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Plant ID & aquascape technique - Tom's tanks

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by growitnow, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. growitnow

    growitnow Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hello,

    I really like the effect created by the mystery plants in two of Tom's tanks below. Similar effect, but they do look like different plants.

    Can you help me ID them?

    I would guess: Needle leave java fern vs. Narrow Leaf java fern, vs. perhaps giant clusters of narrow leaf crypts?

    I also ask a follow up that Tom responded to - on how the height of these plants is created in an aquascape. They (what I have circled in the pics) seem to grow/be arranged in clusters.

    Are these bunches (if java fern?) tied to separate pieces of wood to create the variation in height of each cluster? I think the effect is quite beautiful. I would like to try but lack the how-to.

    Thanks,
    growitnow

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    Plants in PIC1 below: Behemoth

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    Plants in PIC2 below: Tom's 350gal rescape

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  2. Tom Barr

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    They are just narrow leaf java fern, under high light.
    Yes, they are attached to various points and they ball out like this.

    Take a look at Amano's giant tank, same deal.

    Easy to care for.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. rusticitas

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    I've been able to get them to grown in med/low light Excel tanks as well, but they do not grow as large or as closely clumped.

    (They seem to typically, for me, get a little bit of black beard algae on the tips of the older leaves.)

    I really like the look of them.
     

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