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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliments everyone!

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They look really good Sparrowhawk. The glass on those tanks also allows for excellent clarity when taking photos.
The YiDing tanks are bloody fantastic aren't they? So glad you (it was you, wasn't it? Heh) mentioned them, and that I saw them mentioned on another site for being awesome. Is it, uh, really weird to stand back looking at your setup and think, "That's one sexy tank..."? Because I just did, looking at them. And it weirded me out a little, hahahaha.

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Sparrow, if you ever head up to the ACT, be prepared to be kidnapped and forced to scape my tanks.
I am so down for that if I find myself up that way for any reason. :P

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The first trimming happened a couple of days ago, and I forgot to take photos! Blast! It was only the pink rotala that needed trimming though, and in the last couple of days the hygro has just taken off, so I'm sure another will be in order soon. I'll actually remember to get the camera out next time. >.<

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Some quick progress shots:





I thought about throwing the first photos in this post for comparison, but nahh...

Everything's lush, and awesome, and it's so very exciting. XD
Thinking I'm going to need to get rid of some frogbit soon, as it's really taking over the surface and probably blocking light from the other plants... Any Aussies in need of some frogbit? :)

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Looking amazing Sparrowhawk!! So lush!
Hmm frogbit sounds tempting I did get some off eBay but it arrived half mangled and only 2 or 3 bits survived. If they don't spread, I might put my hand up and get some from you. Will let you know
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What state are you in Gogee? I believe Amazon frogbit is noxious in QLD and maybe NT. Just a heads-up as I think you can't keep it if you live in those states.

Tanks are looking awesome though Sparrowhawk. Your fish must be in betta heaven.


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Thanks guys.


Yeah, I forgot about the restrictions in those states. And come to think of it, I think you can't ship plants to WA or Tasmania either. So I should've narrowed it down to: Anyone in VIC, NSW or ACT want some? Heheh.

From memory you're in VIC aren't you Gogee?

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Yeah, I forgot about the restrictions in those states. And come to think of it, I think you can't ship plants to WA or Tasmania either. So I should've narrowed it down to: Anyone in VIC, NSW or ACT want some? Heheh.

From memory you're in VIC aren't you Gogee?
Yes, I'm in VIC.
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Added some DHG belem today. I originally wanted it as my carpet, but couldn't find any. Now I managed to get some, I moved the microsword into a sort of hedge thingie, so I've got a soft border between the lawn and the stems. I likey! ^.^ Everything's growing in nicely, did another trim today and stupidly forgot to take photos of anything but the middle tank.

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Now that everything is exactly where I want it, and I don't have any more available floor space, I'm looking forward to just watching everything grow and become an awesome jungle. Wheeeeee!!

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Those are just.........STUNNING!!!! Agreed, very sexy tanks! haha

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Those are just.........STUNNING!!!! Agreed, very sexy tanks! haha
Hehe, thankie! :D

I keep talking to my HM, Falkor (yep, I'm weird like that) telling him that if he didn't bite his beautiful fins when he's in a bigger tank with decor, he could be in one of the planted ones by now. As it is, he's a weirdo with the misfortune of having fins that are just too long and heavy to deal with that stuff, and prefers a 2 gal with no decor, so I'll just get him a smaller cube with that capacity so he can at least have the same quality tank. :D

Also looking forward to getting some RCS for the planted tanks. We're getting some next week, so by the time they're out of QT, the NPTs will be over a month old, so water quality should be reasonably stable in comparison to the initial few weeks. Then once they're in, Saruman can finally be transferred to the tank that was set up for him! Hooray!

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