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post #526 of 1323 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 03:06 AM
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Vacation photos look nice, new red plants look even better. I can sort of imagine a sloping, hilly looking background flowing from the D. diandra to the L. pantanal and finally to the rock/HC. I think it'll turn out quite well once it grows in more.
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you have given in to the temptation of STEMS.
love the splash of color you added with the ludwiga, however, it might look a touch better if you switched its place with that of the d. diandra. generally you want the broader leaved plants, and the colorful plants more to the sides, and the greener plants with more narrow leaves toward the center, but ive seen some awesome tanks that totally ignored this.

dude, that intake needs some work. its almost as bad as mine, but i at least hide the grime with good ol' ehiem sewage-green tubing.

love the iguanas. im determined to get one as a pet eventually (preferably a red variant of iguana iguana.
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Vacation photos look nice, new red plants look even better. I can sort of imagine a sloping, hilly looking background flowing from the D. diandra to the L. pantanal and finally to the rock/HC. I think it'll turn out quite well once it grows in more.
Thanks! I have a few hundred but I only put up a couple because let's face it, there's nothing more boring than looking at other peoples vacation photos in massive amounts, lol

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you have given in to the temptation of STEMS.
love the splash of color you added with the ludwiga, however, it might look a touch better if you switched its place with that of the d. diandra. generally you want the broader leaved plants, and the colorful plants more to the sides, and the greener plants with more narrow leaves toward the center, but ive seen some awesome tanks that totally ignored this.

dude, that intake needs some work. its almost as bad as mine, but i at least hide the grime with good ol' ehiem sewage-green tubing.

love the iguanas. im determined to get one as a pet eventually (preferably a red variant of iguana iguana.
haha, I guess so. I needed some height to the tank, it gives more depth. I may have to add just one more stem plant to keep things odd. I wish I could switch them but for what it's worth, it'd be a nightmare uprooting, replanting, etc. It'll be interesting to see what I do with this now, because honestly I don't know Shoot first, ask questions later, right?

Haha yeah, I know. It's about time I clean out the entire actual filter body, like the filter media too. I'm seeing decreased flow.

The iguanas were awesome, I guess that's kinda what Saint Thomas is known for. Iguanas and being just like India, but without... Indian people . Seriously, the way people drive, the environment, the smells, the entire atmosphere if the place is like India. Lol.

On a side note, people keep telling me that a few of the pics of the iguanas I took are "National Geographic Quality"... What do you guys think of this, and does anyone know of any good online photo competitions?

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nice photos! i love the additional plants!!
Ninja'd me! lol

Thanks for the compliments man! I've got tank photography down just right for this aquarium now I think. Generally with the ambient lighting in my room at any given time 1/50 sec. @ f/4.5 works wonders!

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What, no vacation shrimp? Shaaaaame.

And that Pantanal looks terrific. Provides a really nice burst.
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muahaha ninja'd!

ive never even thought of trying it at such a low speed! i should try that! i always just tried to get as much light as i could with my OB flash! ill have to try that!! do your fish get blurry though?

i love the reflection on the exceptionally clean desk!
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What, no vacation shrimp? Shaaaaame.

And that Pantanal looks terrific. Provides a really nice burst.
I enjoyed some nice shrimp on the cruise -- grilled, fried, cocktailed (lol) you name it. Oh, wait...

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ive never even thought of trying it at such a low speed! i should try that! i always just tried to get as much light as i could with my OB flash! ill have to try that!! do your fish get blurry though?

i love the reflection on the exceptionally clean desk!
I have very steady hands Sometimes I shoot as low as 1/10 sec. with no tripod with fine results, but I don't like to do that. And certainly not with a telephoto lol.

Windex ftw!

The fish sometimes get a bit blurry, but my main emphasis is on the tank and aquascaping as of this second. But I think I'll get 7 Boraras brigittae to fix that and even it out a bit in the near future. My only fear with doing that is that the tank may become too "busy". Maybe I'll start with 5 and decide then if 2 more will be too much.

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dang you must have steady hands! i can shoot at 1/50 free handed, but when its zoomed in, its not crystal clear. and im a nazi for crystal clear photos! LOL!

WINDEXXX!! HAHAH WE SHOULD HAVE A WINDEX PIMP CLUB:p
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i can shoot at 1/50 free handed, but when its zoomed in, its not crystal clear. and im a nazi for crystal clear photos! LOL!
Haha, then I'm the Hitl -- nevermind

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haha, I guess so. I needed some height to the tank, it gives more depth. I may have to add just one more stem plant to keep things odd. I wish I could switch them but for what it's worth, it'd be a nightmare uprooting, replanting, etc. It'll be interesting to see what I do with this now, because honestly I don't know Shoot first, ask questions later, right?

Haha yeah, I know. It's about time I clean out the entire actual filter body, like the filter media too. I'm seeing decreased flow.

The iguanas were awesome, I guess that's kinda what Saint Thomas is known for. Iguanas and being just like India, but without... Indian people . Seriously, the way people drive, the environment, the smells, the entire atmosphere if the place is like India. Lol.
i hear ya.
cant be worse than crypts though. i did one scape in my old 20 long with heavy crypt use, and when i was rescaping i went to pull the crypts. i grabbed one of the motherplants, and lifted. out came 75% of my substrate and everything in it. fish were not happy.
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Hahaha, if you look at my Ebi's journal, the Crypt lucens in the center -- I uprooted a stray stem of HM the other day on the opposite side of the tank and some of the crypt's roots came out with it, lol. The roots spread all the way around the tank!

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Your tank looks really nice, did you start with AS only or do you use all the ADA substrate additives?
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Hahaha, if you look at my Ebi's journal, the Crypt lucens in the center -- I uprooted a stray stem of HM the other day on the opposite side of the tank and some of the crypt's roots came out with it, lol. The roots spread all the way around the tank!
swords and vals are crazy too!
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