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post #61 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 07:39 PM
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Dang I can't see his pictures?

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post #62 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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xenxes, I capped the soil with gravel and that helped with the water clarity. The raccoons are after fish/shrimp. I haven't stocked it yet this year, but I wanted to make sure they didn't try looking anyway I don't have a back porch, but I bring everything into the basement to over-winter.

diwu13, I think I fixed the broken images. Please let me know if you can see them or not
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What is the proposed stocking this year? Want some platies?
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xenxes, I capped the soil with gravel and that helped with the water clarity. The raccoons are after fish/shrimp. I haven't stocked it yet this year, but I wanted to make sure they didn't try looking anyway I don't have a back porch, but I bring everything into the basement to over-winter.

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Images work now! Nice little set up though haha. Just wish the blue bucket was a less vibrant color. I like the idea with the insulation though! Also.. I see you zip tie that metal covering on? Was that custom made? That means you have to cut the zip ties each time you open it?

And yea.. stocking plans ?

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Stocking will be White Clouds and RCS. No thanks on the platties. I'm determined to get some egg-layers to breed, I've never been successful. I hear keeping the fish outside is a great way to do it. Wish me luck

The metal covering is actually a grill replacement (like a Weber or something) I have to zip tie it down and cut them everytime I get into it. It's a pain If I didn't have to protect it, I'd probably just put a plastic liner inside the barrel and not use the ugly blue container. Hopefully my next house won't have a raccoon problem. I'd be interested in building a real pond in that case.
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post #66 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 03:54 AM
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Oh haha. I was gonna say that's a great fit haha. You could use something like locking ties so you don't have to always cut them ._.

You should start a journal for your little set up! With progression picks :F

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Some "light trimming"

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post #68 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 08:24 PM
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Very nice Lots of growth for a small-ish container. Is that L. repens?
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Yup L. repens, overtook the container with just 2 extra stems. I'm starting to take them out to see if I can get L. glandulosa to do the same.
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Ever consider grinding up the plants you trim and throw away for fertilizer in your dirt tanks? That'd be a lot of work though haha...

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A container full of L. glandulosa would be very nice Good luck!
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That's what that bucket is for, I need to get a trash can with a lid for compost.
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post #74 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Lol untrue moss tree was an algae disaster, and brackish tank failed. Learn from your mistakes and improve on what works.
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post #75 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Did a real trimming for diwu :P





Few feet of plants. Obviously couldn't fit it all in the bag, composted the majority.
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