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Old 04-02-2013, 01:00 AM   #31
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Good growth! Wish Frank would reply to my PMs.....trying to get everything finalized. HM gets bushy but just let it grow and then mow it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:54 AM   #32
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Good growth! Wish Frank would reply to my PMs.....trying to get everything finalized. HM gets bushy but just let it grow and then mow it.
Cool thanks for the advice! I took PAR readings. I'm getting around 25 PAR at the substrate and around 45-50 in the middle. It's a pretty good light. I should be ok with a low-light setup. But I just hope everything stays bushy when flooded. I just have to be patient with trimming.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:20 AM   #33
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Cool thanks for the advice! I took PAR readings. I'm getting around 25 PAR at the substrate and around 45-50 in the middle. It's a pretty good light. I should be ok with a low-light setup. But I just hope everything stays bushy when flooded. I just have to be patient with trimming.
Good deal. Pretty nice light then. The blue is growing on me. Got all my products sorted out. Tank should be setup sometime this week.

HM should stay bushy. If anything it'll melt and grow back, but I doubt it. HC never gave me issues with emersed growth conversion. It played nicely. Hopefully HM does the same for you. Looks like it's spreading very well so far, though (assuming that nice green stuff is HM...). Doubt you need those 50 stems, honestly. Were they the RAOK ones?
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Good deal. Pretty nice light then. The blue is growing on me. Got all my products sorted out. Tank should be setup sometime this week.

HM should stay bushy. If anything it'll melt and grow back, but I doubt it. HC never gave me issues with emersed growth conversion. It played nicely. Hopefully HM does the same for you. Looks like it's spreading very well so far, though (assuming that nice green stuff is HM...). Doubt you need those 50 stems, honestly. Were they the RAOK ones?
I actually don't really like the blue light. But I can't afford another strip of the white right now.
The spreading green plant is actually micranthemum umbrosum. It has a rounder leaf. I'm getting a different plant for the foreground. Hemianthus micranthemoides. They're actually two different species. I got alot of it because I want to give it a good head start. I never order enough plants.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:50 AM   #35
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I read that stand is extremely unstable once tank has water in it. It shakes and warps.

Whats your experience with it?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #36
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I read that stand is extremely unstable once tank has water in it. It shakes and warps.

Whats your experience with it?
It's not filled yet so I'm not sure. Time will tell I guess. If its a problem, I'll build my own. Do you have a source for that info?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:29 AM   #37
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It's not filled yet so I'm not sure. Time will tell I guess. If its a problem, I'll build my own. Do you have a source for that info?
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:15 AM   #38
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However, it's the only review for the stand. It should be at least covered with a laminate material....if not, you can just get some spray on water sealant or something. As far as it being not sturdy you could fix that with some wood screws.
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Added sone HM as a forground. not sure how it will be without co2... if it doesnt work out, ill try something different. I'm really enjoying viewing this from multiple angles. let me know what you think!
P.S. really cant wit to flood it, I'm giving it a week or so to take root, then im adding water....cant take it anymore. I want to see some movement.



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Setup is looking wonderful. That HM definitely added another layer of goodness.

Wish I could set mine up. AFA forgot to ship my plants last week and the manzanita I ordered is still floating around in the post. Bleh.
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Setup is looking wonderful. That HM definitely added another layer of goodness.

Wish I could set mine up. AFA forgot to ship my plants last week and the manzanita I ordered is still floating around in the post. Bleh.
Thanks. Much appreciated.
I feel your pain. Sourcing plants is def tough. Took me awhile to find HM in quantity.

Too bad they forgot to ship your Order. That's odd.
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Thanks. Much appreciated.
I feel your pain. Sourcing plants is def tough. Took me awhile to find HM in quantity.

Too bad they forgot to ship your Order. That's odd.
They're a pretty small operation, just like mine.

Not to speak for them, but sometimes things get so busy that it's easy to get overwhelmed. Mistakes happen, and it sucks when it does. But usually the customer ends up ahead when a mistake is made, at least with my style of handling similar circumstances.
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