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Old 12-15-2012, 03:20 PM   #76
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Pure awesomeness. And beautiful photos too! Love your tanks! =))
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #77
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Wow, the rescape looks great!
Are you going to do a carpet plant for all that sand? I have a hard time leaving areas open like that..i just see it is more space to plant more plants!
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:36 AM   #78
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i really like the rescape!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #79
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Pure awesomeness. And beautiful photos too! Love your tanks! =))
thanks a lot! i do photography as a side thing so ive gotten prety good with photo stuff haha!

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Wow, the rescape looks great!
Are you going to do a carpet plant for all that sand? I have a hard time leaving areas open like that..i just see it is more space to plant more plants!
thanks! i realy want something to fill in that sand area. not sure yet if i want to cover all of it but im trying to decide on the right cover for it, i might use a couple diff types to get some textures in there. but im think DHG belem with a mixture of the hydrocotle sib. mixed in. i realy like that combo of textures together. or i might try somthing new but im guna take my time with that part and work on my trimming skills for the stem plants in the back haha

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i really like the rescape!!
thanks! its been a design that ive been thinking about doing for a number of years now but never realy had the materials to pull it off. and i think the sand was the missing link to this scape.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:10 AM   #80
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Awesome tank, 10g looks great. u got lot done in 4 to 5 weeks.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:25 AM   #81
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yea there has been a lot done in the past few weeks, didn't realize the time span its been already honestly haha. but thanks!
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:39 AM   #82
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Wow your tanks and photography are excellent! I love your little fishies I especially love your 10 gallon! I love the color!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:05 AM   #83
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thanks! im trying to boost the color in the 10g as much as i can. trying to get the purples you can get with limnophilia aromatica and darker oranges in the ludwigia
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:43 AM   #84
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Today i made a light stand with wire conduit piping and some chain worked out prety good. now the light reaches all the way to edges and does not get cut off from the clamps i was using to hold the light up before. in addition this looks so much better then rusty clamps.


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in addition i added a field of hydrocotle to the open area, it def needed somthing to fill in that open space i think it still need a grassy plant in the back or hear and there for a natural look. ive been researching pictures of different foregrounds to see what looks best for my scape. i might try experimenting with some mosses in the future. the dark green is really contrasty again most of the other foreground plant species that are around.


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and then an update on the 10g after doing a huge trim of the hydro and as i said planted it in the 20L the linophilia is getting much bigger now and the ludwigia is coming back strong from the trim. tho im not sure thats the right plant for that cornner. deppening on how the rottalla wallichi grows in the 20L i might do a swap to get some textual differences. but other wise a lost one of the maculatas everyone else is very happy. And added 15 PFR shrimps to add to the cleaning crew and get some more color in there. hopefully they start to reproduce.



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Old 12-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #85
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nice light setup! it looks fantastic!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #86
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Both tanks look excellent. Any tricks to taking such great pics? I always feel like I'm taking a pic of a mirror, I get so much reflection and glare....
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:53 AM   #87
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finished installing my self unit for my 10g and hung the light today! sorry for the crappy cell pic. lighting is so much more even now looks much better.


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Old 12-20-2012, 05:55 AM   #88
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Both tanks look excellent. Any tricks to taking such great pics? I always feel like I'm taking a pic of a mirror, I get so much reflection and glare....

what kidn of camera do you use? if have a flash on that would be a big reason to get a lot of kick back. Also keep the room as dark as possible other then the tank. usually what i do to keep the tank the focus.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:56 PM   #89
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Nice hardscape! Love how the rocks going the same direction
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #90
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Nice job on the shelf!
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