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Old 07-05-2006, 12:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I just got some Rotala green (do you mean Rotala rotundifolia?) and hopefully they will grow enough for me to do a trimming before the meeting. Also, I might have some Ludwigia repens x arcuata ready before the meeting.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:32 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm not 100% sure on how many I'll bring. Could be 40 or so. I might be moving all of my shrimp to the new 55g, so it will be harder to catch them
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Old 07-09-2006, 12:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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So any ideas on plants for the tanks? Carl might be ordering plants, but I think I can safely say that he would not want to spend money on plants that wouldn't be used. If someone can provide any plants that are suggested for the aquariums, that would be nice, since Carl is hosting the event, but first things first, we need suggestions for the tanks.
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Old 07-09-2006, 01:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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James beat me to what I was going to put up here...

I think we need some specific ideas / suggestions for what to do with these tanks. As I said earlier in the thread I'm open to whatever the group wants to do with these tanks.

In addition to what's already in the tanks I have a portion of weeping moss on the way and have made a bid of a selection of stems to be available for the tank.

My wallet is kind of tight with the expenses of moving but if there is anything that folks feel we NEED to have, either plants or equipment, etc, then let me know so that I can try to provide it.

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Also, in case this is helpful, here are the tanks as of today:

This is the 20 gallon. Current plants are java fern, a couple of melon swords, and something the pet store called an Umbrella plant. Last week I upgraded the 14W stock light to a pair of 15W spiral CFs and changed the very sharp quartz substrate to a large grained sand. Current inhabitants are harlequin rasboras, white tipped rosy tetras, albino corys, and a single pink kissing gourami - a pair of bolivian rams soon to be added.




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The 80 gallon: java fern, c. wendtii bronze, a few c. retrospiralis, an unknown crypt, vals, an unknown aponogeton, a small marble queen sword, a small ozelot sword, a medium amazon sword, the tall unknown plant at the back left (a leftover from the last SCAPE meet). Lighting is 1x96W ahsupply kit, substrate is 4" of soilmaster. Inhabitants are 4 goldfish, 5 juv. albino bristlenose plecos, 2 SAEs, and a albino chocolate pleco.


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Sent in a request for the RAOK that someone put up in the For Sale forum. Don't have any confirmation yet, but if we can get that, think about how we can use those plants in the scapes.
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What exactly happens at these meetings? Being a newbee to planted tanks etc. I am interested in attending. Just not sure what these meetings are about?
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What exactly happens at these meetings? Being a newbee to planted tanks etc. I am interested in attending. Just not sure what these meetings are about?
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Well first we get some tar... then a few feathers... then the new guy.... Come on over, it'll be a blast!

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We'll be setting up and scaping a couple of tanks. Details on those are earlier in this thread. There will be plenty of plant swapping - and lots of stuff for newbies to get you started. It's also a great time to ask questions and be able to have in depth conversations about what we do - unlike on the forums where at best it's usually hours between exchanges and sometimes days. Also it's kinda nice to meet some of the others here and be able to put a face to the names.
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Well, at the first SCAPE meeting, Tony and John aquascaped an 80 gallon tank. I'm not sure who'll be aquascaping at the meet, but hopefully it'll be a collaborative effort. You'll get some insight on how to utilize different plants to create a stunning look in a tank. Also, if you're new to this you'll be able to talk to a lot of members face to face and get information on various aspects of the planted aquarium.

There will also be plants that will either be given away, be available for trade, or at the most, available for sale, depending on the needs of the person with plants and the person who needs/wants the plants.

That said, it should be a fun event where everyone can just relax and have a good time with other hobbyists.

*edit* carl you ninja you beat me
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By the way, for the 20 gallon, is there any type of plant that could create a bushy sort of look underneath the driftwood? For some reason when I was looking at the tank, I remembered a scene from Land Before Time when all the dinos hid inside a big bush and looked out.

Do high tanks usually have the highest plants in the middle and then lower plants going towards the glass? If so, some vals in the middle would look pretty neat, especially if they could create that bushy look I mentioned. Also, is the tank placed in the middle of a room or next to a wall? Is it possible to scape a hex from back to front like a traditional tank, or would that look too strange?
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Hey guys!

I've managed to come up with a special surprise giveaway that I think will make someone really happy.

Now I could just do a random drawing to decide who to give it to, but that seems a bit weak. So what I'd like is for you guys to PM me some suggestions for a contest/game/any other way to determine a recipient.

Please don't post them here - we don't want to give anything away just yet.
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