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Old 11-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #1516
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yep im not worried about them

it was so cute! when i added the fish and nerite back, the otos all hung on the glass and the little nerite started moving. he went straight into the oto until the oto moved!
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:33 PM   #1517
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yep im not worried about them

it was so cute! when i added the fish and nerite back, the otos all hung on the glass and the little nerite started moving. he went straight into the oto until the oto moved!
Lol. That is funny.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:39 PM   #1518
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it was so cute!


where is everybody?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:40 PM   #1519
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new page, so i thought id move the pics here, to make it easier to fine
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time for pics!!

so I completed my whole list. only took me 5 hours! my back hurts so bad!

so i pulled all the plants, and WOW! so many! i had three large mixing bowls with plants in there. my hand for reference.







then i emptied the tank, bleached the heater and other stuff, cleaned the walls, blah blah blah. repositioned the spraybar. spruced up the sand. here it is dry




bleached ALL the plants. it took forever, but it was cool seeing the ugly BBA go blonde! i ended up throwing alot of the bottom 1/3 of the plants away. as it the bottoms were covered on some stems in BBA. especially on the rotundifolia.

once i finished bleaching the plants, i had inspiration! originally i planned on just taking everything out and cleaning it, and removing the driftwood. and making this tnak a growout tank until i could buy some nice manzanita.

but, i decided to do a dutch inspired scape. so i took the rocks from this scape,


along with a few other rocks of the same source, and came up with a hardscape just to serve as a backbone for the scape. here is what i want the scape to be like.



the plants were a little disoriented from being stacked in wet paper towels and trimmed etc. but once they orient i think it will look alot better.

obviously it doesnt look so great now. but i see potential, especially now that i have a goal

here it is.


i think i should have planted the rotala rotundifolia closer together and not as forwards, so that it cam have a meadow and goes back. and have the rotala macrandra be on the right and left side farther forwards than the rotala rotundifolia. so that needs to be adjusted.




cable is sending me some glosso. so thats what ill use in front of the rocks. not sure if ill have a transition plant between the plants/rocks and the glosso, suggestions? or should i just not do a transition plant?

the current plant list is....

Anubias nana
Bacopa monnieri
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala macrandra

on the way i have glosso

the current stocking list is....

Leroy the giant plakat betta
4 otos
1 bumble bee nerite
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you guys may not care, but i just had to share! this is the first cattleya i have ever bloomed! i got him last december without any blooms.

during the day he smells AMAZING! its a sweet cettleya-like scent. i cant describe it. its not citrsuy like some cattleyas, just amazing. makes me want to take a bit out of it!

its Blc. Terri Henderson 'Paul'





frontal and profile in the same photo!



the natural spread is almost 5 inches!



the lip is gorgeous!









here is a Doritis champorensis var. alba that i got at the orchid show at the end of october. all the other buds blasted. it has a subtle spicy sweet fragrance

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:42 PM   #1520
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it was so cute!


where is everybody?
Sleeping still maybe?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:44 PM   #1521
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Sleeping still maybe?
at 1:43 pm? hahah maybe sleeping at work/ school
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #1522
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at 1:43 pm? hahah maybe sleeping at work/ school
It is only 5 to 1 here. Not sure where they all are. Maybe you are right, they are at school/work.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #1523
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oh yeah, i forgot about the time difference, haha!
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:22 PM   #1524
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oh yeah, i forgot about the time difference, haha!
It happens.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:28 PM   #1525
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to some people more than others!
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:41 PM   #1526
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cant listen to music, ill start dancing and spill something for sure!
I LoL'd at this statement.

Tank looks good Bob! I'm interested too see how this fills in. I hope you keep up with the updates!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:34 PM   #1527
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I LoL'd at this statement.

Tank looks good Bob! I'm interested too see how this fills in. I hope you keep up with the updates!
thanks! now that its something to look at again, ill try to keep up with the updates!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:45 PM   #1528
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check the 29g for plans for that tank!
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:51 AM   #1529
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bump for thsoe who were at work earlier. especially zach!

if anyone has info on the caqueta river, please let me know!

my drop checker is a nice yellow green, so im happy with the flow and circulation
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:31 PM   #1530
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looks good bob! love the flower pics
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