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post #81 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 08:25 AM
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Call the post office when they open. If you give them your tracking number they'll be able to tell you where they are. If at the post office, you can just swing by and pick those bad boys up!
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post #82 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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PLANTS ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



They're sitting in bucket of water till I get back from the store.

I'm going to drain the water half way and then plant...does that sounds smart??

Pics to come!
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post #83 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 01:23 PM
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Awesome!! Draining off some water always worked for me, made it easier to get the plants where I wanted them. JohnnyD, having some fun today!!

Looking forward to the pics. Please take a few right before you start your aquascaping. The before and afters are always soooo fun to look at.

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PICTURES PLEASE

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post #85 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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alright I'm home from the market....got beer in hand

I took some pics of the plants laying on my table, and I'll be sure to snap a few before I drain the tank down....I'm so exited...

I'm a little nervous planting some of these are they seem so this at the base....the leopard vals and the rotala's.....

I am super impressed withe everything...espically my swords....they are beautiful!

how should I go about putting the root tabs in for the swords? do you put the root tablet down, then put the plant on top of that??
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post #86 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 02:54 PM
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Don't worry about root tabs just yet. Get them in first. There will be nutrients in the water for them already

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post #87 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, here's the beginning stages of my plant filled evening....

Here's the first shot, out of the news papers....


Amazon Swords....


Leopard Vals


Rotala Indicas


Ludwiga Natans


Walkeris


Pennyworts


Narrow Leaf Chain Sword


I'm excited!

Alright, I'm off to start draining this tank a little and getting these buggers in there!!!
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post #88 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 03:25 PM
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Wow. Those are some amazingly healthy looking plants! Can't wait to see them in your tank.
Those Amazon swords are spectacular!

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post #89 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!!!

quick question....with the new canister only running for about 4 days now....do you think it's safe to pull the HOB's off? I don't want to have the surface disruption and lose oxygen, but i don't wanna lose that good bacteria on them...I could always just float the biowheels I guess huh?
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post #90 of 304 Old 02-27-2010, 03:33 PM
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No harm in floating the biowheels, IMO.
No stop bugging me, I'm trying to focus on filling up my shopping cart at SA. (lol)

PS. I think that since you are putting all those plants in the tank at once you don't really need to worry about your biofilter. The plants are going to hasten up the process. I'm so envious of your plants....

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