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Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 159
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Posted By xenxes
No cap, just half decomposed garbage mixed with...

No cap, just half decomposed garbage mixed with some nutrient binders (clay + charcoal + peat). It was brown and stunk for a couple weeks. Would strongly recommend dry start before flooding if you...
Forum: Ponds 08-28-2015, 05:03 PM
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Views: 426
Posted By xenxes
Moat-pond-stream. On my to do list in 2 years :)...

Moat-pond-stream. On my to do list in 2 years :)

Yea those pics are pretty bad, looks like the reporter took it on an iPhone, where's the wide angle/focus/contrast? Take me with you, I'll take...
Forum: Ponds 08-28-2015, 04:59 PM
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Posted By xenxes
Looking good! Do you have to replant after every...

Looking good! Do you have to replant after every winter? I know lilies go dormant and come back, but what about the others and ground cover?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
TY :) Some plants it feels like I'm working...

TY :) Some plants it feels like I'm working with bonsai, others grow out of the tank from 2" in 1-2 weeks.



Not overkill if you do CO2. If no CO2, keep lights med-low and stick to fast...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
Some even growth, finally. Hard to keep a dutch...

Some even growth, finally. Hard to keep a dutch scape look even due to different growth rates!
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Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By xenxes
Updated tank shots (sort of ;)) ...

Updated tank shots (sort of ;))
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As you can see, water is still pretty tannic/brown. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
Trimming = pushing stems down with my fist :/ ...

Trimming = pushing stems down with my fist :/

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Forum: Ponds 07-30-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
Lol I only water Wed/Sun by schedule :), the...

Lol I only water Wed/Sun by schedule :), the grass by the pond (and not dead) is bermuda and assorted weeds and pretty sun tolerant. Pond hasn't needed its own refill outside normal watering (shade...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
Algae finally stabilizing, carpet is several...

Algae finally stabilizing, carpet is several layers thick, trying to keep up with clippings
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Forum: Ponds 07-30-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
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Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
Still fairly up to date, only difference is some...

Still fairly up to date, only difference is some of those listed plants died off, i.e. tonina species. This is because I don't EI (water column) dose, so all the non-root-feeders got culled off so...
Forum: Ponds 07-01-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
No they're also like weed-trees here, just never...

No they're also like weed-trees here, just never learned the name, thanks :)

I thought about uprooting them and expanding the pond wider at first, but neighbor told me to wait for the bloom. Still...
Forum: Ponds 07-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
TY :) ...

TY :)

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Anyone know what these trees are in bloom?
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Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
Update ...

Update

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Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
This is now an exclusively yellow-neo tank (+...

This is now an exclusively yellow-neo tank (+ also caridina mixes). I just can't manage the shrimplosion, so crossing experimentation will have to take place in smaller tanks with less foliage.
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Forum: Ponds 06-06-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
Summer is here :) ...

Summer is here :)

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Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By xenxes
Last pics before ripping it up for reorganization...

Last pics before ripping it up for reorganization --
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Forum: Tank Journals 05-15-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,274
Posted By xenxes
Slow growing and still a scraggly mess, the...

Slow growing and still a scraggly mess, the greenhouse doesn't get much sunlight, especially with this being on the bottom shelf
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Forum: Ponds 05-15-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
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Throwing some vanda orchids out, warm enough now, but humid enough? We'll see.
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Forum: Ponds 05-01-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
Bought 4x barley, no results yet (set on water...

Bought 4x barley, no results yet (set on water surface getting direct sun as instructed). Should have just gone to a local farm for a bale at 1/10th the price.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
A little more overgrown, but a lot more shadow on...

A little more overgrown, but a lot more shadow on the foreground. Light is still not "high" enough for the red pantanal to turn red, hmmm..
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Forum: Ponds 05-01-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
Late Spring afternoon update ...

Late Spring afternoon update

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Forum: Ponds 04-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,220
Posted By xenxes
Thanks for the tip, I tried bales of barley for...

Thanks for the tip, I tried bales of barley for the past week but not much results so far, the hair algae did go away but water is still pretty green.

Good news is, weather's now warm enough that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
The elusive pearling! ...

The elusive pearling!

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Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,472
Posted By xenxes
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Upgraded to 50W flood lights, a little bigger
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