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    Morning all, great site, nice to have a local plant site.

    I'm Steve from Cape Town, have been keeping fish for just over a year now, plants about 6 months.
    I have low tech setups, 4ft with 2wpg containing various swords, Hygro. polysperma, (weed), Cabomba, java fern and valis. Also two, 2fts with around 3.5wpg, (energy saving bulbs), similar but less plants, (off cuts from main tank) and anubias nana.
    Substrate being river sand and PMDD's being dosed about twice a week in all.
    Have tried DIY CO2, in the main tank, but I think the lighting was too low as all it did was grow algea, so it was discontinued.
    Hoping to learn a lot here as well as locate some different plants to the run of the mill stuff available from most LFS's.
    As for Fauna, I have Angels, Bristlenoses, Glowlight and Neon tetra's, a Black Ghost Knife and Kuhli loaches.

    Regards

    Steve
     
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    Hi Steve

    Welcome to APSA.

    A picture is worth a thousand words... I'm basically saying that we'd all like to see some pics of your tank. Head over to the Aquascaping and Member's setups forum to post some if you have time.

    Hopefully we'll be able to sort out SA's lack of plants problem sometime soon.

    Keep well,
    Ryan.
     
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    Welcome Steve.
    I agree, would love to see your setup!
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, will take some this weekend and put them up, would appreciate if someone could do a "How to" on where to host the pictures and how to link them here.
     
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    The how-to is on the way. :p
     
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    Steve welcome to the forum, glad to have you here.

    I will be posting a how to very shortly, will possibly be up on monday with a link to an external image hoster. Will be great to see your pics. Thank you.

    Cheers for now.
     
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    Here's a tutorial on how to post images on APSA:

    viewtopic.php?t=7

    Hope it helps, looking forward to seeing your setups,
    Ryan.
     
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    Hey Ryan

    If you are keen we can have an "APSA visit" to your place perhaps?

    We still need a Cape Town visit in "Events & Gatherings" :D
     
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    Welcome Steve!

    I hope we can see your setups! Sounds interesting! Enjoy your stay. The site looks pretty cool so far :)
     
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    Andre: an APSA visit to PE would be very short indeed. Unless we could organise with Mr James to visit Rivendell, I do not think it would be worth your guys' while to travel all the way down here.
     
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    LOL

    I actually meant to say "STEVE" and not "RYAN"
     
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    Whoops.

    I was wondering why you would be asking me stuff like that in someone else's introduction. :p
     
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    Welcome Steve

    Good to have you with us.

    Andre please get some sleep. Take a sleeping tablet tonight and then tomorrow it can be the Mrs turn for the tablet. :)
     

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