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Old 01-28-2012, 04:04 AM   #61
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I love 20 long tanks. Great dimensions. Your tank is looking good man. Keep it up.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #62
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I love 20 long tanks. Great dimensions. Your tank is looking good man. Keep it up.
thanks cable

well all this time, i've been focusing on the fast growing sexy stems in my tank... one wouldn't realize right away from the tank shots how many different crypts i have planted in this tank!

they are also my favorites... here are a few pics



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Old 01-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #63
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thanks cable

well all this time, i've been focusing on the fast growing sexy stems in my tank... one wouldn't realize right away from the tank shots how many different crypts i have planted in this tank!

they are also my favorites... here are a few pics



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No problem. The tank looks good. I am loving crypts now too. Great plants and a little on the easy side.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #64
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this cracked me up... about to do
maintenance....how do you expect me to hack up their chillin pad?! :O


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Old 01-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #65
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this cracked me up... about to do
maintenance....how do you expect me to hack up their chillin pad?! :O


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That is an fantastic picture man.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:58 AM   #66
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Beautiful tank, heavily stocked too! Love the pygmy cories, I have 6 otos already and wasn't sure I could add a couple more.

Most of the clippings you sent me are in my 20L, some were getting uprooted by the MTS first few days, but none have died all are showing new growth.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #67
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thanks talon, xenxes i'm happy to hear the plants are settling in your tank... i've been following your nano thread; would love to see your 20L progress as well.

here's a progress FTS post waterchange
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to my surprise and happiness my type 2 started splitting!
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but this morning remains bittersweet as one of my male rainbows, the king of my tank, managed to jump out and perished. it is a sad day for me, i am truly distraught



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Old 02-03-2012, 01:51 AM   #68
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msjinkzd... i don't have a pic yet but i love the shrimp u sent...

you guys are the best!


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Old 02-03-2012, 02:16 AM   #69
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thanks talon, xenxes i'm happy to hear the plants are settling in your tank... i've been following your nano thread; would love to see your 20L progress as well.
Had a disaster in the 20g with the soil I used. Apparently it has more manure composition than MGOPS, and other additives (I used the mositure control one) -- causing odd nitrite spikes every now and then as they leech out into the water. Lost a couple otos / relocated the rest.

On the bright side, the plants are skyrocketing with no C02 injection and stock/recycled lighting.

Here's a FTS when I planted (top) and yesterday (bottom):



Limnophila Repens Mini & Green Cabomba shot up like weeds. One of the Aromatica / Star Repens (?) with dark purple leaves got uprooted today by that pesky 1.5" long MTS which I relocated. I thought it wasn't getting much growth but got to take a look at the new root structure, multiple new roots going 1"+ long! It'll probably settle in a shoot up soon. The coloration isn't lost in the 2nd shot, I just planted it lower and you can't see under the leaves. I'll take some closer shots as they grow out a bit more.

Only plant dying is my emersed xmas moss I found on evilbay :/
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:40 AM   #70
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Emersed X-mas moss could be transitioning. Don't count it dead yet. And give the soil some more time. It should be ok.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:45 AM   #71
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i'm diggin that bamboo forest xenxes ya that limno repens is kinda crazy... it grows well emersed and submersed as long as its got dirt lol. the best part about it submersed tho is you can let them grow tall or you can shape them like a chia pet lol.

i thought of using the moisture control stuff before, but i opted for using miracle grow cactus/citrus mix. i liked it because it was a loose soil that drained easily. again this soil was intended for my emersed pots only... it wasn't until i had a pile of extra mud that i decided to throw it into my little 5g with a pfs cap.

i posted it this morning in another thread, it was totally murky for a month, it only started to clear a few days ago. no fish in it tho, its a plant only. i haven't tested the water but i'm sure there was all kind of spikes going on in there...plants happy as heck tho it seems.

+1 on cable's comment regarding the moss... and don't sweat it, i may have a clump of xmas moss for you next ROAK :O
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #72
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Looks great Fisherman! You have a lot of species in there, even for a 20 gallon long.

Two questions:
1. Where is your Type 2 go?
2. What is the crypt that you have displayed a few posts above?

Amazing growth...for reals!
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #73
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Oh my, I think that is one of the most beautiful 20L setups I've ever seen!! Keep posting pictures, please!
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #74
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I realized the moisture control dirt isn't all that different from organic, I should have just sifted through it, and probably baked it / set it out for ammonia to evaporate.

Next tank I'm setting up is going to be like yours, no more gimmicky moss trees or lucky bamboos lol, just plants.

Do you have journals for your other tanks?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:45 PM   #75
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Looks great Fisherman! You have a lot of species in there, even for a 20 gallon long.

Two questions:
1. Where is your Type 2 go?
2. What is the crypt that you have displayed a few posts above?

Amazing growth...for reals!
crazy my 20L is only a humble attempt to come close to the awesomeness of your 200g biotope! ur words mean a lot bro thank you!

i have two so called "type 2'" stems (according to the sellers)... i have a mini rotala and an eriocaulon setaceum. i'll post some pics today


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