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post #136 of 213 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 11:26 PM
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Mind if I put them here?

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Mind if I put them here?
Go for it

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While i like the plants that you've placed around the WK ball, i feel like it destroys the Wabi-Kusa look. Though, now that i think about it, i guess submerged WK balls typically don't retain the same style as their emersed counterparts. Looks nice though, Kiran!

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post #139 of 213 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 11:58 PM
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Most of these came from a mix of a sunset tequila male, an awesome female, and a half black-blue guppy male.

The females are pretty intensely colored for guppies.

Looks almost just like original female, love this fish
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Favorite blue, I had a few males that looked like this but they're gone now
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Favorite male tail and a nice blue female.
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Favorite male.
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I have like 4 of these but I've seen them elsewhere so not that special but still nice
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Blue female.
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If you're ever interested, I have some culls just for you. You just pay shipping, I think they'd fit this tank quite nicely

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Nice! Interesting colors and patterns. I love the first one. I might take you up on that offer, but I'll have to do it once I get back from my trip over the holidays.

Here is the lone remaining guppy


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The difference in skill in photography is very apparent here...

I like that. The ones with all over color are always really good looking.

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The difference in skill in photography is very apparent here...

I like that. The ones with all over color are always really good looking.
Haha, practice makes perfect!

Thanks! I agree, but I like variation too. The yellow one that I had was yellow on the front with a leopard spot yellow pattern on the tail

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Bumbity bump for update
You'd be better of with a fish more appropriate for the tank size, like endlers, chili, or kobutai?
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such a unique set up, awesome

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post #145 of 213 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I actually took some good shots of this tank earlier today but got sidetracked, so here's the update now. I think you guys will like it!







As you can see, the scape gotten much thicker, especially in the foreground and midground. I can't believe that I was considering tearing this tank down a month ago.

What do you guys think?

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I love this tank, one of my favorites on here for sure. Everything look so bright and healthy! The poor wabi kusa ball is long gone, but it still looks nice as a lush little cube of plants. The red plants right in the center is a nice contrast with the surrounding green ones. I think if it was mixed in it would look a bit messy.
I would personally add some taller plants in the very back just to make the sloping shape of the scape more defined, but if simple is what you are going for then I think you're already got it
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Looks like you add some rotala? And wow is your glosso small. I think it looks so much better when its small, looking almost like elantine hydropiper
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Glad you kept it going because the tank is looking fantastic.

Any shrimp or snails in there at this point?
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wow it looks great. i love all the color. im amazed its like that with no CO2.
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I love this tank, one of my favorites on here for sure. Everything look so bright and healthy! The poor wabi kusa ball is long gone, but it still looks nice as a lush little cube of plants. The red plants right in the center is a nice contrast with the surrounding green ones. I think if it was mixed in it would look a bit messy.
I would personally add some taller plants in the very back just to make the sloping shape of the scape more defined, but if simple is what you are going for then I think you're already got it
Thanks! The ball is still there, it hasn't lost its shape or anything; but if you mean that it's not visible, you're fully correct, yes. I agree, as the blyxa in the back takes hold in the sand, it'll grow tall and thick.

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Looks like you add some rotala? And wow is your glosso small. I think it looks so much better when its small, looking almost like elantine hydropiper
Yes, I did! It is Rotala colorata. The glosso I really haven't done anything to, and keep in mind that this is a non-CO2 tank, so I'm surprised it looks that good.

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Glad you kept it going because the tank is looking fantastic.

Any shrimp or snails in there at this point?
Thanks Jake! I couldn't agree any more, it's my favorite tank at the moment. There are some snails, but shrimp, no. I should really add some. Another possibility would be CPOs.

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wow it looks great. i love all the color. im amazed its like that with no CO2.
Thanks Marko! Me too, it's grown surprisingly dense for such a low-maintenance tank!

What I essentially have been doing is adding all of the trimmings from the rest of my tanks weekly or bi-weekly, filling in the gaps, and just watching it grow!

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