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Old 03-24-2012, 02:04 AM   #151
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Any new photo teasers of what's to come with the tank?
Not quite sure yet. I have been thinking about ditching the Iwagumi look and add some colors and manzanita driftwood to the mix. I'm waiting on Tom to post his new batch in a week or so and see if I can find any good pieces for this tank.

Or maybe I'll add all these new Erios I've been hoarding from everyone lately. It's been nice but it's about time for a change, I suppose.

Anyone know how to change the poll options? Maybe let everyone vote on where I should go with this..
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:36 AM   #152
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My vote is for going Iwagumi-ish with a bunch of cool plants.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:17 AM   #153
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My vote is for going Iwagumi-ish with a bunch of cool plants.
Any plants in particular you were thinking of?

Here's tonight's FTS:
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:37 AM   #154
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Some larger Marsilea variety? Flame moss in small amounts is perfect for this tank. Darker types of Bacopa kept trimmed short like salzmannii. Linderina 'varigated' mixed with some sort of Bacopa in bunches would look nice. Rotala indica. Large groups of C. parva.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:06 AM   #155
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The CRS from above is hanging out on some Rose Moss I acquired from Jimko. Very legit seller.
Jimko grows incredible moss. The fissidens and round pellia that I got from him last year looked they were taken out of a photo shoot when they arrived and the other plants and fire reds that I got from him at various times were all top notch as well.

Not sure how he does it but he appears to have some sort of magic touch.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:08 AM   #156
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BTW, I have some round pellia that wound up in the 'fork' of a tree shaped bit of malaysian driftwood and attached somehow. I have never tried to pull it free but it is right under the HoB return and when I add water it doesn't budge either.

Definitely doesn't seem to attach like moss though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #157
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Some larger Marsilea variety? Flame moss in small amounts is perfect for this tank. Darker types of Bacopa kept trimmed short like salzmannii. Linderina 'varigated' mixed with some sort of Bacopa in bunches would look nice. Rotala indica. Large groups of C. parva.
I have none of those plants except for some patches of Flame moss and C. Parva! Thanks for the suggestions, though. I'll dig around my collectoritis tank to see what I can come up with. I'll probably end up removing half the rocks and use them for a scape in my Fluval Edge tank.

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Jimko grows incredible moss. The fissidens and round pellia that I got from him last year looked they were taken out of a photo shoot when they arrived and the other plants and fire reds that I got from him at various times were all top notch as well.

Not sure how he does it but he appears to have some sort of magic touch.
Agreed.

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BTW, I have some round pellia that wound up in the 'fork' of a tree shaped bit of malaysian driftwood and attached somehow. I have never tried to pull it free but it is right under the HoB return and when I add water it doesn't budge either.

Definitely doesn't seem to attach like moss though.
I've got some round pellia as well and to be honest, I never know what to do with it. Doesn't seem like it has uses like other mosses where you can tie it and it'll make a nice tree effect.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #158
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3/26/12 - SSS CRS
Just an update on my CRS population. There's a BKK in there in case you were wondering.


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Old 03-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #159
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Poll answered.
No, because I think its better to leave the progress pictures as they are.
Maybe just 1 Current Full Tank Shot picture (plus your original pictures in the first post) updated as you please on the first post
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #160
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No, because I think its better to leave the progress pictures as they are.
Maybe just 1 Current Full Tank Shot picture (plus your original pictures in the first post) updated as you please on the first post
Thanks for voting. I personally find it annoying to have to scroll through all the pages and pages to find pictures and updates. It's not so bad now, but some journals have upwards of 80-100 pages.

The downside I see to having all pictures on the first post is it may take a long time to load on a mobile phone or someone with a really slow connection.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #161
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holy cow! nothing but high quality shrimps.
did you have to cull your population or were they all high grade?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #162
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holy cow! nothing but high quality shrimps.
did you have to cull your population or were they all high grade?
The Shrimpocalypse from February did most of the culling for me!

They're for the most part pretty nice. I took out some of the uglies and left them in a tank by themselves to sort out the beauty contest. You're not really on the shrimp train, are you? I haven't seen an update on that "55g CRS" journal in awhile! What's going on there?
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The Shrimpocalypse from February did most of the culling for me!

They're for the most part pretty nice. I took out some of the uglies and left them in a tank by themselves to sort out the beauty contest. You're not really on the shrimp train, are you? I haven't seen an update on that "55g CRS" journal in awhile! What's going on there?

lol the 55g is an algae fest. It is also being neglected. I stopped seeing shrimplets. I think I fell off of the shrimp train a few months ago.
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lol the 55g is an algae fest. It is also being neglected. I stopped seeing shrimplets. I think I fell off of the shrimp train a few months ago.
Haha.. I can't see this getting better with that side project you're planning. I'll save you a spot on the train if you ever wanna jump back on! Maybe we can trade some shrimps for some plants.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #165
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1) Leave the pictures in order. Illustrating an evolving story is meaningless if the pictures are all clumped together at the beginning
2) I've got a couple nanos that are open top. Only one has shrimp but I haven't lost one yet. A nerite committed suicide yesterday though, so I'm looking into a glass top insert. Looks like your brackets are available w/free shipping here
3) ...and most important. 2 SS750, one red, one yellow. Spent the money on the Ducati Performance full exhaust and tuneable ecm, made a noticeable difference. Not QUITE as sexy as your toy but infinitely more daily-rideable. I'm about 45 minutes from Daytona in year-around riding weather and can hop on either and put a full days ride in without feeling like a pretzel or having to put out the fire under the seat from doing some slow cruising. The better half has the 996 I got him for his birthday a few years ago and a ZX11 (Old school fun!) with a sprocket kit and a bunch of carb work.
The 996 HATES cruising and he hates the convection oven effect on his legs at anything under 45mph. The '11, on the other hand, is as comfortable as a Goldwing on steroids.

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