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Old 12-16-2004, 10:52 AM   #16
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Very nice. I just love big tanks. I find the smaller ones nice, but the planning that goes into the larger ones is just where my interest peaks. Good Job.
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Old 12-16-2004, 11:52 AM   #17
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Ed, that picture puts things in much better perspective. That is an incredible tank! Your bio-filter is almost the size of my entrie tank, and I don't have a small tank! Great work I really like the way the T5s change the light color. Are you planning on keeping the MH lights after you replace the mercury vapors? I've always liked the way point-source lighting creates shadows and ripples in the lighting of a tank, more realistic looking IMHO. How often do you perform water changes?
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:56 PM   #18
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Hi Travis.
I like the T5's also and will expand on them. I will propably keep the M.H.'s because I like them too. Since light drives the planted tank, you "never" can have to much .
I dont do regular water changes. I do them 24/7. I have an RO unit wich functions 24/7. Nowadays I add both the filtrate as the "dirty"water. I used to use the filtrate only, to cope with evaporation losses and I used to have a bare discus tank, but with all the plants I figure I can use all the trace elements and keep the NO3 in the tank, so its on to give app 20-30 gall. per day.
Sometimes I vacume off some debris.
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:03 PM   #19
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Wow, Ed! That is truly an impressive tank! The first pictures definitely don't quite put it into perspective. Great work!
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:39 PM   #20
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I want a bigger one!!

...and I mean an aquarium

However, I dont think my wooden floors would cope let alone the expense of buying one and running it
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:02 PM   #21
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Added some new plants Cabomba aquatica and furcata, Lidwigia inclinata, Heteranthera zosterilofia, Alternathera reinecki and rosaefolia, Tonina fluviatilis, Macopa myriophylloides and Myrophillum mattogrossense.






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Old 12-23-2004, 06:59 PM   #22
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Thanks for the update! I'm a big fan of this tank
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:38 PM   #23
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HOLY!!!

That is THE BEST PLANTED TANK I AHVE EVER LAID MY EYES ON! EVER!!!

Amazing, purely amazing and stunning, and awesome, and beautiful, and i can't think of any more adjectives becasue i am awe...

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Old 12-24-2004, 06:22 AM   #24
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Thanks Joel, let mee treat you :


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Old 12-24-2004, 07:42 AM   #25
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Very impressive teddo10 ...wow...

you would almost have to go scooba diving to put some plants in there...

hmmm....water changes ???
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:55 AM   #26
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hmmm....water changes ???
Not realy, I have water entering the aquarium 24/7 at app 20 gall/day and a large biological filter.
I do have to stand in the aquarium now and then.
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Old 12-24-2004, 12:48 PM   #27
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wow that's very impressive,

the last time i had a planted tank was a few yrs back but had to close them all down due to school,

now that i have a bit of free time i'm starting to set up a planted tank again

I can't wait until the next update with pictures of how your tank is doing

keep us updated

thx
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:50 PM   #28
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WOW! What kind of angels are those? Don't tell me they are just classic Scalares! They're beautiful! I haven't seen Angels that gorgeous in a long time!
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Old 12-24-2004, 08:13 PM   #29
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really Nice I would love such a bog one
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Old 12-24-2004, 08:35 PM   #30
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WOW! What kind of angels are those? Don't tell me they are just classic Scalares! They're beautiful! I haven't seen Angels that gorgeous in a long time!
Nope the're altums, They are German bred altums.
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