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Old 04-17-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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tankspiration: a blog about aquascaping


Hi everyone,

I wanted to introduce myself formally. I've been keeping planted tanks for a few years now and recently started a blog with a few friends of mine. The idea is that we're each going to setup and scape a tank or two and blog about it. The difference with this blog is that we're going to update DAILY!

Once our tanks look the way we want them to, we're going to tear them down and start again. Of course, if we blogged about our plants growth on a daily basis, you'd all get bored to tears, so instead, we're going to have articles some days, feature some really cool tanks that we find on the web (that we're calling tankspiration), and talk through some DIY projects that we find interesting.

If you want to suggest an article for one of us to research to talk about, let us know! Similarly, if you want to suggest a tank to be featured as tankspiration, send it my way

Anyway, the url is www.tankspiration.com. We're still pretty new and are growing so please be patient with us. Any feedback will be taken to heart and we hope to be a lasting resource for planted tank enthusiasts on the web. Hopefully this will encourage others to get into this awesome hobby.

Have an awesome day!

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Old 04-17-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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PS: photo gallery is now fixed
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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Awesome website! Even though it's new, I can see that it has some great potential with all the consistent and informative posts. Plus it's very neat and easy to navigate, so good job and keep it up!
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Awesome website! Even though it's new, I can see that it has some great potential with all the consistent and informative posts. Plus it's very neat and easy to navigate, so good job and keep it up!
Thanks!! Any suggestions? We're going to try to have a ton of stuff on the site eventually, but it'll all take time

What kind of stuff would you want to see on there?
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:00 AM   #5
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I really like it! Lots of info on there, something to push toward...
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Nice header/banner you've got there looks awesome.

That breeder box is pretty cool too!

Looks interesting, so I'll follow it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:07 AM   #7
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Nice header/banner you've got there looks awesome.

That breeder box is pretty cool too!

Looks interesting, so I'll follow it.
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Thanks man - we've had a few people comment that it's a bit big, but I'm not sure, I think it kinda works ;-)
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Thanks!! Any suggestions? We're going to try to have a ton of stuff on the site eventually, but it'll all take time

What kind of stuff would you want to see on there?
Definitely some more in-depth reviews about nifty gadgets like that breeder box. (BTW, you didn't say where we could get one )
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Definitely some more in-depth reviews about nifty gadgets like that breeder box. (BTW, you didn't say where we could get one )
I will talk to Frank about getting some info about how to order these things up on the blog. Today's tank makes me want to do a cube...
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:32 PM   #10
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I just posted an update today showing the grow-in of my 46 gallon bowfront. Would love some feedback on it

Hope you guys are doing great!

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Old 04-21-2010, 01:03 AM   #11
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Cool blog! Lots of fun stuff to read.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:14 AM   #12
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Updated again:
Recent posts include thoughts about using clear guppies to detect parasites, and, an update of my 46 gallon bowfront prior to rescape.

Enjoy!!!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:12 PM   #13
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Frank the tool man checked in today with a post about some nifty aquascaping tools! Check em out!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:42 AM   #14
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You'll get tons of SE hits with DIY articles in between tank updates and releases.

I for one love to see those.

Perhaps a video of a tank being set up? How to handle the plants, etc. I watched one tank being set up and that's how I learned. It would help newbies get into it, pics only help so much for the unlearned.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:31 AM   #15
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That's a sweet site going on- i love the pics of the rams in the bowfront planted!
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