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post #1546 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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UG growth marches on:





Pantanal is a bit pale..........but should color back up in a couple of weeks etc.
Might be due to poor NH4 in this tank vs the 180(lots more fish load in there and all the shrimp also, hardly any of either in this tank, but that will change next week).

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post #1547 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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This picture looks beautiful. I have to say the way the tank looks in this picture is my favorite out of all the beautiful ones you have posted. Everything flows really good from one row to the next. A beautiful "dutch like" planting w/ the one thing in my opinion that dutch scapes are missing and that is some hardscape.
Compare the dang Pantanal growth on the post.
Stuff is such a weed.

I'll trim and rearrange some tomorrow on WC day. Need to light vac the mum over on the far back right corner as well.

UG color is back, I sort of combed it down a little once it gets to this stage and starts to really fill in nicely. Some of the oldest leaves are covered in algae, but the new growth will over take and bury it.

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Post trim from yesterday:



Tank is filthy right now but I removed a good deal of mulm from the right rear corner.

Chores this week:

1.I need to replant the Buce's on the right side, then grow out and replant a few things on the back left corner as well.
But it's on the way there. After allowing the Pantanal to grow out and very tall, then hacking it back, you can now see the deeper rich color.

2. I need to trim the Tonina some more and the L senegalesis.

3. The Ech vesuvius needs to fill in a bit. I'll trim and replant the Hygro araguaia and tidy that up more.

4. I might take the Buce's out of the far side view there and use them to replace the petite Anubias in my 60 p

5. I need to tie some Fissidens moss on the 2nd wood piece on the Far left side.

6. Find a bright green plant to replace the Sygn "belem" in the rear.

I have several red plant coming in next week to work with and will pick up some shrimp and fish.






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FTS, only if you are 2.5 ft tall do you ever see this view............



Side, I'll allow the R vietnam to fill in more here, but am also trying some R mexiciana "gioas".


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post #1549 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 05:02 AM
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Such a pretty tank and so well maintaned!
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post #1550 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 05:21 AM
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This is beautiful! I've heard great things about your aquariums but I've never actually seen a picture. You sell plants and driftwood too, correct?
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post #1551 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:12 PM
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This is beautiful! I've heard great things about your aquariums but I've never actually seen a picture. You sell plants and driftwood too, correct?
Tom's wood is famous all over this planet :P

If anyone has Manzanita over here in the UK we can be 99% certain it came from Tom.
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I always wonder, how can you keep moving and planting and still keep the tank so clean? LOL



Please forgive me for my grammar mistakes!
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I always wonder, how can you keep moving and planting and still keep the tank so clean? LOL
Lego's.

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Lego's.
...im confused.
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...im confused.
Jokes often fall flat on the internet.

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ah.
yeah, its difficult to get a lot of jokes without facial expressions and the intonation.
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post #1557 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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ah.
yeah, its difficult to get a lot of jokes without facial expressions and the intonation.
Several folks had compared the various plant groups and moving them around often like using the lego toy building blocks.

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Love your tank Tom. Your work inspires me to do learn more! Thanks for that!
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post #1559 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 05:05 PM
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its an awesome tank read thru every page of the thread didnt even realize it haha
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post #1560 of 2268 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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I will wait another week to add shrimp and fish.

Too much work today.

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