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Old 01-23-2012, 02:35 AM   #16
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teaser : ).. will update tomorrow or later tonight with better pics...
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:51 AM   #17
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Wow, thats beautiful. Whats floating on the top?
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:54 AM   #18
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just random stuff that came out after filling up with water




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Old 01-24-2012, 03:01 AM   #19
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Looks great.
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Looks great.

thanks : ), hows the wife's tank? in the classroom yet?
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thanks : ), hows the wife's tank? in the classroom yet?
Horrible algae explosion, no goes in next week. Shrimp get here later this week and then it will be ready.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #22
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Great job! That is too cool!
I think that drift wood is super cool, if i had that for myself i would buy peace lilies and tie them to the branches at the top to have the roots in the water and the leaves out. I always have liked it when i have seen pictures of tanks like that. Its kinda like thinking outta the box!
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:33 AM   #23
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this will have emersed growth, I am going to train the pennywort and the dwarf hydrocotyle to climb the driftwood and grow out...

a little moss attached at the top keeps them in place well and keeps water in the roots... I want it to fill in first tho so I can get the light while I need it, as it will steal some from the plants below...


also if you look at the small trunkish piece of driftwood on the right you will see almost at the top of it is hair grass, this will be slightly emersed as the top 1-2" will be sticking out..
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Wow beautiful tank! I love the driftwood in it! very nicely used! cant wait to see it once it fills in!
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:31 AM   #25
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this was before de rim and when intial planning was going on
Would the tank hold up fine with the rim taken off? I read that the rim really doesn't lend to the integrity of the tank but I am still afraid to take mine off. Did you put in any sort of support etc.?

Tank looks amazing btw! I am in awe
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #26
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you definately do not want to remove any rim that has a center brace as that is structural, I have seen as large as 29 gallon tanks fully derimmed tho, but personally I would not try on any tank taller than 12 inches... its held up well, although I will admin my heart skips a beat every now and then when I hear a noise that sounds a little like glass on glass...

also I did not take off the bottom rim, I would suggest leaving this on, you can just crop it out for the pics, I also have been keeping my water at least 1.5" from full to the top..
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Nice setup, can't wait to see it grow in. I'll be following.
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Really like the scape.

Will be interested in seeing what/how you plant the emersed growth on the DW as that is something I have thought a lot about.
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there is java moss on these pieces of driftwood, it acts as a substrate for emersed growth.. this is glosso, HC and riccia attached, however I will be using hydrocotyles instead of foreground plants...



I plan on just gettin a nice spot of moss going on all the spots I want emersed growth, at the point where the driftwood is in contact with the water surface and just sticking little clippings in the moss and do their thing..

also I am going to see about doing the same thing, however instead of attaching clippings I will just get the hydrocotyles to grow from the substrate up the driftwood and root again in the moss where it will hopefully swith to emeresed growth all on the same plant...

Tom Barr has an excellent example on his zebra pleco tank, however the emersed growth on his tank covers a larger area than I plan on covering in mine... just a little up the driftwood in the middle to look like leaves coming off the tree and the dwarf hydrocotyle hopefully looking like ivy on the piece of driftwood on the right, again Tom has an excellent pic somewhere of some nice emergent growth on his driftwood in his 120 gal I believe, the real colorful one..
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #30
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some of the emersed growth been going for about 2-3 weeks now



trimmed and replanted foreground with Elatine Triandra

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