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Old 09-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #46
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Well, maybe it could be 8ft long, instead of 6 (half kidding---but only half!).

With a tank this long, you could put a second large driftwood in, about 2.5 feet from the first one. One pair of Angels would take over each as their egglaying spot, and the schools of "dither" fish would be flying in between.
I'd love to do some Angels, but the tank is just not tall enough.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #47
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Long overdue update: More jungle taming than aquascaping at this point. This was after I removed a ton of floating plants, and hacked back some of the stems. The dwarf sag hasn't been doing that great, but the crypts have been multiplying nicely. I'll probably end up removing the dwarf sag as the crypts slowly fill in the foreground. The Mexican Oak Leaf has decided it prefers being emmersed, and has been going nuts. Algae is almost a non issue at this point, even with the south facing window behind the tank I leave open at times. Barely dosing, just twice a month water changes at this point.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #48
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The jungle is looking good. It's the extra long looks pretty cool!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #49
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Letting a little daylight in...

I've been letting a fair amount of daylight trickle in, and no algae whatsoever. This tank has become really low maintenance, just water changes every 2-3 weeks with some light fertz added afterward and a big trim every couple months.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #50
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Love the tank, man.

I've been thinking about a tank around that size too.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #51
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Is that pool filter sand? Is the picture representative of its color? Any darker or lighter in real life? I've been wanting a black substrate, but I really like the look of yours. I've got the EC waiting on me to make the switch, but I like Corydoras and I'd rather keep them on sand.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #52
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Is that pool filter sand? Is the picture representative of its color? Any darker or lighter in real life? I've been wanting a black substrate, but I really like the look of yours. I've got the EC waiting on me to make the switch, but I like Corydoras and I'd rather keep them on sand.
Yeah, it is pool filter sand and the color is pretty accurate in picture. A lot of the pool filter sand has that white color I don't really care for, but this stuff is a nice natural tan. I could track down the exact brand if you want.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #53
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Yeah, it is pool filter sand and the color is pretty accurate in picture. A lot of the pool filter sand has that white color I don't really care for, but this stuff is a nice natural tan. I could track down the exact brand if you want.
If you look at my avatar picture I've played with the real light stuff. I don't know if I can get it here but if you have a name that'd be great...thank you.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #54
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If you look at my avatar picture I've played with the real light stuff. I don't know if I can get it here but if you have a name that'd be great...thank you.
The quikrete brand pool sand is a nice tan color, that's what I'm running in several tanks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:48 AM   #55
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If you look at my avatar picture I've played with the real light stuff. I don't know if I can get it here but if you have a name that'd be great...thank you.
The brand is Target (not the store) and it appears they're owned by Quikrete, so that may be the same.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:08 AM   #56
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What are the plants growing behind on the back of the tank? I love the entire tank, but these caught my eye.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #57
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What are the plants growing behind on the back of the tank? I love the entire tank, but these caught my eye.
Thanks, the plants growing emersed are pothos on the sides and mexican oak leaf in the middle.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #58
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Really like the low & long dimensions of this tank and the lovely planting. Subscribed
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #59
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Dang that is a long tank.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #60
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that tank is screaming for some neon cardinals and corys, the dimensions are fantastic.
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