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post #31 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 10:28 AM
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I use window tint too after talking about it with Angel079. I love it. As an extra precaution, I outlined the tint with electric tape so it wouldn't eventually peel back. I especially love the fact that water can't get between the tint and the glass like it sometimes can with a poster.

Beautiful job planting. It's going to grow in very nicely in just a few short months
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post #32 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Love the planting, that will fill in nice!!!!

Little off topic but why are you doing your whole house with it, that sounds interesting???
Mostly to cut down on directl sunlight and glare. I have several large windows in the front of my house and they catch all of the evening sun. It would shine in and hit the front door, that has beveled glass in it, and just blind you on the couch as you watch tv. It would also shine directly on the thremostat and driving the temp up to around 85* although it was much cooler in the house, the sun shining directly on the thremostat caused it to read into the 80's. That in turn kept the AC running nonstop until later in the evening when the sun passed over. Now the temp reading stays where is should be. I did it for that reason mainly and to help protect the furniture and hardwood from direct sunlight. Im not a big fan of having the shades drawn and curtains pulled, I like to see whats going on outside if I have to be inside. It made an unbelievable difference in the house overall. And I liked the way it looked so much and the rest of the windows looked too bright now, so I am doing all of them. It looks nice from the outside as well. But you really wouldnt notice unless you really looked at it and compared it to other houses. It dont really jump out at you, but once you know it, you can notice the difference.

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I use window tint too after talking about it with Angel079. I love it. As an extra precaution, I outlined the tint with electric tape so it wouldn't eventually peel back. I especially love the fact that water can't get between the tint and the glass like it sometimes can with a poster.

Beautiful job planting. It's going to grow in very nicely in just a few short months
I think it looks ok for now, I just cant wait to see it grow and fill in a little. Looks a little scraggly and random to me at the moment. Unfortunately I wont be able to see the results first hand as I will soon be leaving for a not-so-desirable overseas location for the next 6 months. But hopefully my wife will take care of it all and keep everything alive until I get back.

Thanks for the comments and I will update pics as it all grows out, up until the time I have to leave. I still have a few weeks before Im gone, so I am sure it will fill in some.

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Todd

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2 pc Driftwood 3 Large Rocks
Lots of plants
4' 65ooK Ultra Sun Super Daylight

Fishies: 5 Black Skirt Tetra, 4 Bronze Cory, 6 Harley Rasbora, 6 Bloodfin Tetra, 8 Zebra Danio, 6 Cherry Barbs

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post #33 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 01:49 PM
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I was asking cause I recently seen some stuff which is sorta like window tint for cars but a little silver on the outside and its for one helping reflect the light out of your house (EXACTLY what you said about your home, same happens here til about 3 PM) and supposedly with this silver outside color its meant to help you in the winter to block the cold coming from the windows so I was curious about that.

Hmmm what you said and you being in KY are you working with 101st by chance and heading for the sand? Kinda sounds like it to me...

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post #34 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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you can get it at different levels of mirrored, mines not all that mirrored but just enough to help reflect light. If you want to know more about it, I would be happy to fill you in on it all, just shoot me an email. Excellent investment i think.

You are partly right. I am headed in that general direction, not exactly sand, but more like the mountains of Afghanistan, but not with the 101st, actually KY Air National Guard

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Fluval 405 Filter
Natural Colored Gravel
2 pc Driftwood 3 Large Rocks
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4' 65ooK Ultra Sun Super Daylight

Fishies: 5 Black Skirt Tetra, 4 Bronze Cory, 6 Harley Rasbora, 6 Bloodfin Tetra, 8 Zebra Danio, 6 Cherry Barbs
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post #35 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 04:49 PM
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I just want to say be safe over there and thank you for protecting and fighting for our freedom. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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post #36 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Amanda, this one is gonna be a little tougher than the rest. Gone a little longer and I have the little one this time. We will push through and make it back home.

75 Gallon Community Tank
Fluval 405 Filter
Natural Colored Gravel
2 pc Driftwood 3 Large Rocks
Lots of plants
4' 65ooK Ultra Sun Super Daylight

Fishies: 5 Black Skirt Tetra, 4 Bronze Cory, 6 Harley Rasbora, 6 Bloodfin Tetra, 8 Zebra Danio, 6 Cherry Barbs
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post #37 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 05:08 PM
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Your welcome let us know if there is anything we can do and tell you wife if there is any problem with your fish while your away to come on here and we will help any way we can.

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Amanda

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #38 of 38 Old 10-07-2010, 06:47 PM
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Oh boy that's rough....We went through 18 months in one go and it sucked to be honest...Hubby is a disabled Vet since then...so by all means I wish you all the strength you need, God's blessings and a LOT patience & tissues for your wife!!!!!
I truly wish I was closer to KY to support your wife on his end better (we're in east tn).

PS Yes I want to know all about this window stuff pleaseeeee

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