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post #106 of 144 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 04:02 PM
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Looking great kai, its been a while since i checked these forums, your tank turned out really nice!
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post #107 of 144 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:33 AM
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aspiring scape man...
I gotta ask how you got a 12g long in Hawaii?!
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post #108 of 144 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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I gotta ask how you got a 12g long in Hawaii?!
Thanks! A couple stores have it on Oahu. I'm not sure how to get it on Kauai. Check out another 12g long from Hawaii.
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post #109 of 144 (permalink) Old 03-06-2013, 06:36 PM
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Thanks! A couple stores have it on Oahu. I'm not sure how to get it on Kauai. Check out another 12g long from Hawaii.
CryptKeeper54's Mr. Aqua 12 gallon long
Ever since I saw them in some shallow reef tanks I wanted one... Don't think I'll ever find a reasonable way to get one here... But anyway, really cool to see people from Hawaii, like you, coming up with these planted tanks. Execution is nice man.

I actually took some idea's from that guy's thread, never bothered to look where he was from... lol.
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post #110 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, time for a the monthly update... err maybe quarterly update.

From January till now, I added 10 neons then took them out. Had some shrimp but took them out. What was left in the tank was planaria and scuds. So I added a betta, darter tetra and a pea puffer to get rid of them. The fish have been getting along well for the last month until I found the darter dried up next to the tank last week.

As for the scape I've been adding stones and doing a lot of trimming. I'm planning to enter this tank into our local expo in October. I'm still undecided to either keep this scape or start all over because I'm again not 100% happy... What to do?

Oh well, here's a FTS for now.

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post #111 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 05:52 AM
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post #112 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 02:02 PM
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keep the scape. It looks amazing.
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post #113 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 06:30 PM
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Another vote for keep it. It looks great, very cool sense of scale and depth.
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post #114 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 06:34 PM
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post #115 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 06:47 PM
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Which light fixture did you decide to go with?

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post #116 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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I also agree, that scape looks very nice.
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post #117 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 07:45 AM
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You have a lot of time till the show. Although a beautiful scape, I vote ditch it and start from scratch, but of course this is dependent on money and how much time you can devote. IMHO, you'll never be 100% happy with this scape but my guess would be that you can be a lot closer to that 100% happy state with your next scape after incorporating your developed knowledge and experience with this tank into your next work of art.

I know my tank is very far from being a show tank but I can honestly say my happiness level is and has been in the 95-100% range. Fluctuation of my happiness is based on stupid algae and other minor stuff....lol. Props to people that actually win awards for their scapes, the planted tank scaping scene have some brilliant artists......truly amazing what they achieve.

Anyways, just rambling a few thoughts. Goodluck with whatever you decide.

Btw, what don't you like about your current scape anyways?

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I also agree, that scape looks very nice.
Thanks everyone. I'll keep it with some changes.
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post #119 of 144 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still deciding... Now it's between the buildmyled light and the finnex. Right now I have 2 20w CFL over this tank because the coralife fixture shorted out.
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You have a lot of time till the show. Although a beautiful scape, I vote ditch it and start from scratch, but of course this is dependent on money and how much time you can devote. IMHO, you'll never be 100% happy with this scape but my guess would be that you can be a lot closer to that 100% happy state with your next scape after incorporating your developed knowledge and experience with this tank into your next work of art.

I know my tank is very far from being a show tank but I can honestly say my happiness level is and has been in the 95-100% range. Fluctuation of my happiness is based on stupid algae and other minor stuff....lol. Props to people that actually win awards for their scapes, the planted tank scaping scene have some brilliant artists......truly amazing what they achieve.

Anyways, just rambling a few thoughts. Goodluck with whatever you decide.

Btw, what don't you like about your current scape anyways?
Thanks man.

You don't know how many times I was tempted to buy another one and start all over. But I kept hear this voice in the back of my head saying not to. (I think it was my wife's voice)

I've been lucky with algae in this tank since it's been stable for awhile and yours will get there too.

What I don't like about this is balance from both sides, details of the rocks, and the current plant/moss growth on the rocks arrangement. I've may some changes again and think I'm getting closer.

Mahalo again for the feedback.
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