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Wow! Looks very promising. Looks like a wabi kusa deconstructed.
I hope so! The wabi kusa look is what I'm striving for.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the bowl evolves.


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post #32 of 76 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 01:03 PM
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That looks great! I love that bowl.
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That looks great! I love that bowl.
I really love it too. My grandmother had a footed version. I remember her floating open roses from her garden in about 1/3 bowl full of water. So beautiful... beautiful memories.


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I'd like to add a nice slender piece of driftwood (slender, with multiple, twisting branches). Does anyone have a good source? I remember a recent-ish post of someone who had a very small nano and worked with another member to get just the right branching dw... but of course, now I can't find it.


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look outside your house, or order manzanita online.
vase looks like a great start.
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this turned out awesome! love the reds in your plants!!!

6G edge: dwarf hair grass, anubias nana, sag chilensis, 1 otocinclus, 3 blue heteromorpha rasbora, 5 fire red shrimp
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this turned out awesome! love the reds in your plants!!!
Thanks, I'm really feeling good about the variety of plants!

Have you started any journals of your two tanks?


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look outside your house,
Well, that's a very possible option...

I'll need to research what to look for, how to sterilize, etc.


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Only hard wood. If you can press your thumb nail into the wood and leave any indent that is noticeable, forget it.

There are a lot of hardwood trees though. Try to find something older that lost its bark. Near streams, rivers and lakes are prime spots.

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Thanks, I'm really feeling good about the variety of plants!

Have you started any journals of your two tanks?
no journals, just a normal thread...which desperately needs to be updated i am holding off taking more pics until there is some noticeable growth

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no journals, just a normal thread...which desperately needs to be updated i am holding off taking more pics until there is some noticeable growth
sorry, ses601 I didn't remember until now... you have the Christmas fluval!

I was wondering how the replant went! Looking forward to seeing it fill in


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Only hard wood. If you can press your thumb nail into the wood and leave any indent that is noticeable, forget it.

There are a lot of hardwood trees though. Try to find something older that lost its bark. Near streams, rivers and lakes are prime spots.
thanks for the tips!


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small update: the b. sp. colorata is blooming. The flowers do not last more than a day or two, so here's a couple of pics trying to capture the latest flower before it falls. There's also another budding just above it. The b. monnieri also has several buds, but has yet to bloom.










and my cat Sam, photobombing...



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This is really beautiful. I like where you have it and the simplicity.

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This is really beautiful. I like where you have it and the simplicity.
Thanks, Mark!

I really appreciate the simplicity of it as well. Do you think it would be adequate at this water level for a couple of cherry shrimp (after a bit of more plant growth & cycling)?


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