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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Oliver Knott video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Jbzq5wS3g

Sorry, it's in German. If you close your eyes and have a few drinks, it sounds a little like English.


and something you don't need to know German for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfGyFZ6ljhI

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The D. Diandra that he plants in the second link you posted doesn't look anything like the Diandra I've seen. Anyone else concur?
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concur.

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Cool stuff. Makes me wish I'da finished German in highschool, I can understand every tenth word in addition to the plants, lol.

Some of Oliver's low tech tanks were my motivation to seriously cut lighting and cancel injection but still try to create something artistic out of it. Very unlike what some other popular low tech folks do.
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apparently he has his own brand of substrate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfGyF...eature=related
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The D. Diandra that he plants in the second link you posted doesn't look anything like the Diandra I've seen. Anyone else concur?
maybe what you see there is emersed growth?

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apparently he has his own brand of substrate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfGyF...eature=related


maybe what you see there is emersed growth?
1. Yes, I'm guessing a bag with his name on it is probably his brand

2. After two months, still emersed growth? Did you watch the video?
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well, either way. Nice to see how the pros do it. And seems like he's the next Amano. Although having a mug shot on a bag of dirt is kinda cheesy.

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Oh, c'mon, a paintbrush to smooth out the substrate?? I can see Oliver and Takashi dueling it out, paintbrush vs 40 dollar sand flattener. What's so hard about using your hand?
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Sorry, it's in German. If you close your eyes and have a few drinks, it sounds a little like English.
LoL! If you watch the people as they speak, it looks like an old japanese movie with their lips still moving after they are done talking!

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Oh, c'mon, a paintbrush to smooth out the substrate... What's so hard about using your hand?
But then it leaves all those wavy finger marks! lol
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Heh, it surprises me how fixated people can get over smoothing the sub, when their goal is usually covering it completely with plants. It all creeps itself smooth over time, anyway.
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I cannot make up my mind about Oliver Knott.

On the one hand, some of his tanks are stunningly beautiful. Like this one...



However, some just look tacky.



I'm all for taking risks in this hobby and making artistic statements, but this tank is too much, you know?
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your last image is broken but I know what you mean.

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Perhaps he linked the "soccer field" that he did? That was certainly tacky

I think the guys' got talent, but yeah, I'd have to stop short of putting my face on glorified dirt.
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