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Old 02-03-2012, 05:25 AM   #31
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WOW that R. macrandra is actually growing good for me! I can't believe it! Doesn't look as great as it did when I originally received it, but still has good redish color and is pushing up nicely

THANKS again OVT!

Hmm, but maintenance is no fun to trim stuff every week or so, gets kinda out of control...So I might end up cutting back the light duration for my 4xbulb blast to 4hrs or so, or CO2 back, or both...we will see..
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:22 AM   #32
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Okay, been half a month or so..So I decided to post a few pix I had taken. I added a Wild Green Oto (Epactionotus aky) from Uruguay and a Sumo Loach to my tank here recently, hopefully they will both survive. Everything seems to be growing nicely except for R. Macrandra, it is growing up great but the colors are less than impressive. So I am changing my fert dosing, because I believe I have too much KNO3 right now, I over dosed because I measured out my liquid additive wrong when I made the batch, so scratched it and started over with a new bottle and did it right this time, since my last batch started to grow mold in the water, no good. So I had probably about 80ppm or so in NO3, so I stopped dosing last week and did a tank change and it is still at 30ppm about..UGH! So, new plan will hopefully work. Also recieved a green tiger lotus from a local guy (Thanks VeeSe!!)..

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Tank starting to fill in nicely, just gave it a BIG trim and gave a bunch of plants away to a local person who's tank had crashed while he was in India for 2mo..hopefully they will work for him.


Definitely not looking as good, but it will come around..


L. Aromatica finally shooting up nicely..


Cant remember the name Hydrocoyle or something, but finally pushing off nicely.


Suspect "C. Nurii" giving me lots of runners, so I will throw this in an emersed setup to flower it and get it's real ID..


New Green Tiger Lotus, all the leaves melted, but its coming back slowly but surely.


Here's my new Green Oto, though he isn't very green right now because I believe he didn't get much algae in the tank he came from, but used to be green as the underside of a leaf 5mo ago. keeping my fingers crossed.


A plant from my 10gal, looking great!

Also Finally got a few shots of my fish up close:






And up close of the green oto, Epactionotus aky (I believe).
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:50 AM   #33
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Nice looking tank sketch! Lots of beautiful scapes!
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #34
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beautiful fish sketch... btw i got your crypt nurii's phone number, i'ma see if she wants to have a drink sometime... she's soo hot! lol


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Old 02-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #35
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Wow, just found this thread... great looking plants!
Love the variety.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #36
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Thank you everyone for all your kind words..i do what i can. My goal is ADA style but i have a long way to go til i get there. Right now i am just trying dail down this EI dosing and proper CO2 use. But yes i love to have a vast array of variety in my tank, thats one reason it is so hard to stick with a specific type of scape..it's ever changing! Thanks you all!

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beautiful fish sketch... btw i got your crypt nurii's phone number, i'ma see if she wants to have a drink sometime... she's soo hot! lol


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Haha lmao, well just give here some nice drinx and she'll give you a great time I promise! Thanks so much for all that, fish used to be number 2 in my tank but now I am trying to strike a balance between fish and plants..I just found a new importer so my fish are bound to change once i can figure out what schooling fish i want to keep now hmmm..


Anyone have any suggestions on a great schooling fish for my tank?? I am thinking i want rummynose fish (the true form) but I want something more than the average fish! But seems rummynose might end up being the one if dude can get in nice looking ones, so far the ones I see are drab in color..Any suggestions? Thanks!

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schooling/hovering fish, perfect scale for your tank imo... 18-24 pygmy cories or cory hasboras ftw!


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schooling/hovering fish, perfect scale for your tank imo... 18-24 pygmy cories or cory hasboras ftw!


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Ya i actually have some cory hasboras and i plan on getting like 10 more here soon. But i need some other mid-level schooler. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Ya i actually have some cory hasboras and i plan on getting like 10 more here soon. But i need some other mid-level schooler. Thanks for the suggestion!
a crew of dwarf neon rainbows or furcatas rainbow (crazy little buggers)... or micro rasboras like 50 chilis


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micro rasboras i havent heard of them before..hmm ill have to check that out...is that the common name?? Ya i was also thinking of the chili ones also..the really small red with a green line through there body fish i believe..a school of 20+ of those would be awesome!

Ya I would love this little guy..

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micro rasboras i havent heard of them before..hmm ill have to check that out...is that the common name?? Ya i was also thinking of the chili ones also..the really small green with red line through there body fish i believe..a school of 20+ of those would be awesome!

Ya I would love this little guy..
i might of made "micro rasbora" up sketch, i'm a noob still bit i swear i rea or heard of them before... perhaps it was in the NYC LFS thread where they were selling them at Winn... i know they also had little green neons which would be equally pleasing

as far as chilis and strawberry rasboras... msjinkzd might have a ton tin stock for a good price :O i'm excited for you sketch, i can't wait to see what you decide!


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Borara brigittae
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #44
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Borara brigittae
Ya Borara brigittae, thats the name i was looking for, thanks so much kwheeler91, i just cant remember the names and i dont have my book next to me ha.


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i might of made "micro rasbora" up sketch, i'm a noob still bit i swear i rea or heard of them before... perhaps it was in the NYC LFS thread where they were selling them at Winn... i know they also had little green neons which would be equally pleasing

as far as chilis and strawberry rasboras... msjinkzd might have a ton tin stock for a good price :O i'm excited for you sketch, i can't wait to see what you decide!


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Hmmm, thanx I might have to ask her about them! Appreciate it! Well If I can get them through her or my local importer I think that might be the direction I am going to go! I have been looking into the Blue Keeri also, seems like a nice addition, but the chili's are smaller so I can get a big school, so I don't know right now, but I am sure I will figure something out here soon! I will keep ya posted one way or another!

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Thanks so much! I appreciate it! I try, sometimes i just dont know though..
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