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Old 02-17-2014, 01:04 AM   #721
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This tank must be what Peter Max sees in his dreams.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:23 AM   #722
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Pretty awesome tank.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:16 AM   #723
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:06 PM   #724
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I get so caught up in your pictures that I forget half the time which shots are the above portion and in tank shots. Think the fuana you have the tank really set it off and give it just that much more character. Keep it up and hope the maintenance on this beast is actually fun and not a hassle.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:59 PM   #725
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Frank, I could only imagine what he sees in his dreams. lol! Probably Beatles.

Thank you Neatfish and MB2! Thank you for the compliments!

Thanks C_gwinner! Actually, this setup is very easy, maintenance-wise. Mostly, it's the watering of the plants on the branches daily, and top-offs. Every other week or two, I will do a quick water change just to suck up some mulm, scrape the glass, and maybe trim the stems if they need it, and that takes about 30 minutes. I am pretty stringent about removing any floating leaves, but I just usually add those to the top branches to fill in some spots that need some extra supplementation. Old, decaying leaves are great and will leech nutrients to the terrestrial plants, and also back into the tank, as well as soften and acidify the water to a degree.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:44 AM   #726
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Love that last tidbit. Mulching the top plants.

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:24 PM   #727
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Thanks C_gwinner! Actually, this setup is very easy, maintenance-wise. Mostly, it's the watering of the plants on the branches daily, and top-offs. Every other week or two, I will do a quick water change just to suck up some mulm, scrape the glass, and maybe trim the stems if they need it, and that takes about 30 minutes. I am pretty stringent about removing any floating leaves, but I just usually add those to the top branches to fill in some spots that need some extra supplementation. Old, decaying leaves are great and will leech nutrients to the terrestrial plants, and also back into the tank, as well as soften and acidify the water to a degree.
Thanks for the info and glad the maintenance is fairly easy for this gem.
How have the joints in the driftwood holding up with the added weight of plants and water over time now. Do they droop down any or do they have any more movement?
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:04 PM   #728
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Pirayaman--I mean, that's pretty much the idea. Those leaves have some pretty vital chemicals in them that, as they rot, become available for other plants both in and out of the tank. It's what happens in Nature, so I figured "why not"? It also helps to make things look a bit "unclean" or slightly dirtly....something that is too pristine looks unnatural to me and really stands out in a poor way.

CG-Surprisingly, the joints have worked really, really well. No rust, no loosening; Devin not only did a great job in their construction, he gave me the appropriate pieces to put them together and hold up under the relative punishment I give them. That, and I'm pretty good with a screwdriver and a wrench. lol! I will say that the amount of weight that an "end" piece holds really isn't very much, even when wet from watering. I've made certain to bear that in mind during the decorating to not over-load branch ends.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #729
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Thank you Pirayaman!

Here you are, Mirv! Thank you for requesting them!




























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Absolutely wondrous! I'm definitely shooting for a project like this! Subscribed!

P.S. What type of Bucephalandra's are those in the fourth picture?
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:59 PM   #730
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Hi Tyrone! Thank you! Those are Buce "Brownie Ghost."
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:03 PM   #731
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Hi Tyrone! Thank you! Those are Buce "Brownie Ghost."
When my ghost grow up, they want to look like yours!
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Lol! Sean....they can be just like mine one day. One day. haha!
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:07 AM   #733
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #734
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Donald


How is that pink centipede doing I sent yuh? I'm sure you can bring out even more colors out of it with your light combo!





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Old 02-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #735
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Thank you Teddo!

Ebi: It's doing alright. The colors are nice, but for some reason, it's had a difficult time adapting to the substrate in my tank in getting established. I don't really know why, to be honest. Seems to be doing a bit better now, though!
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