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    Honzo's Texas Mini-Bog(s)

    Update?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    BPB's 90 gallon reef

    Thanks again! Missed the frag swap this time around. I drew the assignment for a 16 hour shift today at the hospital. All overtime. Can't complain there. Shouldn't anyway. 34 gallon sps is gonna be awesome. Is it a cube? And I love those kessil lights. That'll be perfect for that...
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    BPB's 90 gallon reef

    Being as frugal as I am, I don't acquire new livestock all that often. Did get this lovely bubble tip anemone in trade for some stuff in the tank I had gotten tired of. It hid behind the rock work for 2 weeks in the dark but just a couple days ago finally came out in the open and found a...
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    Photo Thread of My Collective

    Oops. Great looking plants. Love those colors
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    How many here also have house plants, not part of a collection

    I wish. I have a few cats that I swear are herbivores. Anything in the plant kingdom that comes in the door and is left out is quickly eaten and promptly vomited up on the carpet by the cats. I'd have a lot of indoor plants if I could Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    Thank you thank you. I actually have considered them. It's difficult to source them locally and I've never been real big on shrimp keeping, but I hear the red cherries breed like crazy and are super easy to keep, so I'm actually on the lookout for some. I'm kind of with the mindset that an...
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    Another FTS. Was gone all weekend and came back to some serious growth. Couple things needed. Shrimp. Have a bit of algae on the substrate. Looks to be a hair/stag horn type algae. Second. New plants. Want to replace several species with more reds. Third. Major rescape. Need to...
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    Best RO Units?

    Spectrapure or Bulk Reef Supply. Just make sure you get one with a TDS meter so you can ensure your filters are still performing properly. I like the models that come with the dual inline TDS meters. You can definitely get away with something under $200. I've been using a spectrapure hooked...
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    Although since you brought that up I see that it can have some amazing blooms if grown terrestrially I'll be taking some trimmings and try to put them in pots at some point and see how they do outdoors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    I wouldn't so much say it's so it won't bloom. More so that it will die submerged without heavy co2 injection Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    Plantedtank.net is the booming forum I refer to. I'm pretty specific about what plants I aim for and don't just grab them whilly nilly. I actually have one species that isn't true aquatic but it is a staple amongst classic Dutch aquascapes and that is Lobelia cardinalis. The only way to...
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    Thanks for the kind words. I've sourced everything from all over really. I live in a fairly small town so some more high end specialized gear like bulbs, dual stage regulator, fertilizers and reactors needed to be ordered online. For plants, believe it or not most of them are the dry pack...
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    Guide me through my container bog

    I think I catch your drift. Awesome finding people across hobbyist sites. There are a couple CP keepers on Austin reef as well. One of the locals here where I live used to have a huge indoor cp shelf. Dozens of different tropical and highland species that would never make it outdoors here...
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    75 gallon Dutch style

    While I wait to assemble the pieces for my outdoor whiskey barrel bog, I thought I'd share a couple pics of my planted tank since we have a forum for that here. It's a 75 gallon acrylic tank with 4x54 watt t5ho lighting and pressurized co2 injection. It's not "finished" but it's starting to...
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    Guide me through my container bog

    Thanks again. We may have a touch more humidity being that we are in a valley but I'm not sure. I don't check the humidity too often. Perhaps this will give me a reason to start. I haven't made any headway on this bog build. Wife is on summer break so I seem to spend a lot of time on "our"...
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