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Tipped into Petco to see what substrate they had and to my surprise they had eco complete and a new bio stratum. But best yet I found a half dead Cypt Flamingo which I got for 8 bucks!!!  Upon opening I found not 1 but 5 plantlets. Now, according to my public education maths thats 1.63 cent a Crypt if they all make it!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳

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🥳 great find. I see the PE hard at work there, may need to revisit that. 🤣

I have found oddball great deals on plants that normally would not be at a big box. They are usually beat up so I get them at a discount price. Most of the time they revive if they are not to far gone. 

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On 8/9/2023 at 2:09 PM, Guppysnail said:

🥳 great find. I see the PE hard at work there, may need to revisit that. 🤣

I have found oddball great deals on plants that normally would not be at a big box. They are usually beat up so I get them at a discount price. Most of the time they revive if they are not to far gone. 

Originally when I started getting into the planted tank obsession, the only place I could get decent plants was at a store 45 minutes away. Not being a fan of driving I would often hit local big box stores in search of plants I could rehab for cheap!!! Today reminded me of those days!!

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I think at least one might make it!! The others melted into oblivion, but I still planted them in my floating planters, hopefully they will surprise me, but im only giving them a 5% chance!!

 

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On 8/27/2023 at 10:18 AM, Guppysnail said:

Little buddy is growing his own friend. 🤗

Once science grants me the ability to grow my own friends I'm sooooooo done with all this "need to be more social" nonsense! 🤣

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Probably the last update here, at least one should make it. The other has submerged leaves but it's not much bigger than last post. I probably could remove the weight and protective ring, but she's growing good, (most likely rooted) but why tempt fate?

 

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Nope, I was wrong! Probably should have put this thread in my 10g journal but........

Anyway here's an update (if only for my self) I finally pulled the plant weight. Good thing I didn't pull it earlier because of course I left it hanging by a thread! 20231024_111122.jpg.ca24681700551495e01cf3da070b33bb.jpg

Good thing I keep backfill gravel on hand for such emergencies! 20231024_111606.jpg.dc47c9696052db99fab8818e1b987d18.jpg

Hopefully she'll forgive me and not melt back outa spite!

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Her new home is a delux apartment, stocked with copious amount(s) of aquasoil, topped with eco complete and black diamond blasting sand. Ascented by a white pebble top coat. Building inspector promptly made an appearance and stayed for the photo-op20231216_133902.jpg.5e7b2294af050ff1000115656223683f.jpg

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