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Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By mot
Yea moving it will be tough, depending how long...

Yea moving it will be tough, depending how long it will take you certainly could at least put the tree in a plastic bag and keep it moist in there for a few days before it starts breaking down. If...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
The back light is from 2 12" finnex LEDs that are...

The back light is from 2 12" finnex LEDs that are on my emersed grow out tanks below. I just flip them over and raise them up a bit to get the effect you see.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-12-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mot
The cory chasing the crs around made me laugh.

The cory chasing the crs around made me laugh.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,947
Posted By mot
Really nice feel to this tank. The fish are...

Really nice feel to this tank. The fish are showcased really well in your last set of photos. I like it alot.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
I fixed the link. It is 2 x Marineland Aquatic...

I fixed the link. It is 2 x Marineland Aquatic LEDs on the outside and 1 x ecoxotic e90 in the middle. I rebuilt the frame so that the tank gets a nice even coverage now.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-12-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
Here is the new light rig. ...

Here is the new light rig.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/15212182275_d5410d5931_o.jpg

And here is the new rock layout and a much better photo.
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Forum: Aquascaping 09-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By mot
The aquascape by Feng was actually constructed...

The aquascape by Feng was actually constructed with quite large branches. http://walkingfarm.blog.163.com/blog/static/1000554082012101574059461

The vision that went into creating this tank is...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
That would be cool. If i do receive something...

That would be cool. If i do receive something ill let you all know but i wont hold my breath.

I dont think this scape will be ready for the AGA as it needs a good month of grow out if not more...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
Purchased an additional light for the tank. I...

Purchased an additional light for the tank. I have two Marineland aquatic plant LEDs currently that provide almost 100 par at 18" but the spread is bad. The front and in particular the back of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
I have no idea about awards or invites. My main...

I have no idea about awards or invites. My main motivation for reaching the top 100 was so I could see the judges scoring. So close this year...the top 100 must be outstanding. Such a long wait to...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-09-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By mot
That is an awesome find. I would use them as...

That is an awesome find. I would use them as detail at the very end to finish off the scape.
Forum: Aquascaping 09-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By mot
Wild aquarium

Came across this unique aquascaping video and thought it worth a share.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X22kKZ98oCY
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By mot
Do not rinse it. Moisten it with a spray bottle...

Do not rinse it.
Moisten it with a spray bottle before flooding which is normally done anyway during planting
Add water very slowly and use something like mayan states to make sure the soil is not...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 71,383
Posted By mot
For the last three months ive been spraying a...

For the last three months ive been spraying a mist of hydrogen peroxide on the surface film. Its been working great to break down the film. I use one of those small hand sprayer pump bottles at the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 71,383
Posted By mot
Thanks. Im surprised how long those rods are as...

Thanks. Im surprised how long those rods are as my marineland LED ones are much shorter. Im really looking forward to this light as the LEDs i have now have good PAR readings but poor...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By mot
Some tips: Find your hardscape materials...

Some tips:

Find your hardscape materials and get 2 to 3 times more than you will need if possible. I like to let the materials inspire me mostly.

Next I plan out the basic shape I want. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 71,383
Posted By mot
Everything about this tank is inspiring. I just...

Everything about this tank is inspiring. I just purchased an Ecoxotic E90 and was wondering about the mounting legs. Question is can they be flipped so they are upside down?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/15156510392_aa...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/15156510392_aae785a691_o.jpg
This photo was taken with my diy flash setup. I did a pretty bad job of it as the back stems are very dark. The background looks...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By mot
http://www.woodbin.com/calcs/sagulator.htm ...

http://www.woodbin.com/calcs/sagulator.htm

Maybe the sagulator would help?
Forum: Plants 08-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By mot
How about just doing a paludarium? You probably...

How about just doing a paludarium? You probably could get that exact look.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By mot
Now that is just evil....I like it!

Now that is just evil....I like it!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,335
Posted By mot
I really liked the original concept on this with...

I really liked the original concept on this with the wood embedded into the rock. Have you considered removing the moss? I think removing like 90% of the moss off both the rock and wood would...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By mot
Those rocks are just awesome. Its looking great,...

Those rocks are just awesome. Its looking great, and I agree needs a bit more texture.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
Thanks everyone. I was hoping for top 100 but I...

Thanks everyone. I was hoping for top 100 but I think the grading changes they implemented after the contest ended hurt my placement a bit. I like the changes in scoring. What I dont like is them...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,264
Posted By mot
Thanks. I reworked the rock and moved plants...

Thanks. I reworked the rock and moved plants around some more as I felt it wasn't balanced any longer. The focal point of the scape was weak as well so worked on getting a much stronger focal. Ill...
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