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Old 11-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #181
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I'll try to find out the cost to ship, if it's cheap, you will get more than rotala trimmings.
Ok I'll gladly pay the shipping
What's the "more"? If it's snails, I've got enough already!




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Old 11-06-2013, 04:13 AM   #182
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^ Hahah, absolutely no snails. This ADA 60P is pest free, I hate snails and scuds. What it does have is a cherry shrimp infestation.

I was going to toss in clippings of all kind and have the recipient tell me which one did best. I know Rotala Round does well in a bucket, I also tested out Alternanthera Reineckii 'Pink' and Glosso, both did very well.

The Alternanthera Reineckii 'Pink' was red in my tank, the leaves turn green in a bucket with room lighting. I think they have a large reservoir of nutrients.

HC Cuba doesn't do very well unfortunately.

I need to figure out the cost and shipping time, plus I think can I bag the plants in a foam box. Not accepting any money, it will be free. Seachem sending me a care package, I'll try to forward that kindness.

Oh and just for funzie, look how stupid this looks. I was actually going to leave it like that.

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Old 11-07-2013, 05:05 AM   #183
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For a second there I thought you ripped everything out.
*Phew!*



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Old 11-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #184
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My Seachem care package came in, thank you Seachem!

The shipping was super fast, it came in 2 days when I got word from them. I never knew they were based out of Madison, Georgia.



The included items are :

AquaVitro Propel (Iron)
NutriDiet Tropical Flakes
Seachem Magents x2
Seachem Large Decal
Seachem Small Decal x2
AquaVitro Decal
Seachem's Untitled product.








Thanks Seachem!

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Seachem's Mystery product.

One of the coolest thing in this package, beside the decals (where would you buy these?) is a new product they're testing. It came in a normal bottle and has a printed label on it. They have been using it in their office tank, which is gorgeous by the way, and are getting great results. I get to test this out, along with some other hobbyists.

Here is the mystery item.

The name on the bottle is not the final name, or it might be, I don't know, I can't show you it.

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And for anyone who has to deal with these bubble counters, you can understand this picture.



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Also, check out this post body I did. This has to be one of the smallest post body to a regulator you can make. It uses a similar needle valve to ADA's Co2 system.

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #185
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Ooo nice!

Mystery product!!!

Excited to see how you like it.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #186
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Did seachem change their fert line? Are they better now?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:51 AM   #187
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Sweet! So the new product is like an all-in-one?
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:09 AM   #188
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Thanks guys!

Not sure if they will introduce this to the AquaVitro line or Flourish. I only got the words to dose daily and it can be added into my schedule.

To gauge the item properly, I should set up a new tank. I'm not going go over the 3 tank rule I promise the nag machine, so maybe the Edge tank? My 6 gallon Edge does need a restart.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #189
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That's awesome! How'd you get hooked up with Seachem? Are you selling/representing them now?
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #190
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Yeah... tell them I'm for hire, too! Haha

Naw, seriously... nice come-up! Are you going to put those decals on your car?
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:39 AM   #191
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That's awesome! How'd you get hooked up with Seachem? Are you selling/representing them now?
I wish! I would love that!, but I don't think they do that kind of stuff. I just got a care package, the timing was right I guess. They also sent it out to other people.

If they were to do a sponsorship, there is a lot of other people more qualify and have better tanks than me,

By the way, how the monster tank doing?



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Yeah... tell them I'm for hire, too! Haha

Naw, seriously... nice come-up! Are you going to put those decals on your car?
Brain, wasup buddy! I'm looking forward to the review of a certain product, maybe you could shed some "light" on it.

Oh and try out a bottle of their Iron, I'm positive you will like it. You can dose Iron without worry about upping your Ca or Mg,Mn. But then again, I feel a bit strange giving advice to someone with a better tank than me.


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Does anyone know where I can get some tropica plant insert? I should of kept mine but forgot about this idea.

I wanted to have all the plants in the tank listed, sort of like a business card on the stand.

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Brian, wasup buddy! I'm looking forward to the review of a certain product, maybe you could shed some "light" on it.

Oh and try out a bottle of their Iron, I'm positive you will like it. You can dose Iron without worry about upping your Ca or Mg,Mn. But then again, I feel a bit strange giving advice to someone with a better tank than me.
When lighting is concerned, you never know... I might just have a "bright" idea

Yes... I want to try at least a bottle of that Fe. Me? Have a better tank than you? No way! Haha... your tank is better! It's all so inspiring!
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #193
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^ Ppffttt, you know it's better than mine.

I'm thinking of restarting it and actually having a set scape this time. This tank is more of a "maybe this will grow", style. Couple of Q's here:

1. If I add bigger stones, how do I keep it from scratching the bottom glass? Can I use styrofoam?

2. I want to create a higher slope, can I add AquaSoil Powder type on top, or will it settle down?

3. Should I stick with HC Cuba as a carpet or do I dare try to have a glosso carpet?

4. When you restart with AquaSoil, do you deep vac the bottom too? Will this crush the substrate even more?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #194
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^ Ppffttt, you know it's better than mine.

I'm thinking of restarting it and actually having a set scape this time. This tank is more of a "maybe this will grow", style. Couple of Q's here:

1. If I add bigger stones, how do I keep it from scratching the bottom glass? Can I use styrofoam?

2. I want to create a higher slope, can I add AquaSoil Powder type on top, or will it settle down?

3. Should I stick with HC Cuba as a carpet or do I dare try to have a glosso carpet?

4. When you restart with AquaSoil, do you deep vac the bottom too? Will this crush the substrate even more?
I can only answer a few.

1. I would use the eggcrate stuff sold for light diffusion at hardware stores. Cheap, easy to trim and no chance it will float up.

2. I never have done that but it's commonly done. I am going to say yes.

3. How much do you like HC? I always find myself wanting something different but I realize every time I just love HC.

4. No idea.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #195
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I like eggcrate as talon suggested.

For the slope I would use those substrate supports/dividers like the green machine uses. Basically strips of plastic placed in the substrate. Watch one of his videos and you can see how he does it. Allows for steeper slopes that take longer to erode.
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