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post #16 of 284 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 02:31 PM
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oh ok I love all the new stuff you got and your tank. You really have a eye for placing plants in your tanks.
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The tank is coming along great and I love the progress. It looks great now but I have a feeling it has a way to go, I think you will make it even better. It is super lush and your plants look really healthy. I want to see where this goes.
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Beautiful. It's just amazing none of your crypts melted. Most do in my tank. Eventually they grow back, but they look quite ugly for a while.
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Holy cheese you have a nice tank! You got more growth in one month than I get in a whole year . I don't know if you already showed this, but whats your fish list? I see neons and dwarf rainbows. Anything else?
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Beautiful tank, looks like you have it well under control.

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Beautiful. It's just amazing none of your crypts melted. Most do in my tank. Eventually they grow back, but they look quite ugly for a while.
They do not always necessarily melt. I bought a number of crypt that were grown emmersed and I planted them, let them simmer in the new tank for a week before flooding it and I had maybe two stems melt and that was it. Not bad when you have 20 plants and only two leaves die off.

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The tank is coming along great and I love the progress. It looks great now but I have a feeling it has a way to go, I think you will make it even better. It is super lush and your plants look really healthy. I want to see where this goes.
thanks bro.. but ya i agree it totally has a long way to go. i just have to stick to the vision. that parva carpet was a pain in the @$$ plant lol... but i hope i can get it thick like plantbrain's. also i just planted a few more kool stems from a friend's tank takedown last night. i'll get pics up shortly

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Beautiful tank, looks like you have it well under control.

They do not always necessarily melt. I bought a number of crypt that were grown emmersed and I planted them, let them simmer in the new tank for a week before flooding it and I had maybe two stems melt and that was it. Not bad when you have 20 plants and only two leaves die off.
thanks guys... don't be fooled i definitely have some melts, just not apparent in the pic. i also have unsightly diatoms all over my groundcover parvas... i guess new tank syndrome.

a knowledgeable friend told me the crypt basically "resets" itself when newly planted or moved. this happened to my red wendtii, one of the first crypts i planted...at first i was alarmed but i noticed new growth already at the crown... so i help it a bit by plucking and trimming away leaves that begin to show any sign of melting, all the way down to the base of the plant... and man my crypts love it!

i'll post pics of my wendtii also. oh and gordon richard's told me one thing, he said: "remember fisherman.. fertz are a crypt's best friend" lol

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Holy cheese you have a nice tank! You got more growth in one month than I get in a whole year .
thanks LTBF! right now i'm only dosing excel... i am totally psyched to see what kind of growth i will get when i start juicing CO2! maknwar's building one for me, just waiting on some parts. maybe this weekend!

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I don't know if you already showed this, but whats your fish list? I see neons and dwarf rainbows. Anything else?
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10 Cardinal Tetra
10 Chili Rasbora
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8 Batik Nerite
6 Pygmy Cory
6 Dwarf Rainbowfish
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3 German Blue Ram (1 dead during spawning battle, I am very very sad )
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Progress 01-03-12, The New Year

Happy New Year! I just planted some awesome stems from a friend's SUPER awesome 75g tank takedown. I came away with an incredible total plant package that all I can say is, thank you.

Here are some community shots of my fish and new plant additions the plants aren't in their final position yet...I felt I just had to plug these guys into this tank cuz they seem to be the most fragile and demanding plants I received from the takedown. the other plants are in my 30 breeder dirt tank.

i will give them a week or two before I trim and re-position. FTS this weekend after I hack my weeds down!
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just an update pic... can't wait to trim this weekend. maybe ROAK some stems soon


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Progress 01-08-12

just a couple pics pre maintenance. i always hesistate before i hack away mu rotalas, i know my chilis and tetras love to hide in them. good thing its a weed!




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Nice looking tank you have there, Fisherman!

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oh and my drawf lilies aren't so dwarf after all! thrse guys were bald bulbs when i got them and now they're pretty aggressive growers in the tank.

how would i thin these guys out? just trim the big leaves away close to the bulb? i know tiger lilies can be tempermental when u mess with them, i don't want to piss these giys off and it decides to melt!


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coming from you zach i am humbled, thank you kindly!


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Just trim of the leaves that are large and shooting high. That will encourage it to grow lower and more compact. I've always been pretty aggressive with trimming my lilies and never had any issues.

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