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This is going to be pretty cool!
thanks Amanda! i certainly hope so, but since it's not up and running yet, there is still always time for an epic fail!! LOL
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Well, this project is coming along in a fantastic way, Bill!! Actually, this could be more amazing than your larger system. Very impressed with your craftsmanship!!
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Thanks don! I kind of see that as the goal, each one better than the next.
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thanks Amanda! i certainly hope so, but since it's not up and running yet, there is still always time for an epic fail!! LOL

Well Bill, lets hope things will go as planned without hitch!!!!

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guess what i made tonight folks? " 'SHROOMS" !!! if i can't get 'em from Madagascar, then darn it, i'll make 'em. i'm even painting them to match their real life counter parts.
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so thats the clay you were baking the other day during our chat! Nicely done. I think they will look great when smothered with lush green terrestrial growth of the orchids and broms. Very inventive Bill.

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Wow Bill! That is really cool! You should be proud

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Thanks guys. Jake, nice freaking king! That go about 25lb? That thing is a monster!!
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Thanks guys. Jake, nice freaking king! That go about 25lb? That thing is a monster!!
Waiting to get you and the wife up here! good eye: about 31 if the math on length and girth are correct.

Just had 100% mortality in my salmon tank. every single egg..out of 250 of them is dead. I must have outgased some chems into the water. I guess my little local lake wont be getting stocked this year.
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Waiting to get you and the wife up here! good eye: about 31 if the math on length and girth are correct.

Just had 100% mortality in my salmon tank. every single egg..out of 250 of them is dead. I must have outgased some chems into the water. I guess my little local lake wont be getting stocked this year.
dam man, that sucks. i know how it feels, i lost a ridiculous amount of shrimp this past year. i feel your pain
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little, tiny update. shrooms are in, lichen are in. vines are covered. here's what we got right now

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Man those shrooms are awesome! Great job Bill! Everything else is looking good too. Very exciting what you have goin' on here! I can hardly wait until the next update!

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wow the vines look super, as do the shrooms. I dont know how you get that furry, textured look with your peat/coco fiber. It looks so realistic. Every time I use the titebond, I get a very smooth look. DId you use silicone?? what ever you did, it looks good brother!
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Thanks guys. I thought the mushrooms would make a nice touch JD, i did the titebond as usual, but as it was still wet with the second coat, i sprinkled a mix on it that i made, as well as some fresh peat moss. That's why mine looks so bushy
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I'm going to need you to hurry up and finish this...... lookin' great Bill! Finger lickin' good!

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