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Old 10-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #2071
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yessir! that music does indeed have a subtle breaking bad/cue the credits of the show undertone, but it doesn't surprise me that you would think of the heisenberg principle
Les Claypool rocks by the way. I could hear/imagine some Frank Zappa in that tank as well.
Since you are a Zappa fan........I'll add Adrian Blue's Big Electric Cat next time.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #2072
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #2073
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I think this is the best its been! Great as always
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #2074
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I'm not going to trim for a week and then post a pic and video hopefully.

It'll be a HD video too.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:57 AM   #2075
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I will likely not trim anything etc in this tank for another 5-6 days. The tornado is going nuts as are most of the back ground plants, the red pant is doing very well ATM, not sure why.
Tends to grow a bit paler in the middle stages and then reddens as it tops the surface.

I could trim a few rows and make it so you can see the A. reineckii mini, trim the Tonina a bit, wait another 2 days, trim the red pant, trim some of the front Downoi, clean up some etc.

But.......I'll wait and let it over flow.
Some whiners have asked for it.

Tank shall be quite overgrown.
Added more CO2 and ferts to keep up with things.
NO3 drops fast, so I've already spotting BGA in the tops of the Tornado, which I only see if the NO3 drops too much.
A day or two later, the BGA is gone after dosing KNO3.







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Old 10-13-2013, 05:54 AM   #2076
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Awesome! Really liking the foreground in it's current condition. Will wait to see what things look like as you let it grow out this week. Excellent photos as well, I have noticed the quality of these in your last post are much better than others in this thread!
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #2077
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great pictures! I love the pics that are the view from slightly below the tank looking up gorgeous!
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:08 PM   #2078
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Awesome! Really liking the foreground in it's current condition. Will wait to see what things look like as you let it grow out this week. Excellent photos as well, I have noticed the quality of these in your last post are much better than others in this thread!
The difference between a Canon G12 on auto vs a Canon 5D MKII on manual.

Still no flash or boards to block reflections etc. Lens could use a good cleaning too.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:34 PM   #2079
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Stunning Tom! And great choice of cameras
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:37 PM   #2080
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Now everyone knows you're a good photog too.

Those reflection shots ..................so nice.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:38 AM   #2081
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Now everyone knows you're a good photog too.

Those reflection shots ..................so nice.
Wanna see the tank before I redo it?
You got about another week or two.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:57 AM   #2082
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What are you considering for the redo? Are you doing the same dutch-style with more dramatic wood or whats the plan this time?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:46 AM   #2083
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I have some hardscape ideas that lend well and dramatically so to this color scheme.

One of the PITA's is the tank is so shallow, so I can make that with the plant groups, but this means a lot of work to get it to look correctly. The time it's in that zone is long often times. So by trimming the plants shorter/choosing shorter types and relying more on the hardscape for the forms...........I can get a nice effect.

I also plan to redo the 70 Gallon Buce tank. It looks nice but Buces can be a bit ratty for the idea and hardscape that's in there, it was designed more like a rock iwagumi, and Buce's do not look good as a carpet plant.
I could cover the wood with the Buce's, then add MC, HC, Gloss, etc.

The original idea was to use E hydropiper. I have plenty, but I have changed my mind for a different more nature style approach than the iwagumi style.
More "the edge of a jungle forest" theme.

I'll likely keep these next 2 for a couple of years or so. Then change again.
The 180 Gallon will be redone at some point. Sediment is breaking down after 5-7 years of harsh replanting and uprooting in a couple of spots.

Likely will use different products than the ADA AS, but......maybe not.
We will see. Stuff will need to be cheaper than ADA and similar in a few ways.
SevenSeas is going to bring in some of the new Aquatic plant soil from Mr Aqua. I might try that.

So the 120 will have a rather wilder version of of a fusion style I think, LESS like the dutch theme and more something else. Color for sure, but a radically different grouping of the plants. It's still going to be a long way from nature style. So I'm even less certain what to refer to the style as......but I think the ADA crowd will like it a bit more than this.

I also may implement some of the different methods I have suggested over the years for this next scape. Likely more moss this time.

Most of the rock work I'm doing as of late is more for the terrestrial side and reefs, so it will use wood again. The 70 Gallon Buce might use some rock to support the wood. I have "wood like rock" also.
The 120 and 180 will be wood only.

After we move in a year or so, I'll get a coupe more larger tanks and stick with the what I have and then have 2 more different tanks, likely another 180 and then a 4ft long 24x 30" tank size.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #2084
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Wanna see the tank before I redo it?
You got about another week or two.
Absolutely! Busy today, but any other time this week could work for me. I'll give you a call.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:56 AM   #2085
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Wow, you are going to be a busy guy remodeling all three! All three of your tanks have proved no less than amazing and that's going to be a pretty hard standard to hold. With the variety of wood you have to choose from its going to be great no doubt. As much as I don't like to see these change im excited to see what you come up with next. I just got my very first 120 so im getting ready to dive into that. Its a 4 X 2 X 2 so it should be quite a bit different than what im used to. Im glad you're rescaping and will follow (I could use the tips ). Good luck!
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