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post #721 of 1094 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 12:36 AM
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Thank looks great Frank. What is your thoughts on that light now that you have had it for a bit?
I'm curious about this as well. The light looks great! You did mention it was working quite well in one of your previous posts, though. Much faster, healthier growth and such.
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post #722 of 1094 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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I love the new light. I'll continue to judge it's plant growth as Hair Grass and Tenellus grow back - tennellus already sent out many runners, which I hadn't noticed. For two weeks in, that's amazing (it took a full month for tenellus to send runners last time).

Riccia is an excellent judge - since it's a very finnacky plant if it doesn't get everything it craves - major nutrient & light hog.

My next scape with this setup will be a full blown stem-driftwood layout, so that'll add another dimension to 'testing.' Though it's hardly necessary - as my confidence level with it is that it just grows everything based on how it has grown Riccia so far.

The only concern is that it might grow hairgrass in too short for the way I want it to display in this layout! I'd actually prefer it with more height. The new hairgrass growth has been tight and smaller in growth.
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Hey Frank, did you guys get the new
Cube glass cabinet clear? Just saw ADA's newsletter that they came out with one for he mini-m and cube. Looks sweet. Any idea on pricing?
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Hey Frrok,

We have the old style Cube Glass Cabinet Clear for Mini M & Mini S(which has some extra overhang on the left for filtration pipes to go through instead of being 100% flush).

We'll get some of the new style though, the only difference between the two is 100% flush vs. not (from Solar Mini)
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Hey Frrok,

We have the old style Cube Glass Cabinet Clear for Mini M & Mini S(which has some extra overhang on the left for filtration pipes to go through instead of being 100% flush).

We'll get some of the new style though, the only difference between the two is 100% flush vs. not (from Solar Mini)
Ok cool! Thx for the info.
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I added Amano's yesterday to the Mini M. 6 to be exact. It was about time to have that nuisance algae's removed.

However, I couldn't get a photo for you, so instead I'll distract with more cameo appearances from the 60-P:



Still My Favorite New Toy.



This was just a cool picture - I didn't take it, the resident woman of the apartment did, and then edited it with snapseed, a rather awesome app on the iPhone.
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Pro Razer looks like it'll be worth its weight in gold. Can't wait to see how it performs. Not sure what kind of pencilfish those are, but they look amazing against the riccia and in that tank in general.
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love that shot of the fish in the r. fluitans.
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The top 200 IAPLC results have been announced!

You can see them at http://en.iaplc.com - beware though, server times are being slow.

Click on "announce of top 200 layouts" to view them. If there are any aquascapes up there you recognize from the owners, be kind and keep the user anonymous.

If you submitted a contest entry this year, you should have received an email which will allow you to vote on 3 of the entries.
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Progress on the Cube Garden 60-P:



This tank has been pretty pleasant to deal with so far - no real issues, stems are going thickly (the trick here is to constantly retrim once they hit the surface, each time trimming a little higher and higher to form a thick bush).

Although Rotala Colorata has become dominant - and while there are things I would change about this layout now, at this time I'm just waiting to get a final shot then begin a new project.

Stems are an excellent plant and among my favorite now - because they are truly a plant to cultivate, train and prune. You shape them into the type of layout you want and over time get to see the changes.



It'll be time for a trim again very soon.

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Brighty K x10 squirts
Green Brighty Special Lights x10 (alternate with Step 2 x10 every other day)
ECA x10 drops
Phyton Git x5 drops
Green Gain x10 daily after trimming, x5 after water change.

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Frank is that your tank #128 on IAPLC? If so congratulations!!
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looking good.
im still in love with your r. colorata.
though if i may offer a suggestion, you might want to replace the hygro. it looks a bit out of place in its current position.
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