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Wow thats a lot of equipment, nice start already and the 40 looks pretty great! I have a feeling this 91L is gonna look pretty nice
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Thanks.Time will only tell . l plan to make it a nice looking low light tank.

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l just tracked the tank and supposedly it should come on monday. Now the fun part... What excuse am l going to use to tell my boss l can't make it?

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THis is looking great.
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excuse "sick day" I enjoy GLA products.
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Its the weekend you know, anything can happen!
True True but this time the old "my dog ate my tank" isn't going to work

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THis is looking great.
Thanks hydro, likewise on your riparium. Everytime l look at it, it makes me wanna build a mini one

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excuse "sick day" I enjoy GLA products.
Yea that's most likely what i'm going for

l gotta thank orlando for his patience and helpfullness while l was ordering this tank. l know not all business operate the way he does but i'm glad he's not like the rest and takes pride in running gla. l advise anybody looking to buy a rimless tank to go with gla!

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So l just talked to the company and i'll be able to re-schedule it on tuesday so l'll be able to work. How else am l supposed to pay for the g3 if i don't work? .

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testing around with hardscape materials

So l was messing around since l had alot of time to kill today and got my mat set with the pine wood set on the bottom.

You can see it's off by about 2-3 inches but now it's solid


everything is supported


mat laid


messing around with the manzanita without flash


with flash by the way the blue tape was to hold the branches

Tomorow l shall experiment more trying to get that perfect touch to it.

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Well in the meantime l guess l'll show you guys more of the aquascapes that inspired me and a better look at what i'm aiming to design



my favorite scape



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experimenting with the look of substrates

l was mixing the substrates around and wow was l impressed check them out for yourself:

carib sea rio grande


ada nile sand


caribsea rio grande with mexican beach pebbles


ada nile sand with mexican beach pebbles


ada az ll with mexican beach pebbles


caribsea rio grande with ada nile sand (dry)


def my favorite look so far--caribsea rio grande with ada nile sand (wet) such a natural look like from a river.


and the not so great ada ll, rio grande, with nile sand. For some reason l don't find it appealing. l guess the black doesn't really go well imo.

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This is an excellent journal.

Nice work with testing out those gravels.
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Excellent journal, can't wait to see this one develop with water. And well, a tank.

Now don't get me wrong, I love java fern, and the lace variety especially. I think the frayed ends give the tank an illusion of being larger. But are you not going to use bolbitis? Just curious, as your inspirational tanks made heavy use of it. It was one of my favorite plants as well. Reason being the leaves get translucent green, so the light shines through them casting an eerie green shadow down on to the tank. It definitely adds mood to the tank.
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Cool. I can't wait to see this journal progress.

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This is an excellent journal.

Nice work with testing out those gravels.
Thanks again hydro. l thought i'd take some pictures and show ya since we were discussing that earlier. l figure that's the best way to figure out what you actually like and don't like....experimenting. l was told by craig that eventually they'll mix in all together (that was my guess too but i'll do my best to avoid that) but l wanted to know what it would look like if they did so l went ahead and did this. l'm still figuring out the gravel configuration. i'll do more experimenting when i finally have the tank and better view of how it will all come together.

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Excellent journal, can't wait to see this one develop with water. And well, a tank.

Now don't get me wrong, I love java fern, and the lace variety especially. I think the frayed ends give the tank an illusion of being larger. But are you not going to use bolbitis? Just curious, as your inspirational tanks made heavy use of it. It was one of my favorite plants as well. Reason being the leaves get translucent green, so the light shines through them casting an eerie green shadow down on to the tank. It definitely adds mood to the tank.
l didn't know about that plant until l googled it just now lol. Now l must make it an addition to the tank. l was wondering what that plant was called but l guess you solved that problem and yes l agree on the green shadow, that's what l want in the tank and just makes it look so real like in nature. Then by adding let's say some neon/cardinal tetras the look intensifies.

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Cool. I can't wait to see this journal progress.
Thanks Cl you need to update on your journal as well you've been slacking off... oh by the way l hate you for having so much anubias petite, over at my lfs they're selling half a handfull for like 25$ : / sooo not cool and they're sold out at aquariumplants.com.

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