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Rickster 09-11-2003 03:25 PM

My over grown 90

Guttboy 09-11-2003 04:06 PM

Ya think? Man thats lots of growth!

Mike

GulfCoastAquarian 09-11-2003 04:11 PM

<sarcasm level=high>Man, that tank will look great once those sags grow in! </sarcasm>
:D
That looks really cool, though, hehe. You must be doing something right!

Rickster 09-11-2003 04:31 PM

I started with 10 corkscrew vals in front. Now there is about 150 and still going. There is jungle val that starts from the left rear and goes all the way across the top and back. So I'm guessing they are about 8 to 10 feet long now. I started with 5 of those and now there are about 30. My crypts, the tall one with skinny leaves dead center, I started with 3 and they were about 4 to 6 inches tall are now all to the surface and have sent out lots of runners. I now have about 15 of those. It's amazing what CO2 will do even with only 4 40 watt tubes.

Wasserpest 09-11-2003 06:34 PM

Is that from the front or back side :lol:

Man now you can go into the plant selling business...

Rickster 09-11-2003 06:52 PM

Hard to tell, isn't it?

Vinlo 09-11-2003 10:56 PM

Jeez, I didn't even catcht he crypt the fist time around. I bet buck would like that plant.. :)

Alex 09-12-2003 05:27 PM

I finally trimmed mine in my 55g after 6 months or so.

http://adkins.dynip.com/forum/55g-jungle-val-trim.jpg

Alex

Wasserpest 09-12-2003 05:38 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol: Definitely too much light, CO2 or ferts :lol:

Zurp 10-01-2003 07:50 PM

Get some plant devouring snails, or some plant eating fish. It is not like you have to worry about them stripping your tank bare.

Better yet, how about wrapping them up and selling them to your local fish stores... Turn your expenses into profit, or at least trim your expenses enough to break even. In the process you would be helping those without a green thumb get some enjoyment from your gain.

Rickster 10-01-2003 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zurp

Better yet, how about wrapping them up and selling them to your local fish stores... Turn your expenses into profit, or at least trim your expenses enough to break even. In the process you would be helping those without a green thumb get some enjoyment from your gain.

Yeah I took alot to my LFS and they gave me a $40 store credit

Rickster 10-01-2003 07:58 PM

Here is a pic of one of the 15 jungle vals that were in there

Rickster 10-01-2003 08:02 PM

Here it is thinned out

Buck 10-02-2003 12:36 AM

Heh.... that is some Val :D

I really like the looks of the Vals in a tank. Its just such a natural looking plant and there is a version of Vallisneria or a similar looking variety found in all bodies of water , salt and fresh, all over the world !

Great photo bro...

By the way... have I ever told you guys that I love Balansae's ? :proud:


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