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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Alright, so here's my modest beginning. LFS plant selection left a lot to be desired, so looks like I'll be turning to the web. Just threw like $2 worth of minnows in there to cycle. The sump runs great but it's just not possible to get rid of 100% of the noise. I might just end up going with a nice canister once I get my tax refund.

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Nice setup! What part of Tampa are you in?
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Nice setup! What part of Tampa are you in?
Town 'n country. How about you? Is there a good local store for plants?
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Town 'n country. How about you? Is there a good local store for plants?
I live in South Tampa by MacDill AFB. The place that has the best selection for plants that I've found is Marine Warehouse on Hillsborough. They have the biggest/best selection by far from all the stores I've been to. Prices are ok and sometimes on the high side. I'm in there a couple times a week bringing them stuff haha. Steve is the guy in charge of ordering all of the plants and is a good knowledgable guy. What kind of plants are you looking for?
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That's where I already shop, so good news on that front. I don't really know what I'm looking for, but nothing really caught my eye. It seemed to be mostly generic-looking stems, but definitely a large selection.
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post #37 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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So I planted some microsword mats in the foreground and I started getting some very tall, grassy stems growing out of them. Any ideas what these could be?
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So I've moved some stuff around, but it's more or less the same. I've been too busy to get this thing fully stocked; the only fish are a small group of green & gold cories, who are flourishing.



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post #39 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up some Congo Tetras! I'd like to add a few more eventually and also get a school of something else colorful, maybe Cherry Barbs.

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