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post #151 of 205 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 10:35 PM
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as for Vegas I leave tommorrow and will be there till sun I'm actually headed there for my other hobby which is drinking and collecting scotch.


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Hmm now that you mention that I may have more than plants to trade, lol.. Here is a shot of one of the tables at the house we rented in Vegas remember there were only 20 of us.
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Dayum that is a lot of whiskey. The dr don't let me drink as much as I like but I would love to but I am down with swapping plants for liquor lol

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Wow, I didnt think they let you take pictures in heaven
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post #155 of 205 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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The crazy thing is we cut back on the number of bottles this year and went with older higher quality bottles. This was the 13th year for this and the selection was amazing most bottles were better than most people realize even exist.

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Well my crypt cube is officially taking on collectoritis status I just added a new variety of affinis (3 different ones now) and a purpurea

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Well my crypt cube is officially taking on collectoritis status I just added a new variety of affinis (3 different ones now) and a purpurea

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Just wanted to get something clarified regarding the affinis. If the latest affinis you got came from huy/cardinal tetra, it is the same affinis (the one without a collection location) I sent you a few weeks ago

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Cool, I wasn't sure if they were the same, I actually planted them next to each other because they looked close to being the same.. So two affinis I feel better about my collectoritis now, lol...

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That is an awful lot of single malt, especially for only 20 people!

I even have duckweed in my water bong!
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We had more last year we decided to go with quality over quantity this year (we are affectionately known as the PLOWED society)

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Post us up a pic of the new light and growth in the next few days Len
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Will do, it will be this upcoming weekend, last weekend was my frat time back in 3 weeks and sat was spent pretending I was Irish and sun was spent wishing I didn't pretend I was irish. For not being touched in 3 weeks I was amazed at how well it did, I changed out the lights because I was going to be gone for 3 weeks but didn't expect such good growth and no algae to boot, I know the plants I have are lower light and I may just stick with easier maintenance over higher light, I need to find a T5ho fixture that will look right over a 18" cube though the 24" fixture looks weird overhanging the sides. I'm thinking a 20" fixture may not look too bad.

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low light is definitely easier to manage. I am constantly battling over clado in my 90g after switching over with 2 150w MH. Algae is always present no matter how high I raise the fixtures.

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low light is definitely easier to manage. I am constantly battling over clado in my 90g after switching over with 2 150w MH. Algae is always present no matter how high I raise the fixtures.
Yeah BBA was a nightmare for me as well as clado (easier to deal with than the BBA though) I really think I'm going to stick with the T5's I want to use 4 18" bulbs though for better coverage over the tank and so I can raise the fixture like I had my 150w pendent (I need to stop being lazy and send my ballast in to get fixed for my 70w HQI because it would probably work as well). Even though I really like how the crypts have responded under the high light the algae issues just arn't worth it especially when I see other peoples tanks having none. It's been almost a year for this tank so its time for a change anyways.

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Here is a teaser FTS I'll get some better ones up this weekend



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