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Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
few subtle changes here and there because i had...

few subtle changes here and there because i had to pull the tank apart to move it to a new shelving unit. more or less the same but with sand now.

http://i.imgur.com/hREdOks.png
Forum: Aquascaping 03-23-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By amphirion
Looks good. Do keep in mind that UG will...

Looks good. Do keep in mind that UG will eventually swallow the smaller rock. You might want to get a slightly larger rock.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-21-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By amphirion
all those scapes are aesthetically...

all those scapes are aesthetically pleasing--though it is hard to judge what is best especially when the gaps arent filled up. if you made me chose, i like the first and the last, but i think the...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By amphirion
With the driftwood, since you are doing one main...

With the driftwood, since you are doing one main tank, it would be better to group the driftwood together to make it appear as if you had one large piece of wood. This will help establish a focal...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-21-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By amphirion
Rocks too spread out-- no real focal points. Can...

Rocks too spread out-- no real focal points. Can put rocks on top of each other to make it look like a bigger rock. Also try to find small accent stones to put near the base of your rocks---rocks, no...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By amphirion
My advice here--- don't mix and match, group like...

My advice here--- don't mix and match, group like things with like things. Spikes next to fuzzy will not do well generally, especially when they are different colors like red vs green. My best advice...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
...but programmers get paid bank-- at least...

...but programmers get paid bank-- at least around here they do. artists and photographers everyone thinks it's a hobby or a side craft, not a profession. that justifies ridiculous things such as...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-20-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By amphirion
looks good so far--- too soon to tell. looking...

looks good so far--- too soon to tell. looking forward to when everything grows out.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-20-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By amphirion
First question would be--- how much money are you...

First question would be--- how much money are you looking to put into the tank? A tank's appearance can change drastically depending on what you can purchase.
I'm also working on a 20L but throwing...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By amphirion
Go big or go home indeed! Very nice layout! Like...

Go big or go home indeed! Very nice layout! Like your use of all your plants growing off of the driftwood.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
I could always fade the watermark--- my only fear...

I could always fade the watermark--- my only fear is that a less obtrusive watermark leads to easier photoshop removal. I think it will be easier just to submit lower res photos instead.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
I am flattered. I'm leaning towards that way, but...

I am flattered. I'm leaning towards that way, but still like growing things. It won't be over planted for sure though.





I wish I had more wood. Manzanita pieces like that are hard to come...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
Unfortunately I've had a couple of experiences of...

Unfortunately I've had a couple of experiences of having my work taken without permission. Sorry for being preemptive. I'll think about replacing the photo, though I don't know if I can edit my...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
well, lucky for me, nothing's set in stone (pun...

well, lucky for me, nothing's set in stone (pun intended) will try to move it closer to the focal point and see what happens



hahaha. cant please everybody. distracting watermark on large...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By amphirion
the 20 gallon long project--trying to push the limit

this tank was inspired by some wicked looking rock formations i saw on my way to yosemite (HWY120). wanted to try making some caves, dramatic rock formations and overhangs. had some rocks lying in a...
Forum: Photography 08-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By amphirion
Hahahah. nice! what helps is having a constant...

Hahahah. nice! what helps is having a constant drip system if you can set one up. have the heater in the main reservoir, and have pumps push water in and out of each jar.



im actually getting...
Forum: Photography 08-30-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By amphirion
It definitely makes them more interesting for...

It definitely makes them more interesting for sure! Though it's not that the yellow has disappeared, but more that the black and white layers are covering up the yellow.
Love your work too Sumer!...
Forum: Photography 08-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By amphirion
hahaha. thanks i guess. unfortunately i didnt...

hahaha. thanks i guess.
unfortunately i didnt take any side profile shots but yes, they did come from aquabid. fortunately also from different breeders so i have more genetic material to work with....
Forum: Photography 08-29-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By amphirion
a few shots of a recent betta spawning event

hi all, just wanted to share a few pics from the other day.
thanks for taking a look!

http://i.imgur.com/2IATlEm.png
http://i.imgur.com/9qIiKdD.png
http://i.imgur.com/3e0tDUb.png...
Forum: Fish 12-28-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,577
Posted By amphirion
i also vote for enlarged. you might want to use a...

i also vote for enlarged. you might want to use a brighter light source as well.
Forum: Substrate 12-26-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By amphirion
What would you soak it in? just water? water...

What would you soak it in? just water? water wouldnt change akadama's binding properties unless there was something in the water that akadama would soak up... urea might be a cheap way of doing...
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By amphirion
You'd think binding would be beneficial, but...

You'd think binding would be beneficial, but until the Akadama has reached full saturation it is not. Utilizing osmosis, the Akadama will act as a sink, removing all nutrients (at least phosphates...
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By amphirion
Perhaps the correlation between phosphates and...

Perhaps the correlation between phosphates and algae aren't as clear cut as thought out to be. I've always understood it as due to low phosphate levels... Regardless, with it being a high phosphate...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-25-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By amphirion
You're a punny guy. You get a pho cauldron, and...

You're a punny guy. You get a pho cauldron, and you get a pho cauldron. Everybody gets a pho cauldron!
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By amphirion
in my experience, maybe it has to do with the...

in my experience, maybe it has to do with the grade that i had, but it was an excellent phosphate binder, which ran me into all sorts of problems, first with green dust algae, then phosphate...
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