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Little excited. Not going to lie.

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BTW Drew... East Coast Cichlid auction next weekend. Sweet!

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So I got a nice surprise tonight.
I started cleaning all the equipment and as I was cleaning off the heater I realized it was full of water...
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Scary on the heater! Good thing you found out, no? I am excited to see this get rebuilt. I know you'll make it look fantastic.

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Just got an email that my plants have shipped!!!
Looking forward to Monday...
I was also thinking of something like this for a scape...
probably going to use little or no rock because the plants I selected are bolder in the leaf stucture and the plants get large.

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Just got an email that my plants have shipped!!!
Yippee! What was your turn around time with SA?

Maybe aim a bit higher with the hardscape? Think of where there plants will be, not where the substrate is now.
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Yippee! What was your turn around time with SA?

Maybe aim a bit higher with the hardscape? Think of where there plants will be, not where the substrate is now.
8-9 days...I emailed them because I'm leaving for vacation in next week and my plants weren't going to ship till monday, which would leave me only 2 days to plant and scape. So they bumped up the order. Good stuff!

Glenn and I tried to get the manzi to stand up but I needed another bag of sand, 50lb's wasn't enough. So many of the plants I ordered get large...its going to be interesting...haha!
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I think I am going to be sick on Tuesday, so I will need to go to the "doc's" office.

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I think I am going to be sick on Tuesday, so I will need to go to the "doc's" office.

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Ok...the prescription will be "aquascaping a 54 gallon bowfront" with "lots of swords" that are "too big for the tank"...and 2 puffs of CO2...
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So I received my plants yesterday, and found time to plant them today.
The only problem I had was the Aponogeton ulvaceous arrived as a bulb which was a surprise...and the M. quadrifolia arrived bearing the dreaded duckweed!
I'm also not sure I like the substrate color. I was hoping for a more brown look but whatever its going to be covered with the quadrifolia anyway.

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Lookin good! Yeah, my ulvaceous came as a bulb too. Don't worry, it sprouts fast. Mine is already too big for my 90g, and it's only been a month, lol!

Yeah, I'm not sure on that substrate either. Definitely not brown. Get some Peace River and join my and Glenn's posse! Siphon some out, add in some nice fine gravel, pool filter sand etc. and it should look nice and natural.

What's that weird looking plant on the far left in the third pic?

Do you have any green gecko to spare? I could use a few more!
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Yeah, I'm not sure on that substrate either. Definitely not brown. Get some Peace River and join my and Glenn's posse! Siphon some out, add in some nice fine gravel, pool filter sand etc. and it should look nice and natural.
Yea man... everyone is doing it. I just ordered 50 lbs more tonight.

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Drew, If it still looks "red" in a month, I say we follow the advice and siphon a small bit out and we go get the black color and just cap the stuff. Should stay separated since its the same density (as long as your not yanking on it).

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looking good!
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Lookin good! Yeah, my ulvaceous came as a bulb too. Don't worry, it sprouts fast. Mine is already too big for my 90g, and it's only been a month, lol!

Yeah, I'm not sure on that substrate either. Definitely not brown. Get some Peace River and join my and Glenn's posse! Siphon some out, add in some nice fine gravel, pool filter sand etc. and it should look nice and natural.

What's that weird looking plant on the far left in the third pic?

Do you have any green gecko to spare? I could use a few more!
Joel,
Yeah, my mind is already racing about what to do about the sand. I could easily siphon out most of the sand and add some O' that "peace river".

The weird looking plant is Hygrophilia pinnatifida...slipped it in there...wanted to see if you would notice...lol
As far as the gecko, give me a few weeks...
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