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37 and extremely hungover...

lol for odd some reason, I thought you were in your mid 50's ...

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post #2072 of 2889 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, I am glad that im not yet. Ive got plenty of good years left. I hope the next 20 are as good or better than the last 20.
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Chad,

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I agree on the AS. Its better. I have also found out that its better yet if mixed with Eco. And cheaper. ill never use plain AS ever again.
Can you explain why? I am curious.

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AS is expensive. You need alot of it to make it deep enough to plant in. By cutting it 50/50 with Eco its saves money and makes it easier to plant. As far as from a growing point of view, I still feel its better. I dont have a scientific explanation as to why, but most plants do better in my mix than in straight AS. Thats proof enough for me. I also ammend my Eco with a bit of clay so maybe thats why, IDK? Another reason is that AS tends to be dusty when you pull anything. The Eco traps alot of this and the fines eventually make it to the bottom with the bigger stuff on top. I also like the mix look rather than all plain, uniform substrate.
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post #2075 of 2889 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 08:59 PM
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Happy belated B-day dude... Might be too wise for Xue at 37!
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Nick, we're friends bro. This whole thread IS a derailment. Keep em comin Teach us, oh master
Teach you what? You already grow more plants in one tank than I ever did since I started lol . Now if you're referring to photography, we can talk first go buy a new Canon DSLR .

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Hope you had a great time bro. Cheers!
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Haha I though chad was a teen like me.... Lol
Be nice now. 37 is a teen.

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I thought you were In your 20s. Closer than you were Jeff. Haha :P happy birthday chad
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Pming you, Chad.

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post #2081 of 2889 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, I AM a teen. Im 17. With 20 years experience.....boys JK, I guess it goes to show that this is a hobby of addiction and for all ages Waaaaay back in the 90s.....young men....I was cutting frags from acroporas and splitting zoos and mushrooms. It took me a long time to find what I really like. But even so, you guys are AMAZING tank keepers and im jealous of your generation. The acessability to these thing is 1000 fold to what my generation had.
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Oh no, the old head is off on another rant!

I remember when I started my first planted tank when I was 10, about 20 years ago. The under gravel filter with carbon inserts on the output of where the air bubbles came out were like the pinnacle of aquarium tech! I cant even remember any HOB filters tat were available then. Maybe a penguin, man those filter inserts. What a rip off!
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post #2083 of 2889 (permalink) Old 01-14-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Rotala 'Colorata'



Pogostemon cf. pumila



Same plant, side view



Ludwigia senegalensis



Ludwigia sp.? Thought it was arcuata X brevipes....

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Got a side shoot of that mystery plant, Chad? It looks pretty similar to Ammania senegalensis

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Its in the back with no chance of a side shot. I will trim it tonight and pull it out to get a better full plant pic. It only turns Orange at the very top. Otherwise it has huge green leaves the rest of the way down.
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