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post #1156 of 1323 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 08:17 PM
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just wait til youre a college student being butchered by organic chemistry. the class average on the last exam was a 34%, but they ignore everyone under 20% in the curve so essentially a third of the class was too terrible to even be given an F.
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post #1157 of 1323 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 08:24 PM
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I was just checking to see if you had Blyxa and it turns out you have two (pita) plants with tiny roots, I have just planted HC in my 10 gallon and I have never seen a plant with such a small root system, but I'm still not sure Blyxa would survive a low tech environment.

Your tank is looking good and congratulations of the shrimp fry, I love to watch them and the tiny size of the fry is always amazing, they are the ultimate in miniature livestock.
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just wait til youre a college student being butchered by organic chemistry. the class average on the last exam was a 34%, but they ignore everyone under 20% in the curve so essentially a third of the class was too terrible to even be given an F.
Ha! Hell if I ever take organic chem, lol. Will do everything possible to avoid it. Honors chem is already killing me. Ugh...

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I was just checking to see if you had Blyxa and it turns out you have two (pita) plants with tiny roots, I have just planted HC in my 10 gallon and I have never seen a plant with such a small root system, but I'm still not sure Blyxa would survive a low tech environment.

Your tank is looking good and congratulations of the shrimp fry, I love to watch them and the tiny size of the fry is always amazing, they are the ultimate in miniature livestock.
Wait, what? There are at least 5 plants of blyxa in here at the moment.

Thanks. Yeah, I love seeing new babies, too! Although it's not exciting after some 20+ batches of fry, it's still cool!

I kept some blyxa in my Ebi when I had only one light on it with no CO2. It did alright.

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So, I finally got around to cleaning the filter. I didn't realize how poor the flow had been in this tank. Night and day!

I will be out of town for the weekend through early next week for a class trip, so my mom will be in charge of caring for the tank. Will do a water change before I leave. I don't dose ferts on the weekend, so I can't think of anything that could go wrong.

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post #1160 of 1323 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Here's an update. I know that I keep saying this, but the tank is getting better and better every single day. In a month, the colorata will be just how I want it to be, and the Blyxa will be perfect.

The only negative thing that I have to report is that the Eriocaulon cinereum 'mini' isn't doing so hot; not exactly sure why, but it may have something to do with me having allowed it to [almost] flower for about 2 weeks



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Blyxa japonica.


R. colorata (and a little view of the E. cinereum 'mini').





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Looking good! Gah, huge pictures are huge...wonder why the website isn't resizing them.
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post #1162 of 1323 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:38 AM
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This has been melting my brain, too!

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Looking good! Gah, huge pictures are huge...wonder why the website isn't resizing them.
Tank is looking slick, Kiran. Nice job.
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Looking good! Gah, huge pictures are huge...wonder why the website isn't resizing them.
Thanks! I've been noticing this, too. It's really bothering me. But if I resize them to small sized shots and the site resumes to how it usually is, they'll be poor quality.

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This has been melting my brain, too!

Tank is looking slick, Kiran. Nice job.
Thanks Jake! I can't wait until the colorata grows up a little more so I can shape it better and the blyxa gets a tad thicker.

I hope that they fix the photo issue soon!

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post #1164 of 1323 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 03:21 AM
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This tank looks really awesome. I wish my desk looked as good as that.

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post #1165 of 1323 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 03:25 AM
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I'm resisting the urge to creep about all the random items on your desk. XP Like good luck on you chem test on the 18th. I've said this before, but you're way too neat/organized. XD

Also, AB or BC calc?


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Looking good! Gah, huge pictures are huge...wonder why the website isn't resizing them.
yeah its really getting to me too!
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This tank looks really awesome. I wish my desk looked as good as that.
Thank you! It's all about achieving stability within the 2.9 gallons I have here. Once you know that no small changes will throw the tank off, you can really start having fun. This stability is brought to the table by the stem plants that I have in here, R. colorata and B. japonica. They look great and work even better.

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I'm resisting the urge to creep about all the random items on your desk. XP Like good luck on you chem test on the 18th. I've said this before, but you're way too neat/organized. XD

Also, AB or BC calc?
Haha, I know, I know. I do that with others' tanks too. But, I mean, if you were really that observant, you would notice that I had not changed my calendar to November at the time of these photos, the chem test was a couple weeks ago lol

I'm in AB Calc right now and loving it.

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yeah its really getting to me too!
I'm glad to see it's a sitewide issue.

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I can't believe that I haven't updated this journal in so long. I've been so busy!

There is an upside to being busy all the time -- when you have a lot of free time you tend to stare at your tank for long periods of time, and as a result, notice every detail. However, when you only have time to dose the tank in the morning, leave for school, and then look up at it every few minutes in the evening, you don't really have time to notice such details.

Thus, I begin every week feeling great about the tank, and end it by looking at it with my scrutinizing aquascaping eyes and say, "these stems have grown some three inches, this HC has gotten thicker, etc." and then hack away at it (if you're wondering why I'm talking about the week ending on a Tuesday, I'm off on Thanksgiving break as of today). So this is exactly what I did today, and I'm really enjoying the results. Trimmed the HC down (bigtime!), pruned the blyxa, hacked down the rotala and straightened it out some.

I don't have my DSLR at the moment but should Friday, so I'm afraid that an iPhone photo will need to suffice. However, rest assured that there will be plenty of professional shots on the D7000 soon!



I'm finally achieving the look I've been going for. Let me know how you guys feel about it!

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Looking good! I can't wait until my HC fills in like yours! How long has your tank been up?


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Looking good! I can't wait until my HC fills in like yours! How long has your tank been up?
Thanks! The tank has been up for about eight months, but I completely replanted the HC back in early August (it was actually the 1st of August if I recall correctly). It didn't take long to fill back in at all.

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