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08-19-2015 02:42 AM
Irish-n-Zwack I just read the entirety of this old thread, and am absolutely heartbroken that you took the plant wall down! It was a thing of beauty, and something I've wanted to do for years. So was the aquarium, of course, with the gorgeous discus and angels. Had I only known, way back when you had stuff up for sale, I would have jumped on that tank and tried to talk you out of some of your plant wall plants.

In other news, that Tillandsia cyanea doesn't entirely die. Put it in the right conditions with regards to light and water, and it creates "pups" around the edges of the dying parent plant, which you can eventually separate into individual sections and grow them to adulthood with time. I have several generations worth of "pups". The big thing is that the plant doesn't like to have its body and roots STAY wet, like all air plants (even though it's one of the few who need/do nicely in certain types of soil as long as it drains well).

It was really nice reading this thread. People and their decor change, but, like I said, it was heartbreaking to know it was all taken down! It was Heavenly :-).
01-02-2012 09:58 PM
lbacha It is Tillandsia cyanea I have kept it before the only problem is the plant dies shortly after blooming so don't be surprised if it doesn't make it since you usually buy it in bloom

01-02-2012 09:44 PM
naturelady I was just looking through this thread and admiring your awesome tank. The wall of plants is really super neat. I was particularly intrigued by one of the plants, and wondered if you could tell me what it was. It was one of the first plants you put in the wall, in post #46 I think its the third picture down- the plant with the really narrow spiky leaves and the pink blossom-ish thing on top. Do you know the name of that plant?
11-14-2011 05:06 PM
yikesjason I did get a small tree frog to put in there for my wife. I guess I will be getting a smaller terrarium at some point when I do finally sell the 150.
11-09-2011 06:51 AM
yikesjason One last hurrah for the 150. I got it empty and cleaned out. The 33 rimless is up and running right next to it. I thought it would be cool to grow some amaryllis flowers in the empty 150 and it kind of grew from there. I got a bunch of moss and stuff from some trees near my house. I think it makes for a nice holiday decoration, then I can sell the tank after Christmas.

09-06-2011 04:14 AM
yikesjason Here are a couple of pictures of the new rimless tank.
08-25-2011 03:28 AM
yikesjason Once I get the new tank up, I will try and sell the tank and stand for $300. The lights, one of the canisters, and other parts and pieces will also be for sale.
08-24-2011 08:12 AM
shrimpNewbie Oh bummer you got rid of it =\ How much were you selling this tank and stand for? wish you were in socal
08-24-2011 08:09 AM
shrimpNewbie That is beautiful.... Wow I am truly amazed with your tank jason, I have trouble understanding why this isn't in magazines... you've made a wonderful home for those beautiful fish.
08-24-2011 07:25 AM
Chlorophile Whats the deal with par 30 bulbs?
Do they put out 30 PAR or are they named for the PAR CAN type of spot light lighting?
08-09-2011 05:58 AM
yikesjason Tonight I pulled all of the plants off the drip wall. This is painful. I don't want to get rid of this tank. It wasn't working very well with the drip wall. The plants were too big, and it became one big mess. I wasn't spending enough time working on it. Now I wish I could keep it, get rid of the drip wall, and start over again. But now I am committed to getting rid of the tank so I can move some other furniture around. I even wish I had the space to store it for later when I have more room.
08-05-2011 04:23 PM
yikesjason Just got my new rimless in the mail yesterday. It is awsome. I am really going to miss my 150, and have had a lot of second thoughts. But, seeing the rimless, I am very excited about it. I also got my 2 par30 LED bulbs in the mail yesterday. Don't know how I am going to suspend them yet, but they are going to be cool.
08-01-2011 09:28 PM
yikesjason The discus and angles are sold and my new rimless tank is on its way. I need to get my honey do projects out of the garage so I can get my stand built.
07-30-2011 07:34 PM
yikesjason Everyone has gotten along together just fine. I am hoping to have the discus sold in a couple of hours. The plan is to down size to a rimless 33.6 gal tank with LED lighting.
07-30-2011 06:43 PM
bearcowski Very nice tank.
will be great when filled in.
I hope to get some discus soon....
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