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post #31 of 41 Old 04-21-2012, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! Jakiebabie, you were a big help to me when I started my very first thread on why my fish were dying. . . I can't thank you and the others enough for being so sweet to take the time to help me (and so many others) get my head on straight and back on track.

Geo. . . I can't wait to see a big old tank like that all planted up and gorgeous! I second the pictures request!
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post #32 of 41 Old 04-21-2012, 11:27 AM
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That is a very nice aquascape, a bit different with the vertical accent and well desinged. Good work indeed. That rates an A+

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Hmmmm. . . you know. . . I'm SURE I could find somewhere to put them. Like. . . if they aren't being USED or anything. It's really a SHAME to let them just sit there. Empty and fish-less. . . *bats lashes*

I actually already have four tanks, lol! But they're all bitty - the 29 is my biggest! Still. . . upgrades and additional tanks are already being planned. It won't stop. It isn't a bad thing. . . :)
LoL The empty tanks I have are 2 10gal, a 29gal, a 40b (I have plans for this one), and a 55 gallon. LoL if you want them you can have them. All hold water except the 55 it needs to be resealed.

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Hi Chesherca. You are very welcome... I'm glad I could help in some way! I too am working on my very first fully planted tank ever as well. I posted a new video in my aquarium tab, Dillon's tank. While some of the damaged leaves and melting away, I found at least 5 new leaves on what I planted 6 days ago. I just took the bunches of Anubius and cut them into sections with leaves and root each and planted them all over around some rocks. Yes there are a LOT of babies in there but the LFS will take what I bring them so it's all good. I couldn't catch them to take them to the auction!!

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post #35 of 41 Old 04-21-2012, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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That is a very nice aquascape, a bit different with the vertical accent and well designed. Good work indeed. That rates an A+

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THANK YOU, Byron!!! An A+ from you means a lot, and I'm glad to hear you like it!
You help a ton of people on this site every day, and I really appreciate the time you spend to get people (myself very much included) the information they need to get things right. . . you've helped me more than you probably realize with this tank, between direct replies to my questions (including photos!), answers given to others, and the articles that you've put up for all to see.
THANK YOU!
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That is a wonderful set up you have there. I'm jealous of your set up. I just put together my first real planted tank and it doesn't look near as well as yours. You have a good vision for this. And on last note, like everyone already said, your driftwood piece is amazing!
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LoL The empty tanks I have are 2 10gal, a 29gal, a 40b (I have plans for this one), and a 55 gallon. LoL if you want them you can have them. All hold water except the 55 it needs to be resealed.
DON'T TEMPT ME, MAN!!! I WILL TAKE THEM! I might not have anywhere to PUT them. . .but I'm sure I'll find a way around that, lol!



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Hi Chesherca. You are very welcome... I'm glad I could help in some way! I too am working on my very first fully planted tank ever as well. I posted a new video in my aquarium tab, Dillon's tank. While some of the damaged leaves and melting away, I found at least 5 new leaves on what I planted 6 days ago. I just took the bunches of Anubius and cut them into sections with leaves and root each and planted them all over around some rocks. Yes there are a LOT of babies in there but the LFS will take what I bring them so it's all good. I couldn't catch them to take them to the auction!!
Sounds like you're doing brilliantly! Congratulations!!! *pops over to check out Jakie's video*


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That is a wonderful set up you have there. I'm jealous of your set up. I just put together my first real planted tank and it doesn't look near as well as yours. You have a good vision for this. And on last note, like everyone already said, your driftwood piece is amazing!
Thank you for saying such sweet things! I'm sure yours looks fantastic, too - and if it isn't where you wish it to be just yet, be patient! It WILL get there, I'm sure! Good luck!

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Your tank is very nice, and admittedly, nicer than several of mine. ;)

Have you put any thought into a bit of moss on the wood (phoenix or willow would fit your vertical theme)? I'm a fan of giving wood a 'softer' look, but your tank is beautiful.

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Your tank is very nice, and admittedly, nicer than several of mine. ;)

Have you put any thought into a bit of moss on the wood (phoenix or willow would fit your vertical theme)? I'm a fan of giving wood a 'softer' look, but your tank is
Thank you! And yes, I actually have (and still am) considering it very carefully. . . I had moss in my original design plan, but . . . I'm kind of finding that I'm not a huge fan of the mosses (like Java moss) that are really going to be able to thrive in my tank and with my lighting (I'm totally open to suggestions here if you have some for me - I don't think I've looked into phoenix or willow - how would they do under low light?). Now that everything (more or less) is in and establishing, I'm finding that I'm happier than I thought I'd be with the contrast of the bare wood, and a bit hesitant - even if I found the right moss - to add it on. My fear is that the stark beauty of this piece of driftwood wouldn't stand out as much - the green moss, even if attached selectively and kept under control, would have to cause it blend in more with the surrounding plants. . . the entire set-up is still pretty new, and though the wood was added before the plants, it's still going to gain a softer look over time, even if left bare. . . I don't know! I'm really torn on this subject!
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all true mosses will do well under low light. I would definately not cover it, and willow (and phoenix I believe) is a bit slower-growing than java moss. Maybe a few little quarter-sized pieces where the wood meets the substrate?

I know what it's like to be torn. I have a 20 gallon long nearly empty of plants because I can't make up my mind. lol.

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