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Old 01-30-2013, 12:51 AM   #31
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That's sweet! Also nice tank!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:48 PM   #32
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here is the latest pic. i started adding a fertilizer and have been seeing some incredible growth. i cant name the fertilizer, so dont ask. if you already know what it is, please refer to it only as "MF1". im just letting everyone know that the progress from here on out, until i stop adding the "mystery fert 1"(ill call it MF1) is not from the substrate alone.

the rotala on the left has been chopped off several inches below the surface. it is what you see slightly left of the middle, on the driftwood. i wrapped a rubber band around it and will be letting it grow in the tank until i send it to a friend of mine, along with the cluster of ludwigia glandulosa stems just beneath it, and the small cluster of the native red ludwigia palustris that i collected in north carolina. the last one is located on the right side of the tank. i have been trimming the glandulosa quite aggressively lately, as it has been growing extremely fast for me. in a few days the stems in the back will have reached the surface again and i will have to trim them.

the hybrid ludwigia is growing extremely fast. the small cluster on the front of the tank are the stems i kept back that were blooming. also part of the package ill be sending out soon. it is still there in the back, but i trimmed it quite a bit.

it wont be very long before the cabomba furcata is being trimmed as well. when it was introduced, it was already half melted. its picking up quite well now.



i apologize for the low quality, i smashed my smart phone while in the throws of a cluster headache. i have another one coming soon.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #33
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all I can think about is... MF1.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:08 AM   #34
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i will be able to take better quality photos tomorrow.

i trimmed the tops of all the glandulosa to the left, so they arent growing quite as fast. trying to get them to fill in a little better but they arent wanting to cooperate much. got plenty of new root growth from the glandulosa clump in the middle, as well as new growth. im letting the bunches of plants grow out like this until i ship them.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:00 AM   #35
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #36
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so...
we tore it down. i ended up turning it over to my wife to take care of, but she didnt like the daily maintenance it required.
things grew out of the tank in the first week, then started getting burned by the bulbs above...
so, the growth never really slowed down. i just stopped maintaining it. i had to focus on my studies and didnt have time for anything else.

my job depends on me passing the course im in, and everything else fell to the side when it started getting difficult.

we ended up converting it to a shrimp and algae tank. we gave most of the plants away to friends.
this is the same tank now:


i have to say, it certainly was fun while it lasted. after i move again, ill be in a better position to start it back up as a planted tank. until then, ill be running tanks that pretty much run themselves.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #37
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the algae and wood look cool together. is it marimo?
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:21 AM   #38
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the algae and wood look cool together. is it marimo?
nope. my own concoction of various cladophora algaes.
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