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post #16 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'm pretty happy with the tank itself... I think if I were to do it again I'd make it just slightly taller, maybe 15" instead of 12" for a bit more flexibility with scaping and plant choice.

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Hi, thanks for the comments.

Macro shots were using Nikon D200, Sigma 150mm macro lens and flash mounted above tank, wider shots mainly with Sigma 10-20. Video using Panasonic GH2 (new toy!).

Photography is just a hobby really, but if you're interested then I have some shots over at http://hairytoes.deviantart.com/gallery/ (SFW).
For having photography as your hobby, you have some REALLY nice work (this coming from an advertising photographer). Keep up the good work man. I love the macro shots of your tank by the way
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post #18 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 08:32 PM
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nice indeed

125g Mud tank.
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post #19 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 10:53 PM
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That's really beautiful- nice work!

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Simply amazing, that's all I can say...

Your photography is great as well!

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post #21 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 11:21 PM
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Wow.

Great tank and even better photography.

This is one of those 'fish tanks' that doesn't even really count as a fish tank. Sort of like having a garden or something in the room. Definitely a cool add to any room.
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post #22 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:20 PM
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So did you build this tank yourself or have it made? Wonderful garden you have here. Bravo!
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post #23 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Cheers. Tank was custom made by a local fish shop... quality is so-so but it wasn't too expensive and has been sturdy so far (touch wood!).

The stand is just old wooden palets with a blanket thrown over.
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post #24 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:49 PM
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Awesome. Im thinking about working on a similar setup (not technique) in my basement, that will be filtered and heated. I like the short tank with the emmersed growth.
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As winter draws ever nearer (in Scotland anyway!), I thought I should take a few shot sof the rather nice light that diffuses into the tank in the mornings...







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Absolutely gorgeous! It makes me want to swim around in it. And the sunlight is beautiful too. I used to have a tank in a window that got a couple hours of afternoon sun and it was so beautiful shining across the plants and fish.
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Can you provide more info on the planters for the emersed/riparium plants?

I would ask on UKAPS, but the thread is so long!
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post #28 of 340 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Paul, they are just interlock shower caddies in various sizes, available from amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/BlissHome-In...ref=pd_sim_kh8
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Oh I see! That's great. Been looking for something like that for ages. Thankyou.
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This is awesome! Great job.
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