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Old 07-04-2014, 02:57 PM   #16
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #17
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How big is that tank? Helps give my mind perspective.

I like the look, almost wind blown mountaintop, very stark and clean

Japanese Zen :-)
It's the same as a 40 breeder, just slightly taller.


This scape is fantastic. I almost wish you took a picture without the wood branches though, just to see the rocks alone. Can't wait to see where this goes.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #18
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Couple more pictures. One of the office and a closeup. Probably wont have plants until later next week.




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Old 07-04-2014, 07:36 PM   #19
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It's the same as a 40 breeder, just slightly taller.


This scape is fantastic. I almost wish you took a picture without the wood branches though, just to see the rocks alone. Can't wait to see where this goes.
Yea sorry I looked and dont have pictures before the branches went in the tank. I need to take out the camera first next time I do a setup. The branches will be scaled still. They are just in there rough places getting waterlogged.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:34 PM   #20
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Your office is sick.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:03 AM   #21
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Your office is sick.
Thanks. I spend so much time in my office I wanted it to be very functional. I use it for work/exercise/entertainment. Seems like the only time I leave is to go eat something or go to bed.

Got my Twinstar Nano today so that was a nice surprise. It sure isn't pretty but it can be removed easily enough for photos.

Also installed a white framed artist canvas behind the tank to improve how it looks. The grey of the rocks just gets lost in the grey of the wall behind otherwise.

Here is another photo of the new background and the Twinstar. Plants should arrive 7/16.

Cryptocoryne Parva
Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
Hygrophila Pinnatifida
Bucephalandra "Brownie red"
Anubias Nana 'Micro'
Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini'
Rotala Colorata
Utricularia graminifolia (UG)
Hydrocotyle 'Japan'

I already have in the tank HC, dwarf hair grass and downoi. There is also some mini pellia I'm growing out on ss mesh in there temporarily from the last aquascape.


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Old 07-06-2014, 12:09 AM   #22
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Is that seiryu stone, or ryuoh stone? Love that blueish tint.
Yea its Seiryu like type of stone. Maybe Ying stone. It definitely raises the TDS quickly. I normally do two >70% water changes a week so its not a big deal.

The bluish cast is just because my white balance was a little off in the photo. The last one I posted is much closer to real life.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:34 AM   #23
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Completely unrelated to aquariums, but what your PC spec? That looks like a monster.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:00 AM   #24
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Completely unrelated to aquariums, but what your PC spec? That looks like a monster.
this...

either very high end, gaming on eyefinity, or very average specs, 3 screens for more productivity. haha
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:31 PM   #25
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Completely unrelated to aquariums, but what your PC spec? That looks like a monster.
Yea its a nice setup but a bit dated at this point. I built the box from components about 3 years ago and it is mainly for work though i do use it for the occaissonal game. The price is about half or less versus buying it assembled. But its risky when you overclock. I build and manage Windows servers for clients so i need the horsepower to run multiple virtual servers at a time. Efficiency is critical as i get paid by the job and not by the hour.

Its running at 4 ghz with 16 GB ram, nvidia GTX 590, RAID 0 striped 128GB ssd's for the OS and a 6TB RAID5 for storage. I have a combination of liquid and air cooling inside this one. The heat this setup cranks out is rough in the summer but great in the winter months.

I run the displays as one large desktop at 6040 x 1200 resolution. Each monitor is on a fully articulating arm which can move independently of each other. It is great for quickly adjusting from sitting to standing. The desk is a sit/stand as well and can be raised lowered easily.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #26
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Received the plants yesterday. They were in fantastic shape considering its summer. Have the following now:

3 x Cryptocoryne Parva
10 x Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
6 x Hygrophila Pinnatifida
1 x Bucephalandra "Brownie red"
1 x Anubias Nana 'Micro'
1 x Alternanthera Reineckii 'Mini'
5 x Rotala Colorata
1 (2x2) x Utricularia graminifolia (UG) portion
40 x Hydrocotyle 'Japan'

Already had:

13 x Pogostemon Helferi
alot x Eleocharis acicularis
Mini Pellia

Measured water parameters:

pH - 6.45
GH - 5 dkh
Alk - 50 ppm (2.8dkh)
CO2 - 30ppm

Will get some photos up later.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:55 PM   #27
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Lots of grow out to do. Especially foreground plants will take some time.


Side view reveals the planting layout better at this point because everything is low to the substrate.



Plenty of GDA popped up in last 3 days. Added plants and Otos yesterday. Further from the Twinstar the more GDA it looks like.



Planted the Rotala Colorata horizontally and weighted in place with slate chips.



Twinstar Nano - Had to turn it vertical to get it to work. Not sure what the consequences of doing this is but if horizontal it stops working. It appears that the bubbles build up on the bottom side of the mesh and block the water from coming in contact.


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Old 07-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #28
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Awesome scape! Cant wait to see it filled out!
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #29
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Ohhhh... very nice job. I don't know what to admire more, your office or your tank. Either way its very motivating and now I feel like I should do something to my office/tank room.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:58 PM   #30
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Do you have any pics of 4 and 5? I love your scapes; this one is no different, too.

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