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Old 03-26-2010, 01:39 AM   #16
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good luck buddy! keep us posted...
Thanks, I'll keep you posted for sure.

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Old 03-26-2010, 09:25 PM   #17
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andrew, id say youre off to a good start. i have a substrate mix you could sell that has kept my tank going w/o ferts or co2 for over a decade.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:39 PM   #18
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andrew, id say youre off to a good start. i have a substrate mix you could sell that has kept my tank going w/o ferts or co2 for over a decade.
Sounds interesting, shoot me a PM or email me at andrew@rumfordaquatics.com?

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Old 03-29-2010, 11:21 PM   #19
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So I've been doing some more work and starting to fill my tools section. It still has work to do and products to source but it is getting there. Right now they are available for preorder with the tools shipping mid April.Here is the link

Expect updates more frequently now. I also realized some of the products were "out of stock" and it has been fixed.

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Old 04-01-2010, 02:30 AM   #20
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Just wanted to mention that in the swap and shop there is a special pricing thread on the new tools that are being ordered.

These prices are uniquely low and will not last long, probably only over easter and till next weekend max.

The water is receding in my basement and I am supposed to get new tanks tomorrow!

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Old 04-15-2010, 01:11 AM   #21
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So as of yesterday Rumford Aquatics is a sponsor. Not sure about the name coloration and other stuff but I'm busy enough as it is right now to even care.

In other news the special tool pricing in the swap n shop forum section ends tonight at 12:00. Tomorrow everyone will have a PM with the information on purchasing and whatnot.

Oh, and I'll be moving to AZ in the fall (August so technically summer) to become a member of ASU's 2014 class so if you're involved with AAPE I hopefully will be as active as I can be in the future! If you go to school or work there I'd love to meet fellow hobbyists! I'm planning on keeping a Mini M or similar size tank and a few WabiKusas (WKs)

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Congratulations. I will contact Kyle to get you a shiny new Red hue to that username.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:16 AM   #23
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Haha thanks, Kyle is a busy guy so I was in no hurry for any of that, but now it is there and looks kinda spiffy so thanks, now I need to make a new banner this weekend and stuff.

Fun stuff, hopefully my 10gs will come in next week they're like super delayed for some reason...

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Old 06-01-2010, 05:44 PM   #24
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I'm placing a new order for tools, any special requests?

More double bent scissors are coming along with quick snips and the normal scissors. New tools include 6" 12" and 18" forceps. I'm debating getting some spring scissors, if you want some let me know.

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:37 PM   #25
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Should have the new tools in this week, double bent will be here soon.

I've also got some other moss and stuff on the website so that is in the works as well.

Finally, I'm trying to get my social media stuff going so if you want to follow me on twitter or facebook be my guest, there will be discounts for followers over the summer.

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I just wanted to update, new tools should be here wednesday. These include the past favorites and a new selection of forceps and tweezers to help with maintenance.

Now that I'm out of school I'm working full time on this and some other things so expect magic to be occurring on the website soon if not already!

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Just wondering, what is wabi kusa?
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This is a wabi kusa
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A bunch of plants stuck together?
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A bunch of plants stuck together?
That'd be an aquascape

A wabi kusa to put it simply is a clay ball covered in emmersed growth plants. These can be kept by beginners to experts and appreciated at many levels, be it the ease of care, the aesthetics, or the difference from the norm. They are simple and can be placed in an aquarium to create an instant aquascape or housed in a vase or bowl as an interesting piece to display or be the centerpiece at a dinner table.

The actual art of it is related to wabi sabi to quote wikipedia
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Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and the suggestion of natural processes.
They're pretty neat and I've been trying to formulate the actual substrate ball for a while now. I am determined to complete it in a few weeks.

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