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Old 03-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #91
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I agree with jason. Baby steps. The only thing is crypts are heavy root feeders, so root tabs are helpful. They grow great in a dirt tank too!

Jason, yes, trim and plant them like any other stem. Stellatus isn't hard to grow at all, just give it ample light. However, to really bring out it's coloration, it prefers high light and high co2. I think it looks good without them personally. They do take up some room though because they all want their own light and will move around to get it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #92
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Oh and jimmy, if you want some crypts, i can throw you a common crypt or two. I jave plenty of those....lol
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #93
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How have I never seen this thread? Nice tanks.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #94
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ok, the 60 has all the moss in it that is gonna get for now. just gotta get some vals from dan and some crs from van. oh, and i still need a mid ground plant. ideas anyone?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #95
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Let me know if you could use anything in here.

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:06 AM   #96
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wow! you really thinned that out, didn't you? is that dwarf sag in the front? and i see you still have some riccia in there
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #97
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I have vals for you. Midground is tough. Stuff I have that may work - HM, Rotala Walachii, Rotala mini and some microsword I have that grew real tall emersed.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #98
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wow! you really thinned that out, didn't you? is that dwarf sag in the front? and i see you still have some riccia in there
No.. they are not dwarf sag. I had some in the 180 but I think I pulled threw most of them out already.

Yeah..It needs another trimming this weekend. I need to re-calibrate the pH and temp sensor, adjust the timing of lights and clean up the tank. I've neglected this tank for way too long. I left the riccia in there so that I have some left for transporting CRS. Plan is to upgrade the wife's iPhone so I can use her phone to control the tank again. I am definitely adding a camera to controller this time.

CRS is looking good in the 2 new tanks. Only problem. I can't get to the tank! It's a perfect location for hiding my CRS so I am still "discusonly"

BTW.. the baby discus is probably going to get re-home this weekend. I have a buyer for the entire batch. Just the way I like to sell them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #99
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Not sure about those dan. Maybe i'll wait until you have some downoi ready

Van, that's cool that the babies are gettig a new home! I'll be over for some crs in a week or two now. I'm swamped this weekend, but the following may be good.

I'm thinking about yanking that massive piece of driftwood i got from you from my 125. I loved it when i first put it in, now i'm hating it. Lol i think it would make a great water feature in a vivarium. So i think that may be it's new purpose.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:57 AM   #100
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finally starting to look like a shrimp tank!!!
thanks to: Dan, for the awesome vals, the balansae, and the downoi (planted after i took the pics), Van, for the bad a$$ed tank,the killer driftwood!(oh and the power heads ), Jason for the blyxa japonica, and andrew (cardinal tetra) for the persicaria sao paulo and the hygophilia lancea. thanks guys, this tank would never have come together without the help of the local folk in the forum
oh!! i almost forgot, Jimmy, thanks so much for that awesome prefilter, that sucker rocks!!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:07 AM   #101
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Looking good. Did you use all the powerhead yet? Are you trying to make me regret selling the tank?
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:31 PM   #102
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Looking good. Did you use all the powerhead yet? Are you trying to make me regret selling the tank?
i still have a few powerheads left. Good thing too because i am considering adding a sump to the fire belly toad tank i'm building. And of course i need to make you regret it van......lol but you'll also be more excited to sell me more stuff to see what i can do with it....lol
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:11 PM   #103
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I i still have a few powerheads left. Good thing too because i am considering adding a sump to the fire belly toad tank i'm building. And of course i need to make you regret it van......lol but you'll also be more excited to sell me more stuff to see what i can do with it....lol
I am just glad that someone is putting the stuff that I was not using to good use. Remember that extra high 20/25 I have? Make something out of that.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #104
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Is that a challenge? Lol
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #105
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Tank after mini reset...I just need to let the tank mature now...and stop playing it! haha



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