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90cm - Without Boundaries

I wanted to share this layout as I am finally going to move on from it. The layout is a year and a half old, so the original layout idea is long gone. As you can see it is such a jungle, that any layout is almost impossible It is certainly proof that the natural aquarium is not just a short term thing

I will follow this up soon with lists of fish, plants, and setup info. I really don't even know what everything is in this tank. HAHA

Hope you enjoy, let me know if you have any questions.

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Looks great, who are you kidding no layout! Awesome, love it

The only thing I don't love is the plant in the middle right, it grabs my attention a little too much as it's texture is too different from the rest of the tank. Other than that it's wonderful!

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what kind of rainbow is that in the last pic...

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Wow...... Great looking tank~~~
Indeed, natural aquarium takes sometimes to devolope ~


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what kind of rainbow is that in the last pic...
That is a Normans Lampeye,originally from Africa.
http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Spec...TOKEN=17603844

Beautiful tank!


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The plant in the middle looks like some kind of bacopa.
Nice setup - I like the fish selection and the white background looks nice for this tank.
I totally agree with the notion that the natural aquarium isn't just a short term thing....you can play with scape after scape and never feel totally satisfied...then you can just give up and let it go for a couple months and it will totally blow you away!

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Very nice! I like the brightness, and the layout looks deceptively simple.


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what tetras are those? looks great!!!!!!!
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great natural feel with the moss carpet. those crypt wendtiis are huge!
you know what? remove your name watermark and i'd call it's a Takashi Amano's work anytime.


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wow, its not amanos work; its better then 90% of amanos work (no bs, and im not talking about brine shrimp here). i love it. and the photography is great too.

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Looks great, who are you kidding no layout! Awesome, love it

The only thing I don't love is the plant in the middle right, it grabs my attention a little too much as it's texture is too different from the rest of the tank. Other than that it's wonderful!
Yeah, i can see what you are saying. It was so beyond control for so long, i got lazy with trying to tame any of it. HAHA

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Wow...... Great looking tank~~~
Indeed, natural aquarium takes sometimes to devolope ~
Most of the pictures you see in contests, and my own are no more then 6 months old. Once you get past that, it is virtually impossible to control the layout. Lets just say this final shot is leaps and bounds different then the original idea

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The plant in the middle looks like some kind of bacopa.
Nice setup - I like the fish selection and the white background looks nice for this tank.
I totally agree with the notion that the natural aquarium isn't just a short term thing....you can play with scape after scape and never feel totally satisfied...then you can just give up and let it go for a couple months and it will totally blow you away!

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what tetras are those? looks great!!!!!!!
Not sure yet!! HAHA I am going to update as soon as i get it all together

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great natural feel with the moss carpet. those crypt wendtiis are huge!
you know what? remove your name watermark and i'd call it's a Takashi Amano's work anytime.
Thank you as always for the encouragement. This time however, it was all nature, i had no control of this tank for the last year

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wow, its not amanos work; its better then 90% of amanos work (no bs, and im not talking about brine shrimp here). i love it. and the photography is great too.
Thank you

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Here are the specs for this layout.

You can also see them here...
http://projectaquarium.com/aquarium.aspx?ID=6

Capacity: 50 Gallons
Dimensions: 90x45x45cm
pH: 6.8
KH: 3
GH: 5

Lighting: 2x55 Power Compact (6700k) On a timer for 9 hours a day

CO2: Pressurized C02 with diffuser

Nutrients: Maintain 1ppm of NO3, .1ppm of PO4, 1ppm of K, and dose 2ml micros daily

Substrate: Amazonia and Power Sand

Flora: Taxiphyllum alternans, Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite', Anubias Coffeefolia, Ludwigia brevipes, Cryptocoryne wendtii 'bronze', Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green', Rotala rotundifolia 'Green' Narrow, Lindernia anagallis, Echinodorus tenellus

Fauna: Hyphessobrycon griemi, Aplocheilichthys normani, Otocinclus, Caridina japonica

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JB,

An other great looking tank. I do like the wild feel to it. Some of the compition tanks are too controlled in my opinion.

Your photos are also great. Didn't you do a little write up in one your threads with how you take the pictures?


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That is a Normans Lampeye,originally from Africa.
http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Spec...TOKEN=17603844

Beautiful tank!
oh, so thats a killi and not a rainbow... looks like those blueeyes

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You're tearing this tank down?

I guess some people like the scaping and growing art of the hobby better than the finished product. (Like any tank is ever finished LOL)

Looks great I cant wait to see what your other scape turns into.

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