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Old 02-05-2012, 04:04 AM   #586
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sorry! its a saturday
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:29 AM   #587
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tank shots man.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:13 AM   #588
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There are no plants so there really isn't anything to take pics of that's different than the last pics. I'll see if I can get some though.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:56 PM   #589
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i like your set up im in the process of setting up a 30g peninusla bw biotope but im going with a few plants such as swords combomba and a few others fish will include angels not sure how many right the moment some kind of tetras 2 bnp a few corydoras and probably a farrowella maybe even a few hachets ive got a couple of my plants so far still looking for a few and doing research as to what other plants still looking for the right piece of drift wood might enter aga contest this year if i can get it to look like im wanting it to otherwise next year for sure
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #590
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There are no plants so there really isn't anything to take pics of that's different than the last pics. I'll see if I can get some though.
You should still get pics.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #591
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Aha sorry I've been slacking. Lol!

I was up till 3am last night doin homework and today I gave a speech, but I didn't write it, I just winged the whole thing. Lol!
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:53 AM   #592
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Aha sorry I've been slacking. Lol!

I was up till 3am last night doin homework and today I gave a speech, but I didn't write it, I just winged the whole thing. Lol!
Winging it is the way I usually do it :P It's a lot less stressful IMO
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:07 AM   #593
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it actually went very well, haha! i did awesome
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #594
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awesome! congrats! What was the speech on? Amazon biotopes?
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #595
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Hhaa no, but after researching for this tank I probably could give one on that! It was on a book, The Help. We were supposed to read the book, then write a book review and then give it in speech form. I wrote the book review and just remembered the important stuff. I did t even read the whole book though. Lol I watched the movie and it was almost identical to what I read in the book. So I just went with it
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #596
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It's been a long time since I updated this!

Nothing much has really change though. Aside from some of the hatchets randomly disappearing

I really loved this scale at first, but guess it wasn't dynamic enough to keep me interested, because now it just la is luster. Kind of boring


Sooo I was thinking of maybe getting some cool super low light plants and fixing it up. The light on it is an old t12 and it's not very bright at all. So I was thinking maybe just taking a few of the sticks out or moving them a bit. Then planting a bunch of Val's and seeing what would happen.

ORRRR

convince my brother to shell of some cash and then go to Rachel's and get some super cool manzanita. And then either scale it like a hardscape only Blackwater tank like it was, because with fancy wood it will be awesome.

ORRRR

Get said brother to shell out said money to get said manzanita, then plant it with some healthy vals in the back.

OORRRRR

Get said brother to buy said manzanita. Then do something cool with java fern. Nothing else, except for maybe a few anubias.

Thoughts??

There are STILL tannins in this tank! I'm not sure why!! Like I'm fine with it, I just don't understand why they are still there!
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #597
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First things first Get some moula! When does your new job start? is that not until the summer?

Some manzita would look great but I think that's going to get expensive pretty quick. Were you planning on mixing Manzita with your current hardscape? (PS. I didn't know Rachael had Manzita...I want some now!)

I do think Jungle Val as a background and some other low light greens would look great but there's a point where you're going to be trying to do too much with an aquascape. Do you want a fully hardscape tank or do you want it to be planted? I think answering that question will help you decide if you want to spend your brother's money on plants or manzita.

Then again you could just rescape to hold you over until when your job starts up then there's no debt.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #598
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First off, it's my brothers tank technically. So if he paid for it, I wouldn't owe him anything.

Yeah Rachel got some from Tom I think. A big load of it, it was beautiful.

If I used manzanita it would replace what's in there now.

That's what I need help with. Deciding what to do.

My job will probably start the second week in april. Most of the money I make will go to fix my ($900) and then after that, who knows, maybe upgrade my 10g to a rimless tank with lily pipes, inline co2, inline heater, aqua soil, and maybe a new light. But that won't be for a while!
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #599
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I love the tank! We need updates ( I need updates ) of the tank it has been forever since there have been new pics. Also the disappearing hatchets is most likely them jumping as they are some of the worst escape artists so you have to have a nice tight lid with no holes. Hope you post some new pics!
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #600
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not much to say really. i added a german blue ram. she loves it. there are only 2 hatchets left, seems like they have been jumping. the otos all mysteriously dissapeared as well.

i decided to actually start taking care of the tank again. so i clean the whole thing up. rescaped a bit (i like the original scape bettera, but needed a change) and thats about it. nothing to look at really
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