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Old 06-05-2012, 08:04 PM   #21
 
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Thanks for updating! I was *this close* yesterday to sending a PM asking how things were settling in over there. Obviously the answer is - great! I really like your tank. It's a jungle in there, and that makes me happy. I like the cannon just where it is, too - I had no idea that it was a cannon, but it looks like it belongs there to me. Are those little balck and white dwarf loaches I see? They're adorable!

I know just how addictive this hobby can be, but it seems like YOU are hogging all of the good plants/rocks/driftwood over in the UK where nobody else can get any. We don't have anything good in the shops around here, so it keeps me in check. Feel free to send some of your extras over to the States any time you'd like. I promise to put them to good use ;)

HUZZAH for the crypt love! I *think* my crypt is my favorite plant in my tank, such a pretty thing - the color is just different enough to really draw my eye, and I love the soft, kind of crinkly-looking leaves it has. There are so many different varieties to chose from with cryps, though. . . you might have to try 'em all! ;)

Keep up the good work! It's looking nice. . . and happy Diamond Jubilee! We aren't lucky enough to have a queen, but me and the toddler crew celebrated by making construction paper crowns and having an outdoor teaparty! How can you NOT celebrate something called the Diamond Jubilee! Awesome. . .
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #22
 
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Another move around, and additions....

Soooooo,

I managed to leave things as they where for a few weeks...

For a while now, I was getting sick of the driftwood I had that was covered in java moss, that stuff is such a pain. It grows so long, and is hard to trim off too. It just collects dead matter, and such. The large bit I had also had a nice large chunk of Java fern too, but I had been wanting to get rid of it for a while, so I just done it today.

I wanted a big thick section of Green Cabomba so brought a few bunches today, and some purple plant that I have no Idea what it is, and also this small potted plant that is super nice, electric red, with striking patterns on it, looks very cool. I am a bit dubious as to wether its a true aquatic plant, but hey ho, I'll see what happens. I am sure it will require high lighting so it probably won't do well.

Moved that pesky cannon AGAIN!! you can see it more now, so Termato will be happy!

I just got sick of seeing all the black beard algae on the Java fern, and other stuff so took loads out and cleaned some of the Anubias too. Got rid of the two large bits of driftwood.

Heres some pics. For some reason I can't get a decent full frontal of the tank... its not that its too big, it just won't come out clear? anyway, theres a few close ups too and some pics of my boy George the Bolivian Ram.

Peace.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #23
 
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Pretty, pretty, PRETTY! I love it - I always do! Little George is so cute - I'm entirely too fond of Bolivians! I don't know what those red plants are either, but they are very pretty. And you know. . . I really am a huge fan of Camboba Carolina/ Fanwort. Mine has grown so nicely in all of my tanks, and its so FLUFFY! Really fills in the space nicely and is super pretty. My loaches LOVE the stuff - and fry do, as well. :)

Good job, as always! I've just put the timer on you to see how long you can leave that tank alone this time ;) Has your problem with the randomly appearing whiteish dust gone as soon as it came? Hoping so!
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:49 AM   #24
 
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Pretty, pretty, PRETTY! I love it - I always do! Little George is so cute - I'm entirely too fond of Bolivians! I don't know what those red plants are either, but they are very pretty. And you know. . . I really am a huge fan of Camboba Carolina/ Fanwort. Mine has grown so nicely in all of my tanks, and its so FLUFFY! Really fills in the space nicely and is super pretty. My loaches LOVE the stuff - and fry do, as well. :)

Good job, as always! I've just put the timer on you to see how long you can leave that tank alone this time ;) Has your problem with the randomly appearing whiteish dust gone as soon as it came? Hoping so!
Cheers Chesherca!

Yes the white stuff has gone, I definitely think it was all the debris from the algae wafers.

Yeah not entirely happy with the layout of things really, I just do not have the room to do what I want and pull it off. Theres too much going on, and now it doesn't look so much like a jungle, which I quite liked. Oh well, I'll leave things for a bit and see how things grow. I am going to get rid of the floating plants, well the slavinia and so called water lettuce, which I don't think it is actually. I am going to keep the frogbit, and get a couple more packs soon. The salvinia is such a pain, and its constantly dying... it gets everywhere up my arms and such, and when it dies off the dead bits clog my filter and collect on the substrate etc... not worth the hassle. I do still want a bit of cover though so will achieve this with the frogbit. I feel and know that I just have TOO much going on, both with the fish and the plants.... I got a case of small tank syndrome. I need a bigger tank, or another one..... both are extremely unlikely.

I Will be going to my special LFS after pay day at the end of the month, so will probably be changing things again soon...... lol.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #25
 
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I'm having mixed luck with Salvinia - but I don't have awesome coverage like you do/did in your tank. I seem to have trouble with ALL floaters - I don't know why! There's just a little bit of SO many floating plants in my tank right now, hopefully SOMETHING will take over!

I DO like the jungle look. . . but I ALSO like the more open way you have it now! It doesn't matter, lol - no matter how it ends up, I suspect you'll move it all around soon again anyway ;)

Glad to hear that weird white stuff is gone for good!

What do you do with the plants that you take out of your tanks? Do you keep them in vases in the windowsills??!
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #26
 
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GEORGE!!! TIGER LOTUS!! ANUBIAS!!! :O !:O !: O!

Niiiiice! lol

Very nice. I like the addition of all the red plants in there. Going great. When they fill in OMG!

What is that stem plant in that last picture you have there?
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:40 PM   #27
 
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GEORGE!!! TIGER LOTUS!! ANUBIAS!!! :O !:O !: O!

Niiiiice! lol

Very nice. I like the addition of all the red plants in there. Going great. When they fill in OMG!

What is that stem plant in that last picture you have there?
Hey Termato, Sorry forgot to reply to your comment...

Not sure, it didn't have a name on it when I bought it, wasn't convinced it was going to do anything as it had no roots on it at all at the store, but I liked the purple so thought Id give it a go.. its nice though, interesting shape to the leaves. its a nice contrast sitting in front of the sea of Cabomba! which has shot up, OMG.

I am also not sure what that super cool red plant is either, I am pretty sure its not tiger lotus though.... From pics I have seen, that plant doesn't look like that.. but I could be wrong, as there was no name on that either, they also had the exact same plant but pure white instead of the red... very neat. there are new leaves growing out of the middle so hopeful it'll do ok.

I will be going over to the dark side soon... I am acquiring a 30l nano reef tank second hand of this dude who works in a reef specialist place. Want to try my hand at salt, keep some corals etc. So hopeful I won't loose interest in my freshies, and plants!! Hopefully I won't become a saltwater snob! haha...
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #28
 
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Hey Termato, Sorry forgot to reply to your comment...

Not sure, it didn't have a name on it when I bought it, wasn't convinced it was going to do anything as it had no roots on it at all at the store, but I liked the purple so thought Id give it a go.. its nice though, interesting shape to the leaves. its a nice contrast sitting in front of the sea of Cabomba! which has shot up, OMG.

I am also not sure what that super cool red plant is either, I am pretty sure its not tiger lotus though.... From pics I have seen, that plant doesn't look like that.. but I could be wrong, as there was no name on that either, they also had the exact same plant but pure white instead of the red... very neat. there are new leaves growing out of the middle so hopeful it'll do ok.

I will be going over to the dark side soon... I am acquiring a 30l nano reef tank second hand of this dude who works in a reef specialist place. Want to try my hand at salt, keep some corals etc. So hopeful I won't loose interest in my freshies, and plants!! Hopefully I won't become a saltwater snob! haha...
Very nice, your anubias is sprouting a flower too!

GOod luck on the salt water move. I myself an delving further into the world of freshwater. I don't think you'll loose interest, their completely different so you can always have something to interest you. If you get bored, just get new plants! lol
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