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Nice pic! I enjoy the pictures a lot.

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Hey CPDzeke! Just checked out your journal. Can't wait to see it once your out of the whole "nasty algae" stage (trust me, I've been there. )

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I really like this. Have you considered two things? First, having the substrate even at the front. I think it would make the "mountain" look more imposing, in a good way. Second, I think the mountain could be taller, both to fill up the height of the tank (like 2/3 the way to the top), plus it wouldn't be the same size as the left rock (don't know if you removed it or not). Just my opinion but I really like this a lot.
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Thank you! The big rock is gone. How do I make it bigger? I'll accept any Aquasoil donations.

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Thank you! The big rock is gone. How do I make it bigger? I'll accept any Aquasoil donations.
Aquasoil. I have none to donate though
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Alright, time to beg for an AFA gift certificate for my birthday!
I'll just get a 9l bag and set up a 45-F with some a 2.5 with more and add to my mountain with more. Wait! It'll leach ammonia, so the fish and shrimp are going to have a vacation in a breeder box.

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That sounds like a great plan.
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Alright, time to beg for an AFA gift certificate for my birthday!
I'll just get a 9l bag and set up a 45-F with some a 2.5 with more and add to my mountain with more. Wait! It'll leach ammonia, so the fish and shrimp are going to have a vacation in a breeder box.
Yeah my parents would never do that. They even complain when I'm spending my own hard-earned (not allowance) cash. I think your plan is going to come out great

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Yeah. My dad lets me go to the LFS only every 3 weeks so I don't blow all my cash on tanks and stuff. They do complain when I do that. For example You're spending so much money on plants! Don't you already have enough?
You can never have too many plants.

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Yeah my parents would never do that. They even complain when I'm spending my own hard-earned (not allowance) cash. I think your plan is going to come out great
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Yeah. My dad lets me go to the LFS only every 3 weeks so I don't blow all my cash on tanks and stuff. They do complain when I do that. For example You're spending so much money on plants! Don't you already have enough?
You can never have too many plants.
I don't know how old the both of you are, but I'm sixteen -- I think as you get older and become more independent, they begin to care less. For example, parents would've killed me three years ago for dropping several Benjamins on a Mini S setup or almost as much on a nice watch. But as you earn more, show more maturity, they ease off.

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I don't know how old the both of you are, but I'm sixteen -- I think as you get older and become more independent, they begin to care less. For example, parents would've killed me three years ago for dropping several Benjamins on a Mini S setup or almost as much on a nice watch. But as you earn more, show more maturity, they ease off.
or on the opposite end of the spectrum, get them to pay for it. from a biological standpoint, the only point a post-reproductive individual has is to help the pre-reproductive and reproductive generations. your parents exist for you.
and there are a bunch of ways to get stuff. almost dying works very well (dont try this at home), i got acute altitude sickness in peru. had a heart rate north of 200 by the time i got bottled oxygen, when i mentioned my laptop was overheating 2 days later, i got the green light to buy an alienware m14x.
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Hm. Back on subject please! I got sick alot in preschool and haven't gotten very sick since, so almost dying isn't going to help. I have a special package coming tomorrow and also Wednesday or Thursday. I'll post pics then.

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tanks looking sweet can wait to see more pics
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I see you have one of those snazzy new GLA bubble counters. Let us know how that goes!

Regarding parents... I'm 17 and my dad could care less what I do with my tanks just cuz I've been able to pay for myself now, just a thought
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Yeah. Just started selling plants. It's a good business when the most you'll ever make without it is $100 a month.

Sadly, my old lily pipe cracked somehow, but I will make a new one tomorrow. I'm using a pretty bad one now.
The first one will be normal, and if I have a little extra tubing I will practice the dark art of creativity. That's right! I'm making a lily pipe spin!

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