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Old 02-27-2013, 01:37 AM   #91
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Updated shot. Still playing with the ludwigia red, beside that, no changes aside from the routine growth, trimming and maintenance. Stauro has really filled in.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #92
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finaly the S. repen filled in!
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #93
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Very nice, looks healthy!


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Old 02-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #94
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Stauro is a funny plant. Will seeimngly sit relatively dormant, but healthy for a long while. Then all of a sudden growth explodes and it starts to send out numerous side shoots.

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http://youtu.be/1Zu7Z5huTWw

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #95
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Using a big, but very nice filter. Did your inline heater and reactor slow your flow down to the point of getting a filter that big or did you already have it?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:49 PM   #96
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Very nice ooeygooey tank
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:18 AM   #97
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How tall would you say the staurogyne is in that last pic? I really like the height of it. Looks very nice. Well I should say the whole tank looks awesome! The tank came out beautiful! Are those still the ebay lily pipes? Do you find them hard to clean and really fragile besides the one time I saw you had one break?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:41 AM   #98
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I think it looks great before and after replanting the carpet. However, IMO you didnt let the HC grow in thick enough.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #99
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Staurogyne is around an inch tall. I agree I did not let the HC fill in as I should have, but it was such a pain to trim I could not wait to get rid of it. I like the staurogyne because it's an easier carpet to maintain and I like that I can sell my trimmings easily.

They are eBay lily pipes and I am using the intake that broke but with a steel prefilter from h4n. I use a Magfox to clean now so no worries.

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Old 04-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #100
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I like that I can sell my trimmings easily.
very cool
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #101
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Quick and dirty shot. Baby is taking a lot of my time but managing to change the water and trim once in a while.

Pulled a handfull of Elatine out before this picture.

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:23 AM   #102
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Looks awesome!

Is that Blyxa??


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Old 05-06-2013, 02:23 AM   #103
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Wow, nice background plants, how do you trim that? If you cut the leaves wouldn't it just die? Oh and what light is that?
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:46 AM   #104
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Blyxa I just let go until it gets too big, pull it all out, trim and sell. I plant 5 stems back in and do it again. Sometimes I trim 10 or 20 stems per side a couple times between the replantings.

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Old 05-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #105
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Big trim today. Pulled two blyxa bushes, each the size of a volleyball, out of the tank and replanted 5 stems of it. Going to give the stauro a nice trim as well. Got behind on my trimming with the baby around.

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