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Kalum

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Thanks @MrStoffel I'm liking the look of the thinner leaves of the h'ra and yao yai against the thicker orange juice, didn't realise OJ was a much faster grower than the rest when first planting so it's much better planted at the back instead of directly behind the rocks as well now

Cheers @Mark Keetch the fish are ember tetras
 

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@Kalum Yeah i get that. I have a similar problem in my tank where i planted some R. rotundifolia in front of R. Walichii. Not realising that the rotundifolia is a much faster grower. :) Lets see if i can keep up with trimming. Otherwise i will have to do a replant as well.
 

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I am not on there or would have but tank looks great in that picture

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Do we need a surface skimmer? I am setting up new tank (roma 240) and buying all the kit not got a surface skimmer yet
 

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Do we need a surface skimmer? I am setting up new tank (roma 240) and buying all the kit not got a surface skimmer yet
You don't need one but i find it helps massively as i tend to get a biofilm without (due to having a downwards style lily pipe)
 

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Thanks @Paul27 :thumbup:

I've managed to get quite a few votes so happy with just that tbh, some of the guys and girls in it have 7000+ followers and are pro scapers that do it for a living so I'm sure they'll win overall :lol: it's just nice to be featured tbh
 

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Thanks @Paul27 :thumbup:

I've managed to get quite a few votes so happy with just that tbh, some of the guys and girls in it have 7000+ followers and are pro scapers that do it for a living so I'm sure they'll win overall :lol: it's just nice to be featured tbh
You've made it into the top ten which is an achievement in itself. Regardless who wins your tank looks great!
 

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How long did you have the floating plants in for bud? I got some in mine but I'm not a fan of them so wondering when I can take them out :p
 

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For about 4 months @Mark Keetch

Theres no rule and you don't even need to use them at all if you don't want to, but you need to make sure you have the mature plant mass to be able to cope without, I've kept them in a holding tank just in case I tip the balance of the tank by removing or if the fish start jumping since they are used to them

I love the clean look without but I did grow to like them, especially as they help the balance of a tank no end
 
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Mark Keetch

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For about 4 months @Mark Keetch

Theres no rule and you don't even need to use them at all if you don't want to, but you need to make sure you have the mature plant mass to be able to cope without, I've kept them in a holding tank just in case I tip the balance of the tank by removing or if the fish start jumping since they are used to them

I live the clean look without but o did grow to like them, especially as they help the balance of a tank no end
Ah right ok. Tank has only been running not even a week now so I got a long way to go before it's all settled in. Lol.
Your floaters are much bigger than the ones I got in mine so I might need to get some more or bigger ones.

Your tank looks the nuts by the way. Well done for the Tropica feature. Well deserved
 

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Thanks @Mark Keetch that's much appreciated bud :thumbup:

Just had a quick look at your journal and probably not what you want to hear but I'd definitely get a load of floaters in and will help you deal with algae the first couple of months, if you have a lot of fast growing stems then they will help as well
 

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Thanks @Mark Keetch that's much appreciated bud :thumbup:

Just had a quick look at your journal and probably not what you want to hear but I'd definitely get a load of floaters in and will help you deal with algae the first couple of months, if you have a lot of fast growing stems then they will help as well
Thanks for the advice bud. I do have some floating plants but not many. I should probably get a few more. Fast growers in the tank are Heteranthera Zosterifolia, Hygrophila Compact and 4 or 5 stems of orange juice.

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Thanks @Paul27 :thumbup:

I've managed to get quite a few votes so happy with just that tbh, some of the guys and girls in it have 7000+ followers and are pro scapers that do it for a living so I'm sure they'll win overall :lol: it's just nice to be featured tbh
Hi mate,
Ho do you see the votes?
I'm a big noob on Insta :D
 
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