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davemonkey 11-11-2012 05:37 PM

Bragging rights!!!
Okay...most of you that know me know that I frown on bragging. But...for the club, I just have to make a shout-out on some things.

1) We just got notice in the mail that a scape we entered in to AGA/ADA 2012 ranked 618 out of 2,021....that's in the top third world-wide...and it was a LOW-TECH, FILTERLESS tank!

2) And not only that, but we have released two brand new plants, never before ID'd or used in the hobby that we collected just by doing some field trips...LOCALLY! They are:

Ludwigia sphaerocarpa:


Ludwigia glandulosa x palustris (this is NOT the palustris variant that had floated around some years ago that would never survive long submersed):

3) And to top it all off, we've actually got 2 more, possibly 3, plants in trial right now that have never been seen in the hobby (that we know of).

How cool is that?! Okay, that's all I wanted to say.

By the way, next HAAPS meeting will be the second weekend of December. We'll announce the location later.

K Randall 11-11-2012 05:54 PM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
Congratulations!!!you deserve to toot your own (and your club's collective) horn!:)

Michael 11-11-2012 06:14 PM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
That's great!

Tex Gal 11-11-2012 07:44 PM

Re: Bragging rights!!! how's a fellow Texan supposed to save face around you guys?! ;) At least we can say that we knew you when....

Great job y'all! You are doin' BIG things in Texas!

kwc1974 11-12-2012 08:30 AM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
Oh well, we will not forget any of you... LOL

No really, that make two tanks in the AGA contest, and all of these plants new (possibly) to the hobby. HAAPS is just trying to pay our dues to the hobby and have a little fun while we are doing it.

Cavan Allen 11-13-2012 07:12 PM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
Oh yeah? You have a long way to go to catch GWAPA. :) Our research division has already found the location of a fantastic new foreground plant and we'll be collecting it next year. If all goes well, real L. pilosa soon after.

asukawashere 11-13-2012 09:36 PM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
What plant might that be, Cavan? It better not be Limosella australis, 'cause CAPE is all over that soon as it warms up next spring. Yeah.

davemonkey 11-14-2012 10:07 AM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
I think I hear a challenge! :)

kwc1974 11-16-2012 11:53 AM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
let me get my mud boots, we got work to do.

AaronT 11-16-2012 12:21 PM

Re: Bragging rights!!!
Mud boots? We go barefoot. In the winter. :D

I don't think you'll find that one in Texas. :D If you do it'll be a new discovery.

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