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Old 01-01-2012, 01:47 AM   #16
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I have a Finnex 4g and I think you've done well on perspective. Not the easiest thing to do in that small of a footprint.

The 'new' front left rock looks good. Maybe, tilt it toward the big rock in back? That might really direct the view deeper into the picture.
dang, that last tip was clutch! thats so much. i think that was the last final touch.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:58 AM   #17
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I actually paid attention in that elective art class in college.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:59 AM   #18
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dang, that last tip was clutch! thats so much. i think that was the last final touch.
meant to say *thanks
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #19
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I kinda got that part and you are welcome!
Your off to a great start, I'm looking forward to seeing this one develop.

Happy New Year.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #20
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small but impactful update i think. added a little road to nowhere.. or somewhere
oh and planted h.c. a few days ago. is it me? or does aqua soil do wonders.. i feel like h.c. looks more vibrant in just 3 days! could be just my expectations for paying the price.. haha

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #21
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I really like aqua soil. I really like you tank too. The road is a good idea.


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Old 01-05-2012, 09:06 PM   #22
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Wow love the latest update, the road looks awesome.
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Nice job!
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Awesome layout and scape! Don't be surprised if your HC begins dying off soon - I'm doing emersed in my Finnex 4g (in aquasoil as well) and I had a huge die off at first, but after a month now it's starting to really grow.
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thanks everybody! i really appreciate all your comments.

hey storm, did you have co2 when you went emmersed? my concern is that because i won't have pressured co2, and only have DIY co2.. it won't be enough.
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thanks everybody! i really appreciate all your comments.

hey storm, did you have co2 when you went emmersed? my concern is that because i won't have pressured co2, and only have DIY co2.. it won't be enough.
I will have Co2 once I flood it, but right now I'm only 1 month or so into a 3 month dry start. HC really needs Co2, I've heard. In a small tank like this you can probably get away with DIY though. You don't need a fast bubble rate.
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I will have Co2 once I flood it, but right now I'm only 1 month or so into a 3 month dry start. HC really needs Co2, I've heard. In a small tank like this you can probably get away with DIY though. You don't need a fast bubble rate.
Just be very very very very slow when you flood it off the side with a turkey baster. I got over eager with a plant bowl today and uprooted half the HC I spent 30 mins planting. Though I'm sure a 3 month dry start will lead to a much better root structure.
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Just be very very very very slow when you flood it off the side with a turkey baster. I got over eager with a plant bowl today and uprooted half the HC I spent 30 mins planting. Though I'm sure a 3 month dry start will lead to a much better root structure.
noted! is it weird that i kinda like the tank not filled too? I cant wait for it to fill in.

i really want to grow some moss emmersed but, i think it'll be a challenge with my tank not humidifying as much as my crab tanks.
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Thanks for the tip on flooding - I heard horror stories of half your HC coming up when you flood it. Just to give you an idea of what I mean by die off - this is a pic of my emersed HC growing in the same Finnex 4g tank after 1 month (planted on 12/2/11):



You can see the brown spots where it died off a bit originally. I heard that HC does this whenever you transplant it, but now the green is new healthy emersed growth so I'm sure it will really start to take off now.
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noted! is it weird that i kinda like the tank not filled too? I cant wait for it to fill in.

i really want to grow some moss emmersed but, i think it'll be a challenge with my tank not humidifying as much as my crab tanks.
I'm pretty sure you can do moss emmersed. Just cover the top tightly with a saran wrap like Storm has. Maybe get a spray bottle and spray it every couple days.
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