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01-31-2013 09:38 PM
jamntoast this tank is awesome, you must be pretty proud. any updates?
07-11-2012 04:31 AM
fishboy199413 How is the tank doing? I would really like to see how it looks now and if the chilis are schooling.
06-15-2011 12:33 PM
VincentK This looks really great, good choice on the fish too, I love large schools of small fish.
06-15-2011 03:33 AM
rickztahone
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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
I think it is way past time for an update. Please?
Thanks but my tank is not looking that great atm. i trimmed the Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba'

and it did not take it well at all. It is my favorite plant in the tank but i had to trim it heavily because it kept blocking out all the light. Now, it is pretty much all wilted away. I'll take a shot soon to show you how it looks but it looks dramatically different now, lol. On the bright side my Blyxa Japonica is doing awesome! HC...not so much

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Originally Posted by TwoStrokeKing View Post
Amazing tank i like how open it is in the front.
Thanks a lot. I ultimately would like for the whole front to be covered with HC but it isn't co-operating atm, lol. c'est la vie
06-15-2011 02:29 AM
TwoStrokeKing Amazing tank i like how open it is in the front.
06-15-2011 01:14 AM
sewingalot I think it is way past time for an update. Please?
04-04-2011 02:55 PM
rickztahone
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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
I could only imagine. I was having the same issue when I was actually more into growing plants than torturing them. It's good you are trading locally. If there were any interest around here, I'd be happy to give them away all the time. I am still in awe that this is a 55 gallon. It looks so much deeper. You've accomplished the impossible. You've successfully fooled the eye into thinking this tank is larger than it is.
Tyvm. The depth thing was always my goal. In the first stages of planning I started a thread on how best to achieve that and I got some great ideas from fellow members.

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Originally Posted by TankZen View Post
Wow plants are looking awesome!
Thank you as well but I must admit that weekly trimmings are a bit annoying, lol.

If anyone is willing to do a plant trade for my sunset, I have at least 50 stems 20"+ and I'm pretty open to many replacement plants. My requirements would be for it to be a stem, grows vertical and has a red hue.
04-04-2011 12:14 PM
TankZen Wow plants are looking awesome!
04-03-2011 09:32 PM
sewingalot I could only imagine. I was having the same issue when I was actually more into growing plants than torturing them. It's good you are trading locally. If there were any interest around here, I'd be happy to give them away all the time. I am still in awe that this is a 55 gallon. It looks so much deeper. You've accomplished the impossible. You've successfully fooled the eye into thinking this tank is larger than it is.
04-03-2011 07:13 PM
rickztahone
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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
Nice moniker you gave me. Cute.

I am amazed out how fast your tank is growing! Are you tired of the constant trimming yet? Looking good.
trimming's are a total PITA. I'm not able to ship atm so most trimmings get roak'd locally. This is usually only a weekly basis.
04-03-2011 12:44 AM
sewingalot Nice moniker you gave me. Cute.

I am amazed out how fast your tank is growing! Are you tired of the constant trimming yet? Looking good.
04-01-2011 03:32 AM
rickztahone
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Originally Posted by tamsin View Post
Very, very cool! I love the light and shadows, makes it look really dramatic and those chilis are going to look so cool when they settle in and colour up.
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Originally Posted by Ben. View Post
looks really good

Its so lush:O
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Originally Posted by Chaos_Being View Post
It looks even better than before. That massive amount of Chilis are going to look great once they are comfortable and shoaling around in there.
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Originally Posted by nonconductive View Post
looks really good! it filled in very fast.
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Originally Posted by antbug View Post
That's filling in nice. Good job bro.

thank you all very much! Some parts have filled in extremely fast and others such as the HC is taking foreeeeever, lol. I hope i can get that algae under control and then i'll go back to enjoying my tank.
03-31-2011 03:41 PM
antbug That's filling in nice. Good job bro.
03-31-2011 03:11 PM
nonconductive looks really good! it filled in very fast.
03-31-2011 02:37 PM
Chaos_Being It looks even better than before. That massive amount of Chilis are going to look great once they are comfortable and shoaling around in there.
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