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Forum: Plants 11-08-2013, 07:52 PM
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Posted By thewesterngate
I planted my tanks after capping, just make sure...

I planted my tanks after capping, just make sure you don't let the holes in the cap get too big while planting, or you'll have some soil escape. This is mostly a problem with big root systems. If you...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By thewesterngate
It's been a little over a month since my last...

It's been a little over a month since my last update, so here's the acrylic tank as of 10-8 compared with tonight! I keep trimming and replanting the cabomba and added some wild-collected Ludwigia...
Forum: Plants 11-04-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By thewesterngate
Sorry for the delay! The hydrocotyle was just a...

Sorry for the delay! The hydrocotyle was just a random sprig I pulled out of the ground, I don't think it's doing well. I noticed the leaf shape is different than that of the submerged ones I've...
Forum: Plants 11-02-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By thewesterngate
I suspected it was a Ludwigia but I figured I'd...

I suspected it was a Ludwigia but I figured I'd leave it to you guys to ID. I'm excited to explore more rivers/ponds here.
Forum: Plants 11-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By thewesterngate
Thank you very much! :) I'll watch for growth on...

Thank you very much! :) I'll watch for growth on the woody stems and post more pictures later.
Forum: Plants 11-02-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By thewesterngate
You may be right! We'll see how well it does...

You may be right! We'll see how well it does submerged. :)
Forum: Plants 11-02-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By thewesterngate
Native NC Plant ID

I think I just messed up and forgot to submit after writing the whole post (unless it takes time to show, in which case this is a double post!) Let's try this again.

I spent my Monday walking up...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-28-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By thewesterngate
DIY CO2 is really not that bad, honestly. I've...

DIY CO2 is really not that bad, honestly. I've had tremendous growth on my sword plant with that + soil layer, and even A. reineckii turned and is staying a pretty red and growing well. I keep the...
Forum: Photography 10-22-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By thewesterngate
Oh goodness, then that sword is HUGE!

Oh goodness, then that sword is HUGE!
Forum: Photography 10-21-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By thewesterngate
Very nice! I love before/after shots. What size...

Very nice! I love before/after shots. What size tank is that?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By thewesterngate
Those crypts look like C. wendtii 'tropica', I...

Those crypts look like C. wendtii 'tropica', I think. :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-07-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Posted By thewesterngate
I don't see why you couldn't keep a pair of clown...

I don't see why you couldn't keep a pair of clown killifish in there, though it may be pushing it for a 2.5. I've read from some breeders that some Austrolebias killies are kept in a trio in 10-15...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-05-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Posted By thewesterngate
I recommend some type of killifish. ;) They're...

I recommend some type of killifish. ;) They're vibrant and some do best in cooler water.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By thewesterngate
Gorgeous! What kind of filtration are you using?...

Gorgeous! What kind of filtration are you using? The cap is so clean and even, too!
Forum: Plants 10-02-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By thewesterngate
Wow, those flowers are pretty! Almost makes the...

Wow, those flowers are pretty! Almost makes the infestation worth it, I might just top a bowl with it in the future for the blooms.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By thewesterngate
I, too, have bowl fever. :P Yours has a good...

I, too, have bowl fever. :P Yours has a good start, what will you be stocking it with? I can't wait to grab one of my own!
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By thewesterngate
Thanks! I agree on the killies, I just bought 30...

Thanks! I agree on the killies, I just bought 30 of the A. paucisquama 'Sao Sepe' eggs because I couldn't take it anymore. :red_mouth Luckily they won't be ready for a proper tank for a good month or...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By thewesterngate
I finally got around to getting the photos off my...

I finally got around to getting the photos off my camera, so here is a huge, overdue update.

9/9 - I received my box of plants from HigherThinking. Can you say LUSH?...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By thewesterngate
That arch is incredible, beautiful scape! I would...

That arch is incredible, beautiful scape! I would love to see a black background behind the tank for photos, it would make it pop even more. :) Gorgeous.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By thewesterngate
Haha, it's not stupid at all, I'm always up for...

Haha, it's not stupid at all, I'm always up for learning! I read the article on Tom Barr's low-tech tanks, and about starting with a 6 hour photoperiod and once weekly dry ferts. But because this is...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,209
Posted By thewesterngate
This is such a fun thread to read, and I can't...

This is such a fun thread to read, and I can't wait to see the outcome! I personally love the hardscape. ONWARD!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By thewesterngate
Update! I was blown away to find that my...

Update!

I was blown away to find that my local Walmart was actually carrying MGOCPM, and not only that, but a HUGE bag for about $10.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By thewesterngate
Well, it still looks amazing. :) I love the...

Well, it still looks amazing. :) I love the little patches of fissidens on the driftwood, they're a nice accent.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-07-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By thewesterngate
It's pretty! Is it possible the nutrients have...

It's pretty! Is it possible the nutrients have depleted in the substrate? Are you dosing it with any ferts?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By thewesterngate
A Diary of Dirt *Update 11-7*

Hi all, it looks like I've come full-circle back to the world of the planted tanks! I still have all my tanks including an empty 75 and 55 gallon along with a good half dozen 10Gs and maybe three...
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