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post #61 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 04:16 PM
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Yeah, I was able to make it down for the show. The talks were great, the contest tanks were gorgeous, and the planted tank chatter was inspiring. Seeing old friends I haven't seen in years and finally meeting people I've only talked to online was good too.

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post #62 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Wow! That 300 gallon of yours is huge! Nice start. Good luck with that.
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post #63 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 05:26 PM
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That tank has grown in amazingly well. When I had soil in my tanks I noticed the Anubias Barteri grew out of control. The difference between soil and inert substrate for that plant is just insane. It spread like crazy and I was constantly pulling out new plants. It nearly took over my tanks

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post #64 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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Wow! That 300 gallon of yours is huge! Nice start. Good luck with that.
Thank you. I've been wanting to do a large emersed start tank for a while now. I hope it goes as well as I think it will and am looking forward to seeing how the different plants respond to this treatment.

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When I had soil in my tanks I noticed the Anubias Barteri grew out of control.
I gotta try planting a few rhizomes on the substrate too.
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Good looking tank! What sized CO2 tank are you using?

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post #67 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-28-2013, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I'm using a 10lb CO2 tank, which lasts me about three months.

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