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post #31 of 766 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 02:58 AM
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those are some really nice rocks, i never got a good look at them before. very interesting texture to them
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post #32 of 766 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 02:59 AM
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That mini pellia is sweet

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post #33 of 766 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 10:55 PM
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this tank is looking great! I LOVE the DW! And a Lion King shot would be awesome!
I agree with you on low maintenance tanks that you can just chill with being nice! I've thought about going highish-tech with my 5.5g just to see if I can make it look good....but that needs to wait til i have some more time and $$

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Just a quick shot before we go out to dinner.

Nothing new, but I almost got the Lion King shot...but then he moved. Shrimp are some of the worst actors to work with.

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damn those shrimp! they never sit still for me either!

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post #36 of 766 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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So as to not favor one of my children and not the other, here's a picture of Source looking exactly the same as the last picture.


Maybe the Hairgrass has grown a little, but not enough to throw a party over or anything.
That said, I'm happy with how this tank came out. The low-maintenance aspect alone is wonderful. (I should state that with just two gallons more a Mini-M is much easier than a Mini-S tinkering-wise.)

Right now I've got three things I can do -- four, actually -- shower, go to the gym, start planting Riven, and play Gears of War 2. Right now the first and the last are the most appealing.
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I'm posting this here for me for future reference so as to mark the rate of growth of the Hairgrass. Taken this morning.


There has been some growth, but mostly upwards. The blades on this variety of Hairgrass seem to max out at about an inch and a half. We'll see if they get any taller than that.
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your tank is lookin sweet.

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Thank, youareafever. I appreciate that.

I added the Mini Erio from Riven to the back right. It fits in well, I think.




Gives it more of a meadow look that I was going for.
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looking good, glad to see your keeping up on the tradition of tons of pictures so you can actually watch the growth patterns lol
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It looks nice Is the tank really that blue?

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post #42 of 766 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, cl. Thanks!
Not really that blue. I looks like that only in the pictures. This new type Mini-M actually has a gold tint to it where the older ones had a green tint. (The new ones are supposed to have more clarity, but I notice no difference at all.) The lights are 10,000k, so that might account for some of it, but in person the tank has more of a arctic white to it.
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hold a peice of white paper next to it (so its under the tanks light) and then use that to set the cameras white balance.
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i like how the over all look is blue for some reason i prefer things in the higher kelvin range then say 6500.

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post #45 of 766 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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fish_fasinated asked for this one.
You know what I have to call this...


The Tiger King!

The last thing you guys want to see is another photo of a Cherry Shrimp, so tell you what, I'll put it second to last.




An Orange Shrimp. While it looks yellowish here, it's actually quite vividly orange in person.
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