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Old 10-10-2006, 05:15 AM   #151
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Alright enough tank pics. How about a pic of Salma Hayek!!
Be ashamed of yourself for not knowing who she is.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:00 AM   #152
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I'm sure actors and actresses look waaay different in person than in the movies. I can't get the picture out of my head of her in 'From Dusk 'Til Dawn'. nuff said.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:46 AM   #153
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Yep, that's what I thought as well.

I messed up the flash part, so I wanted a silloette on a person for ref's but I still need to get a decent shot, was not my camera.



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Thats one incredible photo!

What does a tank like that cost someone (just the tank itself, not everything you've put into it thus far)
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:00 AM   #154
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Like when I asked Amano how much his behemoth cost him, "I'm not sure".
Selma was just one of the folks I met, there are others but I don't pretend to know nor get into that scene much. I have a lot of passion for what I do, I assume many of the other folks there do as well.
That was one underlying theme with everyone there.

Louis Vuitton is the theme for the room and had his purse leather all over the walls along with leather and use of the driftwood left over pieces.

At this point I just want the tank to grow, get some fish and bio going, then I'll redo some of the more minor things later and get the old D200 Nikon out and get some serious pics in Dec or so.

I know the client can keep the CO2 in super shape now and the flow patterns are optimized and hidden entirely now. Now a wood hunt is on for the perfect piece to balance the right side.
The water change is fairly quick for 50%, about 2 hours total time, of which trimming etc can be done at low water. He's going to do 2x a week and run the 5 microns after the 50' micron mech filters.
That, some carbon, lots of KNO3/KH2PO4, TMG, MgSO4 will do the rest at 2x a week for now, 3x when the tank gets going faster and the water changes are less frequent.

Pretty much basic EI with ADA AS.
Anubias are doing very well and leaves are clean, they are rooting rapidly under the high light also.

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Old 10-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #155
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You hang from the flange, you place you one arm on the rock, wood etc and mow. That's the main way, there's also some 2 ft scissors that will be used mainly to top and bush out some of the plants. You can also jump inside with about 18-20" of water if you don't mind getting soaked.

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Ya-ha!! Swim with the fishes! >D

I like that last one. lol
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:10 PM   #156
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Great decor for a very big tank!
I dont know if I will ever got the skill when it reaches such size. One day... maybe one day if I have the chance to tackle something that big (but still concerned on the maintenance )
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:13 PM   #157
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Makes the 300 gallon tank seem rather "small".

The odd thing is I have some very small tanks in the 1-3 gal range and then this and over 300 gallon tanks elsewhere.
That will change in the coming months though.



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Old 10-10-2006, 04:29 PM   #158
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Tom it looks awesome. I love the flow. Great job~
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:21 PM   #159
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Tom it looks awesome. I love the flow. Great job~
I don't, least not yet.
The plants need to grow and the Anubias on the right will need to fill in.

There are 150 C balansae in the rear and they will get about 10" for the surface, the Java ferns will ball out, the Bolbitus will be added to other wood regions.

Then there's the rock issue.

And a large piece of wood that angels up fronm the right to match the other piece.

In rock terms, the idea is similar to this scape by ADA:

ADA All Rights reserved. Vendita Prodotti per Acquari d'acqua dolce - Takashi Amano NATURAQUARIUM

specifically no#11.

My feeling is not derived from that image mind you, but it does illustrate the reason and balance idea I have in mind.
The actual execution is somewhat different.

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Old 10-11-2006, 01:01 PM   #160
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Check it out, Tom has an artistic side...Very cool.
No offense from but from all the scientific advice you post I guess I never imagined this side.
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:45 PM   #161
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Well, think about it.

I'm onerous and crothchety with science, but very supportive with Aesthetics, it is a different area. I've posted scapes over the years, just not some big gallery.

If you know how to grow, you need to know how to scape next.

Hopefully folks will learn the first step and then progress.
I'll likely be doing quite a few more of these sized tanks coming up here in the next year or two.

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:41 AM   #162
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They showed the tank on Access Hollywood last night at 7:30 opm.

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:10 AM   #163
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Tom,

Any idea when the SCAPE group can come back?
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:54 AM   #164
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Tom, just wondering how you can get red plants to redden up (not green up) with the EI method.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #165
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Well David Hui saw my neglected EI tanks and the plants where mighty red in person, not just on line.

I just use moderately soft water, ADA AS, EI using TMG, good CO2 etc.
Lights themselves might give you different color preceptions.

I use 5000K and 8800K mix generally or 6700K.
This tank has 6700, 5500(the only upper K available at 1000w for MH's) and some funky T12 colors for fish viewing.
The MH's are the thing that grow the plants though.

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