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post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 04:23 AM
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That was an awesome chronology! I really enjoyed seeing how you overcame that lot of trials. Really nice.

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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post #17 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 04:45 AM
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This was an enjoyable read. Thanks for the great pictures
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Another small update, mostly photos. These are about two weeks old; I had meant to post them last week but life had other plans for me.

Most of these are from March 9th. I'll take updated photos a bit later this month.

Here's a big shot of the 54 corner, with my normal camera.


One of my bettas, Karashi, he lives in the 8 gallon tank I posted before.


He's quite a character. I often catch him looking around, and then checking back on me, to make sure I'm not putting any more food in the tank!


Couple of tiger shrimp shots from the 12 gallon nanocube:




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Wow, you have mad skills - in story telling and aquascaping. Thanks for sharing.


p.s. - that really looks like 30 billion Micrso Sword plants!
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Thank you! It probably is closer to 28 billion micro swords, but your estimate was pretty close.

I need to do a photo update soon! I hacked the moss down because it was getting out of control, and took most of the crypts out (hated to do it but they looked weird). I'm currently experiencing a problem where my shrimps are showing neurological distress and then dying. It's rather heartbreaking because I had bred the sakura grade shrimps in this tank to be mostly red fires. Super bummed and I don't know what's doing it as my water parameters are really steady. The fish are doing okay. I'm going to do a water change today just in case some sort of toxin got in the water somehow.
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I loved following the progression of your tank, it's very beautiful! You take fantastic pics, too.
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i hope my newly aquired corner tank turns out even half as good as yours!
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Re: The unending trials of the 54g corner bowfront (warning: photo heavy)

Just totally impressive. What a trip!
I am still trying to figure out how to filter my 36 corner.

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I'm still enjoying your thread. Outstanding tanks
Hope you find a cure for the shrimp.
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I'm still enjoying your thread. Outstanding tanks
Hope you find a cure for the shrimp.
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Beautiful Tanks and great journal!
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I was completely engrossed in the whole story. You really have some amazing skills in aquariums, story telling and photography. Thank you for sharing your journey. All the versions of your tank looked amazing. Very well done!
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Thanks for bearing with me, guys. Life conspired against this tank YET AGAIN, and the tank got a little neglected for about three weeks due to unexpected travel and medical problems here at home. I don't know why, but all of my l. aromatica melted much to my great frustration, as it was my favorite plant. The star grass is looking vile, and everything else is covered in algae despite the tank being kept with lower lighting, a lot of CO2, and normal fert regimen. All I can figure is that I messed things up by neglecting my regular water change. Anyhow, I will work on making it look more like a planted tank again and share the updates with you once it's not so embarrassing.
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The pics look great, and I do like the little betta... Good luck fixing your problems!

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I have that same tank! Yea, it's tough to light it up
What lighting do you have on there, exactly????


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