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60cm - Black Sand Beaches of Wainapanapa

This layout was inspired by my visit to Maui. While in Maui, I visited Wainapanapa State Park along the Road to Hana. The park had breath taking black sand beaches. I used the images I captured while at the park to inspire this layout.





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Capacity: 20 Gallons
Dimensions: 60x33x43
pH: 6.8
KH: 3
GH: 5

Lighting: 70 Watt Metal Halide

CO2: Pressurized C02 with diffuser

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

Substrate: Amazonia and Black Sand

Flora: Hemianthus Callitrichoides, Ludwigia brevipes, Eleocharis acicularis, Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'

Fauna: Hyphessobrycon griemi, Otocinclus, Caridina japonica

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WOW im speechless, love it
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Very nice work as usual Jason, loving the hardscape.


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Beautiful - I'm loving the black sand!


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Makes me want to visit Maui again... Nice layout.


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Well done. Truly embrassed the vision of the inspiration photos. Impressive once again Jason.


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The tank looks awesome. I was at that very spot last year.
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I love the round stones. Did you get them on the beach?
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That's beautiful Jason, well done!

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How about a blue background to top it off?
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that looks really good!


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Another great tank! Love the pics of Hawaii also.
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Makes me want to visit Maui again... Nice layout.
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Well done. Truly embraced the vision of the inspiration photos. Impressive once again Jason.
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The tank looks awesome. I was at that very spot last year.
This is so powerful to me, when a layout can evoke such strong feelings or memory. I really didnt think this layout was powerful, but i may have been mistaken.

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I love the round stones. Did you get them on the beach?
Like i was saying to Paul, No Way!! You never take anything from Hawaii!! Didnt you see that Brady Bunch episode with the Hawaii curse!!??

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How about a blue background to top it off?
Yeah, not a bad idea!! Feel free to photoshop and post if you feel inspired!

Thank you everyone for taking a second to encourage!! I always appreciate it.

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Its so beautiful I cant stop looking at it

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