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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #91
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Thanks guys.

The carpet looking plant it just the vals spreading. I am trimming the runners back so they just grow out to the sides and back of the tank. Once it's filled in thick ill cut them down so it'll look more like a carpet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #92
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Two thumbs up! I'm really liking the Vallisneria and the driftwood. Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:56 PM   #93
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This tank is looking great! Did you give up on the glosso? I do like the idea of just keeping Val's trimmed low like a carpet!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:17 PM   #94
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Yeah the original pleco we had in there kept ripping them up and it was a PITA having to replant them every couple days. They meet had a chance to root themselves into the substrate.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #95
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Yeah the original pleco we had in there kept ripping them up and it was a PITA having to replant them every couple days. They meet had a chance to root themselves into the substrate.
I totally understand that one! Sounds like my experience with HC!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #96
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Don't know why I haven't uploaded pics of the dayroom that the tank is in. Here you go...





Really cool that it's in the middle of the station. Kids that come and do station tours really like it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #97
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Love what you've done with this tank! Any updates?
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:17 AM   #98
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Nothing since the recent pics. Trimmed the vals a bunch to try and get them to carpet some more. We'll see how they look tomorrow. I got five black and white striped shrimp the other week too; store calls em bumble bee shrimp.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:47 PM   #99
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Just met a fellow TPTer! Had an open house at the station today and he was checking out the tank. Forgot his name but I told him about this thread so maybe he'll comment.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #100
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Just met a fellow TPTer! Had an open house at the station today and he was checking out the tank. Forgot his name but I told him about this thread so maybe he'll comment.
Hey I think that was me, ha!

Tank looks awesome in person, I'll be following the thread. It was very impressive. You gave me some inspiration to clean up my current setup.

And thanks for the open house today - my little boy had a great time!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:27 AM   #101
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maybe try dwarf sag for carpet, alot shorter than vals and ex to grow
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:56 AM   #102
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Nice to see a beautiful local tank...

Willing to give away some trimmings?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #103
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I can do that. Next time I thin out the moss or if the floaters get out of hand again ill post it up in here for the local guys to claim. Just keep an eye on the thread.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #104
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I will for sure. Always looking for more clippings...I seem to routinely clean out ADA on their rare plants...!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #105
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Maybe you can save some of your rare plants that you pull out and I can give you fistfulls of things from this tank!
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