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post #61 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 01:02 AM
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can we seem some close ups too?? what a beautiful tank perfect hardscape!!
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post #62 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 01:50 AM
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Oh my... Amazing, it's matured up a treat hasn't it!
Looks amazing.
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That is one gorgeous aquarium! And I see you have your priorities straight. The tank on a beautiful stand taking up most of one wall and the television on the floor!
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This is one of very few tanks I'm subscribed to and was very suprised to see an update as I thought you were long gone. I really would love to see a closer full tank shot. Have you have any of the rainbowfish spawn for you in this tank?

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Here is a video update, it is not as sharp as I thought, maybe the quality has degraded a bit.

Fish always hang around the front part of the tank when im in the room half expecting some food.

Still ongoing and evolving tweaking here and there, but generally far more wild than when it was a few months old. Sometimes i prefer the eariler stages when the balance of biomass to hardscape was more equal. Yet jungles suit rainbows well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ixk_cx79RQ
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post #66 of 84 (permalink) Old 04-27-2012, 01:23 PM
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Now that's how a rimmed tank should look like! Incredible, looks even better now that the stumps aren't seen. The plants make them look like two giant maws. Beautiful, have you trimmed at all over the past year and a half?
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wow, I am so glad to see this tank is still going strong and looking betterthan ever. Truely a dream tank. Would love to see some closer shots if possible.

Also, did you move that monster of a tank or is that a different angle?
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Now that's how a rimmed tank should look like! Incredible, looks even better now that the stumps aren't seen. The plants make them look like two giant maws. Beautiful, have you trimmed at all over the past year and a half?
Umm, no I havent done a great deal of trimming, well no hardcore cut backs, more a little at a time, tweaking here and there. It does need some tweaking. lol
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wow, I am so glad to see this tank is still going strong and looking betterthan ever. Truely a dream tank. Would love to see some closer shots if possible.

Also, did you move that monster of a tank or is that a different angle?
Thanks, yes I did move it with a few friends, a lot of planning and it being acrylic; lighter and stronger really helped. Did not fit through the hall way though and so I had to have a window taken out.
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post #70 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,

this tank was kindly featured in the UK PFK magazine for September edition. They have also taken videos of it and its smaller brother.

I hope you like it:

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=5205

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOHy...layer_embedded
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post #71 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 11:32 PM
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Very cool tank.

BY FAR the best stumps Ive seen. Too bad the plants obstruct their form so much.

If you ever rescape maybe consider some moss and trim it tight.

Regardless- really nice as is!
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awesome rainbows

i tend to agree that showing the stumps will make the entire setup much better. the plants are overwhelming. it's just me, i like it when the rainbows have lots of space to school

update this please
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post #73 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 06:17 AM
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Here is an update at 2 months, things have been growing slowly, i was expecting the hairgrass to carpet by now. It is growing at least.

The right tree stump is not looking as good as the left at the moment, although the photo does not really do it justice. I have been pondering whether to see how things develop or just remove it. It is meant to be a supporting structure to provide balance to the main tree.

IMO I would remove the second stump. The other one is so perfect and so well placed its beauty would be further highlighted without the second one.
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BTW - stunning tank and layout. Truly natural
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post #75 of 84 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 11:41 AM
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Very beautiful and very well done!

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