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05-29-2014 04:47 AM
tylergvolk I'm wondering if this tank is still alive?
04-13-2013 02:13 PM
Saxtonhill

so I lose my morning coffee seat soon.



such is life[/QUOTE]


I am in awe of your beautiful aquariums! Also think this is really amazing having the tank under the desk, although temporarily...
04-12-2013 02:00 PM
DogFish "The beginning of it starts at the end
When it's time to walk away and start over again."

- Tom Waits
04-12-2013 09:30 AM
wkndracer
soon to die at 4yrs old????

Life is change and living through change may see the old dirt tank retire.

Age had scratched the glass long before I got it and I resealed it setting it up years ago now. The plastic frame has become brittle and the center brace broke. Long owed to one of my sisters of the dirt here is a pic of of my wire center brace repair.
1/8" 316L stainless tig weld wire bent to clamp the frame and silicone sealant glued in place. It has held well enough.





Topping off this situation of age related damage we are currently clearing the kitchen for a remodel that includes cabinet replacement and I have it moved over against the wall holding about 100 HR Koi dime size babies.



so I lose my morning coffee seat soon.



such is life
07-13-2012 06:04 PM
nonconductive looking good mikey moo!


i too have to chuckle everytime i read some of those posts.
07-13-2012 05:40 PM
wkndracer sorry I got lost in other places,,, hi Sara it's a wendtii dewitt dominated tank.
07-05-2012 06:35 PM
driftwoodhunter He still can't hear you, even when you yell - lol

He got me into the whole dirt tank thing, then he got me into the sponge filter thing, then you got me into the Hamburg Mattenfilter thing, which seems like a larger version of the sponge filter. Each time I adopt something new from here to my tanks, the tanks just get better and better. I love the way so many ideas from so many members can coalesce into one tank!
07-05-2012 06:05 PM
sewingalot
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Simply love to read posts about how this 'method' doesn't work, creates a mess, doesn't last, won't grow plants yada yada.
hehe haha hoho lalalala (just can't seem to hear any of that) see ya'all at Christmas this year with the same tank still here. LOL
Ahem. IT DOESN'T WORK!

By the way, the tank is amazing. Do you know the name of those crypts and the next time you weed eat those, will you keep me in mind?
05-17-2012 08:54 PM
wkndracer
it's still here

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Hello Wkndracer ,Do you have any updated pics ?...btw thats for a detailed thread very help full!
Back from the scary deep dark outside world (me not the tank).

Broke out the weed eater last weekend. The fish said thank you LOL.
Three years now on the same dirt, no ferts, no changes (except the fish).

Simply love to read posts about how this 'method' doesn't work, creates a mess, doesn't last, won't grow plants yada yada.
hehe haha hoho lalalala (just can't seem to hear any of that) see ya'all at Christmas this year with the same tank still here. LOL

Pics of the ugly mess.





Potting soil, Flourite, 4xT8 and a sponge equipped power head.
04-02-2012 07:36 PM
cableguy69846 Hey, wknd. Long time no see. How are things on your end?
04-02-2012 05:30 PM
GMYukonon24s That's a beautiful flower popping out the tank.
04-02-2012 05:13 PM
wkndracer
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Hello Wkndracer ,Do you have any updated pics?
Thanks for the kudos! The tank is still here tick tock tick tock but in need of a trim. Once I clean away the overgrowth I'll get another pic posted.
Currently housing 5 unpaired adults in it I can't bring myself to part with,,, yet LOL
04-01-2012 04:51 PM
oyeabog Hello Wkndracer ,Do you have any updated pics ?Just started my dirt tank for Angles 3 days ago ,they are in my other tank waiting .Covered topsoil in a 75 gallon with dark flourite looks amazing with that color and plants .Got most of my plants from GLA ,great plants big and full i was surprised .just have to get test kits before i move them...btw thats for a detailed thread very help full!
02-06-2012 06:46 AM
belo you are lucky that you have such a good purple color in bacopa and its flowering.
usually they don't flower that easily.

I think its because they need to have pollen from a male plant ...(I could be wrong)

Thanks for the name anyway
02-05-2012 03:34 PM
frrok
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Mine flowers going emerged every time.
Stems being exposed maybe a month??
Honestly didn't pay attention to the calendar on the bloom production.
haha!, now that I've been asked I'll have to log it and find out after trimming a tank.
Ha! Well that's cool. I have some in my new setup. I think I might have to try growing it out again.
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