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02-12-2013 05:03 PM
kamikazi As I said before this tank is no longer setup, but here is a video of what it looked like not long before I took it down.


My new project can be found here
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=198548

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02-11-2013 03:19 AM
kamikazi
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I just subbed to your YouTube channel. Looking forward to a video of the new one.
Thanks Dogfish, the one of the shimmer light is the newest video. I need to do a couple new videos where I talk about changes and updates and my bowls, my office tank, this tank and my 10 gallon I just setup a couple weeks ago to grow out plants to sale later.
02-11-2013 03:15 AM
DogFish I just subbed to your YouTube channel. Looking forward to a video of the new one.
02-11-2013 03:04 AM
kamikazi This tank has been torn down.

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08-28-2012 05:58 PM
kamikazi New video of the tank.
Crypt Utopia
07-09-2012 07:56 PM
kamikazi More...

Ludwigia is gone now, I didn't like how it had come unrooted and was a huge floating mass. Pretty colors though.

There is more terrestrial growth now, I picked up a little bit more stuff on a recent walk, should see it in the video.




07-09-2012 07:54 PM
kamikazi Full setup shot as of May 2012








07-09-2012 07:47 PM
kamikazi Made a youtube video of the tank.
Check it out
04-29-2012 05:42 AM
kamikazi
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Originally Posted by Wingsdlc View Post
1. The plant in your raft with the yellow spots on the leaves will get tall. I have a potted one that is going on 20".

2. The crawling plant is staurogyne porto velho. Really nice plant. One of the easiest foreground plants I have grown.

3. Glad you got the filter up and going. Hope it works well for you.


General thought - It has been a while since I have seen this tank in person, but I think you would be really well off if you did a bunch of low light plants like anubias, cryps and ferns. I know you have some of them in there but I think it would look really sharp if you packed the tank with them and had them growing up on rocks and wood. Just my 2 cents.

Thanks for posting. We will have to get together again soon.
I wasnt sure if the spotted plant would even root, but I noticed today there are roots growing out of where I made the cut. I'm not sure how it will work out, but I'm hoping to keep it low and bushy by trimming it, I may have to move it to a planter as opposed to a raft.

Love the staurogyne porto velho!

Yeh, I would like to get more and various type of anubias and crypts. Not sure how I feel about the java fern. I would like to replace the blyxa with a bunch of crypts and put anubias on the wood and rock wall.
04-28-2012 11:03 PM
2in10 Nice looking setup
04-28-2012 10:02 PM
Wingsdlc 1. The plant in your raft with the yellow spots on the leaves will get tall. I have a potted one that is going on 20".

2. The crawling plant is staurogyne porto velho. Really nice plant. One of the easiest foreground plants I have grown.

3. Glad you got the filter up and going. Hope it works well for you.


General thought - It has been a while since I have seen this tank in person, but I think you would be really well off if you did a bunch of low light plants like anubias, cryps and ferns. I know you have some of them in there but I think it would look really sharp if you packed the tank with them and had them growing up on rocks and wood. Just my 2 cents.

Thanks for posting. We will have to get together again soon.
04-25-2012 04:05 PM
kamikazi More....

foam raft I made from some electronic packaging. I bought suction cups from wally world and tied the foam to the suction cup. I have a couple more I plan to put in this tank, but I need to find plants that wont grow as tall since the tank's top is part of the tank itself.


Terrestrial moss still doing well on the wood


Can't remember what this is but I like how its spreading out and staying low.


crappy full tank shot


I put some lucky bamboo at the back since its Asian themed, lots of new roots, got a feeling once those roots hit the dirt I'll see some massive growth.


Wingsdlc was kind enough to give me a canister filter that needed some work. I replaced the valves and fashion my own spray bar, its not pretty, but its functional.
04-25-2012 03:58 PM
kamikazi
Time for an update 4/25/12

1 of 5 elusive Zebra Loaches


This picture was taken about a month ago, haven't this massive shrimp in a while.




Removed the pothos and spider plant from the tank and planted in hanging basket, need to get a bracket for the wall.


I didnt want to unwrap all the pothos so I left part of it in place and used an old fish bowl to plant it into as opposed to the tank itself.


Should be at least one shrimp in there along with a couple snails
03-01-2012 08:45 PM
Wingsdlc Just take a second cutting and start over rooting the pothos. I am not so sure they will make more branches like aquarium stem plants. Will have to look at mine that is growing in a pot.
02-27-2012 11:03 PM
cableguy69846
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I trimmed some of the roots, I probably should also trim the branch, that would help it make more branches rather than one branch thats like 6 feet long.

The main branch goes up the left side of the lighting structure, all the way across the bar, part way down the right side turns around and goes about 1/3 of the way back across the bar.
Wow. That is one long plant. You should see if you can get more than one stem off it. It would be cool.
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