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Wow, that's my kind of room, the big tank looked nice but lonely all by itself but with all the others what a great room to play in! Nice job!!!
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Hahahhahaha, dang it Knugss. You got me on that one. I thought you were insaneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee my friend....Hahahahha
Lol, maybe a lil but nothing official
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Thank you. Your wish will come true. It's more enjoyable indeed. As far as the 140 scape.....eeeehhhhhhhhh....It was alright. It was my first scape as I was learning aquascaping with 10g (LOL), and I went ahead and did it. I know the new scape will be much better.



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Yeah, I know you missed my 50. I thought you just hated it.
Naw. I just wasn't around for a bit. With the new baby and all. Then I got the salty bug, and work is crazy. Everything is settling down a bit now though. So I should be able to pay better attention now.

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Wow, that's my kind of room, the big tank looked nice but lonely all by itself but with all the others what a great room to play in! Nice job!!!
Thanks 150. I am super excited But I won't play around these tanks though. I usually fall asleep.

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PHewwwwsssssssss, at least it's not official.

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Naw. I just wasn't around for a bit. With the new baby and all. Then I got the salty bug, and work is crazy. Everything is settling down a bit now though. So I should be able to pay better attention now.
Yay...Thanks Cable. ............How's the baby btw?.

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Thanks 150. I am super excited But I won't play around these tanks though. I usually fall asleep.



PHewwwwsssssssss, at least it's not official.



Yay...Thanks Cable. ............How's the baby btw?.
No prob man. I should go read that thread on of these days. The baby is gettin big fast. She is gonna be 4 months old on the 14th and it feels like it flew by.

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Hello everyone,

Let's get to more updates. Here comes more pictures and comments:


Did you see the 140g scape? yeah, it's been cleaned out. It wasn't too bad. Good thing is also, no smells at all. That's a great sign as O2 goes pretty deep. Remember it was pretty high hills.





Just like that, booooommmmmmm


These are the components involved. Rocks, which are about close to 300lbs. Manzanita tree, man oh man, I love this tree. mmmmm mmmm mmmmm




Then here comes the fun part. Designing the hardscape. This step also has been well thought before I bought everything I needed. This is not a magic thing and it's just there. The idea was to have natural look, high on the left, and flowing to the lower part at the bottom. Natural baby So yeah, a lot of cutting, turning, adjusting at this stage.








This is where your vision, artistic skills, and imagination come together. So after a few hours, I decided with the bigger branches. More solid and perfect as far as composition wise. Once I simulate the scape that I like outside the tank, here comes another challenge: Putting them all in there. This is obviously a not very easy task. Did I mention about 300 lbs of rocks? One of the big one was about 100lbs. I am a big fan of Styrofoam as the base. Another challenge was Manzanita woods, if I didn't calculate right, I would be screwed. Even with the exact measurement, I had problem putting it it. You know why????? because of that dang divider in the middle. It was pain to maneuver that wood. So now its a more fun thing, which is scaping inside the tank. PHewwwwssssssssss...............

By the way, please excuse my HOT body in the reflection hahahah

















Ok, now more hot body for you, ooopsss ...I meant hardscaping.
Now, time for the substrate. Very close guys....very close.












Finally Ladies and Gentlemen..........After a couple of days,



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No prob man. I should go read that thread on of these days. The baby is gettin big fast. She is gonna be 4 months old on the 14th and it feels like it flew by.
Yeah, it's sad story, but I have moved on. Wow, already 4 months????

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Room looks excellent.

Is that floor on a slab, or is there a basement under it? That is a lot of weight load on one room.
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Room looks excellent.

Is that floor on a slab, or is there a basement under it? That is a lot of weight load on one room.
Thank you. This is a 3 stories apartment. .............just kidding. LOL

Nope, there is no basement. It's solid concrete.

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Yeah, it's sad story, but I have moved on. Wow, already 4 months????
Yep. Feels like she was just born yesterday.

That is a good lookin scape man. You have some talent sir.

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Yep. Feels like she was just born yesterday.

That is a good lookin scape man. You have some talent sir.
Thank you for the kind words Cable. More updates tonight. Look out

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This looks gorgeous so far. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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This looks gorgeous so far. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Thank you, I appreciate the comment. Yes, I'll be posting more pictures soon

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Hello everyone,

More update:


Planted those plants.




Time for the water:




Unfortunately the miracle gro was leaking somewhere and sand looked ugly




Finally it's done. But guess what? I made a HUGE mistake. That's why we learn everyday. I didn't wash the sand. Look at the cloudyness Uggghhhhhhhh. Guess what??? I had to redo the sand and drain the water. I took out the sand and do it again. painfulllllllllllllll




Ok, so here we go guys:

Specs:
W: 183 x D: 46 x H: 64 (cm)
Plants: Anubias Barteri (broad leaf), Anubias Congensis,
Anubias Nana (petite),Anubias barteri var. 'coffeefolia',
Crypt Wendtii
Fish:Rummy Noses, corydoras Panda, corydoras Albino,
corydoras, Leopard, siamensis algae eaters, siamensis
Flying Fox, Albino Pleco bristlenose
Substrate: ADA AquaSoil, Miracle Grow capped with
EcoComplete
Light: Worklight T8 x2 (48 inches)




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That wood is amazing! Nice work!
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