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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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55 gallon Non-CO2 aquarium.

Well, here is my non-CO2 aquarium. Sorry about the poor photos...
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 09:33 PM
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nice low light planted tank, i love the jungle-ish look, very natural

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Thanks Dan


Here is one more photo. I dont know why they are coming out blue.
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Oh go ahead and confess--you're running actinic lights.

The tank looks great.

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Thanks Cheryl

I'm not using actinic lights. The first pic shows the true color(kinda).
I'm running two 23ook and two 5000k bulbs.

I blame the coloring on the POS camera


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It is very rare that a 55 gal can be scaped nicely, but you certainly accomplished this! Great looking jungle!

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Thanks Jen

I gave up on scaping the aquarium front to back. ( 12" grrrr)
So I tried scaping it vertically.
Next plan for this tank is to add one more level to the top.


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I dont know why they are coming out blue.
This is because crappy digital cameras set white balance based on the white around and assume it to be white, and do a poor job of it. Better cameras you can set either a K value or a scene to tell what the camera to render as white

Anyways nice tank!!
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Thank you skiboarder for the info. Do you think if more light is used when taking the photos it would inprove the pics.?


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Got a new camera to take beter photos of the tank.
Here is a photo of a male Emperor Tetra. Did a little scapping, and pulled some more rocks out of my 20g.
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i have a 55g and hate the depth! (but i got it for free so that outweighs it lol) how did you scape it 'up' did you terrace it with rocks? thats what i can tell, you think you could try and show some full tank, and side tank shots? i have resorted to letting my moss obsession run wild in my tank and have lots of moss walls in the works lol...

your tank looks great!

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Hey FN
The hardscape is made up of 3 lg driftwood pieces that are around 1/2 as tall as the tank (one is a little more than 1/2)
due to the kind of wood that was used, this made a few caves around the base.
Tucked the rocks in and around the caves. I did not put moss or any plant on them as something will float along and cover them soon.
Here is a full tank shot after trimming the right side. The star is to hide a bad sticker.


I'll post a better pic tonight. There are 2 bookshelves next to the sides so I can't take photos from that view.


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You've done a nice job giving depth to a 55. I really like that big sweep of anubias through the middle.

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