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Old 04-24-2014, 09:24 PM   #136
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Hey everyone, So as you've seen in my previous updates, I have been very busy with rescaping the tank. In order to keep all my plant species in order, I've made a portfolio of them to go along with my normal tank updates.

It took hours upon hours of sitting/ staring/ glueing/ placing in order to finally get my tank scape finalized, but it is now finished, and I am very satisfied.

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Left Side


Right Side


Middle Shot



Bucephalandra Portfolio



Bucephalandra Shiny Blue


Bucephalandra Lamandau Green


Bucephalandra Lamandau Purple


Bucephalandra Antyovani #2



Bucephalandra Shiny Purple



Bucephalandra Icarus Bell


Bucephalandra Bukit Betung


Bucephalandra Theia Big


Bucephalandra Bronze


Bucephalandra Theia


Bucephalandra Mini Catherine


Bucephalandra Kir Adonis


Bucephalandra Golden Bell


Bucephalandra Pink Centipede


Bucephalandra Super Blue (CrazyDaz version)


Bucephalandra Mini Lagoon


Bucephalandra Copper


Bucephalandra Brownie Ghost




Bucephalandra Super Blue (Duck version)


Bucephalandra Red Stem


Bucephalandra Shine Green





Bucephalandra Fake Catherine





Bucephalandra Variagated - pic to be added

Bucephalandra Brownie Red - pic to be added

Bucephalandra Grey - pic to be added

Cryptocoryne Ferruginea




Thanks for looking,
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:32 PM   #137
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Now THAT'S an update!! lol lookin awesome dude! That bucephalandra bronze is one i've never seen. Beautiful!

Great pics too btw, really gives a true perspective of the different types. Can't wait to see this fill in
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:13 PM   #138
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Looks awesome! Nice to see all of the different varieties up close. This is gonna be an amazing tank when it fills in! Imagine that, one good tank gets broken down and made into another sweet tank!
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:58 AM   #139
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Now THAT'S an update!! lol lookin awesome dude! That bucephalandra bronze is one i've never seen. Beautiful!

Great pics too btw, really gives a true perspective of the different types. Can't wait to see this fill in
Appreciate the compliment Duck! I'm really enjoying this rendition of the tank. I did an algae one two punch last night to take care of any remnants of bba or hair algae. Then I added my fish back to the tank this morning. Everyone is doing fine. Having a mature filter allowed for cycling in about 2 days. And dude I'm really loving the bronze. I really hope it keeps its coloration. The person I got it from had ridiculously high lighting, so we will see what happens.

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Looks awesome! Nice to see all of the different varieties up close. This is gonna be an amazing tank when it fills in! Imagine that, one good tank gets broken down and made into another sweet tank!
Thanks Johnson! I personally enjoy looking back to all of my old single species photos to see how much my plants have grown, where I started from to where they are now kinda thing). I can't wait to see it fill in either. My goal for this tank is to be a more low maintenance high tech tank. Only have 3 stem species. Rest are all Aroids, which are definitely my preferred style. I think adding the rocks to the tank brought out a new good layer. And I don't know if you can tell from the pics or not, but while I intentionally sloped the substrate from back to front. What unintentionally happened was that in the ravine in the middle of the scape, the substrate rose from front to the back, but in the middle dipped back down, and then rose again. It's hard to describe it, but in real life it makes the tank look much deeper than it really is. (I was quite please haha)

Thanks for looking everyone.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:29 PM   #140
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This is how I take my breaks from finals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKgg4...ature=youtu.be

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #141
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Anyone know how to embed youtube videos? That link is a video of the tank.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #142
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ighlight=embed

There ya go! Ya, definitely missed that video. Looks great! Those green neons are a nice compliment to the scape. What's that you have tucked away on the right there?? Looks like a young snow white or marbled nana?
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:58 PM   #143
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There ya go! Ya, definitely missed that video. Looks great! Those green neons are a nice compliment to the scape. What's that you have tucked away on the right there?? Looks like a young snow white or marbled nana?
That is a young marbled nana from me teehee



LOOKS AMAZING JOSH!!!
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One question; Is that you playing the piano on your video?
By the way, the Downoi I wanted to give you has all melted!!!! Must have been grown with CO2 or some way that it didn't like my tank.(that's one reason I wanted you to have some cuz I know you would have kept it alive.) Well, $15 down the drain. Went ahead and ordered a CO2 setup from Bettatail and I'll build the regulator I have later. Hope finals went well.

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Old 05-13-2014, 04:00 PM   #145
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There ya go! Ya, definitely missed that video. Looks great! Those green neons are a nice compliment to the scape. What's that you have tucked away on the right there?? Looks like a young snow white or marbled nana?

Thanks Duck! I agree man. It is so very peaceful after work or school to go just sit in front of my tank and watch the school move all over the tank!
Your buces are doing great by the way! That Bucephalandra Copper is really a pretty plant! And Mike(Ebi) is right, thats a marbled nana, my crown jewel of the tank. Thats why it gets its own planter orb haha.


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LOOKS AMAZING JOSH!!!

Thanks again Mike, from the rocks, to the plants, this tank would not have been possible without your help bro!


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One question; Is that you playing the piano on your video?
By the way, the Downoi I wanted to give you has all melted!!!! Must have been grown with CO2 or some way that it didn't like my tank.(that's one reason I wanted you to have some cuz I know you would have kept it alive.) Well, $15 down the drain. Went ahead and ordered a CO2 setup from Bettatail and I'll build the regulator I have later. Hope finals went well.
No that is not me unfortunately, although, I should think about that for my next video, I have a few recordings that I could use....
Awe man, stinks about the Downoi! But trust me man, you won't go wrong with a solid co2 setup like that. It is very very beneficial to all your plant growth. I've never heard anyone get sad over having better plant growth haha...





Tank is continuing to grow well. I've been very busy with finals over the past few weeks. Exams are over though, and bam scored 2 B's and 3 A's. All of my not fish forumming paid off.

In other news, I got some Cryptocoryne Petchii Pink for this tank. It is a really cool plant comes from one of those gel cup distributors in Europe. I got some off a guy on the forum.

All the bucephalandras have been steady growing except for one, which melted back a good bit. Things are starting to stabalize and mature, as a nice small layer of green is forming on the new rocks added to the tank. Foreground of Marselia Crenata is coming in quite nicely. So now I just keep everything up and farm out these buces, so that when it's time to move to the 60 gallon, I have plenty to choose from.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:48 AM   #146
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Thanks Duck! I agree man. It is so very peaceful after work or school to go just sit in front of my tank and watch the school move all over the tank!
Your buces are doing great by the way! That Bucephalandra Copper is really a pretty plant! And Mike(Ebi) is right, thats a marbled nana, my crown jewel of the tank. Thats why it gets its own planter orb haha.
Glad to hear they are doing well! Its funny because i like to call my aquariums my "sanity" lol I can always relax and think watching my tanks Nice job on the finals, always feels good when sacrifices pay off!

The copper is really cool, very unique buce. You know, I saw that pic of the super blue and i'm shocked at how green yours is. Mine, same plant that i had split is much darker. Have you seen much new growth from it? I know its one of my slowest growers.

Sweet marbled too, i had a feeling Mike had a hand in that i have a jewel or two of his as well. Cool plants! As always, a pleasure reading through your updates.
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Got a new video up check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwJ_H7rZ0EQ
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Hey! You're still there! Thought you had fallen off the face of the earth or had gone offshore. (Same thing!). Tank looks Great!
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Hey! You're still there! Thought you had fallen off the face of the earth or had gone offshore. (Same thing!). Tank looks Great!
Hey man. nah school got busy, and then a really crazy week of being really sick. All better now. but you should of seen the BBA when I got back to my apartment.... But taking every piece of driftwood out one at a time and directly squirting excel made quick work of that. Only lost 2 shrimp out of the entire livestock in the tank through the entire ordeal. Not too shabby...

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Old 07-29-2014, 01:49 PM   #150
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Josha, its time for an update, don't you think.
Buces must be taking over the whole tank!
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