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Aaaaand download. This will definitely be going in the Books app on my iPad.
Ditto! .. And done.(but for iPhone)
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I feel honored to be a part of that list! thank you Frank...

I must say those are some amazing scapes...
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Great compilation. Also, absolutely love that last photo on the link. Those fish are so awesome!

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
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I couldn't find the person to quote about the fish in a line and training them, but there's the answer:

A couple of hours with a camera in front of the tank, and scaring the bejesus out of them every 3 seconds so they start schooling, while spamming the take photo button = eventually a shot where they are in alignment!
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I couldn't find the person to quote about the fish in a line and training them, but there's the answer:

A couple of hours with a camera in front of the tank, and scaring the bejesus out of them every 3 seconds so they start schooling, while spamming the take photo button = eventually a shot where they are in alignment!
LOL. That was me, Frank. I deleted the message, because I think I misunderstood the post when you were discussing your students and I was asking about a class in addition to the fish. I had a Homer moment, and I'm not talking about the blind poet.
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Frank, I've learned alot of things from this thread (its awesome) especially some aquascaping principles. I thought you'd enjoy seeing the hardscape i put together the other night. thank you so much for this awesome thread and sharing your knowledge!


DSC_0001.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr


DSC_0003.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr


DSC_0002.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr

any critique is welcome!
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Hey Orchid,

Good overall composition, the only thing I would recommend is you need more height on your slope, otherwise the composition is lost when you get plants.
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Hey Orchid,

Good overall composition, the only thing I would recommend is you need more height on your slope, otherwise the composition is lost when you get plants.
i can do that! thanks frank! im planning on switching the substrate out for aquasoil before i do anything, so i will add more height then. just the back will have aquasoil, the front will have sand. it will only have plants around the rocks, like this http://i54.tinypic.com/2pyoqr5.jpg
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Hey Guys!

I've got some good news for anyone looking for some of this info in printed form to read on the go!

After talking with Tropical Fish Hobbyist before the labor day weekend, we've come to bring ACT 1 following the Mini M: San Marcos River Summer into print form in T.F.H.



Act 1 will run from January to April in Tropical Fish Hobbyist

The photo selections will be in a bit higher quality for this run - remastered and edited for print of course.

But what this all means for you is a more focused and concised overview of the entire methodology from day one - unique to T.F.H. e.g., it's not just going to be a copy and paste of the information here or in the eBook located here.

Act II will follow Act 1 in either the June or July issue, covering the by then completed progress of the layout.



Act II will have much more HD photographs available, including image sets that I haven't published on the T.P.T. yet.


Keep in touch with me for more updates so you can stay in the loop on the aquascaping-info-circle:

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cool!!!!!! so it will definitely be in issue jan-april? thats awesome!
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There's finally bona-fide HD camera pics of the updates.

The first of which you can find here along with some good tricks on trimming riccia!
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Tank looks great. Good to know I was trimming my riccia correctly at least. You're 100% correct, though.....netting the riccia trimmings is by far the worst part.
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Frank,

Congratulations on being published in TFH. I think its great that they have decided to do a series of articles on setup, and maintenance of the nature aquarium.

I had been avoiding subscribing to TFH, since I have too many magazines that arrive each month. However, I think I am going to subscribe. Maybe I will check out a digital subscription if one is available.
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