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post #21 of 30 Old 10-06-2010, 04:00 PM
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Looking really good. keep up the good work :)
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post #22 of 30 Old 10-08-2010, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Well, the R. Magenta is growing new leaves, (all green) and looking like vines surrounding the existing plant and the R. Indica is growing new spiky shoots off the top of the existing plant. Both existing plants, however - don't look very good. So good along with the bad I guess. The Hemianthus Micranthemoides doesn't seem to be progressing as a carpet plant or as a stand up mid-ground plant, so we'll have to see how that goes.

My Micro Swords are still in place and not rotting but growth is slow. The Swords in the back of the tank are getting bigger. I don't know what to do about them, they've almost outgrown the tank.

What's that? Get a bigger tank you say? Sounds like a GREAT idea.

Now if only I could convince my girlfriend . . . . . . . .

('Hoooneeey. 75 gallons isn't really THAT big. Come on!)
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post #23 of 30 Old 10-08-2010, 10:33 AM
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My Micro Swords are still in place and not rotting but growth is slow. The Swords in the back of the tank are getting bigger. I don't know what to do about them, they've almost outgrown the tank.

What's that? Get a bigger tank you say? Sounds like a GREAT idea.

Now if only I could convince my girlfriend . . . . . . . .

('Hoooneeey. 75 gallons isn't really THAT big. Come on!)[/quote]

LOL It always starts with one tank then another then another then you end up with more fish tanks then seats to set on in your livingroom. Maybe you could convince her to let you have another tank by giving her something she has been wanting?

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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 #24 of 30 Old 10-08-2010, 10:37 AM
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Like a diamond ring, perhaps? HAHAHA!!! Fair trade, I must say.
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post #25 of 30 Old 10-08-2010, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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WOW. Do you guys KNOW my girlfriend or something? Yeah, a ring would do it. I'm working on it. I've also promised no more large purchases involving fish until the ring is taken care of. I understand priorities. She deserves it too.

Doesn't mean I'll stop having visions of twin 100 gallon tanks (1 saltwater, 1 freshwater) built into the wall of my den.

Just means I'll have to spend money on a ring, wedding and honeymoon first.

::::::sigh::::: One thing at a time.
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post #26 of 30 Old 10-08-2010, 12:57 PM
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Do what I did and have a Destination Wedding! Everything was basically free. We paid a $300 Government Fee for our Marriage certificate. Everything else was included (ceremony, cake, flowers, officiant, etc). Well worth it and it was beautiful. Wedding and honeymoon in one And now I have a 120g fully planted tank...haha!
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post #27 of 30 Old 10-08-2010, 02:06 PM
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LOL no we don't know her we just happen to be women that know what women want. LOL

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

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 #28 of 30 Old 10-13-2010, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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So. Did a water change last night. Tried to follow some advice about moving the driftwood around to give my tank depth.

Should have left well enough alone.

I uprooted two plants (one of them the delicate R. Magenta), many MANY strands of my painstakingly planted Micro Swords and I think I killed my last remaining Ramshorn snail in the process.

What a mess. Now I have Water Sprite latched onto half-uprooted Micro Swords, I have a sickly looking R-Magenta looking like a pile of soaking wet Fall leaves after a rainstorm, I have shoots of R. Indica floating all over the place.

It's like my trailer park got hit by a tornado.

I didn't have the time or heart to bust out the tweezers and start all over again. I'll have to do clean up work this weekend. What a disaster.
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post #29 of 30 Old 10-13-2010, 11:54 AM
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Oh man I am so sorry it got messed up like that hopefully you can get it back in shape this weekend.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

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 #30 of 30 Old 10-13-2010, 03:25 PM
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Very nice looking tank and nice betta!! Hopeing mine might look like that!!

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