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Old 02-19-2008, 04:13 AM   #31
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How is the quality of the seams on the tank, ADA equal?

Nice wood pieces, Altums would look nice in there.
Not as good, I have a new custom glass tank maker locally here though, if folks are interested, I can refer folks to him.
He's as good as the ADA stuff.
Not bad pricing either.

But it's certainly over built and have thicker glass than ADA and is starfire.
the seams will not leak in my lifetime.
It'd be 3000$ if you had ADA on it.
I can still polish the edges up though.

Altums are not really good fish to keep in the hobby I think.
I'd feel this tank is too small for adults personally.

300-500 Gallon yes..........

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Old 02-19-2008, 04:16 AM   #32
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Not going to go poach your spot mon, just asking. We were bouncing around comments about wood a couple of weeks back.

So your comments mean this is your baby. Have fun with it.

Still curious about what foreground plant your going with...
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:47 AM   #33
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Very nice start.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:52 AM   #34
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looks like there's not much room left there seen from the side shot. that wood is a huge one allright. i'm curious too about the scape.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:23 AM   #35
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Tom this is going to be spectacular... I cant wait to watch this develop.

I've always wondered what your own personal tank would look like, this is going to be a beaut.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:44 AM   #36
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This looks great i love how you have the wood set up can't wait to see this with plants.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:21 AM   #37
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looks like there's not much room left there seen from the side shot. that wood is a huge one allright. i'm curious too about the scape.
It's actually pretty thin, it will not take up as much as you might think.
I have some C blassii rosanervig pink vein that require low light to express the coloration so they have a nice home in the back, where it's deep and the filter comes out. It's a made to order spot for my favorite plant.

Yes, the in and out flows are in this picture BTW.
No PITA to clean lily pipes for me, suckers break if you look at them wrong.
Lok Line and built in bulk heads. I have 2 currents running through the tank.
I also have a modified needle wheel CO2 injector pushing 300gph for spot dosing of CO2.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:23 AM   #38
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FYI, the plants are stems etc, but are going to mowed and kept low.

So the open feel and the wood are still allowed to be seen and felt.

Fish load will be pretty nice too.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:59 AM   #39
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I've always wondered what your own personal tank would look like, this is going to be a beaut.
So have I
Been a long time.
Everything centers around testing and plant species etc.

Not much space for actual gardening in there lately
Time to change that a bit.

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:30 AM   #40
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Tom,
Glad to see you finally had a chance to start your first planted tank.
For articles and information you can visit: http://www.barrreport.com/
If you need any help let me know!
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:40 PM   #42
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Glad to see you finally had a chance to start your first planted tank.
For articles and information you can visit: http://www.barrreport.com/
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No, actually about 15 years ago I did one but it was mainly based on growing many species together, it was what Jeff Kropp once said: a Zoo.

But, there where decent elements of scaping in volved and the Congo tetras do look nice in MH's.



Oh, I did do a 75 Gal in there when at Florida.



But my thoughts and goals are not scaping so much in general.
If I want to see or view nature, that is precisely where I go, outdoors to the stream, lake, tidepool, river, wetland, bog etc.



Deep in a verdant forest of Redwoods, sunlight dances of the many shades of green, leaves of aquatic plant reflect the excitement that is life, the sublime experience leaves us in awe.

Come on, that's just not me. I can write silly ADA poems too.
A poem or picture is fine, but it does not compare to being there, experience it, living it.

The same is true for pictures of aquariums.

Life is real and should be tasted, felt, seen, heard, touched.
It is far more real than any art and invokes far more emotion.
As such, our tanks are life as well, and deserve the same respect.

Chew on that for awhile.

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Old 02-19-2008, 07:53 PM   #43
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but it does not compare to being there, experience it, living it.
Couldn't agree more. Its definately one of the perks living on the west coast here in Canada... Pretty much surrounded by wildnerness
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Tom, where are the inlet/outlets? I keep looking and I can't see them.
Also how are you planning on removing the surface scum all tanks get at some point if you have no surface skimmer?

I'm growing more and more fascinated by this set-up.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:26 AM   #45
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Not sure about in intake, but looks like the outflow is in the rear left hand corner. Look at the third picture in the first post.
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