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Old 03-17-2014, 11:15 PM   #31
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So I guess we got a little aquascaping prodigy here. For anyone not aware, Benji is young and I think it's crazy good how he progressing in this hobby.

Simply amazing. Good job Benji!
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:04 AM   #32
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Saw the earthquake this morning on the news. Passed the test, always a concern in Cali. Looking really good man.

Maybe I missed it but what's your plan for foreground?
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:32 AM   #33
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So I guess we got a little aquascaping prodigy here. For anyone not aware, Benji is young and I think it's crazy good how he progressing in this hobby.

Simply amazing. Good job Benji!

Thanks! That means a lot! But I am nowhere near a prodigy, just a thirteen-year-old boy who likes Nature Aquariums.

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Saw the earthquake this morning on the news. Passed the test, always a concern in Cali. Looking really good man.

Maybe I missed it but what's your plan for foreground?

Yeah, it really freaked me and my brothers. I was just getting up, and then it hit so I was really spooked. The only damages to my tanks was the legs on my light broke off.

I plan on doing a Belem, DHG, and Giant Hairgrass combo or a MU Monte Carlo, HM, Downoi, and Ammania Bonsai combo. Foreground, mid ground, background.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:54 AM   #34
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Yeah, it really freaked me and my brothers. I was just getting up, and then it hit so I was really spooked. The only damages to my tanks was the legs on my light broke off.

I plan on doing a Belem, DHG, and Giant Hairgrass combo or a MU Monte Carlo, HM, Downoi, and Ammania Bonsai combo. Foreground, mid ground, background.
I forget you didn't experience the quake in 92 or 94 haha. We had a big one in 89, I was really young but remember it vividly.

I was going to say, a 60P is a great size to mix things up. I think a hair grass combo would be good but the other idea will work well too.

If you haven't done a lush HC carpet, you have to consider that too, everyone needs at least one HC carpet in their life haha.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:59 AM   #35
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I forget you didn't experience the quake in 92 or 94 haha. We had a big one in 89, I was really young but remember it vividly.

I was going to say, a 60P is a great size to mix things up. I think a hair grass combo would be good but the other idea will work well too.

If you haven't done a lush HC carpet, you have to consider that too, everyone needs at least one HC carpet in their life haha.

Yeah, the experts are saying there's gonna be like an 7.5 sometime in the next 10 years.

And I CANNOT grow HC well for the life of me, lol.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:10 AM   #36
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awesome hardscape. I agree with everyone that the dominate rock on the top left, just doesn't seem like it belongs..

Where did you get these rocks and how much if I may ask? how many lbs?

EDIT: JK Just read the 2nd page. Do you have the name of the seller?
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I'm putting the powder in tonight. Any last suggestions?
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I'm putting the powder in tonight. Any last suggestions?
I think you are good. You have the plants yet?
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I think you are good. You have the plants yet?

Ordering them soon from Bartohog.

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Powder's in. Anybody care to comment?
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nice rock scape benji , but i think you should readjust the top left rock
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:07 AM   #42
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So with all the recent earthquakes, I'm scared to fill it and/or plant it. What should I do?
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So with all the recent earthquakes, I'm scared to fill it and/or plant it. What should I do?
I meant to pop in your thread when I heard that news.

If you don't want to fill right now, just DSM for now. I have become less of a fan of DSM over the years but it's still fun and you can wait until you feel comfortable to fill. Just realize it's a part of Cali, especially LA (and the Bay Area) so another one will come, but if you want to start slow, DSM is an option.

There is a thread on earthquakes/tanks in the general section. That may give you an idea about what others do, how they feel. It's my own opinion that if my tank is damaged from a quake, that would likely be the least of my worries but it did remind me I should strap my CO2 tank down, not that it has much room to move. Outside of that, I have no plans to do anything else myself.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:45 AM   #44
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Looks great!

if you haven'f flooded or planted yet (or if you even care, lol) might soak the stones in vinegar for a while, scrub them with a metal brush or something too. This will get that dust off them that usually coats them and make them darker which makes hte lines pop more... I liked mine so much more once I did this (In the second scape of course).

With that many rocks and such a nice scape... might be a pain.

Cant wait to see this tank develop though!
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #45
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This weekend I have a bit of time so I may start a DSM.

Where the tank stands:

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