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  1. #191

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    Merry Christmas - Cliff Happy Holidays! - Rue Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Congratulations, on MOTM!! - steeler1 
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    Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    You have a BASEMENT?...multiple, multiple TS
    Wow Tony, you have a basement.......I'm green with envy!!!!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios
    My Dual 29 gals, finally ready for fish - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras, Tank 2 - Diamond Tetras, Amano Shrimp

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Wow Tony
    LOL. Tony it is, then!

    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    you have a basement.......I'm green with envy!!!!
    Yes, our basement is a nice size, runs the entire footprint of the house. The terrain my house is built on slopes considerably so the back half of the basement is actually a walkout, mostly above ground. Right now it is the domain of my kids, but I'm thinking I may take possession of parts of it for all those tanks I will be setting up... ;-)

  3. #193

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    Merry Christmas - Cliff Happy Holidays! - Rue Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Congratulations, on MOTM!! - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year - jeffs99dime Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 
    Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    [QUOTE=wgoldfarb;1178435]LOL. Tony it is, then!

    Anytime someone calls you Tony, I just imagine Antonio Banderas doing a PWC and gravel vac......oooh la la!


    Yes, our basement is a nice size, runs the entire footprint of the house. The terrain my house is built on slopes considerably so the back half of the basement is actually a walkout, mostly above ground. Right now it is the domain of my kids, but I'm thinking I may take possession of parts of it for all those tanks


    I believe MTS would be the treatment for such a large basement.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 09-14-2013 at 01:46 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios
    My Dual 29 gals, finally ready for fish - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras, Tank 2 - Diamond Tetras, Amano Shrimp

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    I finally managed to do some work on my stand, and I'm happy to report progress. I decided to go ahead and enclose it to make a cabinet. It is already primed, and I hope to finish painting it (semi gloss black) this weekend. It will also have doors on the front which I haven't made yet, but those can wait until after everything else is set up:

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  5. #195

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    Merry Christmas - Cliff Happy Holidays! - Rue Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Congratulations, on MOTM!! - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year - jeffs99dime Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 
    Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 
    Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    looking really good.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios
    My Dual 29 gals, finally ready for fish - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras, Tank 2 - Diamond Tetras, Amano Shrimp

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  6. #196

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    poor baby.  here's your beer after your difficult week - fishmommie And here' the box of tissues I didn't use crying because I feel so bad for you :o) - fishmommie have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 it has been a rough work week and it's 5'o clock somewhere - cm12setx 
    Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 
    Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 
    Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
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    Looks awesome, like I knew it would...you're making real progress goldy!
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  7. #197

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    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 
    Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 Sorry for you loss, wish it was a real one. - steeler58 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA It's fish flake friday, like the old days!! - steeler58 Beer makes monday not suck so bad.. - Sandz 
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    we're getting closer! Looks great!
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    Thanks for the encouragement :-) It is taking much longer than I would like, but real life is getting in the way (sigh) . Still, I hope to finish painting by Tuesday at the latest.

    Now that I am (almost) ready to set up the tank, I have started to think about plants.

    Finding plants from the Orinoco is turning out to be extremely difficult, so I am expanding my search to plants from South America. Unfortunately, many of the packages with hardy or beginner plants I have found consist mostly of crypts and anubias, which do not grow in South America.

    I have found some choices, based on feedback I have received here earlier (thank you Byron and talldutchie!) and some searching. I would love some feedback on which plants might do best with my relatively low light LED fixture (rated at 25 PAR at a depth of 12"). Also, any feedback on how these plants might fit together in an aquascape would be most welcome! I am open to the approach of planting a wider variety to see which plants do well in my tank and which do not. After cycling I can get rid of the ones that did not do well, and plant more (or slowly propagate) the rest.

    Background plants: I love the look of "needle-like" leaves and I am thinking of Anacharis narrow leaf (egeria nanas) to use in the back corner and hide my filter intake. I also looked at green Foxtail (Myriophyllum Pinnatum) for this same purpose or perhaps the opposite corner, which I really like, but I have heard that this plant can shed a lot of needles. Another possible background plant is the "normal" Amazon Sword (echinodorus bleheri) but I fear it might be too big for my 29G, and would end up taking over a lot of the space in the tank.

    Background or midground: I found some plants that I could use either in the background or, if trimmed, could work midground as well: Mayaca fluviatilis is one, and I actually believe this one does grow in the Orinoco, but may require more light than what I have. Green cabomba (Cabomba Caroliniana) is another one but my light might, again, be an issue. Also, instead of using the larger Amazon sword as background, I could use the smaller echinodorus parviflorus 'tropica' in midground.

    Foreground: Here is where I am having a hard time finding suitable plants from South America that woudl work with my light. Byron had earlier suggested Helanthium tenellum and Helanthium bolivianum but I cannot seem to find them in online shops. I saw the Pygmy Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus) --is this the same as Helanthium tenellum?-- and stargrass (Heteranthera Zosterifolia) but I believe both might need higher light than what I have.

    Floating: I do want to include one floating plant, and I am considering brazilian pennywort. I also know that both Foxtail and the egeria nanas could work as floating plants, right?

    Any feedback about plant choices, in terms of suitability for my light and aquascaping (or just aesthetics!) would be most welcome!
    Last edited by wgoldfarb; 10-06-2013 at 05:19 PM.

  9. #199

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    poor baby.  here's your beer after your difficult week - fishmommie And here' the box of tissues I didn't use crying because I feel so bad for you :o) - fishmommie have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 have a cyber-miller for 9,000 posts! - steeler58 it has been a rough work week and it's 5'o clock somewhere - cm12setx 
    Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 
    Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 
    Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    I wish I could help you out but I am no plant expert; maybe this bump will get you some suggestions or ideas.
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