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Update: New Aqua Soil - October 12th '06 Betowess 90G with new Manzanita & 65G

I couldn't resist putting the new Manzanita root burl wood originally intended for my new 65 gallon into my 90 gallon which needed some accent and punctuation. I'm not planning on putting moss on the new wood at this time. I pulled the existing bogwood out of the 90G and put it temporarily in the 65G. I think the Apisto viejita pair will like all the cave and moss of the old bogwood. Also a couple quick snaps of my Rainbows and a shot of the 65G which isn't 'scaped. Well nothing is really scaped, because I kind of do messy tanks. Hope you enjoy...

Here is a shot of the Manzanita prior to introduction, for those who never saw it on the other thread.



Here's the 90 gallon with the new Manzanita root burl wood.



Or from the other angle a little.



This is how the 90 gallon looked right before I moved a little C.balansae and yanked the bogwood. Not its best.




And here is a quick look at the new 65 gallon with the old bogwood from the 90G thrown in there and an extra piece of Manzanita. Manzanita wood rocks!



Here is a closeup of some mini riccia and where the Apisto viejitas spawned (I think they spawned?)


This is the Apisto viejita "Dad" who now likes the new "old" bogwood I moved to the 65G



A few fish pics for grins. A trio of Rainbows.



My lone Apisto cacatoides...





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Wow great looking pictures.. I really like the Manzanita root burl wood by chance where was that picked up at? I wouldn't mind getting some myself.
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Wow great looking pictures.. I really like the Manzanita root burl wood by chance where was that picked up at? I wouldn't mind getting some myself.
Thanks, here is the link. This root burl isn't typical of the aquarium packages. I asked for something a bit more "substantial". Great company. Cost was about $50 shipping included. Had to soak for just under 3 weeks.
http://www.manzanita.com/





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Holy smokes, what a great looking tank. I hope you're considering entering some aquascaping contests. Honestly, that is really a fantastic looking tank!


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Looks great!! are you going to add anything to the wood?
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I liked the first 2 pics best. great.
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Holy smokes, what a great looking tank. I hope you're considering entering some aquascaping contests. Honestly, that is really a fantastic looking tank!
Oh, Thanks very much! It is a lot of fun, but I've yanked out and replanted so much Crypt balansae recently and pulled up alot of the Marselia in the process, so I need some time and work on the groundcover. And just replanted tops of the L aromatica so that will grow taller behind the Blyxa aubertii. I may try to find another plant than the Limnophila, but I like its color so much I hate to yank it. But it really should be a mostly green tank. I kind of want to put in a medium compact sword again. We'll see. I just added four baby Boesemanis so when the two boys color up I'll have a school of six of them too!

But overall it prolly has too many species and color to do well in a competiton. Collectoritus etc.ya know?

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Looks great!! are you going to add anything to the wood?
Thanks. No moss. Or just a tiny bit, but I hope I can transfer some wierd little green leaf shape things from my other bogwood and just have some algae and maybe a small chunk of anubias and/or wendlov on it. I want to keep it somewhat clean in the middle and not become a giant green hulk of moss.





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look great. that wood looks very nice in the tank

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wow what a killer tank. man there beautiful plants, and fish.
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Tanks look Great!! I love the manzanita, I might have to invest in some.
It looks like that Dwarf Riccia has really taken off for you.
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Tanks look Great!! I love the manzanita, I might have to invest in some.
It looks like that Dwarf Riccia has really taken off for you.

Thanks Matt. I really like the mini riccia. I've given a bit away too. I'm going to do a terrace with it in the new 65G. My son prefers that tank because of the riccia. It grows really fast floating on the top and those stainless steel wires that Momo used and Turbomarket organized a group buy are totally easy to use. No tieing strings or nets so I'm into it. Thanks again for the riccia.

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looks freaking GREAT BadBob!
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Great looking tank Bob! The wood is outstanding, no doubt. But without that very healthy and nicely arranged set of plants it wouldn't make any difference. The water looks so clear it's scary! Always a good sign!

Also, love the Cockatoo Dwarf!

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Thanks Steve and Lynn. I'm digging the wood too. It definately gives the tank a focus point. Litttle bit of BBA and GSA but so far so good. Next project is to get something going on a terrace with mini Riccia on the new 65 gallon, then re launch the 26bow as a combo cherry and growout tank. I got a manifold from Rex so I can run up to three tanks on the 65 gallon's CO2. I'm going to try a diffuser on the 26bowfront.

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how long did it take for that wood to oak before it wouldnt sink anymore and what method did you use? i have been soaking a piece for close to a month now and it still wont sink all the way

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