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Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
« on: March 16, 2015, 09:30:17 pm »
Hey Guys,

I've had my Roma125 for a few years now, and decided this year to go planted after seeing some other peoples amazing tank logs. Originally i had a bunch of issues with yellowing/dying leaves on the plants. I picked up an EI Starter Kit and for the past week and a half I've been using that. Seems to have made a difference already.

Here's how it looked before i started EI:



And here it is today after moving everything around, I think i prefer it like this - It looks a lot denser. I just need everything at the back to grow tall now.



Ignore the red/pink plant, it arrived today in a sorry state. I'm hoping it'll pick up. Eventually i want to get either some hairgrass or dwarf sag. Maybe some.

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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 09:40:08 pm »
    Looking good! Black background would help?


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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 09:43:39 pm »
    Yeah, just not sure how to go about it. I've read that painting it is an easy way to do it, but i don't really want to be emptying the tank out just so i can paint it. Do you think black card would look any good?

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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 09:45:26 pm »
    I used foam from a craft shop and glue dots. Easy to do without emptying or moving.
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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 09:06:56 am »
    Black card is fine. A bin bag is fine (to a point), and you can get an idea from that anyway....... ;)
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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 04:59:25 pm »
    I'd be concerned I'd get the card wet and need to replace it regularly.
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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 06:18:32 pm »
    I didn't even think about it getting wet  :mad:
    Did you join lots of A4 foam sheets, or did you manage to get one big one? I think I'd need something A1 size which probably isn't cheap

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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 07:58:23 pm »
    just stuck them next to each other, wood and plants hide any sign of lines. I don't ever notice any.
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    Re: Frostic's Fluval Roma 125
    « Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 10:02:15 pm »
    I was looking for something quick and easy to grow, that would fill out. Found something called water wisteria (proper name Hygrophila Difformis?) on eBay and it seemed perfect. I think i may have got too much though. I'll leave it to root for now before re-arranging it:



    All of the leaves from the red plant turned to mush, but already I can see a some new growth so I'm hopeful it will recover.