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post #46 of 63 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 03:13 PM
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I am too loving the big rocks, honestly, that is the first time I've seen such big rocks used in a tank. Very cool!
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post #47 of 63 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 05:31 PM
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Liking the lava rocks, nice.
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post #48 of 63 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 05:36 PM
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Looking good!

The tank looks nice as well.



Anyways, it does look good. I'm anxious to see how the plants turn out.
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Interested to see where this goes... Keep us updated!
I will! Small update right coming after replying to everyone.

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This looks awesome I love bold choices. Keep the planting simple for contrast. With a big statement piece like those rocks, you don't want to muddle it with too many different plants- iit will only make the space feel cluttered. You can totally do that tank with those rocks just my $.02.
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I am too loving the big rocks, honestly, that is the first time I've seen such big rocks used in a tank. Very cool!
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Anyways, it does look good. I'm anxious to see how the plants turn out.
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I am too. On the hunt for the plants I need now. Hopefully I'll get them soon.

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post #51 of 63 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Got the rest of my hardware in FINALLY!

Candy with my bulkhead!



Two 99 cent barbs shipped in a giant box. Charged 10 bucks for shipping. Wonder why they can't just send it to me in an envelope. Le sigh.



Bulbs came in finally!

Let there be light!

If you look behind the bulkheads, my plumbing is all ready. Not pictured is a 200w in-line heater. Bulkheads are an eye sore, but not too bad. At least nothing crazy is going on the side of the tank.

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Looks good, even the huge rocks work for this. I wouldnt worry about the bulkheads they are barley noticable.
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That looks superb as is! Can't wait to see it with plants.

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superb set up.
if you went with a black background in the future it would make the bulkheads vanish.
i love the large rocks, simple but effective.
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The sloping really makes it work! Funny, though: my wife said the rocks look like Jabba the Hut. You can see his face right at the top of the highest one, haha...This is why I love her - she caught it before I did!

Anyway, that looks excellent. See the shaded areas at the base of the rocks? You might have trouble getting certain plants to grow there (I've had some experience there). Maybe something like lilaeopsis brasiliensis or or l. Mauritania in those areas - grasslike but they don't need high light and fare better when shaded. That will give you a similar feel without the trouble, though they do grow slowly. I saw Amano do this in one of the video workshops on YouTube for the same reasons.
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wow. those rocks are such a bold move. definitely looking forward to how this turns out. what are your plans with fauna?

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Great Going.
Hope your slope doesnt flatten. Will you be using Dry start or flooding it on the first day ? Front left area is looking darker, think something about it. Waiting to see it planted.
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The bulkheads used for the outflow and intake?

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