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post #421 of 1323 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 04:49 PM
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Looking pretty sweet Kiran! Are those the acrylic pipes? They look nice, I need to get some. I also agree with @marko@ that if you let your DD grow to the top and get that nice color, you can top them and they will keep most of the color down low. Great job on the tank!
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Looking pretty sweet Kiran! Are those the acrylic pipes? They look nice, I need to get some. I also agree with @marko@ that if you let your DD grow to the top and get that nice color, you can top them and they will keep most of the color down low. Great job on the tank!
Thanks Chad. They were made by Marty/FishyKid1 for the fantastic price of $21.00 shipped, but I believe I got the "fellow teen enthusiast" discount

Yep, I'm going to try that I think. Thanks!

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Teen Enthusiast discount? Nice!

Everything looks pretty nice Kiran. If you let that DD grow out and replant the really pretty tops, well it's gonna be a masterpiece
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Thanks Jeff. Was more like "I'll do it for $21 'cause we're both kids," lol.

Yep! That's the plan!

Btw: when are you ever going to start a shrimp tank? Well, CRS tank at least

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Teen Enthusiast discount? Nice!

Everything looks pretty nice Kiran. If you let that DD grow out and replant the really pretty tops, well it's gonna be a masterpiece

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So, after my precal exam/hell tomorrow, this tank will get a complimentary haircut and an updated journal.

This tank, by far, has easily proven to be my favorite aquascape of all time. Hopefully, the guys at IAPLC will think likewise (hey, great minds think alike! )

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Thanks Jeff. Was more like "I'll do it for $21 'cause we're both kids," lol.

Yep! That's the plan!

Btw: when are you ever going to start a shrimp tank? Well, CRS tank at least
Sounds good!

Me? CRS? Lol maybe after my next project.
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Oh, think you're somethin' special, skipping straight to Taiwan Bees? :P j/k lol. Curious to see this project!

How're your shrimp liking that BW food from our collaborative gig a while ago?

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Haha Taiwan bees? Yea right. You'll see soon enough. Hopefully.

Pretty nice id say. Although its a ton of food that I need to go through
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Hahaha, maybe this Summer I'll get some cheap hybrids and breed 'em out and share with my fellow teen enthusiasts

For about six or seven weeks I was feeding every day, alternating foods, etc. Now I'm back to my forgetful shrimpkeeper self (i.e. school is ending and exam week/hell is occuring (Thanks Philip!)) and feeding like 2X a week. I was getting better results before. So I really need to go back to it. lol

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Feeding everyday? I find that if I do that my shrimp aren't as interested in the foods anymore. Or I just don't have enough shrimp

I got exams in 2 weeks. Lol
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Lol, 3 days, 4 exams left. Just gotta push through, then I'm on a boat. Literally. Well, 5 days 'till the boat. Well, ship. Biggest commercial ship in the world!

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Take me with you?

Remember to give us a before and after pic with your trim!!
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Lol, we had to get 2 smaller rooms instead of 1 larger (fine by me... ) because cruise people are capitalist pigs (welcome to America! :P). So yes, fly to Fort Lauderdale, lol j/k.

Good idea, I would have forgotten. I'll put my camera on a tripod and get some exact pics for you guys

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So here's that super-mega update and trim!

The tank is looking its best so far and it's to the point where I'm probably the only person who'd notice the little nitpicky things that could be done to make it look even better. HC is freshly-trimmed, and looks so perfect that my dad said it looked like an Augusta national fairway


Before trim.


During trim.


After trim.






Top of the mountain.


Left side. The Erios are doing very well, flourishing, in fact.


Eriocaulon cinereum "mini" is growing very quickly -- giving it a nice central presence in the tank and serves as a good segway between the D. diandra on the left, to the mountain on the right.


A random shot of an origami hummingbird I made after my math exam today. It's not true origami because it was not made of a square and involved a little ripping, but it's a design I'll never make again, because, honestly, I have no idea how I made it. 'Twas a bit of a spur of the moment type thing. Made out of a yellow-manilla post-it note that my teacher put on my desk telling me to shut up

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Wow the tank is looking really good. It sure is a pain getting all the leaves out after a trim lol
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