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    I tried U. gibba in a glass on the windowsill for over a year. Never did anything there.
    I have recently tried U. gibba in both of my fish tanks. 1st tank is a 40 gallon planted community tank set at 76 degrees and has 80 watts of light. The U.gibba grows well in this tank along with two other types. U. aurea and U. inflata.
    My 2nd tank is my 29 gallon discus tank. Temp is 83 degrees and has 40 watts of light. I have placed some U. gibba in this tank.......it is going completely nuts. It is growing 2 to 3 times faster then in the other tank. I had also moved a small piece of the U. aurea or U. inflata, not sure which 1 it was, to this tank as well, but looks like it dislikes the heat as it seems to be dying.
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    Thanks, We have an angelfish tank that is mine and I keep the temps at 80. I would like to try maybe U. aurea in there based on what you said and aside from that, it is a graceful plant. I have several outdoor ponds and I'd really like to try U. inflata in one of those possibly in the future. I think it might do just fine out there and I love the way it creates that floating starfish rosette with the flower stem smack dab in the center. Koi can be brutal to plants so I don't know if it will work or not but then I have another pond for Wakins and they are not nearly as destructive so that's a possibility. Thanks for mentioning it as I looked it up and it is very attractive. I actually ordered some U. gibba and am undecided as to where I will try that out but perhaps the frog tank. My husband has a tank and he said no way no how does he want to see anything in his tank and that he'll slap my hands with a ruler if there's anything in there that he didn't put in. Well! I guess I've been told.

    Say totally off topic but... how long did it take you to make that Chickadee on the pine bough? That is absolutely spectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (LauraZ5 @ Jan. 21 2005,11:34)]Say totally off topic but... how long did it take you to make that Chickadee on the pine bough? That is absolutely spectacular.
    Thanks for the comment.

    I think I made that project mid to late 90's. I gave it to my Mom for Christmas back then. She really likes Chickadees. Most likely it took 2 to 4 hours to complete.
    The owl that has all the tiny holes cut in it I made for her this year. That was a pain in the you now what. Took me around 15 hours. I had to drill a hole for every cut. Then disassemble and reassemble the blade on the saw for each one. Just to give you an idea, it took about 15 minutes to cut the compltete outline of the owl out.


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    2-4 hours? I figured the chickadee took about 10 and I figured the Noah's Ark for more. I like trees and I like wood. I have a chunk of zebra wood over here somewhere that I meant to do something with. Unfortunately, I did not do too well in the adult wood carving courses I took and re-took a second time. I had visions of my fingertips flying across the room and finally realized I was way too afraid of the tools to ever be successful. I think I had better stick to the nice easy little chunks of wood they give Cub Scouts to work on for their Pinewood Derby cars and call it a day. I have made a few of those because Den Leaders were supposed to make their own cars to "set examples" for the kids. I would be embarrassed to post a photo of my car. I did my best is about all I can say. I did really enjoy your woodworking projects though. You do very nice work.

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    Thanks again for the comments on my work.
    My next project that I will be starting sometime soon will be a wine rack for the wife, and maybe finishing a Winnie the Pooh scene That I started about 2 years ago for her.
    I have always thought about trying carving.
    I guess it's best not to continue if you have a fear of the tools. Although another thought would be keep trying, maybe at some point you will be confident with using the tools and lose the fear.........or a finger whichever come first. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]


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    Back when I was in High School I was working on a wood block to be able to pull a few prints. I was using a V gouge to get the desired effect. I was struggling with the grain of the wood and I recall the teacher instructing me to gouge AWAY from my body to avoid injury. I looked up to have eye contact with her and the V gouge slipped and went right into my body. The last thing I remember was a paramedic telling everyone NOT to pull it out. They surgically removed it and when I returned to school, I was moved into a lithograph class at my parents request. These recent wood carving classes were my second attempt at working with hand tools. I thought the wood carving/whittling would be safe. They started me out on soap to help me get the hang of it. I did fine with soap. I have had some success with jig saws and such and I haven't lost any body parts yet so perhaps I will stick to that when the boys need to work toward Merit badges in woodworking. Other than that, I think I will just enjoy what ever you post at your web site. That link was sent to our Troop Master because of the chickadee you created. You have no idea how many boys have looked at that chickadee. The Troop Master liked your fish, he has a pond. Keep up the good work AND when are you going to make a project depicting a sarracenia???

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    Not good. Now I see your concern for the tools.


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