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10-25-2014 02:03 AM
doggo Just read this thread - many thanks Tom for a fascinating and fantastic journey!
10-24-2014 07:25 AM
plantbrain 12x4x4 ft
10-24-2014 03:27 AM
AquaAurora Sorry if this has already been asked and answered (didn't spot) but what are the tanks dimensions?
And holy [censor] that's a lot of plants!!! *grabby hands at the massive blobs-o-anubais*

edit: whoops didn't realize this was a necro-d thread
10-24-2014 03:09 AM
Crystalview my favorite pic is where Tom is in the tank doing set up or changes. Hadn't seen this in a while. Great perspective
10-24-2014 03:06 AM
Whiskey I'm going to raise this thread from the dead!

This is one of my all time favorite tanks, I remember reading that it got something like 10 PAR for 8 hours per day, then a burst of 50 for 3 hours. Did they stick with that lighting setup? Was that enough for the plants on the bottom long term?

And the most important question of all,.. do you have any new (or unshown) pics?

The pics from this thread are part of a slideshow which is the background on my computer and I just drool every time it comes up. When I have the space to do a 180 or larger again I plan to do something low light with CO2 to keep the maintenance at bay.

Whiskey

Whiskey
01-26-2014 11:01 PM
plantbrain Sand is siphoned out and replaced about once a month or so, the top layer anyway.

Those are small Pavifolius swords, not Repens.
01-26-2014 03:37 PM
Mxx This thread still live? The more I've searched through different examples, the more this is the look I wish to next work from for inspiration, and I finally have the room for it finished, so time to start filling that empty reserved corner with a nice tank.

How clean does the white forefront sand stay by the way in a tank like this, anyone? I was thinking of adding a powerhead or two on a timer which are angled towards the front of the tank and which would kick on for say 20 minutes twice a day and hopefully blow any detritus into the back? Would/could this work to keep it looking relatively pristine on a day-to-day basis?

What are the foreground plants peaking over the driftwood by the way, is that Staurogyne repens?
09-26-2012 09:09 PM
Geniusdudekiran
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Owner does most of the work himself and has it down pretty good.

If he needs changes, he'll contact me, but that's been a couple of years now, so things are going good or a New Guinea Headhunter got him(I'm serious). Would not be the 1st close call he's had.
Lol, this guy seems interesting!

Does he ever send you photos of the tank?
09-26-2012 05:52 AM
plantbrain
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Like good lordie. That is crazy!!! Wonder if those discus ever paired off. I bet they are huge by now.
They bred dozens of times as did the angels and other species.
09-26-2012 05:08 AM
PinkRasbora Like good lordie. That is crazy!!! Wonder if those discus ever paired off. I bet they are huge by now.
09-26-2012 04:21 AM
plantbrain Owner does most of the work himself and has it down pretty good.

If he needs changes, he'll contact me, but that's been a couple of years now, so things are going good or a New Guinea Headhunter got him(I'm serious). Would not be the 1st close call he's had.
09-26-2012 12:05 AM
Geniusdudekiran Tom, do you still look after this tank? Incredible work.
03-25-2012 02:41 AM
ikuzo update this Tom
pictures
or video is even better if it's allowed
03-16-2012 06:20 PM
nonconductive
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Take a picture of it, lol! It's killing me to read this thread and not be able to see it.

yea no doubt
03-16-2012 06:19 PM
Daximus
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I'd like to go down and see it myself sometime in the next few months.
Take a picture of it, lol! It's killing me to read this thread and not be able to see it.
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