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Hah! Yeah, but technically gsd78 gets the "prize" (that's what I get for keeping multiple tabs open . . . )

All right Mark, give, why bruised ribs and a sore shoulder???

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Hah! Yeah, but technically gsd78 gets the "prize" (that's what I get for keeping multiple tabs open . . . )

All right Mark, give, why bruised ribs and a sore shoulder???
Ice an a few to many beers....
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Whats wrong with that camera man? It made me look fat, old and "almost" drunk...
I like the placement of the anubias Mark. The branches will be lost in a short while though, we got a "little" work to do... any beer left?

The flat fish are gonna love this tank !
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Whats wrong with that camera man? It made me look fat, old and "almost" drunk...
Hey Buck, I respect the fact that you are a great mod and all that... but please, stick to what you know. Leave the hard stuff to the experts... I've got the fat, old, drunk job covered for both of us.

Now I just need to ship this Mark guy some moss to cover those bare sticks!

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Whats wrong with that camera man? It made me look fat, old and "almost" drunk...
What do ya mean "almost"?

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I like the placement of the anubias Mark. The branches will be lost in a short while though, we got a "little" work to do... any beer left?
It turned out ok I guess. Thats the one thing about low tech tanks though, nuthin happens very fast! Next update will be in 6 months! BTW....Yer buyin this next round there my friend!!

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I will introduce em to the freezer first! I think they will settle right in.

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Now I just need to ship this Mark guy some moss to cover those bare sticks!
I appreciate it Steve! Just let me know what I owe ya!!
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Looks great, the only suggestion I have is to add some Kleiner Bar swords, I have one and it looks so good in my lowtech tank.
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Looks great, the only suggestion I have is to add some Kleiner Bar swords, I have one and it looks so good in my lowtech tank.
Thanks Dan! I dont think I have seen Kleiner bar swords before...Ya have a pic?

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Here is a pic of the kleiner bar. I have had it for 5 weeks. When I bought it there was only one submersed growth leaf, so basically the whole plant is fresh growth. I think they stay small in low tech, mine is about 5 or 6 inches.
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Yeh they are nice swords, they get nice color to them. I have a tiny Kleiner I just planted in a pot so I can move it around whenever I decide what I am doing with my tank. Them suckers put out a big root system for a small sword.
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Definately a nice lookin sword Dan!! I think I will see what transpires with the ones I have now though.

I just recieved a huge portion of moss from Steve (Scolly) this mornin. I opened the door at 10:00 this mornin an the box was sittin on my doorstep!

So I pulled each branch out an tied the moss to it. I believe I might have to redo the tying job though cause I might have compacted it a wee bit to much...

Sorry about the tank pic...It was a quickie. I will post a better one later.

The air comes on 30 mins before lights out to explain them bubbles in the background...

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Here is a lil better pic of the tank...I will update it again after I toss the discus in there.

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He gave me alot of help!! Anyone recognize this mug??

Settin the centerpiece in place...
He looks like a guy I used to drink with at the VFW.

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The moss looks great. Does manzanita sink or float?
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The moss looks great. Does manzanita sink or float?
Dan... Thank you very much my friend!

The Manzanita branches initially float. I had to soak them for about 3 weeks. That is pretty much the soak time to water log them according to all the others that have done the same thing. Three weeks worked for me.

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The 125G low tech angel nursery

Woke up this mornin to this...

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