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post #31 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 04:00 PM
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I. WANT. LED. LIGHTS.

That looks amazing.

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post #32 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks cableguy!!! I love it!!
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post #33 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 04:15 AM
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Thanks cableguy!!! I love it!!
So, last night when I was reading your thread, I almost asked why you had to wait for it to get dark to take pics with the lights on. Then I looked at where you are from. Mind you, it was 3:00AM here......

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post #34 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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hahaha

The main reason was 1 was day light and 2 the room it is in it really lit well with natural light as well and when I take a pic of the tank in the day time the reflection is really bad.

My co2 reg is on it's way to me, it should arrive here within the next week or two. I just don't know what size tubing to get some people say 3mm ID and 5mmOD others say 4mmID/6mmOD.
Does anyone have an answer they would like to contribute to my confusion????
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post #35 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Sunset :)

My sunset... well the last half, sorry for the blurry pics



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post #36 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 05:23 AM
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Hi JKS, you may not know it but I'm also your brother. Tomorrow's my birthday, please tell dad I want the same birthday gift he gave you. Hehehe... jk. But I love your aquascape! ...and all those stuff too.
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Hi JKS, you may not know it but I'm also your brother. Tomorrow's my birthday, please tell dad I want the same birthday gift he gave you. Hehehe... jk. But I love your aquascape! ...and all those stuff too.
I knew I had to have another brother out there somewhere hahahahaha
Nice try lol

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Ok, the sunset setting on the LED's is awesome.

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post #39 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey cableguy! That exactly what I think as well!!!!!

I have been thinking about what other plants to add.... Do you guys think it would look funny if I planted alternanthera reineckii 'mini' as I have marked in the below pic in purple? The branch of the gold vine would separate the lileaopsis and the reinekkii.

Here is another view of where I would like to plant it

Or has anyone got another suggestion for that area??
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Well today I got another 7 pots of lileaopsis and have planted it all out. I have also cut off all the baby amazon swords and have put them in little plastic cups so when I have to remove them I don't have to deal with a messy tank.
The LFS said she might take them, she doesn't really know a lot about plants. Hang on rephrase that.... she know's nothing about plants!
I ended up planting the big sword, but I am really not happy with it and want to get rid of it too.
There is a spot behind the lawn that I would like to plant some alternanthera reineckii "mini", I just need to find some.

Here is a quick pic. I will try and get some better ones tonight when I don't have reflections

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Hey JKS the tank is looking great. I mentioned before about where that sword can go.....LOL. Keep up the good work, it's gonna be awesome filled in.

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Hey JKS the tank is looking great. I mentioned before about where that sword can go.....LOL. Keep up the good work, it's gonna be awesome filled in.
Thanks sadchevy

I honestly didn't think I could fit in another 7 pots but I did, hopefully it won't tank to long to fill in.

Trust me if we lived in the same country you could have both!!!! I am really not liking them but I don't know what to put behind the wood. I really really really don't want to do stem plants it's just to much hassle.

I am STILL waiting for my reg for the co2 to turn up!!! I wish it would just hurry up and get here!! But then again I haven't finished building the reactor yet, so it's not really a bad thing
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I forgot to post some more pics the other day when I was playing around with the lights. This time is red is more enhanced, than the blue.



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post #44 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 03:27 AM
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Your dad bought you a Cade tank and built you the led lights........WOW father of the year right there.

You have made a great start to the tank. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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post #45 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Biznitch yes I did get spoilt for my birthday!!!

Tank is definitely not a cade though, it's a "minjiang" I think that's how it's spelt. I couldn't find a tank over 4ft long locally so I had to drive 5-6hours and I ended up coming home with this You never truly realise how bad the roads are until you have a 5ft glass box on the back of a ute!! Most nervous trip EVER!!!! but we made it

Dad is also currently working on a DIY co2 reactor for me My dad is seriously the BEST!!!

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