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Old 07-03-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Sanj's 1600L Rainbow Haven


Hi people,

I have started a journal for my new setup to house my rainbowfish collection and some others. Instead of rewriting everything I thought I would post a link to the UKAPS site where I started it: http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=11386

I have been working hard over the last week to get it up and running, suprising how many man hours it takes. It is mostly planted although from the photos you would not think so. I may well be adding one or two more plant species but this is largely it, it just needs to start growing. Fauna will not be going in for another month or so until the plants are well rooted. Alot of the area (that looks bare in the photo) is going to be carpeted in hair grass.



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Old 07-03-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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The hardscape is great. I dont think Ive seen anything like this except Olivers work with large tanks and stumps. Very cool
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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Dang, that's sweet. Looking forward to seeing more.
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The mini misting can is even pretty cool.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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wow!!! that is almost exactly what i'm trying to do with my tank except I can't find wood thick enough...keep us updated please with your progress!
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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Wow...is that right? A 421 gallon tank?! I'm definitely interested in this!
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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Nice tank! One day I want to have a walk-around tank, Being able to see the tank from all sides really makes it feel like you have taken a chunk of nature and put it in your house. I really like your hardscape I can already imagine the rainbows schooling in and out of the stumps.
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments guys, this is my dream tank, dont think I would want to go much larger, things can start to get impracticle.

It is hard to come buy this kind of wood and for me it was just a lucky chance, i was actually looking at bogwood in an Aquarium store at the begining of this year when i saw these outside in the water garden section.
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was the wood treated with anything? will you have any problems/trouble with the wood leaking any tannins?
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:12 PM   #10
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the wood looks real nice
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Haha those stumps may still be alive, one day they will be growing right out of the tank.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Quesenek View Post
Nice tank! One day I want to have a walk-around tank, Being able to see the tank from all sides really makes it feel like you have taken a chunk of nature and put it in your house. I really like your hardscape I can already imagine the rainbows schooling in and out of the stumps.
Ha ha. Funny.
I am interested to know if those stumps are being held down by anything, or did they sink?
Nice hardscape.
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:17 AM   #13
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I love the driftwood. It is pretty awesome.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #14
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Hi, the wood is very dead and well weathered, it is grey out of the water when dry, the smaller one is hollow in the middle, im not sure they are even the same species. The smaller one has buttresses like a tropical hard wood. I did ask at the time of purchasing whether they were sutiable to use in an aquarium and they were from a LFS. Having said that I still have a small concern, but only a small one. If they had been recently cut, I would probably have had second thoughts. Both are quite heavy and did not have any buoyoncy.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #15
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sweet can't wait to see this one finished, what type of rainbows are you going to put in it?
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