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Aquascaping article on CNN!

Thought I'd share with all of you.

Have been lurking on this forum for a few months before making a profile. Aquascaping must be growing in popularity to get an article on CNN's homepage

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/world/pimp-my-fish-tank/
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Wow those are amazing....thanks for the read!!!


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Thanks for sharing. Not bad at all!

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Way to go CNN, spread the hobby
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CNN article!

Nice little bit of exposure!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/world/pimp-my-fish-tank/


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It's always great to see the planted tank hobby getting some publicity in the US! I hope that it will inspire some people to start a planted tank of their own.
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If anything, I looked at the article, looked at my tank, looked at the article...
and it inspired me to get up off my butt and do some prune and trim so I can actually see a fish
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Yeah, those tanks do not look like our average tanks.


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30 more years and maybe just maybe my tank would look half as good as these show tanks
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I like them and think they look beautiful but in almost all of those I would leave fish out or just get bottom dwellers because I think it takes away the nice look of it. Like I don't get why they take all the time to make it look like its a forest or something then they put in fish that swim around in what you want people to think of as air? I just don't get it, like it would make sense if you had something that would stay on the bottom so it looks more like a regular animal you'd find above the waterline.
I mean don't get me wrong I love the tanks and wish I was motivated and experienced enough to be able to make a tank anything like that but I don't get why they do all that work trying to make it look like something outside and then put a fish in there that's gonna take the feeling of it away
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I kinda know where you're coming from Andrew, but on an art approach, the fish add a surrealist point of view, and its what makes people do a double take.

When people view them from photos, the first "take" on it is: "Impossible! That's not a fish tank!" Then they see the fish and it answers that question

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If anything, I looked at the article, looked at my tank, looked at the article...
and it inspired me to get up off my butt and do some prune and trim so I can actually see a fish
did something similar last night. I'm about to start up a new nano, and this article was both a blessing and a curse. I spent 2-3 hours shifting my hardscape back and forth trying to get it just right (still not satisfied!)
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Wonder how he made it look like mountains in whisper of the pines.


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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 04:20 PM
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I have to wonder if these very beautiful tanks are at all practical for a home aquarium. From what I've read it sounds like they have been put together for very short periods of time. I guess my question is could you actually maintain the tank in that state of beauty?
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