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Old 06-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #256
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Very, very cool.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #257
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Rosy loach fry at 12 days old, coming along nicely -

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #258
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OMG so cute! Congrats!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:29 AM   #259
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Just read the entire thread ... all I can say is awesome tank ~
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #260
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OMG so cute! Congrats!
They are a bit

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Just read the entire thread ... all I can say is awesome tank ~
Thanks! I've been thinking I should probably ask a mod to move this to journals and rename it as it isn't self sustaining anymore, but I guess the original info may still be of interest to some.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #261
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Had a bit of a tweak and added a focal point to the background. Rather pleased with things at the moment.

Some mildly ridiculous wide angle shots...





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Old 07-10-2013, 11:06 PM   #262
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Lovely tank! Just in awe!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:17 AM   #263
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Had a bit of a tweak and added a focal point to the background. Rather pleased with things at the moment.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:42 AM   #264
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Love your tank..... I've got a 40b rimless that I'm thinking of planting. Its bee sitting for a year now. Might do a native setup with it if my nano works out. Can we get pictures of your filtration with the next update?
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #265
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Hehehe, I know. It was so overgrown before that I could only see a few inches into the tank. Since rearranging all the plants I've now got a 3' deep vista.

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Love your tank..... I've got a 40b rimless that I'm thinking of planting. Its bee sitting for a year now. Might do a native setup with it if my nano works out. Can we get pictures of your filtration with the next update?
The filtration is just a Eheim 2324 attached to a 600mm glass spraybar. I also sometimes run an inline Eheim 2113 with a 1 micron filter 'sock', because I have perpetual issues with cloudy water as a result of forgetting to wash the large bag of grit I mixed into the soil last time.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #266
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Are you sure you didn't go into the woods and just snap off a few shots? That is amazing!
The freshwater version of this...
http://oregonreef.com/sub_gallery.htm
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:01 PM   #267
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Are you sure you didn't go into the woods and just snap off a few shots? That is amazing!
The freshwater version of this...
http://oregonreef.com/sub_gallery.htm
Heh, not quite on that sort of scale. Maybe the next tank

I'm only working with 10" of water here remember.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #268
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Ok..well a mini version. I have always loved Steve Weasts' tank. Sadly it crashed due to a tragic mistake.
But seriously when I saw your new pics, it was the first thing I thought of. Like being in the real thing.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:23 PM   #269
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Just WOW. I keep coming back to this tank, humbled.

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Old 07-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #270
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Wow. Wow. Wow.

I've never seen such a big, beautiful, long-lasting "self-sustaining" tank before. I've always thought that they were gimmicks, not sustainable, and doomed to failure.

You are an inspiration!
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