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Old 02-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #286
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Now that they're settled into the 20, they're coloring up nicely. Some silvers, blues, greens, reds, goldens.

I think more people would be interested in these standard, forgotten critters if they knew how beautiful they are.

The other regular Tigers I've got have been bred and bred and bred and bred and look really plain. Which is why I'm pretty excited about these.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #287
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I think I'm going to use a spare AC70 I've got on one of these 20s.

With the hope of maybe ditching some of the air-driven sponges (but keeping a couple).
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New project: growing Indian Almond Trees INSIDE.

Moving them out during the summer months, of course.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:15 AM   #289
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^^ is that to provide a cost saving benefit over buying them in bulk for the umpteen thousand tanks you have
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Well... it'll take several years to be able to produce leaves at the rate I use them. But having my own trees that are safe will be beneficial on the cost front.

Multiple Tank Syndrome is expensive.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #291
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How big are the trees? Obviously the leaves go through some drying process at a certain age?


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Old 03-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #292
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You can control their size by limiting growth. My in-laws in Seoul have them at about 7-8 feet inside their home.

Since I have areas in my home where the ceiling is 30 feet high and with sun exposure, I can handle some larger ones. (Already have other trees at about 15 feet)

They're only four or five inches tall right now but in a few years, I should have a decent amount of leaves for my use at home.

Yep, the leaves either dry as leaves normally do on a tree or you remove them and dry them.
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You can control their size by limiting growth. My in-laws in Seoul have them at about 7-8 feet inside their home.

Since I have areas in my home where the ceiling is 30 feet high and with sun exposure, I can handle some larger ones. (Already have other trees at about 15 feet)

They're only four or five inches tall right now but in a few years, I should have a decent amount of leaves for my use at home.

Yep, the leaves either dry as leaves normally do on a tree or you remove them and dry them.
i know this is irrelevant but you have in laws in korea?
are you korean also? kinda cool!

oh and of course, dope shrimps, tanks, the whole nine yards. hehe
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Nope, I'm not Korean.

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i know this is irrelevant but you have in laws in korea?
are you korean also? kinda cool!

oh and of course, dope shrimps, tanks, the whole nine yards. hehe
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Have been trying to figure out why the 20L filled with Pure Red Lines stopped breeding. Wasn't seasonal, as all of my other PRL tanks are just fine.

So two days ago I did the very last thing I could do - removed some squares of stainless steel mesh. Whattya know? Now I have 17 berried females.

Coincidence? Maybe.
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Very, very, very weird.. What could it be?
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Thinking it's something with the stainless steel.
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Yeah but what aspect of steel would make them stop breeding? Rust?
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It's the same steel folks are using here on the forum for moss and such. I've always suspected that it's not truly tank-safe. Now I'm guess it's really not.

Haven't found any traces of heavy metals or other toxins that my fancy pharm/chemist neighbor can detect, so I'm not certain yet. Tomorrow he's gonna test for petrochem stuff.
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Keep us posted. That's worrisome.
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