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Old 07-15-2012, 02:19 AM   #31
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Holy Blyxa bushes, Batman! The tank looks great. It'll look even better once the HC gets more established and fills in completely. I wonder if you can just mow Blyxa like a bush?
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #32
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I am planning on just mowing back the Blyxa. The root system is extensive already, so I am not sure about pulling.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:28 AM   #33
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Really looks great!
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:36 AM   #34
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Good stuff, keep at it!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #35
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How is that "Finnex" DD doing for you ? I am thinking of going the same route and like the Low Profile of it ... How is it for growing purposes ? I believe it's in the right spectrum from what I've read as well..
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #36
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looks great, nice rocks
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #37
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Holy cow!!! Man just stopped by to check it out and WOW looks AMAZING! Mind if I steal the FTS to use in my Customer tanks section of my site?
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #38
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Video growth update. Added some Amazonia to even out slope on the right side so HC is growing back in. Believe it or not I trimmed the Blyxa back. Probably needs another.

http://youtu.be/ostenBtOlRI

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:15 PM   #39
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looks good, love the blyxa.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #40
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good job!
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #41
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Will follow!
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #42
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Quick update. Have not been very satisfied with my HC. It's a LOT of work to trim. I don't mind the trimming, but the clippings are a huge PITA. I was planning to pull it out. Well, queue a big spirogyra outbreak in my HC. Pulled up all my HC and got some Tropica 49 from Tom Barr to replace as an easier maintenance carpet.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #43
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it looks like you indeed reached your goal
the beauty of your tank rivals that of your inspiration for the tank
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thebuddha View Post
it looks like you indeed reached your goal
the beauty of your tank rivals that of your inspiration for the tank
Thanks for the compliment. Hopefully after the trim and replant, I can get back to where I was or better. I'm new enough to the hobby where I'm still wondering if everything will grow back correctly after a major trim.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:52 AM   #45
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where did you get the regulator?
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