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Old 01-31-2013, 05:17 PM   #916
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A found cache of photographs from San Marcos River Summer, featured in TFH magazine January through April 2013 issues.


Top angle shot of San Marcos River Summer, Francis Wazeter by Francis Wazeter, on Flickr


Francis Wazeter's San Marcos River Summer by Francis Wazeter, on Flickr
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:14 AM   #917
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Yo Frank, look what happen when you went away....


A meteor hit my tank....
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:50 AM   #918
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I really love the evolution of this tank! I have the same pygmy rasboras and absolutely adore them. Can you tell me what bps you pump your co2 in with these guys? With all the pearling that you have, is that from high co2 dosing? Just wondering as I would like to bump up my co2 but am not sure how high is safe for the maculatas.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #919
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Hey Frank, nice cube garden superior! first I've seen used I think. Awaiting updates!
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A meteor hit my tank....
Did the HC float up? The result is probably from not trimming soon enough - when you do not trim plants like HC or Riccia, eventually the bottom portion rots (due to no access to light), causing the top portion to float up. No worries though, you can get it to come back quick and it's all just a part of the learning process. You've shown significant improvement over the last 6 months! Keep it up my friend!

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I really love the evolution of this tank! I have the same pygmy rasboras and absolutely adore them. Can you tell me what bps you pump your co2 in with these guys? With all the pearling that you have, is that from high co2 dosing? Just wondering as I would like to bump up my co2 but am not sure how high is safe for the maculatas.
Thank you for the compliment Blue! There is another complete series feature in Tropical Fish Hobbyist on this aquarium spanning 4 issues - January 2013 to April 2013. Worth a read if you get a chance, I wrote out an entirely different spin on the whole learning process there.

For BPS, by the time the tank was at this stage in the game, I was running around 4-5 BPS. Absolutely no issues what so ever with any of the living organisms.

With Co2, as with ferts, just slowly raise your input over time as the aquarium evolves. Though, most of the pearling from this aquarium is from Riccia, which is a notorious pearler. Well, the moss pearls a lot too.

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Hey Frank, nice cube garden superior! first I've seen used I think. Awaiting updates!
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Wazeter Cube Garden Superior by Francis Wazeter, on Flickr

As far as I know, it's the only one of it's kind in North America - the tank is a bit ridiculous...one of those that you wish you had never seen, since it makes all other aquariums (including the ADA high clarity line) look cheap. That being said, you'd have to be a serious enthusiast to put the $3,400 (for that you could have a 180-P) into the aquarium. I found myself in possession of it after a long string of events that involved the original purchaser canceling at the last minute, so it ended up with me kind of by default.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #921
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Cube Garden Superior 60P by Francis Wazeter, on Flickr

Angle shot showing the clarity of the glass / seamless edge.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #922
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That is incredible!
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Look at the quality of that glass!!!
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Awesome tank frank, what kind of wood are you using?

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #925
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The 45p is on my wish list! ... hopefully it will continued to be stocked when I can purchase one. I love how the aquasky frame fits, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the frame.



Thanks, Frank for the explanation on the co2. I've bumped mine up to 1-2bps and will gradually increase it over the next couple of weeks. The hc and other plants seem to be doing well, but I'm hoping to get rid of some string algae and bba. With my next setup, I'll be better at the doing the required initial water changes after reading through this guide. Thanks again!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #926
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I think it is branch wood.

Nice scape Frank!
Although I would take a 180-P anyday over this. :
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I want to see what somebody does with that little 10x10x10 superior.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #928
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Nice scape Frank!
Although I would take a 180-P anyday over this. :
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Oh believe me, I'm with you on taking the 180-P over this one. In this case, the opportunity here was far too good to pass up. This is kind of like, opting to take the 100% titanium or white gold built Mercedes over a Ferrari...a point where if you're going to buy it retail, the price for you is just truly far beyond being relevant. We had just such a client, who decided to abandon his deposit and cancel the order two days before arrival.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #930
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Wow! That's some serious tank porn.
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