tank.

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Beautiful.

    Been thinking of getting a Fluval myself. I sure love the look of edge rimless tanks. They look like little transparent boxes of life.

    So the only mods you made was lighting? No add ons?
     
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    Thanks Cheryl, no mods except the light, not using the stand and added a length of tube to the intake tube.
     
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    Very nice. What is the plant in the back left reaching for the stars?
     
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    Thank you, the plant is Madagascar Lace, Aponogeton madagascariensis.
     
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    I see where it gets its name from.
     
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    Very unique plant with only the vascular system exposed to light. Almost all of the nutrients and energy come from the bulb and the roots.

    It is considered a difficult plant to maintain but if you provide the right conditions it is quite hardy IME and fairly easy.