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Old 03-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #281
 
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O.O

Okay. . . lotus seeds and taddies = AWESOME.
Running into gators at your friendly neighborhood pond = NOT okay!!!
I don't think I could handle Florida, lol! But I'm happy you had a fantastic day :)
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #282
 
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They might be lilly seeds, now that I think about it <.< But I have no idea how to tell the difference. (Time will tell though, filing away on these babies to grow them as I type) (Ok I lied, my dad's doing it on the grinder)

Honestly I'm more scared of a water moccasin xD At least the gators usually just ignore you. I've actually literally run into a baby once, I think I scared him more than myself, haha.
He was GORGEOUS, I really wanted to get some pictures of him. He scared me at first, wasn't expecting him, but still really cool.

I guess you wouldn't want to go tubing down the river sometime, there's gators all over the banks on the way down it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #283
 
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*shakes head* I... think I'd pass on that one! Though, who knows. If anyone was gonna get eaten, it'd be you - and you still seem alive *pokes* Water moccasins, aligators, mosquito's the size of quarters, and shoaling sharks. Yeah. . . just not digging the scene! Right now, the thought that you're already well into spring is sounding lovely to me, though.

What do you mean by 'seed?' I have a lotus, it came in a bulb? Are we talking about the same thing here, cuz' I *think* that what we call Tiger Lotus is actually classified as a lilly. Could be wrong, I'll have to go look that one up again. . . whatever they are, I hope you find out :)
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:56 PM   #284
 
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Surprisingly yes xD Usually the gators are pretty chill, they just ignore people. It's mainly pets you have to watch out for near the water, I've never heard of a gator attacking anyone in my area. That's not to mention the giant snapping turtles and gar though xD It still feels like winter some days to me, it got down to like 74 outside o.o Had to wear a jacket, oh the horror! Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Oh! The lotus that I'm talking about, they're like a lily pad, and they send up gorgeous flowers, and they get these neat little seed pods. The seeds can last for hundreds of years from what I've heard, you actually have to manually grind through the casing to expose the inside. (In nature it would eventually rot to expose the inside but that takes months)

If you google 'lotus seed grow' you can see what they look like :)
I'm still not sure if these are lotus or lily, but either way they're a lot of fun, if a bit of a challenge to transition to a tank/pond/bucket. A lot of people grow them in buckets outside on their porch just for the flowers.

Maybe they're related to tiger lotus? I'm not sure...I know you can buy the seeds in bulk on ebay pretty cheap, my mom used to grow them all the time.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #285
 
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Photo Updates! As you can see one half of my main tank is pretty empty, waiting for those baby swords to grow up. They have tons of leaves but are taking their time getting 'big', haha. A lot of my stems went into the QT.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #286
 
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Obviously you can see my 'panorama' shots aren't the best, on the shot of the main tank. Poor representation of that branch xD

I also have two other pics I wanted to share, but they need resized. Joy -_____-
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #287
 
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Girly, I think BOTH tanks are looking gorgeous!!! I actually LIKE the contrast between the 'full' half and the 'empty' half of your tank! Actually, BOTH tanks have a 'heavy' feeling to the right side - it works. :)
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #288
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Ah, there they are. Nice. That open space is an interesting contrast. I find that my fish tend to stay in the plant areas, barbs and cats, so I've ended up growing into the spaces too which wasn't really my original intent.

The easiest thing I find to resize photos is just opening them into the "Paint" program. Simple, quick, no fancy software.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #289
 
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Thanks Ches! Yeah, I always seem to put everything to one side -____- Idk why I always do that, haha. Ah well, I'm happy with them, they're growing pretty well. The only thing that's not doing okay at the moment is one of the plants from the lake, I'm hoping it will bounce back though.

Thanks JDM! I actually went ahead and put my aquariums into the log, just so they'll be available to see. Thanks for reminding me to do that :)

I find that my rasboras don't have a preference in regards to the plants, but my loaches seem to appreciate having a bit of coverage over top of them, they usually stick to that side of the tank. I'm hoping as I get more floaters the bottom of the tank will become a bit dimmer so they may feel more bold.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #290
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I don't know if it's dimmer that they like or if it is just that there is somewhere that they can duck into quicker... sort of a survival thing.

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