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That looks amazing. Making me think about plant choices for the rebuild now. I do enjoy the anubias/moss combo.
If only I could send you plants. And thank you for the kind words. Sometimes things just come together. I'm still not sure if I want to use stems or keep the C. cordata in the back. The cordata will give a nice dark swampy feel, but the stems would be less invasive and can be shaped better. AHHHHHH, too many choices!!!
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Yesterday was the first time I've ever had a fellow TPTer over to my place. Having @vijay_06 over for a bit to pick up some plants and talk shop was awesome. I'm lucky to have such a nice guy and fellow plant head nearby. As soon as all this medical crap is over with we're going to start up a plant club here in town. Watch out GWAPA!!!

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Yesterday was the first time I've ever had a fellow TPTer over to my place. Having @vijay_06 over for a bit to pick up some plants and talk shop was awesome. I'm lucky to have such a nice guy and fellow plant head nearby. As soon as all this medical crap is over with we're going to start up a plant club here in town. Watch out GWAPA!!!

Hi Phil is this tank dirted?
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Hi Phil is this tank dirted?
Sort of, yes. I'm using a commercially available substrate made from processed soil. It's not dirt like Mineralized Top Soil.

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There you go. Funny thing. I was about to work on the pictures when I read your post @Immortal1

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Great set of pictures Phil ! Was wondering how you were going to incorporate them. With your clear background they make for a nice back wall definition. Kinda like wall paper without the actual paper, I believe the wife said. The 53B looks nice and happy. I do like that 3rd pic - everything fuzzed out except the lone plant in the background.


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Great set of pictures Phil ! Was wondering how you were going to incorporate them. With your clear background they make for a nice back wall definition. Kinda like wall paper without the actual paper, I believe the wife said. The 53B looks nice and happy. I do like that 3rd pic - everything fuzzed out except the lone plant in the background.
Thanks Linn. The Hygro needs to settle in a bit and start growing, but I think it will do well in there. The plant in the 3rd pic is A. reineckii 'Lila' and has been languishing in a corner of the tank for some time. It's now got a spot with a bit more light and a lot better flow so we'll have to wait and see how things go. As for the Crinum, I've got them all in a vague + pattern fairly well spaced out in the hopes that they'll have plenty of room to grow and spread in the future. My goal with them is flowers so this tank's not going to get screwed around with much until it comes time to move.

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Yesterday was the first time I've ever had a fellow TPTer over to my place. Having @vijay_06 over for a bit to pick up some plants and talk shop was awesome. I'm lucky to have such a nice guy and fellow plant head nearby. As soon as all this medical crap is over with we're going to start up a plant club here in town. Watch out GWAPA!!!
Phil that is nice to hear. Must be very enjoyable to spend some time chatting with someone about the hobby.

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Yesterday was the first time I've ever had a fellow TPTer over to my place. Having @vijay_06 over for a bit to pick up some plants and talk shop was awesome. I'm lucky to have such a nice guy and fellow plant head nearby. As soon as all this medical crap is over with we're going to start up a plant club here in town. Watch out GWAPA!!!
Thanks Phil for having me over. It was the first time I met a fellow hobbyist and I thoroughly enjoyed our chat. Your tank looks even more amazing in person and loved itís dimensions. So much to learn from you and your experience!




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I've been to your place!!......


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As for the Crinum, I've got them all in a vague + pattern fairly well spaced out in the hopes that they'll have plenty of room to grow and spread in the future. My goal with them is flowers so this tank's not going to get screwed around with much until it comes time to move.



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I read this an thought, man I wish my Crinum would flower... Iíve had it for so long!! Well, what do we have here...





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The layout already looks great Phil, will be even better once it fills in. It always amazes me how you're able to nail "peace and tranquility" right from the start.


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How old's that plant and how do you supplement the tank? Where's your tank journal? I found one, but all the pics were on Photobucket and didn't come through. Do you have a new one?

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The layout already looks great Phil, will be even better once it fills in. It always amazes me how you're able to nail "peace and tranquility" right from the start.
I think the trick is not filling the tank with brightly colored stems. What amazes me is how removing one plant/species (Laegenandra) and adding another (Crinum) makes such a difference.

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Dude...that was before TPT was even a thing. You're the first DFWMAS member I had over. Does that make you feel better?
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FTS of all aquscapes of this tank from the very beginning until the start of the above FTS series. From start until May was my "Not following my own advice/horribly impatient and angry with the setup not behaving as I expected" phase. Some had to do with hardware issues, but a lot came from my own excessive expectations of myself and a great deal of impatience.

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Switching to T5 made a huge difference and turned things around for the better.



5.15.17 One week before I was diagnosed.



10.18.17 Rescaped for ease of maintenance and "benign neglect" after the previous scape "died" while I was unable to care for it properly going in and out of the hospital



12.25.17 Another "benign neglect" aquascape that was more visually pleasing to me. This was done after we'd made the decision to go with the stem cell transplant so it was intended to stay in this form until May or June. Luckily I got out of jail earlier than expected.


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