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Ok, so I want to know what kind of company I'm keeping. Here's the question. Are you satisifed or fickle?

Satisifed
I've found the plants I like. I have them arranged in my tank and I like it. I love my choices and while I may rearrange from time to time I pretty much stick the my original set-up.

Fickle
I've done well with my current plants. They've grown well. They look nice. Since I know I can do this I want to try the hard plants now. I want a challenge.

Dr. Jeckle / Mr. Hyde

A little of each. I switch back and forth, but I keep my old standbys.

I find myself being fickle. So I put myself back in the difficult tank stage all over again, struggling with this thing or that thing... How about you?
 

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I am highly fickle...I want to grow everything possible that I might like just so I know what it's actually like. I've found most plants are pretty easy to grow with a few having some special needs. From there, I find keepers and tossers, and plants that would work well in certain 'scapes. I'm in rehab for collectoritis and for the most part, my interests are more defined. But sometimes...I'm at the doors of the clinic (For Sale or Trade forum) a couple hours before it opens. :D
 

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For the most part I'm satisfied, not 100% of course. There is usually something I need to modify as plants grow out/mature and I need to tweak it a bit to avoid the great green blob look. I like trying new plants but if nothing is speaking to me I just experiment with what I have until inspiration strikes (or there's a deal just too good to resist on the temptation, uh . . . For sale/trade board). With my 7 tanks I'm usually happy with 5 or 6 of them leaving me the chance to play with 1 or 2 to bring 'em up to snuff.
 

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Is there a somewhere in-between answer? I've been fickle for a while now, but think I'm finally satisfied with the re-scape (Moved a lot of things around).

Now, I just want everything to grow in/fill in quickly... and without algae!

- Jeff
 

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I start to twitch when I see new plants. I want to try them....twitch twitch twitch. But I like my current setup and I reall yhate to go back to that "empty" stage. I am pretty satisfied, but I wanna try some harder stuff too.
 

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I'm an in betweener leaning more to the Satisified side. I am happy with the plants I grow and am starting to learn about and enjoy aquascaping. Since I have about 25 -30 different species of plants in 11 tanks, I have dedicated 2 tanks that I mess around with a new aquascape every few months or so. 1 tank is CO2 and the other is excel, both are EI dosed. So far I'm happy with my layouts as the plants are growing in nicely. I will definately start over on the excel tank during xmas break and rescape it. I will try new plants (mosses, the rare and the unusual) as they are offered from friends and in the club meetings but I am not actively seeking out any new species of plants at this time.
 

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I constantly want to restart my tank, cut down the light levels and fill it with great looking easy plants: hygros, crypts, anubias and broad leaf ludwigias. I could have a great looking tank with very little effort...

Of course I realize I would rip everything out within a week and go back to painfully delicate, melt if you look at them wrong plants:p

I will say though, killing Toninas has taught me a lot more about CO2 than growing beautiful stands of wisteria ever could.
 

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Well I voted 'satisfied', but I do like to try new things every so often. Having as hard a water as I do, I've learned to be less experimental from the numerous failures I've encountered in the past. :)
 

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I voted satisfied, I'm pretty happy where my tank is at now. I've been lately been able to fine tune in terms of scaping, parameters, keeping clean and looking happy with minimal maintenance. I've gone through all the collecting stages with stem plants, foreground plants, moss, ect.. (close to 2 year phase) and finally happy with Moss Pharm. I can keep my hands out of the tank and keep the shrimps happy. :D
 

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I am highly fickle...I want to grow everything possible that I might like just so I know what it's actually like. I've found most plants are pretty easy to grow with a few having some special needs. From there, I find keepers and tossers, and plants that would work well in certain 'scapes. I'm in rehab for collectoritis and for the most part, my interests are more defined. But sometimes...I'm at the doors of the clinic (For Sale or Trade forum) a couple hours before it opens. :D
Concur. There's no cure for collectoritis. It's a very contagious disorder as agreed upon by consensus by all health care providers. [smilie=n:Only treatment available is supportive measures.
 

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I think after two years of trading and buying plants, having several tanks, high electricity bills..you break down to what you want over time and see how it fits. I think even with my moss's and liverworts, I still have collectoritis to a certain extent, It's just easier to work together then stemies or other plants. :D
 

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I am for the most part satisfied. I am past the stage of trying grow everything I can get my hands on, and now I concentrate on trying different styles (i.e dutch, nature, el natural, etc) with my many tanks. I have 2 more tanks that will be torn down and rescaped once I get my tax return and then I will as close to completely satisfied as I can get.
 

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I'm mostly satisfied. I like having 'psuedo' high-tech because I like to look in the tank each day and actually SEE a difference, but I also like to keep things easy enough so my tank doesn't become a chore. I like to try a new plant once in awhile, but I shy away from "difficult" ones because I just want to see growth! :p I pick the easy ones that I know I won't kill and that look really nice, then I try out some harder ones just for fun. If they live (and look good as well) , then I use them in the scape. If they die, then it just wasn't meant to be. ;)

Some of my all-time favorite plants happen to be some of the easiest to grow. :D

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I am highly fickle...I want to grow everything possible that I might like just so I know what it's actually like. I've found most plants are pretty easy to grow with a few having some special needs. From there, I find keepers and tossers, and plants that would work well in certain 'scapes. I'm in rehab for collectoritis and for the most part, my interests are more defined. But sometimes...I'm at the doors of the clinic (For Sale or Trade forum) a couple hours before it opens. :D
Dude we could so hang out...
 

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So now it's really bad. I have reached critical mass. Gonna have to get rid of a few to keep the ones I have coming. Someone help me!!!
 
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