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Old 01-08-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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That now VS is taking care of the website, I remember seeing somewhere them asking for suggestions. This has been asked many times before by other freshwater hobbyists, can we please have a plant ID thread under the "planted tanks" section? I know myself and many other members will definitely contribute information and pictures on plants and rare plants.

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I think that would be good too. Nice to have a dedicated forum for plant IDs, so they don't get overlooked, and those members who are really talented at this may be more likely to see them in a separate forum.
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I think that would be good too. Nice to have a dedicated forum for plant IDs, so they don't get overlooked, and those members who are really talented at this may be more likely to see them in a separate forum.
I think it would be really great, especially because there are a lot of guys on here who have kept a wide variety of plants. It will definitely drive a lot of traffic to the forum as when people google a species they're looking for it may direct them here.

This will also reduce a lot of "ID this plant" threads as users can check first to see if the plant has already been identified.

I can tell you now I can contribute 40 different species with a full write up on each including pictures.
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Sounds like a great idea, having just posted a 'please help id these plants' thread myself. There are certainly some members with tons of experience with many plant varieties - Greg_o, coldmantis, kyle, jimmyjam and yourself come to mind.
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Sounds like a great idea, having just posted a 'please help id these plants' thread myself. There are certainly some members with tons of experience with many plant varieties - Greg_o, coldmantis, kyle, jimmyjam and yourself come to mind.
And there are even many others like yourself, Jinx, Scotmando, Charlie1, Reckon, and the list goes on. I really hope VS reads this thread and at least takes it into consideration. I know they want to drive traffic to the website and grow it, this is the perfect way. Especially if we're the ONLY forum which offers a detailed text and picture write up on certain rare species.

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A fish base would be great too, just like plantedtank - however their fish section is limited due to the subject, we could exploit that by doing plants, corals, fish (FW and SW), crustaceans(FW and SW) - think of the possibilities.
Also on the subject of plants, perhaps a tank journal section would be great, as planted tank photos could just be for showing off special plants or nice shots.
However, it's been a few days and VS still hasn't chimed in..
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This is on the to do list.
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I an trying to think of a way beyond the pant id section to be able to have people look at a photo gallery to help identify the plant. I am working on something similar for a few sites (actually fishing sites) that needed something similar to work as a showcase. Some people are way more visual.

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I an trying to think of a way beyond the pant id section to be able to have people look at a photo gallery to help identify the plant. I am working on something similar for a few sites (actually fishing sites) that needed something similar to work as a showcase. Some people are way more visual.
Is there any progress on this? Plantedtank.net and other forums have this feature and I don't imagine it's too hard to implement. It's a matter of having a database of plant names in which users can search through, which when you click on it redirects you to a page where users can then submit photos of that plant (only to be confirmed by a mod that it's the species itself) and also submit any writing/reviews of there experience with the plant.

again, plantedtank.net has one that I think can easily be copied over to here but with our own pictures/information submitted by users.
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I will have a look at the planted tank one. I was working on something a little more unique with a plugin that is in development still.
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