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08-13-2012 12:46 AM
zzrguy
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Originally Posted by akpoly View Post

Maybe a little green to cover up the overflow some Fire cherry red shrimp or SS crs to liven up the bottom{and clean thing up}


But it looks awsome anyway.
08-07-2012 02:54 PM
Ozydego I kinda like the bleek look. It really lets the Discus stand out and lets them be the center of attention. Absolutely gorgeous.
07-29-2012 07:27 PM
Obakemono Nice tank! And you get paid to work on it! I think that tank would pop if there was some green in there.
07-29-2012 06:52 PM
rreekers WOW!! beautiful
07-21-2012 04:09 PM
akpoly
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Ah, scapegoat I totally agree. With a tank this large, I can see some great use of Anubias, Trident or regular Needle Leaf Java, plus some Boblitus. Just those alone would do justice to that magnificent driftwood! But as it is, the tanks is still gorgeous and I'm disgustingly jealous, lol. That said, I have to admit that while I'm not much of a sand person, I really like the look of the sand here. So rarely does one see it done well and here is a great example of that, IMHO.
Thanks!

It needed to be done within budget and sand was the only thing around.

The discus are finally swimming around! And they are eating dried foods now as well.



07-04-2012 04:25 PM
styxx
I concur...

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sad that you can't add any plants. however the hardscape looks fantastic and i'd think it's really a blessing in disguise. I'd hate to put so much effort and time into something other people could decide they no longer like, or don't like.

it really is an amazing looking tank though... i'd love to see something simple like anubias attached around the base of the wood for some green
Ah, scapegoat I totally agree. With a tank this large, I can see some great use of Anubias, Trident or regular Needle Leaf Java, plus some Boblitus. Just those alone would do justice to that magnificent driftwood! But as it is, the tanks is still gorgeous and I'm disgustingly jealous, lol. That said, I have to admit that while I'm not much of a sand person, I really like the look of the sand here. So rarely does one see it done well and here is a great example of that, IMHO.
07-04-2012 12:01 PM
scapegoat sad that you can't add any plants. however the hardscape looks fantastic and i'd think it's really a blessing in disguise. I'd hate to put so much effort and time into something other people could decide they no longer like, or don't like.

it really is an amazing looking tank though... i'd love to see something simple like anubias attached around the base of the wood for some green
07-04-2012 05:06 AM
robbowal If you want some colour flashes at the substrate try some orange/green lazer corries as i fear as the plants take hold of the woodwork the base will be quite shaded in this deep tank.
07-04-2012 04:30 AM
akpoly
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Although you never got to plant the tank, I think it looks awesome as-is. Put a big group of cories in there- I bet they'd love all that sand!
Thanks! I was thinking loaches would be pretty cool too. Maybe I can nudge for a few more fish.

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I think if you just keep with it, it will eventually get things clear. That's pretty quick rate of exhaustion, but at least you have enough to continually recharge and swap out. It's awesome and I have every confidence that given enough time, you'll get a handle on it with the amount of Purigen that you have now.
I certainly hope so! The box says 1L for 1000 gallons... pft.
07-02-2012 08:37 AM
styxx
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Oh i know! I put in 1L of purigen to help battle the tanins and it was spent in 2 weeks. No joke. But it did help keep the yellowing water down to like a jasmine tea color. The water became like an earl gray tea color the day after the purigen was done.

So I put in another 2L and it seems to be holding steady. I did regenerate the original 1L but it didn't go back to being completely white. Some beads never regenerated also.
I think if you just keep with it, it will eventually get things clear. That's pretty quick rate of exhaustion, but at least you have enough to continually recharge and swap out. It's awesome and I have every confidence that given enough time, you'll get a handle on it with the amount of Purigen that you have now.
07-02-2012 03:11 AM
CL Although you never got to plant the tank, I think it looks awesome as-is. Put a big group of cories in there- I bet they'd love all that sand!
07-01-2012 03:24 PM
akpoly
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Akpoly,
If I could make a humble suggestion, add some Purigen to the sump. I promise you won't regret it. Instead of doing such massive water changes (though those are important) I think that using sufficient Purigen to absorb the tannins will clear that water up to truly pristine levels. You'll never regret using it - I promise!
Oh i know! I put in 1L of purigen to help battle the tanins and it was spent in 2 weeks. No joke. But it did help keep the yellowing water down to like a jasmine tea color. The water became like an earl gray tea color the day after the purigen was done.

So I put in another 2L and it seems to be holding steady. I did regenerate the original 1L but it didn't go back to being completely white. Some beads never regenerated also.
07-01-2012 02:16 PM
styxx Akpoly,
If I could make a humble suggestion, add some Purigen to the sump. I promise you won't regret it. Instead of doing such massive water changes (though those are important) I think that using sufficient Purigen to absorb the tannins will clear that water up to truly pristine levels. You'll never regret using it - I promise!
07-01-2012 07:36 AM
jcgd
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Thanks! We're getting a 1-way mirror installed on it. So at the moment, yes, you can see people on the potty.

And they liked the simple look of the tank so everyone just wanted to keep it that way.
Nice. It does look really good!
07-01-2012 07:34 AM
akpoly
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That tank looks fantastic. That wood really worked out well, eh? And that built in looks perfect. Very clean.

You said the view is from the bathroom. Can you see out of the bathroom through the tank? Just curious.

What did you mean when you said nobody is willing to work on the tank after they saw it? How come you can't add the plants? Or did they mean that it looks so beautiful right now they don't think you should add the plants? If that's the case I can certainly see where they are coming from.
Thanks! We're getting a 1-way mirror installed on it. So at the moment, yes, you can see people on the potty.

And they liked the simple look of the tank so everyone just wanted to keep it that way.
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