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Old 10-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #91
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Somehow missed this journal until now, but wow! Truly a gorgeous tank, I love the rooty feel of the wood - bravo!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:24 AM   #92
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November update

Totally overgrown and in need of a good trimming:

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #93
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i love the left side of this tank
the crypt (balansae?) mixed with stem plants (hygrophila?) in between looks awesome
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:24 AM   #94
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wow great read and amazing tank.

You mentioned in previous post about your PH fluctuations. How does a huge drop in PH not affect your fish. I am a complete noob to planted tanks but why does your PH drop so much over a period of hours and what was your solution to this issue.

How much does your ph fluctuate now? I am planning on a large planted tank and adding an asian arowana to the tank. It will not thrive with ph fluctuations so I wanted to know what I need to do to avoid this. still doing lots of research and have no yet come across PH fluctuations in my research.

Again, awesome looking tank and will be checking in for further updates.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:16 AM   #95
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Amazing job.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:10 AM   #96
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Beatiful tank Dutch, great watching a tank of this size come together.

Any chance to get some shots of the under belly of the beast? That is a great custom sump build and would like to see more of it in action if possible.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:35 AM   #97
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All I have to say is this: NAILED IT!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #98
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just read through all of the pages, cool to see a tank of this size come together over time! very nice work beautiful tank.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:16 AM   #99
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This is a really, really cool tank. I am brand new to the hobby and hope to be able to construct a masterpiece like this some day. Nice job.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:53 AM   #100
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I don't know how I missed this one but very beautiful tank and nice sump build.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:30 AM   #101
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Ty for the feedback!

Here is December's update. Just spent 8 hours trimming and pruning today and here are the initial results:



Still have some plants to put back in, but needed a break. That being said, I now have a ton of moss to get rid of.

I am also wondering if the needle leaf java ferns need to go. I am either going to remove them, or move them to the corners. They really shade a lot of area that could be put to better use (like growing plants).

I went ahead and rescaped the right side. Going with the "plug" method to fill that area in with HC. That should give the tank a consistent look and feel for the foreground across the entire tank front.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:02 AM   #102
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I would agree with moving out the java fern. It looks like it's taking up alot space!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:37 AM   #103
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Update for Jan, 2013.
Going to remove that big NLJF in the next few weeks.
ET is filling in nicely on the right
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #104
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this thread is awesome, great work.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #105
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Very awesome job!
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