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post #181 of 472 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 07:36 AM
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Really really really nice tank, perfect dimensions too
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post #182 of 472 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a bunch, Eben! I've had some added benefits from the root tabs that I've using lately in terms of extra (faster) growth. The faster the plants grow, the more ferts you can use to help keep them colorful, and so on.

I know I'm doing something well when I can sell all of my extra 'Colorata' within 20 minutes like I did today.

It'll be interesting to see what I can come up with following my move down the road. I'm really, really excited about doing a new set up, and really, really dreading it at the same time too!
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Errr.....all of them?
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First, I did a nice trim of the "Colorata" that you can see below in the "Before" and "After" pics. I love this plant as you can be absolutely brutal and curse at it, and as long as you have an established root system with a few leaves, it will bounce back every time. It will look really pretty again in no time! New tank pics in the next post......it's amazing what else you can see in the tank when you mow your foreground to near substrate level!

Sold off well over 100 stems of the "Colorata" and easily could have tripled that. Good to know for next time!

Before (Pics of Rotala 'Colorata' late last week):



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AFTER TRIM YESTERDAY:


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In any event, had a big trim of many plants yesterday, and did some minor re-arranging with L. Cuba and the Sag. Platyphylla. My Rannunculus has exploded over the past week or two, and I'm sure that's due to the addition of root tabs introduced to the tank about a month ago....getting some really nice coloration on my crypts too! Have one or two Mi Oyas coming tomorrow as well as some red root floaters, which should be nice. Also, my Limnophila Aromatica is starting to grow out again, and I am eager to have that back to fill in some of the gaps along the right side!

Enjoy the pics....you don't often get to see all the anubias and java/bolbitus ferns in my tank due to the growth and height of the stems.

Left Side:


Ferns and anubias from Left Side (towards center of the tank):


Pristellas school...I'm thinking about just doing a tank full of these for the next set up:


Green Rotala 'Narrow'


Left Oblique:


Front:


Front/Left Side Close:


C. Nuri (I think):


Lots of Rannunculus nodes growing...all this from a total of 5 remaining nodes a few weeks ago:


C. Brown Green Affinis:


C. Keei patch forming:


One of my dozen or so buces that are usually hidden...should be able to split this one in a month or so:


Right Oblique:


Right Side:


Neat shot of Persicaria 'Sao Paulo' which looks great, Nesaea crassicaulis, and lots of anubias nana (and some others in there) that are hardly ever seen:


Just anubias on the right side in ONE part...I have several areas of rows like this in the tank:


Persicaria 'Praetermissa':


Right side, looking from the front of the tank back:

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post #187 of 472 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 10:36 PM
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im drooling.. lol gorgeous tank bro!

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looks great!! your colors are amazing! especially that 'sao paolo'!
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Thanks Jeromeit!!! The colors are crazy when I'm looking at it.....so far so good!

Thanks Bob! The Sao Paulo is just a shade more "purple-ly" than the Kawagoneum. I'm surprised as the coloration between the two is remarkably close, more so than I remember it being from the Days of Yore when I had the two growing together as well. It transitioned well, and I am interested to see if I can really bring out the purple hues a bit more.

Thanks you two! The compliments mean a bit more coming from two accomplished enthusiasts/hobbyists in their own right.
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Bravo! I love seeing your updates
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post #191 of 472 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Tunna! I love giving them!
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Look very very good! Loving all the colors.

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Thanks Jeromeit!!! The colors are crazy when I'm looking at it.....so far so good!

Thanks Bob! The Sao Paulo is just a shade more "purple-ly" than the Kawagoneum. I'm surprised as the coloration between the two is remarkably close, more so than I remember it being from the Days of Yore when I had the two growing together as well. It transitioned well, and I am interested to see if I can really bring out the purple hues a bit more.

Thanks you two! The compliments mean a bit more coming from two accomplished enthusiasts/hobbyists in their own right.
Haha thank you! But I must say your spectrum of colors is magnificent an your growth is absolutely outstanding! Reminds me that I have a ways to go lol

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post #195 of 472 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Jeromeit--Yes, it takes a huge amount of skill to catch the amount of collectoritis that I have! This tank makes NO sense, whatsoever. I always keep telling myself "You know, it would be cool to do a DHG tank, and nothing else!" and it never happens. I can't resist Natures bounty out there. I would do another tank, if the wife would let me, but face it: it would end up looking the same as this tank. LOL!!

We ALL have a ways to go, Bro! Take it a step at a time!
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