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post #136 of 146 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Tonight I pulled all of the plants off the drip wall. This is painful. I don't want to get rid of this tank. It wasn't working very well with the drip wall. The plants were too big, and it became one big mess. I wasn't spending enough time working on it. Now I wish I could keep it, get rid of the drip wall, and start over again. But now I am committed to getting rid of the tank so I can move some other furniture around. I even wish I had the space to store it for later when I have more room.
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post #137 of 146 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 08:25 AM
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Whats the deal with par 30 bulbs?
Do they put out 30 PAR or are they named for the PAR CAN type of spot light lighting?
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post #138 of 146 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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That is beautiful.... Wow I am truly amazed with your tank jason, I have trouble understanding why this isn't in magazines... you've made a wonderful home for those beautiful fish.
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Oh bummer you got rid of it =\ How much were you selling this tank and stand for? wish you were in socal
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post #140 of 146 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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Once I get the new tank up, I will try and sell the tank and stand for $300. The lights, one of the canisters, and other parts and pieces will also be for sale.
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post #142 of 146 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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One last hurrah for the 150. I got it empty and cleaned out. The 33 rimless is up and running right next to it. I thought it would be cool to grow some amaryllis flowers in the empty 150 and it kind of grew from there. I got a bunch of moss and stuff from some trees near my house. I think it makes for a nice holiday decoration, then I can sell the tank after Christmas.
















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post #143 of 146 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I did get a small tree frog to put in there for my wife. I guess I will be getting a smaller terrarium at some point when I do finally sell the 150.
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post #144 of 146 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 10:44 PM
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I was just looking through this thread and admiring your awesome tank. The wall of plants is really super neat. I was particularly intrigued by one of the plants, and wondered if you could tell me what it was. It was one of the first plants you put in the wall, in post #46 Yikesjason's 150 wide discus tank: holiday decor I think its the third picture down- the plant with the really narrow spiky leaves and the pink blossom-ish thing on top. Do you know the name of that plant?
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It is Tillandsia cyanea I have kept it before the only problem is the plant dies shortly after blooming so don't be surprised if it doesn't make it since you usually buy it in bloom

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I just read the entirety of this old thread, and am absolutely heartbroken that you took the plant wall down! It was a thing of beauty, and something I've wanted to do for years. So was the aquarium, of course, with the gorgeous discus and angels. Had I only known, way back when you had stuff up for sale, I would have jumped on that tank and tried to talk you out of some of your plant wall plants.

In other news, that Tillandsia cyanea doesn't entirely die. Put it in the right conditions with regards to light and water, and it creates "pups" around the edges of the dying parent plant, which you can eventually separate into individual sections and grow them to adulthood with time. I have several generations worth of "pups". The big thing is that the plant doesn't like to have its body and roots STAY wet, like all air plants (even though it's one of the few who need/do nicely in certain types of soil as long as it drains well).

It was really nice reading this thread. People and their decor change, but, like I said, it was heartbreaking to know it was all taken down! It was Heavenly :-).

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