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Old 07-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #76
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:04 AM   #77
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:18 AM   #78
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Sooooooo cute!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #79
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LOOKING GREAT!!!

REALLY LIKE THE LAYOUT TOO!!!

Can't wait to see it fill in further!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #80
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Welp, switched up the plants last night. S. repens 049 has taken over the middle

Now, a dilemma.

Do I pull all/most of the giant spirialis? The right side is the problematic side for me. I have lots of C. nurii over there and it is definitely staying (might even get more if I pull the C. spirialis)
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #81
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How is the downoi doing? I feel like the back is a bit empty. Perhaps if you could put something in the back left-ish it might help balance the spriallis? I'm no artist, though.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:27 PM   #82
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Welp, switched up the plants last night. S. repens 049 has taken over the middle

Now, a dilemma.

Do I pull all/most of the giant spirialis? The right side is the problematic side for me. I have lots of C. nurii over there and it is definitely staying (might even get more if I pull the C. spirialis)

I have an idea. Pull out what you don't want of the spirals & I'll trade you for some L. Aromatica if you want some. Mine is growing like crazy & is getting huge. Can cut down & plant shorter stems as many root shoots are there. That's what I've been having to do to keep it from growing out of my tank (24" high).

I took a cell phone FTS this morning (cleaned last night) and my blyxa kimberly is over 40-45 inch long !!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #83
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How is the downoi doing? I feel like the back is a bit empty. Perhaps if you could put something in the back left-ish it might help balance the spriallis? I'm no artist, though.
Planning on filling in the back left with pantanal and the crypts over there are of the extra large variety and should be getting quite large in the next few weeks. I think the spirialis might just have to go. Most of it, anyways.

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I have an idea. Pull out what you don't want of the spirals & I'll trade you for some L. Aromatica if you want some. Mine is growing like crazy & is getting huge. Can cut down & plant shorter stems as many root shoots are there. That's what I've been having to do to keep it from growing out of my tank (24" high).

I took a cell phone FTS this morning (cleaned last night) and my blyxa kimberly is over 40-45 inch long !!!
I might take you up on that, these are easily halfway across my tank right now and starting to shade a lot of other plants. They would fit in much better in your giant tank. That's some impressive kimberly!
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #84
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Very lovely tank you have there. Puts mine to shame

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 PM   #85
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Here's some pics of the L. Aromatica I have for trade of the spirals. See those 22" monsters ? I trimmed about 6" off of them this week (Tues). I purchased them from a trim UDGags did a couple months back. They took about 3 weeks to take in my tank but then took off as you can see. I wish I could figure out how to get the L. repens red hybrid to take now...

I have about 15 or so that would do well in your tank as they are about 6-10" tall. There should be no algae on them either. There was some green beard / fuzz algae but I'm happy to say I found a cure ! I kill it with a full tank combo of Algaefix & Excel the other night.

Let me what you think would be a fair trade (how much L.Aromatica stems you want).

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:59 AM   #86
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The LF BNs came out for some food!

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Old 09-26-2013, 01:55 AM   #87
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The Freph carpet!


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Old 09-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #88
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great looking tank man. hope mine turns out half as descent!
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #89
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looking good !...like the carpet...looks like Staurogyne sp. repens ? I want to start a glosso carpet / street and always thought some Staurogyne sp. repens lining it would look good too...
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:25 PM   #90
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great looking tank man. hope mine turns out half as descent!
Take the time to plan it, save and invest before you start setting it up and I'm sure your tank will turn out awesome Thanks Sam!

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looking good !...like the carpet...looks like Staurogyne sp. repens ? I want to start a glosso carpet / street and always thought some Staurogyne sp. repens lining it would look good too...
Thanks bud! It is S. repens049, quite a nice little plant and really makes the foreground pop. Go for it! A thick patch of glosso and stauro would look great in your foreground
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