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post #181 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 04:34 AM
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Well, if that picture isn't a teaser shot, I don't know what is!! Now, I'm just kinda angry about it.
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post #182 of 226 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well, if that picture isn't a teaser shot, I don't know what is!! Now, I'm just kinda angry about it.
...more pictures on the way as soon as I can.

Here's a quick placeholder for another species that would be cool to try in here, an orchid that grows on trees in mangrove swamps!...

Google: Brassavola perrinii
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post #183 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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I'm tearing this thing down and putting it back together tomorrow to get it into better shape. I hope to have more pictures on the way soon.
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You will rebuild it...better than it was before...HURRY PLEASE! Your tanks are always so awesome!
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post #185 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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You will rebuild it...better than it was before...HURRY PLEASE! Your tanks are always so awesome!
I was just working on it. I am putting the tank on a better stand. I'm using a stand of this design...

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I took this setup apart, cleaned everything and then put it all back together.

Here's the tank empty again.

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post #187 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a quick shot, kind of dark, with substrate, water and plants.

The airstone was temporary. I was using all-new water and I wanted to pH-balance and mix in the salt faster.



There are some great plants in there!
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Whoa!! Lovely start Devin!! Tell us the flora, and what are you planning on putting in there in terms of fauna? Sailfins?
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That looks great! How much water do you think is in there?
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post #190 of 226 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Whoa!! Lovely start Devin!! Tell us the flora, and what are you planning on putting in there in terms of fauna? Sailfins?
Thanks Don. Here's a quick plant list...

black mangrove
white mangrove
red mangrove
Pandanus tectorius
leather fern

Yes there is a group of sailfins in there right now. I moved them in there just last night. They look rather bleached out right now but I hope they will start to color up again.
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That looks great! How much water do you think is in there?
Hey thanks!

There is probably only about 22 gallons of water in there, but I can add quite a bit of livestock because of the high water surface area to volume ration\, the broad footprint and the filtration by the plants.
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I got a few plant specimen shots while putting this thing back together.

Here's the Acrostichum leather fern.

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The water is clearing up!

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that is really cool, i dig it.

it coming along nicely



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that is really cool, i dig it.

it coming along nicely
Hey thanks so much! Here's another similar view.

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