|02-22-2015 09:37 AM|
That's unfortunate! So no chance of filming it beforehand? I tried to find a decent plantscape DVD that I could leave running on the TV, at least until I have my own replica of that tank built, but all of the ones on the market seem to be hideous examples...
Any chance you might be willing to share why it's being taken down? Was maintenance too much? Was it not looking good and had algae issues or something?
|02-21-2015 12:30 AM|
|02-20-2015 08:23 PM|
Do you ever do videos of tank setups/aquascaping?
Some of my favorite planted tank things are tank setup videos from this British outfit called the Green Machine. I love the long videos they produce of setting up their fancy tanks.
|02-20-2015 04:57 PM|
|plantbrain||Tank is going to be taken down and the new thing will be a terrarium/paludarium. Anyone wanna buy a 1600 Gallon tank?|
|02-20-2015 10:48 AM|
|Mxx||Tom, can you arrange to have a video camera put in front of this tank for two hours and then sell me a DVD of that, please??|
|10-25-2014 01:03 AM|
|doggo||Just read this thread - many thanks Tom for a fascinating and fantastic journey!|
|10-24-2014 06:25 AM|
|10-24-2014 02:27 AM|
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 02:09 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 02:06 AM|
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.
|01-26-2014 10:01 PM|
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 02:37 PM|
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 08:09 PM|
Does he ever send you photos of the tank?
|09-26-2012 04:52 AM|
|09-26-2012 04:08 AM|
|PinkRasbora||Like good lordie. That is crazy!!! Wonder if those discus ever paired off. I bet they are huge by now.|
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