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post #211 of 227 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a quick update for this tank. The plants are looking good.

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post #212 of 227 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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I definitely like it. Very clean and elegant. Two solid thumbs up.
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post #213 of 227 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:52 PM
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Love it. I noticed a few pages back you were interested in diamond killifish. If you're still interested I could collect you some this spring/summer. They're quite abundant near Galveston. You could also probably put naked gobies in there. I find them in the bay, but I've kept them in hard freshwater before. Feel free to shoot me a PM about it sometime.

Out of curiosity, where did you get the Pandanus?
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post #214 of 227 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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I definitely like it. Very clean and elegant. Two solid thumbs up.
Thanks so much!

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Love it. I noticed a few pages back you were interested in diamond killifish. If you're still interested I could collect you some this spring/summer. They're quite abundant near Galveston. You could also probably put naked gobies in there. I find them in the bay, but I've kept them in hard freshwater before. Feel free to shoot me a PM about it sometime.

Out of curiosity, where did you get the Pandanus?
Yeah that would be great if you could watch out for diamond killis. I have read that they can be hard to find. Naked gobies would be cool too. I want to keep this tank set up for a while longer because I really like the plants and fish. I have stuff here I can send in trade.

I got the P. tectorius from a nursery in Hawaii. I have some P. utilis here and it is also a very easy plant and really cool. They grow well in the riparium planters and Pandanus also make great potted houseplants.

Here are a couple more shots with better views of the foliage.



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post #215 of 227 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Somebody wants a magazine article about this tank. I gotta get it cleaned up and photo-ready again.

I have had a hard time trying to get good pictures of the killis. They are pretty little fish, but they look pale and washed out against the aragonite sand. I think I'll just try to get a few good tank shots, and then do some studio photos for the fish in a smaller specimen tank against a black background. They will probably look better like that.
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post #216 of 227 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Here's one of the quick shots that I got last week. I got the tank cleaned up pretty good, but I need to keep shooting.

I really like the plants in here a lot, especially the Pandanus.

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post #218 of 227 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 02:29 PM
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wow this is a really beautiful tank. Out of curiosity what happened to the ciliatas?
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post #219 of 227 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Looks amazing Devin!
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wow this is a really beautiful tank. Out of curiosity what happened to the ciliatas?
Thanks so much. The C. ciliata was growing well for a while, but then it fizzled. I think that it got too shady for it.
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post #220 of 227 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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This tank is featured in an article in the current issue of AMAZONAS Magazine. I think it turned out pretty good. I tried to include some good specific information on growing the mangrove trees in a riparium setup.



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post #221 of 227 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 02:24 AM
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Stunning publication! That looks really sharp. I love it, Devin!

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post #222 of 227 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much Chris. I haven't heard from you in like forever.
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post #223 of 227 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 03:50 AM
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Yeah man I've been busy out of the country and in my fourth year of engineering. Still check my old subscribed threads though!

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post #224 of 227 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Well thanks for stopping by. Good luck finishing up with the rest of your studies.
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What do you have for lighting on the tank?
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