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I wish it was a Bullosa! I think my ultimate goal in life is to have enough C. Bullosas to make a salad. LOL J/K.. What made you guess that?
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Can I have some of that salad, please?
Only if Nick provides some of his shrimps to make an incredibly obnoxious Shrimp Bullosa Caesar salad.
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Yup.. so kudos to you for getting that right.

It'd be pretty easy for Xue to guess if he's around since most of my Crypts are from him. That thing is tiny.
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Is that a c Keei shooter? That is the only thing I can come up with. If it is, nice job propagating it. They grow pretty fast

That is a great shot by the way. I need to take better pictures
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Yes, it's a Keei shooter from one of your mother plants. They're doing quite well for me. I actually just started an emergent setup. Any tips?

Just grabbed a photo of the world's fastest deuce (click image for full-size):

This was taken maybe half a second apart. I think my forte is shrimp poop pics.
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Thought I could put off scaping my empty 12gal a while longer... and then, bam, you have to go and show us all how great those tanks can look.

I really like the way that stone is aging under water.

Given any additional thought to a cover of some sort? Have toyed with getting a couple glass panels cut but can't decide if the idea is aesthetically pleasing. Your shrimp problem makes me think it may be worth it.
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Did you go big on your emerge setup?
Just don't over fertilize and clean all your plants thoroughly to get rid of any pests before planting them in your setup. Once you get it, it's pretty hard to get rid of
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Thought I could put off scaping my empty 12gal a while longer... and then, bam, you have to go and show us all how great those tanks can look.

I really like the way that stone is aging under water.

Given any additional thought to a cover of some sort? Have toyed with getting a couple glass panels cut but can't decide if the idea is aesthetically pleasing. Your shrimp problem makes me think it may be worth it.
So does that mean we'll get to see a journal from you soon? I initially was put off by the small size of this tank, but it has grown to be one of my favorite tanks.

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Option one is not very aesthetically pleasing so I may just pass on that. Option two seems like the route I might take. I have a few sheets of acrylic that I might cut down to size to use as a lid. Essentially the same as a glass lid but less fragile. Lowering the water level on this tank is an interim solution at this point. Since it's only ~9.5 inches tall, and I already have about 2 inches of substrate, lowering it too much is unfavorable. I guess what's more unfavorable is having expensive shrimps commit suicide.

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Just don't over fertilize and clean all your plants thoroughly to get rid of any pests before planting them in your setup. Once you get it, it's pretty hard to get rid of
It's only a 20 gallon long tank at this point, but I might snatch up a 40 gallon breeder or another 55 gallon tank tonight. I bought a reptile humidifier to keep the humidity high inside the tank. Plants were cleaned thoroughly prior to being added to the tank. I have another small C. Keei shoot and a C. Flamingo that I'm using at the moment. I know you've stated that you didn't have much luck with the Keei emerged, so I'm not quite sure what to expect with this.
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Tuan, don't use acrylic for a lid. It'll warp in like 2 days.

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I've seen Steve and chad grow c Keei emerged withou any issues. You might wnat to consult with those two to see what they are doing. I honestly don't know what I did wrong. I am going to give it another try when I setup another rack. I cant even add one additional pot into any of my setups
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Oh and I think humidifiers are overkill for emersed setups. A simple heater would provide enough humidity to keep your humidity at 90% or higher
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Tuan, don't use acrylic for a lid. It'll warp in like 2 days.
Really? Would it still if I'm running LEDs? The unit does not get quite as hot as the T5HOs. Thanks for letting me know, though. Maybe glass is the answer afterall. Unless someone has a different/better suggestion..

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I've seen Steve and chad grow c Keei emerged withou any issues. You might wnat to consult with those two to see what they are doing. I honestly don't know what I did wrong. I am going to give it another try when I setup another rack. I cant even add one additional pot into any of my setups
You should be able to add plenty of pots once you finish that monster of a project you have going! I can't even begin to imagine what you're gonna be stocking in a year. Buce salad, anyone?

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Oh and I think humidifiers are overkill for emersed setups. A simple heater would provide enough humidity to keep your humidity at 90% or higher
Any heater suggestions? I don't think you're referring to an underwater aquarium heater, are you?
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Really? Would it still if I'm running LEDs? The unit does not get quite as hot as the T5HOs. Thanks for letting me know, though. Maybe glass is the answer afterall. Unless someone has a different/better suggestion..
I think it is a combination of the humidity and the light that causes the plastic to warp. I made a plexiglass lid for my frog tank and the corners lifted up in less than a week. I used 1/8 inch plexi, I don't know if the lid will fare better with say a 1/2 inch or 1 inch lid.

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dang it, i can't remember the name but i know there's a brand that sells acrylic (could be diff material) that apparently doesn't warp. i'm not 100% sure but i think it may be optix? i forget the name now..
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