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post #31 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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We will see. I'm so tempted to flood. Might push the date out to the next two weeks

Possible flora will be tonina lotus blossom, erio cinerum, rotala colorata and macandra, blyxa. And still thinking about what will be a good center piece plant for the middle of the trunk. Blyxa is going back left and front right to create depth.
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post #32 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 10:12 AM
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If you want more bends and turns around the trunk, look Crinium natans or calistratum (sp?), or, similar look would be crypt balansae. Something low? Wrap hydrocolyte Japan around the branches. Or a bunch of darker crypts around the base. Like nurii or basic wentii red.

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Oleg. You are a professional. That actually sounds like a solid plan. Thanks for the advice.
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Really good job on the hardscape. I like it a lot.

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post #36 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah yeah I know Oleg, we should just up the gift to some vodka. I am sure you can teach me a thing or two about that



And thanks uahua!!!! Honored for the compliment as I follow your 90g thread


S. Repens are starting to yellow at the tips... I think it's from overwatering... But when I don't water, I feel like the fiss starts to dry out... :\
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Looks great! I too feel that hydrocolyte Japan around the 'roots' would look amazing.
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post #38 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-07-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Yesss I'm currently selling some HC and trimming some repens down. Hydrocotyle will be at the roots!!,
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Oook, then I will have to hold some for you, Jonny.

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It is going to be goooood!
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post #41 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Oleg.

And yes merckey. It will be good.

Getting really impatient. Sooooooo IM FLOODING TOMORROW plus I'm going out of town soon and decided that it would be easier just to fill the damn thing instead of all that misting. Also, sold some HC and S. repen cuttings, so I will be pulling the HC line away from the trunk base. Sponges have been sitting in my shrimp tank for the past week which should help the cycling getting very excited.
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how long are you going to be out of town? i have seen many people on here with beautiful DSM who flood it, then go away on vacation, then come back to a huge mess and loss of progress. be careful
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I agree. I think you are better off keeping it in the dsm.

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post #44 of 97 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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TOO LATE!

filling a tank is one of the most exciting things to do, and I could't help it! Also the mold in under the trunk started to develop more along with fruit flies...? so I filled it! BTW I am only going to be gone for a few days, but having a flooded tank is easier for my parents because they don't need to mist or do anything.

First off, I sold off some HC and S-repens, So I pulled the plants under the trunk a little forward to give me more planting space in the future. (Notice the mold on the left)



Not a huge difference, but itll make some more room for the hydrocotyle under the trunk.



In went some blyxa..



I had my dad run the hose through my window onto a plate in the tank, simple method to fill her up.





My enthusiastic father. He says he doesn't care for the tank, but I know he comes and checks on my CRS from time to time



Almost done...



All done with all the goodies inside!!!!




Probably not the neatest looking setup, but its my room, and I don't really care. I will try to tuck some wires around when I get to it.



Somewhat upclose of the fiss on the rock.



and lastly a little pearl porn
...aaannndddd notice the fiss on the rocks? I predict they are going to add a nice accent to the whole scape.



Running co2, put in the prime, set the photoperiod for 8 hours, heater is set to 76, and dose some light ferts.
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Common over and set up my corner 36.
I pay in plants

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