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I'm in Springfield. Grew up in Kent, WA, though. Almost did a show once at the theatre in Issaquah.
Small world, my daughter currently works at VT after school. We were in Ashland to check out SOU's theatre dept.


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I wish your daughter much success.
Thanks she's stage manager for her high school musical this year, and is ASM for VT this spring and summer. She really loves it!


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Did a small trim today, and added a small piece of rosewood.














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thank you for documenting your bowl! i love planted bowls & you are doing it SO well!! very inspiring
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Nice job on the bowl! It came out looking great, the stems and glosso look really nice and the sand and rock gives a nice soft impression.
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thank you for documenting your bowl! i love planted bowls & you are doing it SO well!! very inspiring
Thank you! I've really been inspired & helped by so many here, I'm glad if my bowl can pay it forward a little.


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Nice job on the bowl! It came out looking great, the stems and glosso look really nice and the sand and rock gives a nice soft impression.
Thanks! It's starting to fill in, but I think I'll need stronger lighting if I want the glosso & the reiniki to do better. But, the algae is just starting, so I'm not sure that is the right direction to go.

I recently tried adding a drop each of Green Brightly Step 1 and Brightly K with poor results. The glosso and stems yellowed and drooped, and the reinkii browned a bit. It's just now recovering, so clearly a drop was too much.

Maybe DoAqua's Be Clear is worth a try for the algae, but I still need to research what ferts would be best.


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Can't believe I missed this update! Looks like it's really coming together. I want to start a bowl every time I see this.
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Can't believe I missed this update! Looks like it's really coming together. I want to start a bowl every time I see this.
Thanks, Tyrel. I am really loving the way it's evolving If you start a bowl, I know the perfect source for plants

Did you decide on a fert method yet? I'm looking at diluting some ferts to lightly fertilize every time I mist. Not sure yet what is best to use.


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Thanks, Tyrel. I am really loving the way it's evolving If you start a bowl, I know the perfect source for plants

Did you decide on a fert method yet? I'm looking at diluting some ferts to lightly fertilize every time I mist. Not sure yet what is best to use.
I think that I am going to go with this Tom Barr's low tech method outlined here.

I wish I could help you decide what fertilizer you should use for your setup. In my emersed tanks, I don't dose any ferts. Instead, I just used a potting soil mix from a greenhouse that has slow release fertilizers in it. It's worked out well so far.
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I think that I am going to go with this Tom Barr's low tech method outlined here.

I wish I could help you decide what fertilizer you should use for your setup. In my emersed tanks, I don't dose any ferts. Instead, I just used a potting soil mix from a greenhouse that has slow release fertilizers in it. It's worked out well so far.
I probably should have gone with regular potting soil with a sand cap. Good luck, and please let me know how the ferts go! So far things are growing well, so I think I'll leave well enough alone for now.


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quick update.... noticed a berried shrimp today!





reflections are making it difficult to capture a good photo, but here's another try...




the other shrimp mates came over to say hi...



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thanks

I know it's just a cherry, but I'm excited. I didn't expect them to mate since the water temp isn't ideal. It hovers in the low 60s.


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