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post #31 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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hunterlook: It is exactly that-slate. Find a piece and give it a whack with a hammer. Any old untreated piece will do

puopg: When life hands you lemons-add tequila and salt.
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post #32 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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These guys are a bucket of laughs. They're now sieging the betta tank. The betta has been challenging each one in turn for hours.

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Stunning and inspiring, very great.
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post #34 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Here comes Peter Cottontail...



...riding on his turtle shell...



...hippety hoppety...



...algae's gone away!



Just in time for Easter, I rearranged the scape. Algae is almost all gone due to Darkcobra's one two punch! With Spring approaching I should be pulling out the lawnmower soon!
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post #35 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
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beautiful tank, Stef. It really is. I love the scaping and the "path" that you've created. Peter Rabbit is quite happy

Glad you guys battled the algae!!
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Thank you, Jiinx!
It's so discouraging watching something you spend time on, and take a bit of pride in, slowly turning into something that looks like the bowels of a cave. I was waiting for mushrooms to sprout.
A little patience (on my end) and perseverance (DarkCobra) pays off.

I found Peter Rabbit in a Thrifty store, and thought his expression and the fact he was riding a turtle fitting for this Easter theme
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Thank you, Jiinx!
It's so discouraging watching something you spend time on, and take a bit of pride in, slowly turning into something that looks like the bowels of a cave. I was waiting for mushrooms to sprout.
A little patience (on my end) and perseverance (DarkCobra) pays off.

I found Peter Rabbit in a Thrifty store, and thought his expression and the fact he was riding a turtle fitting for this Easter theme
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I'm sure it's different for other people but some words in posts get turned into a hyperlink for an Ad and in your post, on my screen, it was "the bowels" haha, got a kick out of that one.
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Waz it "Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz"?
I don't think that's built into this site-I think it's your computer.
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post #39 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 07:20 AM
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I love how you make the holiday themes work for your tank.

Just keep those army man away lol.

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Thank You, Chaos!
The army men came, saw, and conquered.
I need to keep them on standby just in case.
They are on vacation leave, in a nice saltwater tank somewhere in Tahiti.
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post #41 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 08:39 PM
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Loving this thread and your sense of humor Stef. Keep it up.
I may try the slate path idea on my Fluval Edge 12 gallon multi tank as long as I can move some of the shells out of the way.
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post #42 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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The paths are easy to maintain once you establish a ...er...pathway?
The only problem I encountered was it seemed to attract debris (leaves, fish poo, substrate) like a magnet- just like an outside sidewalk. I solved the problem by gently "leaf blowing" it with a turkey baster, just like you would a walkway.
Easy-Peasy.
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post #43 of 65 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 05:18 AM
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I'm not too proud to admit that I plagiarize good ideas. The pathway and arbor will appear at sometime in one of my tanks.

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post #44 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Halloween is here, and wanted to share "Weird Scenes Inside The Fry Tank".









May your Halloweenie be glowing
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post #45 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 09:19 PM
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Great Job! You should add your tanks to this thread: Order of Ornamentaria
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