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Lower Maintenance high tech 'scape ideas please

fourmations

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30 Aug 2008
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hi all

having set and established a lovely tank,
i'm losing the battle to maintain it well due to life getting in the way!
my MC carpet is all lifting despite several trims as it is so rampant
im getting dead spots and algae,

any tips on a lower maintenace tank, still co2 and EI dosed
just maybe with more open spaces and no or little carpet,
obviously i cant clean under the carpet at WC time
and i think its to my detriment

I am aware of whats needed to maintain a tank
but am losing interest due to the failure of the tank in its current scape
and my failure to maintain it with the consistancy that it requires
Id still much love to have a lovely tank but something i can maintain
the tank is 100% carpeted with MC and Eleo sp. along with wood pieces

any tips welcome

thanks
 

GHNelson

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Hi
Ditch the carpet plants get some Sagittaria Subulata and Crypts can't get any lower maintanace than those!
There is some lovely Crypts out there especially the rare ones.
These both go well with wood.
hoggie
 
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