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post #106 of 132 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 12:41 AM
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for what its worth i love the different gc in the front. the gc in the front right was an awesome green. that gigantic fern on the left however must go its drowning out that awesome plant in back left plus wheres the wood on the left. you had a not over powering hardscape which was great but its gone due to plants.

everyone has taught me so much thats why i am studing plant growth habits before i plunge into a scape like yours u had it all. work with it
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post #107 of 132 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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ty for the feedback, yes that large fern has to go, will be broken up and sold at our next fish club auction this month.

My Plan is to keep the hc in the very front, then a layer of ET and Starogyne. Will fill in the spots left behind under the fern with Starogyne as well. The right side is now dedicated to red plants with a NLJF growing inside them, I like the look of those two colors together. The left side will be rescaped in the back, haven't decided yet whether to go with more red there, or just bring the Ludwigia inclinata, Mayacs and Rotala from the middle across. I have been slowly attaching fissidens to the trees to replace the moss that was there.
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post #108 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 02:57 AM
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$&%#@$#%#!!!!!!!!! holy cow man! this tank is AMAZING!! one of the best iv seen in a long time! when you do a big trim on the hc, can you sell me the trimmings? ahh i cant get over how good this tank looks... truly truly an amazing job! wish i can afford a setup like that, sucks being 15 and not having a job.. lol
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post #109 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 04:08 AM
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Impressive tank Dutch, I really like it a whole ton.

Any updates? Its been a while lol

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
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post #110 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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So I started a new project last month. I basically got tired of the blinding light that was spilling out into the living room so...
I built a canopy. My goal was to keep this very light (in weight) but sturdy. I used 1 x 2's for the framing and skinned it with 1/4 inch sanded plywood.











I will be using these for my ventilation:
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post #111 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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And the finished product:




Really cuts out the light in the room, can actually sit in there now without sun glasses
Just pop the front up on the hinge, and plenty of room to work.
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Flora update for April.
Getting ready to do another rescape, more to come...



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post #113 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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And last but not least, I added an LSM module to my apex system, makes a nice night light in the room

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post #114 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 02:08 PM
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You sir, are talented. The tank looks phenominal and what skills building that canopy! Very nice job indeed, definitely gonna keep an eye on this one. Keep up the great work!
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Treants - 155 Dirt build (56K) It's Flooded!

I might have missed it on here somewhere, by you said you were going to be using a needle wheel in your sump? Has that been successful and what equipment did you use for it?
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post #116 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 01:10 AM
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substrate

Tell us more about the substrate you used for this build.

"Substrate:
Soil\Clay with dolomite and potash underneath. Cap will be using Black Diamond blasting compound."

What type of soil? How did you prepare it?

Beautiful tank btw.
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post #117 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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I might have missed it on here somewhere, by you said you were going to be using a needle wheel in your sump? Has that been successful and what equipment did you use for it?
I used a mag 18 fractioning pump initially, but ended up going with a custom build cerges reactor. Still using the pump though not dumping co2 directly into it.
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Tell us more about the substrate you used for this build.

"Substrate:
Soil\Clay with dolomite and potash underneath. Cap will be using Black Diamond blasting compound."

What type of soil? How did you prepare it?

Beautiful tank btw.
Thanks!
The substrate is just pulverized top soil that I mixed with red pottery clay mixed into a mud paste . Since it was done using a dry start method for the first 10 weeks, I did not need to mineralize it. It cycled during that time. On top of the mud I placed some nylon mesh to help hold it in place and then capped it all with about 2 inches of back diamond blasting compound.

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post #119 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 03:25 AM
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I used a mag 18 fractioning pump initially, but ended up going with a custom build cerges reactor. Still using the pump though not dumping co2 directly into it.
Would you mind showing a picture of how you set it up?
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