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Old 11-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #166
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an iguana would likely be happy to bask on those branches, eat the plants, swim around stirring up the sand, and relieve its bowls in such a tank.
oh, definitely!! an iguana would LOVE this tank. right up to the point where he leaps off and terrorizes the household!!!LOL but it would be cool to see something living up there, wouldn't it?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:42 AM   #167
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thats ok.
just letting you know, if you have an extra rhizome of something he doesnt want, let me know. ive only got one bruce and wouldnt mind some more.


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oh, definitely!! an iguana would LOVE this tank. right up to the point where he leaps off and terrorizes the household!!!LOL but it would be cool to see something living up there, wouldn't it?
terrorize isnt the word i would use. iguanas are awesome, and can be pretty docile and tame (though not as much as a domesticated animal) if raised properly. when i was working at a reptile sanctuary i would hand feed the pair they had. i would sit in the cage, and they would climb into my lap to eat the leaves i was feeding them.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:48 AM   #168
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I also very much appreciate all the love in this thread. It's a pleasure to read all the exchanges and warm camaraderie.

Thanks to our excellent host, and all the fine companions!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:01 AM   #169
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all i have to say is wow just wow!!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #170
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terrorize isnt the word i would use. iguanas are awesome, and can be pretty docile and tame (though not as much as a domesticated animal) if raised properly. when i was working at a reptile sanctuary i would hand feed the pair they had. i would sit in the cage, and they would climb into my lap to eat the leaves i was feeding them.
oh, don't get me wrong. they are great animals. i had one for several years. i just mean when they break away, they can be pretty scary, especially to an unsuspecting cat or dog. heck even the kid and wife.....LOL mine scared the crap out of my cat when he freaked out. one of the funniest things i had ever seen.....LOL
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #171
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Ok Don...
#1 shame on you for directing me to the last page!
#2 The tank looks beautiful

I like the fact that you added more manzi, your eye doesn't just look right to the center of the tank now. Those tillys are awesome too. I can't wait to see your crypts & buce's once they really start to fill in.

As always love the pics!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #172
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Beautiful tank! Especially the top section =)
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #173
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Sorry guys and gals.....I've been away on a work trip and didn't have any time to respond back! Stupid work!...

Bob--No worries, you would still be annoying if you hadn't done that. JK!! You set me up for that one!

Bill--Thank you for the easy one! xD That was a softball! LOL! But you are right....even after this thing is done filling in and looks great, there will be Don with his arms wet to the shoulders tinkering around in it. Someone tell me to "stop!" when we get to that point, please! I'll end up ruining it.

NO REPTILES! I would be Wife-less so fast your head would spin. And at my age, I'm too tired to go out and try to find a new one of those....

Marko--by the time I can offer him buces, I'll have plenty to go around. There are a TON in there; I need shoots, and then I need those shoots to send out shoots. I'll go from having nothing to having 4 dozen ready around the same time.

SpecGrrl--Thank you! Verbal "hugs" and "Fist bumps" are about the best we can do given the distances. Everyone here has been very kind to me, and I try to return that the best I can! Good people!!

hhk12--Thank you for saying something, though! I appreciate it! Feel free to add commentary or criticisms as you wish!

Correna--Well, I thought that I would keep you "current" with the thread, and thought it was well within your grasp to click on the "arrow" to change pages back to the pictures, if you wanted to. lol! I'm glad that you like it! It's been a big experiment for me, of sorts, and it seems to be going pretty well! Like you, I want those crypts and buces to start filling in too!!! And, I need more emmergent growth from my stems in there to tie everything in a bit better. I probably will be looking at buying a few addition plants that will be able to grow that tall and hold their own above water without becoming "weedy." I'll have to give that some thought, though. I like the Ludwigia alata and Ammannia latifolia for that reason....I'll have to source some additional Hygro lancea stems.

Hey, thanks Fizgig! Love your goldfish tank, man!! That thing is enormous!! Your goldies look like red platys in that thing! Very cool!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:34 AM   #174
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how many hygro lancea stems are you going to need Don. i'll probably have 3 or so in about 2 weeks or so. of course, it will probably be too cold to ship then.....LOL
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:16 AM   #175
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If you could only see this thing in person, oh the eye full it is! I am fortunate enough that I am some what close to this thing of beauty and the owners have been nice enough to let me stop by and enjoy it. You all are really missing out, in person it is even more amazing.

So, have you figured out a misting solution yet? Or have you looked into blending the cords into the wall yet? If you need any ideas, let me know. I am full of them!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #176
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Bill--I'll probably need those three, if you can spare them. They take a while to convert and grow, the the flowers are great!! Well worth the weight.

Therese--it was a pleasure to see you again, and under better circumstances. Thank you for hanging out!

Not sure about the misting...it would be difficult to do and have it blend in. I like the idea of a fogger, but again, I don't know where I would put it. I'll probably just keep it manual via spray bottle.

The cords....I don't know about that either. I would like to install an outlet above the pendant and get out of the way completely, but that is a LOT easier said than done, and veritably impossible for someone like me who has no experience (or drive) doing such a project. I might install some sort of blank theme art thing back there that would act as a false background and hide the cords.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:42 AM   #177
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That is not a bad idea, disguising or better even hiding it. I bet you have a slew of nature pictures to choose from. Great way to tie in 2 hobbies...
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:52 AM   #178
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Oh, not that type of false background!! Just a blank partition that will stick out slightly from the wall behind it. It will probably be cream colored only, or maybe it will be covered in fabric or something. No false nature scenes for this guy!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #179
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(I meant your wife's nature pictures)
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #180
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Oh, the ol' "nature pics" from the wife? Hey! This is a family forum!!! Lol

Don, the 3 stems should be no problem. One of them is already growing emersed in my paludarium and the other 2 should be breaking the surface any day now, so your conversion time should be nil.
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