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Old 10-22-2012, 11:53 PM   #91
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Trust me I know where you are coming from on this. I recommend subscribing to the ADA channel on Youtube. I provode me with several examples of layouts and how plants would mature into the scape I want. Here check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/aquadesi...eature=g-all-u
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:40 AM   #92
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your tank is looking fantastic grogan...
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 AM   #93
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You should drive down to San Francisco next month... AFA is hosting our monthly meeting in San Fran, should be a great trip
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #94
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3,193 miles of road separate me from San Francisco. However, trust me when I say I would love to make that journey! Maybe in the more finically sound future.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #95
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What's growing on the driftwood?
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #96
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That would be java moss. I used green string to attach it to the driftwood. It is really easy to do and grows in rather nice.

Today I am doing a cleaning and taking some pictures. Trimming this thing is almost a twice a week ordeal.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #97
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That would be java moss. I used green string to attach it to the driftwood. It is really easy to do and grows in rather nice.

Today I am doing a cleaning and taking some pictures. Trimming this thing is almost a twice a week ordeal.
You ever take the trimmings and sell them in a plant package?

I have so much java moss it isn't even funny.... Flame moss too. I have been growing Singapore moss in a separate deli cup, infused with CO2 under my light.. It has started to take off nice, and that is the moss that I actually want haha.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:31 AM   #98
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I usually just toss them or re-plant them. Not a bad idea though...
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:32 AM   #99
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A long overdue update:

Okay so this tank is still kicking and growing rapidly. I added a Kessel LED light and started using ADA fertilizers. Together they provide excellent growth. The carpet is still struggling to take off but the glosso is far from dying. I also added a inline heater to cut down on in tank equipement. I also found a neat little lily pipe magnet scraper. It makes cleaning the tubes and glass a breeze. Here are some quick phone pictures.









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Old 12-08-2012, 03:24 AM   #100
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like what youve done with the place
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:54 AM   #101
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That's a pretty intense light!

I had trouble with glosso in flourite. It pretty much just made a mess. Wouldn't stay down and I clouded my tank when I went to replant it. I want to try it again now that I don't have flourite, but I'd hate to throw away my 50+ pieces of Dwarf Sagittaria.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #102
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Hmmm to stock with the sag or not to stick with the sag?.... It's up to you but my personal opinion would be to stick with it. The only way I would ever plant glosso or hc would be in a new setup, without water. They are a pain to plant any other way.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #103
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The problem with the sag is that it's starting to grow too tall for my liking...I might have gotten some of the taller species mixed in, but I was also reading on other forums that sag can grow taller under certain unknown circumstances. I don't really want to mow it, but I guess if I have to, it won't be a huge problem. The tank only has sag, one ozelot sword, and one amazon sword(deciding which one i'm gonna keep), so I get the "big open field with one random tree" feel/look. Just gotta wait for the swords to get bigger.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:20 AM   #104
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Update:
I did a big trim last Saturday and replanted. Here is a pic of how it looks tonight.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #105
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im diggin it, grogs.

unfortunately for me, I fell in love with Severums and will soon need to either change my tank to unplanted...or get another tank, which will be necessary in the near future anyways when they get bigger.
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