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Cool man. I really like your style, and I appreciate the tips. You have some awesome tanks, and it's nice how well you've chronicled their maturation. You photos are alway a pleasure to see.
Always happy to share bro. Thanks for the kind words as well. I like my tanks too and the way I see it, they don't have any meaning if I'm the only one that gets to enjoy them. Sharing is a MUST!

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Geeze! Superb, Nick!!! The rock in the first and third picture almost looks surreal, like CGI or liquid metal. Amazing!!
Crazy - thank you bro! It's all camera magic bro. All I did was snap the pic. Technology nowadays I tell ya hehe.

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gotcha! i wish i had a second flash! your lighting is superb! it is nice and bright and airy! sometimes my lighting is too flat with only one flash, but thats all i got....

thats interesting with the rain gutter!! ill have to try that trick sometime!! it seems liek something that would be really valuable!
Buy a cheap used flash unit on ebay, they work quite well for slaves. Though if you're using your built in commander mode on your camera, you won't be able to use an imcompatible slave. You can get some cheap flash triggers that will work just fine.

I still haven't found a decent rain gutter yet. Let me knwo if you find one.
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Freakintastic shots, absolutely gorgeous Angels.
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Buy a cheap used flash unit on ebay, they work quite well for slaves. Though if you're using your built in commander mode on your camera, you won't be able to use an imcompatible slave. You can get some cheap flash triggers that will work just fine.

I still haven't found a decent rain gutter yet. Let me knwo if you find one.
ill have to keep an eye out for a cheap slave, although thats really not my priority for spending money

ill let ya know if i come across something!
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Freakintastic shots, absolutely gorgeous Angels.
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ill have to keep an eye out for a cheap slave, although thats really not my priority for spending money

ill let ya know if i come across something!
Any old Flash with manual settings will work fine actually. As long as the filament still has some life left in it that is lol.
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Indeed. Those are the ones from you . Still need to fill in though.
Oh sweet! I definitely helped spreading that weed around

I'm sure you'll have a bunch of it in no time. I think Tom likes to pull it out and replant the tops. I personally like to let it grow close to the surface then wack in half, as the new growth will be "bushier". This also allows me to sell the nice looking tops.

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I might have one then! I'll have to get a hot shoe fire-er slave thingy!
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I might have one then! I'll have to get a hot shoe fire-er slave thingy!
Works like a charm & cheap! http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-N...d_bxgy_p_img_b
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So you stick the transponder on your camera and the receiver on the flash and done? If you have two flashes you just need two receivers?
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Buzzkill! haha oh well. If they die, they die. Thanks for the first hand experience info.

Question... do the emersed leaves need high humidity to grow above water?
I was curious about what you ended up doing with your Bolbitis heteroclita 'difformis' in your beautiful tank. I am dry starting a 150G and I just attached some of this fern to my driftwood. I'm now considering replacing them with something else.
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So you stick the transponder on your camera and the receiver on the flash and done? If you have two flashes you just need two receivers?
That's all you do, yes. 2 triggers can both be set to respond to one transmitter, yes.

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I was curious about what you ended up doing with your Bolbitis heteroclita 'difformis' in your beautiful tank. I am dry starting a 150G and I just attached some of this fern to my driftwood. I'm now considering replacing them with something else.
I ended up tossing them because they started getting ratty and growing little nubs all over the leaves like how regular ferns get when they're in distress.
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I was curious about what you ended up doing with your Bolbitis heteroclita 'difformis' in your beautiful tank. I am dry starting a 150G and I just attached some of this fern to my driftwood. I'm now considering replacing them with something else.
Just so you know what Nick had was standard B heteroclita, the diffromis variety is what is know as mini bolbitis and has much finer fronds.

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Just so you know what Nick had was standard B heteroclita, the diffromis variety is what is know as mini bolbitis and has much finer fronds.

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And I presume the 'difformis' variety also does poorly submersed?
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Hey buddy! I can't really tell but what do you have tied on your branches??? they look like 2 different mosses?
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Hey buddy! I can't really tell but what do you have tied on your branches??? they look like 2 different mosses?
It's mainly mini xmas moss but I've got some remnants of the old fissidens fontanis from the old scape still on some pieces of the wood lol.
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The new Riparium plants are growing in nicely up top now. I'll post up an update tonight if I get a chance. The foreground has also filled in about 90%.
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