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post #46 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 02:14 AM
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Looking forward to seeing how this grows out. Neat to see it in the initial stage.

And I just noticed your are in Naperville. I lived there for 16 years, and still get back fairly often.

What a great place to live and a wonderful downtown. Lots of wonderful memories from there.


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Looking forward to seeing how this grows out. Neat to see it in the initial stage.

And I just noticed your are in Naperville. I lived there for 16 years, and still get back fairly often.

What a great place to live and a wonderful downtown. Lots of wonderful memories from there.
It's nice here, I live right near Downtown, so everything is close by. If you come by on weekends, we have a very nice planted tank group down here, maybe you could attend one of the meetings.
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It's nice here, I live right near Downtown, so everything is close by. If you come by on weekends, we have a very nice planted tank group down here, maybe you could attend one of the meetings.
I would love to. I'll get in contact with you via PM to get more information. Maybe even bring my wife in for a visit. She hasn't been there in awhile and really loved it there.

Got to go to Potter's for old times sake, and Hugo's because we just love it there. I could go on and on, but that's probably some other forum.
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I would love to. I'll get in contact with you via PM to get more information. Maybe even bring my wife in for a visit. She hasn't been there in awhile and really loved it there.

Got to go to Potter's for old times sake, and Hugo's because we just love it there. I could go on and on, but that's probably some other forum.
Here is the group I am part of https://www.facebook.com/groups/954727274614628/
It is a chicagoland group, and I don't know what I would have done without the amazing community there. They have monthly meetings, with lots of free plants, some common some rare. They also have raffles, and informative presentations. The best thing is just being able to converse to people who are also working on their tanks and being able to get advice that you may not have gotten on a forum like this.
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Any updates for us? Did you ever get around to adding that fake plant?


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I can't post updates for a while, AGA doesnt want scapes shared before contests. It is looking pretty good now, I have been conversing with some people who are more well-versed in Dutch than I am and they were thinking I could potentially place top 10 if the competition was as weak as it has been in the past. So, we will see.
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Alright didn't know, the fake plant should boost you to at least the top ten with a "unique" presentation.


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Alright everyone. There are 5 days until they announce the results of AGA, which means I can finally show off the scape I came up with. In the meantime, here is a quick update:
Aquatic Experience happened, and I scored a free 75g with stand, so Bye Bye 55g. I also got a 11g rimless low iron tank for $30. I will probably start a new journal for the 75g.

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That's awesome. How did you do that? I wanted one of the Dennerle tanks if they were selling them, but hard to get them back on a plane.
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Well, here we are with the results of AGA. I want to congratulate @burr740 for his amazing winning scape. Sadly (for me) I spend enough time here to recognize his work when I see it. Here is my 55g. I will post some in-progress pictures later, but this is what I submitted.

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Thanks man. I knew your tank when I saw it too, name gave it away.

That's a sweet looking tank. Your scaping has come a very long way in a very short time. Really great job, very nice.
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Nice looking scape man, love the placement of red.


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Beautiful tank. I think a 55gal is hard to scape in any style almost. There just isn't enough depth from front to back and they are pretty tall.
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