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Old 08-20-2006, 04:52 AM   #16
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Easily one of my favorite tanks! If you could post the plant list that would be fantastic!
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:59 AM   #17
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Tom-- Mike is the original master and he kicks my butt on a regular basis. I am indeed the little brother. This is a strong work, as are all of Mike's tanks, freshwater, saltwater, paludariums, reef-- the man does it all.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:39 PM   #18
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Very nice, Jeff. The other day I took a look at your ADG website and found the photo galleries. There's some incredible stuff in there. Anyone who hasn't should take a few minutes to go check it out (especially if you're luckier than me and can get high speed internet in your area!). I particularly liked the tank with the big swords and the school of powder blue discus on the first page of the site.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:38 AM   #19
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Thanks for that. So glad you like some of the work.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:09 AM   #20
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Would you mind posting an equiptment list? I am curious as to what you are running.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:36 PM   #21
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W-O-W! when i hit the three month mark on my 30, i'll look at this and be ashamed.
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:59 PM   #22
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Oh my, that's an awesome combination!
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:03 PM   #23
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Would you mind posting an equiptment list? I am curious as to what you are running.
Filtration: 2 X 2217 Eheim with ADA Bio-Rio and NA Carbon w/ V-7 17mm ADA LILY PIPE inflow and P-4 13mm ADA LILY PIPE outflow

CO2: Pressurized system, through inline reactor (on just one Eheim).

Lighting: Coralife 48" Pro Series w/ 3 X 150watt 8000K HQI halogen and 4 X 65 watt 6700K Power Compact fluorescent. (PCs for 10 hours per day with HQI + PC on for 5 hours during midday).
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:10 PM   #24
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Wow, gorgeous!
Certainly makes me want to attempt a stem plant setup.[Big Maybe!]

For me ADA's stuff gets another big positive.

Well done Mike and Jeff.
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:19 AM   #25
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Thank you . Words can not explain my appreciation and respect for the kind words . I do have to give some credit back to Jeff for making me never compromise . He has many talents that I do not . Being brothers has its pluses and minuses . We have learned to work as a team (finally) , instead of taking it to the back yard . You might think that we collaborate on aquascapes often . The truth is we do not . We have tried and it never works . We may share and agree on a concept , but never "scape" together . We would probably end up whacking each other up side the head with a piece of large driftwood .
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:43 AM   #26
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Stunning, Mike...although Jeff, don't even try to sell yourself short.
I love the scape! That is precisely what I am trying to achieve; however, I have to do it with all sides exposed as it divides a room, so it is tricky!
Gorgeous work!
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Tom-- Mike is the original master and he kicks my butt on a regular basis. I am indeed the little brother. This is a strong work, as are all of Mike's tanks, freshwater, saltwater, paludariums, reef-- the man does it all.

Nothing like someone to push another in a positive direction.
That's an asset!

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Old 08-22-2006, 10:51 AM   #28
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Wow, that's a beautiful tank, a true inspiration!
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:34 PM   #29
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Thanks for the inspiration brother Mike. Love the separate mounds each stem grouping creates, something to try.

I wonder is if the back row is terraced?

I've been hashing out ideas for a 55 rescape and you bring this to the table.

I know the 75 is a different animal but there has to be a way to create this type of effect with the shallow width 55
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:56 PM   #30
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There are actually more fish in the tank, but being the fast moving and somewhat skiddish Danio choprae, they were reluctant to make an extended appearance during shooting.
I've found that the adults will never come out of the vegetation with the lights on unless you are feeding them. The fry on the other hand will hang out in the middle of the tank like it's no one's business what they are doing. Try tricking the adults to at least come out and forage with some juice from a frozen cube of daphnia. They'll blast all over the tank looking for the food, and, you won't have the food floating around in the water column ruining the picture.

Pretty tank BTW.
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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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