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post #211 of 254 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Plant list...
I have the following plants so far
Echinodorus 'kleiner prinz'
Echinodorus 'frans stoffels'

So...Today I placed an order from Sweet Aquatics...
I understand some of these plants get huge but I tend to overdue...rather than underdue so...
Aponogeton ulvaceous
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. balansae
Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
Echinodorus argentinensus 'rangeri'
Echinodorus 'indian red'
Echinodorus osiris 'melon'
Echinodorus parviflorious
Echinodorus rubin
Hygrophilia corymbosa 'kompakt'
Marsilea quadrifolia...a plant I've been wanting to keep for a while now.

Patients got a kick out of this...
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So what exactly are you getting at?...
Are you implying that my patients are stupid or that I am indeed stupid?
I am after all... The Management...
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Just bustin on ya! When are you nuking the rest of this baby? I may have some time this weekend.

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Just bustin on ya! When are you nuking the rest of this baby? I may have some time this weekend.
Tank is being officially nuked on Thursday.
Going to do my best to get out all the cherry shrimp, the rest of the assassin snails and the one straggler rummynose I "overlooked".
I hope to work on the rescape on Saturday.
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Nice plant choices, but you'll simply HAVE to narrow that down once they grow... many of those are large specimen-type plants. Just FYI - what SA sells as the C. retrospiralis is really C. crispatula 'flaccidifolia', I believe. You'll like what you get... hopefully they send it in the next year or so, lol H. c 'kompakt' and E. parviflorus are both in my Fav 5.

What are you doing for hardscape?

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Well maclellan's journal kinda got my mind thinking about turning this into a sword tank...or at least a tank with swords...which is cool since I've never kept swords. Anyway Joel's tank is pretty sweet sooo...
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You are going to love that prinz. Joel sent me one and I am stunned at it's simple beauty. Haha, we are both stealing a page from Mac's journal. I am doing swords and ludwigias.
lol, how flattering. My name is Joel Mac, and I'm kind of a big deal.

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Nice plant choices, but you'll simply HAVE to narrow that down once they grow... many of those are large specimen-type plants. Just FYI - what SA sells as the C. retrospiralis is really C. crispatula 'flaccidifolia', I believe. You'll like what you get... hopefully they send it in the next year or so, lol H. c 'kompakt' and E. parviflorus are both in my Fav 5.

What are you doing for hardscape?



lol, how flattering. My name is Joel Mac, and I'm kind of a big deal.
Yeah about the large specimens...I know they get large, however I ordered medium sized and figured I'd weed out what I don't want or donate it to your 120g...lol


As far as hardscape...its up for debate but Glenn generously gave me a pile of Manzi to work with.
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Enjoy the fungus. I sure am. Its just peachy fun. Glad I could spread the joy. Lol!

Having you been soaking it??

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Enjoy the fungus. I sure am. Its just peachy fun. Glad I could spread the joy. Lol!

Having you been soaking it??

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Soaking as I type.
Everytime I've used driftwood it gets that fungus. Seems to go away after a few weeks though.

side note: I forgot how many crypts I pulled out of this tank. Stuff I didn't remember I even had...C. cordata 'rosanervig', beckettii and some others.
I smell another tank...most likely emersed with the Shultz I'll be pulling out soon.
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C. cordata 'rosanervig' that should be going right back in that tank.

I finally have mine growing.

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I'm still interested in the lights

Did you ever get a carpet going with those lightS??


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I'm still interested in the lights

Did you ever get a carpet going with those lightS??
Here is what I purchased. I am absolutely a fan of AH. This is definitely a hard tank to light...its so awkward. It was a little precarious for me with the 9wCoralife fixture. The back part of the tank isn't covered so I had to cut a piece of plexiglass to fit, however the light warmed it and it bent...
AH Supply. I bought 2 X 54 watt kits 1 - 6,700K bulb and 1 - 10,000K bulb.

Blyxa japonica and S. 'porto velho' in front at different points.
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I called AH and they don't sell those enclosures anymore! But, maybe I could get one made in a triangular shape. I wonder what the PAR at substrate is? From the pic, it looks to be low light but then that blyxa needs quite a bit of light, I think. Very nice!


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Dave,
Never measured PAR, I'd call it moderate light with good reflectors and CO2 injection.
If you built it in a triangle shape you could do 2 X 54 watt up front and a 36 w or 24 in back.
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Phase 2...
Say goodbye!!!

Drained the tank, pulled shrimp and the one rebel Rummynose who is now happily schooling with her friends in my 100g.
As I got to the bottom the Cherry shrimp were starting to panic!!!



Melville in time-out...


Some of the "goods" for Phase 3...


Estes...in Chocolate...I want the bottom to look dark, but not black...they are after all the "color specialists" since 1847. Didn't know they had aquariums back then...LOL


Phase 3...Coming soon...as in tomorrow...
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