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Old 07-21-2013, 02:23 AM   #46
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I'm having a problem deciding on where to put things. Not enough space for background plants between all the woodwork and the mother sword. Any advice?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:48 AM   #47
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I woke up this morning to a DISASTER. Somebody knocked over all the wood and the lava rock spilled everywhere. It was a mess, most of the plants were still rooted to the substrate, thanks to those anchors. Those things really are a life saver. Now that I have had them for a while I really don't think I could do all this without them. They've spoiled me . Anyways, It took me extensive quantities of time, of which were already in limited quantity, and strenuous effort. Everything was moved so much I had to guess what went where, it is impossible to replicate exactly what was done before, but I did my best. I hate to say it, but I don't like it as much. I have a little sour taste in my mouth, thus a rescape in previously self-uncharted waters may be deemed necessary in the near future. Needless to say I suspected the plecostamus from the start and thus proceeded to give him a spanking earlier today. He actually tried to attack me back and flared at me. Even after this we couldn't help but reconcile ourselves with a toast, algae wafer to soda.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #48
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Everything knocked over again......

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #49
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Hrmmmmmmmmm, maybe the hard scape wasn't securely put in place? I don't think any of your fish are strong enough to really mess with the hard scape at the size they are at.

Also, where did you get plant anchors and can you show a picture of them? I'm debating on getting a few for some plants that seem to be more prone to getting uprooted for whatever reason.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #50
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Hrmmmmmmmmm, maybe the hard scape wasn't securely put in place? I don't think any of your fish are strong enough to really mess with the hard scape at the size they are at.

Also, where did you get plant anchors and can you show a picture of them? I'm debating on getting a few for some plants that seem to be more prone to getting uprooted for whatever reason.
yeah.... I don't know what to do.

Thanks for commenting tho!!

The plant anchors are found here (on sale)
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Profes...9_p/pr1325.htm
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:28 PM   #51
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Here's a crappy pic from my phone cuz I was too lazy to transfer pictures from my dslr to my computer. I just finished the rough draft for the new scape. It's a little bare but I'm hoping it will fill in over time.

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:29 PM   #52
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:13 AM   #53
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Massive photoshoot expected at dark tonight in a few hours. Stay tuned.

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:07 AM   #54
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:09 AM   #55
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I would not keep your banana lotus in the front......look at my 75 thread....see the big green plant?

That's a banana lotus.....I buried the tubers though, but they can and will get huge like that. Just so you know :P

Why are all those plants floating?
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:16 AM   #56
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I would not keep your banana lotus in the front......look at my 75 thread....see the big green plant?

That's a banana lotus.....I buried the tubers though, but they can and will get huge like that. Just so you know :P

Why are all those plants floating?
I want them to root more and grow a little more. For example, the red root floaters and Ludwigia sedioides will stay floating. But the hygro, cabomba, glandulosa, and remaining blyxa for the most part haven't rooted enough for me. A few of them are ready for planting but I haven't gotten to them. That will be for tomorrow. Ya, the banana plant location is temporary. When it gets some size moving will be necessary. about 1/3 of the tubers are burried, you just can't see them underneath the gravel. That thing was a PITA to bury, I would never had been able to plant it into the substrate without burying all the banana's which I wanted to be able to see, without the anchors. Due to the shape of base of the plant, it was a bit awkward to get seated into the anchor, but it worked, and has worked for weeks now.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #57
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I still haven't got any information on my co2 system. I don't know if its shipped yet....
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #58
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I have an update on the co2 system! About 5 minutes ago Mark from AquariumPlants.com called me to inform me they were out of 10lb cylinders but would get more in Friday. He also said he would upgrade my cylinder from a 10lb to a 15lb for no extra charge. I asked him if he meant to say 20lb because the website has no mention of any 15lb tank. He told me they JUST started carrying 15lb tanks and I was going to be the first person to get one!!!! I told him that was great and asked him if it had a black handle because the website states some regulators will not fit on tanks with the handle. He told me yes, the 15lb does have a handle, but the handle is removeable. If you remove it, the regulator will fit fine. So now my 15lb cylinder plus others will ship either late today or early tomorrow and he said he expects my shipment to arrive on Friday or Monday. I will be on vacation next Monday so thank god I had this thing sent to work! And hopefully it will end up arriving Friday too! Although regardless I probably won't leave it up and running for 8 days without any supervision. Success! They had me worried their for a moment.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:17 PM   #59
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Here are the specs on this shipment:

15lb Aluminum Co2 cylinder
Perma-Seal tank to regulator seal
Milwaukee with solenoid and bubble counter
Red Sea Reactor w/built-in pump
10ft co2-proof tubing
(forgetting anything??)

And from Ebay (already received)
drop checker glass
4dkh water
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:58 AM   #60
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Just planted all of the remaining Blyxa japonica and a single stem of hygro. Just threw that one in their randomly. Looks better...
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