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post #106 of 144 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 11:34 PM
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Aquascape No. 3 - ADA 90P - Moss Canyon - Update page 5

Yuck. I submit zero of my photos to anybody who says in the rules they own my photo after. That's just WRONG. I take photos professionally for news, and I sometimes sign over copyright when I get paid for stills, almost always for videos. But I'm OK with that, because I make sure I have extra photos.

I just don't like that they COULD claim those photos as theirs.

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post #107 of 144 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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That's a wrap. I shot about 300 photos this morning and I have it down to 6 photos for the IAPLC entry. Just need to pick the one. Its definitely my best work to date and I'm really pleased with the finals.

Time to start thinking about the next scape. What to do next?

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post #109 of 144 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely going to break this scape down shortly as I haven't kept up with trimming in the last few weeks due to being busy with work. Its growing so well that its just about filled the tank solid.



Feeding Time.

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Mot, do you order your plants on line or is there a local source?
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Yes almost everything I have is from online or members here. Unfortunately I haven't found a solid local source for planted tanks in the Atlanta area. There are a couple ok stores. Atlanta market is all aimed at Reef Geeks in my experience. This coming from a converted reef geek.

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Lighting: 4 x 39w T5HO - 2 on for 10 hours, 2 on for 4 hours overlapping in midday - suspended about 9" from surface and 25" from substrate
Bulbs: Geissman (2 x Aquaflora and 2 x 6500k)
Hey. Great tank, I've been following this for some time since eventually I will be converting one of my tanks into something similar.

In terms of your lights, do you run each one at 100% or do you dim them to a certain percentage? My lights are the ATI 4x24 but I run them on different percentages throughout the day.

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My lighting is a catalina 36" 4-39watt t5ho fixture. I have 2 lights on for 10 hours and all 4 on for 4 hours. No dimmer. I just got a par meter from Hoppy and was shocked at how low the par values were. Right under thelights im at 200. The top of the plants was 100. Middle was down to 50. Bottom was between 1 and 30. While these sound normal the part that surprised me was the back of the tank is like 10 at the top and like 0 at the bottom. I looked at the fixture and see that sure enough the reflector sends no light to the back.

So I purchased LEDs. Should get here wednesday. I should have an even distribution of light across the whole width of the tank.

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Thanks for answering. Too bad you tore the scape down.


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post #115 of 144 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 08:07 PM
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you should post the photo from the IAPLC !

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Also won't be any more pics for awhile. I was looking through the rules and thought I saw something about it or maybe its just frowned upon. I believe the submitted contest photos say that copyright goes to ADA.
Its your tank though, so you should be able to post any pics you want! a FTS would be awesome lol


i probably missed this- are the rocks just resting on each other, or are they glued/tied together?

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Hey Mot, I just got a small square of Mini Pellia, and I was thinking of using your yogurt shake dry start method to turn it into a larger amount for a new scape I am preparing for. Good idea? Any tips?
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Hey Maximus, with a small amount I wouldn't bother with the mix. I would give it a rough chop and just press it on.

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you should post the photo from the IAPLC !

EDIT: Just saw this...

Its your tank though, so you should be able to post any pics you want! a FTS would be awesome lol


i probably missed this- are the rocks just resting on each other, or are they glued/tied together?

Thanks I will try to remember to post back here another shot from the same photo shoot that are very similar after the IAPLC results are announced.

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Very nice!
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Hey Maximus, with a small amount I wouldn't bother with the mix. I would give it a rough chop and just press it on.
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