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Not to burst your bubble, but they won't stay blue forever. It's temporary. It's a white phal with yellow on it, they just put dye in its water to dye the buds blue. It may not last, though will be interesting to see. Nevertheless, it's one of the nice store-bought phals I've seen, and the current blue is an added bonus. You have one great hubby! :)

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Hubby got me one for my birthday last year but I killed it. I promised to do better with this one. ;)

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Not to burst your bubble, but they won't stay blue forever. It's temporary. It's a white phal with yellow on it, they just put dye in its water to dye the buds blue. It may not last, though will be interesting to see. Nevertheless, it's one of the nice store-bought phals I've seen, and the current blue is an added bonus. You have one great hubby! :)

 

HAHA so I should get some Blue food coloring and add it to the water right? Would keep them blue?

HD had some that looked slightly different but they were $60 for them. And they were true blues from what I read on their tag.

 

Oh well I have green, yellow and red and purple. I like them all. ;)

 

 

Hubby got me one for my birthday last year but I killed it. I promised to do better with this one. ;)

 

Follow these instructions:

 

Plant orchid in Miracle Grow Moisture control potting soil. Water once a week. Keep in BRIGHT indirect light, mine love being under the mango tree, they get direct morning light and then indirect all day.

 

Makes them grow HUGE!

 

Here is my Dump.

 

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The Pocillopora is getting some SICK neon green coloring to the bases of the branches! So awesome!

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Fatty!

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Fatty#2

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Pretty Fish

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Very Happy fat froggie.

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It's plating out!

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So there is the dump.

 

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Looking awesome as usual! I love your mandarin!

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Looking awesome as usual! I love your mandarin!

 

Thanks I really like your new additions!

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Happy Anniversary!!!!!! :happy:

 

Loved today's photos!!!!!! I really look forward to them :) Can't wait to see this as a 40 breeder too!!!!!!

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Happy Anniversary!!!!!! :happy:

 

Loved today's photos!!!!!! I really look forward to them :) Can't wait to see this as a 40 breeder too!!!!!!

 

Thanks 2 years married today! 7 years together as of January. Seems like it's flying by.

 

I have to get my hands on another NEW 40B so I can use that as the display and the one I have as the SUMP. I may have to cave and just buy one so I don't put this off any longer......

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I like the new pictures :D

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I like the new pictures :D

 

Thanks Paigee! :happy:

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Your tank is looking fantastic!

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Your tank is looking fantastic!

 

Thanks so much. :happy:

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Just love all the pics!!! The vid you took is beautiful and it really shows how dynamic your rock scaping is, which you can never see in a FTS.

 

And........Happy anniversary!

 

I can't believe that my wife and I will be celebrating our 27th this Friday, and we were together about 5 years before that! My how fast the time goes by.

 

I'll bet you'll be happier with the 40b as the display tank. I think it will seem like more room.

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We'll be married 17 years in November. OMG...it goes FAST!!!!! Time flies when you're having fun :happy: Congrats to you too Mark :)

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I like your dump...of pictures lol....so not moving the tank huh? Just gonna replace it?

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Just love all the pics!!! The vid you took is beautiful and it really shows how dynamic your rock scaping is, which you can never see in a FTS.

 

And........Happy anniversary!

 

I can't believe that my wife and I will be celebrating our 27th this Friday, and we were together about 5 years before that! My how fast the time goes by.

 

I'll bet you'll be happier with the 40b as the display tank. I think it will seem like more room.

 

Thanks!

And I know! We have been together 7 years married 2 so it's really not been long, but I can't remember a time without him!

 

Thanks I hope so I was checking out some sick clams at the LFS when I was getting my water for the 2 day late WC. :lol: I was drooling into their tanks, had to go. ;)

 

 

We'll be married 17 years in November. OMG...it goes FAST!!!!! Time flies when you're having fun :happy: Congrats to you too Mark :)

 

Yeah it does! ;)

 

I like your dump...of pictures lol....so not moving the tank huh? Just gonna replace it?

 

Thanks I hope my dumps are not smelly or anything just pretty pics! ;)

 

Yeah we are going to find me another 40B and just move everything into the new tank. I am a bit worried about the seals on the 46 as it is a older tank and was used before I got it. I have also noticed a few places where I do not trust the glass either along the seams so I think it is just better for me and the tank if we change it.

 

I can't wait to have the extra sandbed in the 40B!

 

 

 

Pics after the WC is done. About 2-3 hours guys. ;)

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Just called around,

me: I wanted to see if the $1 per gallon sale was going on still

CS rep: no not since Christmas

me: well do you know when it will be going on again?

CS rep: no

me: Okay can you tell me how much a 40B tank costs?

CS rep: $109

 

Guess I can just pay the extra and grab one. Not bad IMO for that. Next week I grab the tank and glass for baffles and this week we will probably be finishing the stand!

 

I was thinking of staining the actual stand and leaving the frosted glass door white..... what you guys think? If I want to stain them I have to strip them down, sand them prep them then stain them and hope they match. I could do a white molding around the base to help make it mesh.......

 

Thoughts?

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Excellent pic dump. Happy (day late) Anniversary!

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I think I have one of every color now! I am so excited for them all to bloom!

 

I have a Green one, Purple, Purple and White, White, Purple and Yellow, and more I can't remember......

 

Pics happen as they bloom! ;)

Sweet! I only have one phalaenopsis that has rebloomed once and just bought a cymbidium.

 

HAHA so I should get some Blue food coloring and add it to the water right? Would keep them blue?

HD had some that looked slightly different but they were $60 for them. And they were true blues from what I read on their tag.

$60!? True blue? I don't know about that... I'd be interested to see if the blue food coloring actually worked.

 

Nice photos B) Everything looks great.

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Did A already complete the stand? I know he was in the process of building it.

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Maybe you should wait till you get the new tank on the stand before you decide if you want to stain, paint etc???

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Valida seems to be doing exceptionally well!

 

It is!

See you tomorrow! :D

 

Did A already complete the stand? I know he was in the process of building it.

 

No this weekend.

 

Maybe you should wait till you get the new tank on the stand before you decide if you want to stain, paint etc???

 

I know I want to paint and stain it as it is going to be bigger then the tank and I want to have it protected from splashing. I figure a light stain with the white trim and doors will look nice. Pics later. Gotta run and see what my sister wants.

 

Be back in a few hours guys.

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Okay so Pic update is on hold today as I am "stealing" ;) another of Tron's SPS colonies tomorrow and I will have a large dump then.

 

Oh and I have to cook some Lobster for A tonight anyways so I will be a bit busy. :D I love sea cockroaches, their so yummy! :happy:

 

Be on a bit more tomorrow, pics then as well. ;)

 

And thanks everyone for the anniversary wishes. I just can't believe it's been 2 years already. :wub:

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Can't wait to see what you "steal" :)

 

How'd the lobster turn out?

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Can't wait to see what you "steal" :)

 

How'd the lobster turn out?

 

 

OMG! It was awesome! I wish I could eat that every night, YUM!

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