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Old 09-12-2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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ADA 90p "Puako" Scape Photo Journal (56k)


Tank: ADA 90p

Hardscape: Mix of fine sand, and black/red small lava rock from Substrate Source. Homebrew powersand, ADA substrate additives, regular and powder AS. Manzanita branch from TB.

Lighting: Hanging FNI custom anodized black 4x36w T5HO fixture

Inspiration: Area of the Big Island Hawaii called Puako I spent much time at growing up and family has been/is from this area for generations. Holds special meaning. Wanted to combine elements of the land flowing to a shoreline with lava and wind stripped trees that line the shore.

Photos of Puako Beach:






Setup Experimentation:



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Beautiful! I think you nailed your inspiration scape quite well.

Do you have any more details of the stand? Looks very professional. I can't tell if it's laminate or a very good paint job. Please do tell of the methods.
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Day 1 vs Day 62






And still a work in progress...
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Awesome! You definitely nailed the scape you were going for. I like the little tweaks you did over the 60 days in the photos.
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Nice looking tank! Are those ADA's stainless pieces? What sort of angels did you add? They look like Altums or really nice scalare.
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