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Hi people,

I have started a journal for my new setup to house my rainbowfish collection and some others. Instead of rewriting everything I thought I would post a link to the UKAPS site where I started it: http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=11386

I have been working hard over the last week to get it up and running, suprising how many man hours it takes. It is mostly planted although from the photos you would not think so. I may well be adding one or two more plant species but this is largely it, it just needs to start growing. Fauna will not be going in for another month or so until the plants are well rooted. Alot of the area (that looks bare in the photo) is going to be carpeted in hair grass.



 

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wow!!! that is almost exactly what i'm trying to do with my tank except I can't find wood thick enough...keep us updated please with your progress!
 

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Nice tank! One day I want to have a walk-around tank, Being able to see the tank from all sides really makes it feel like you have taken a chunk of nature and put it in your house. I really like your hardscape I can already imagine the rainbows schooling in and out of the stumps.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys, this is my dream tank, dont think I would want to go much larger, things can start to get impracticle.

It is hard to come buy this kind of wood and for me it was just a lucky chance, i was actually looking at bogwood in an Aquarium store at the begining of this year when i saw these outside in the water garden section.
 

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Nice tank! One day I want to have a walk-around tank, Being able to see the tank from all sides really makes it feel like you have taken a chunk of nature and put it in your house. I really like your hardscape I can already imagine the rainbows schooling in and out of the stumps.
Ha ha. Funny.
I am interested to know if those stumps are being held down by anything, or did they sink?
Nice hardscape.
 

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Hi, the wood is very dead and well weathered, it is grey out of the water when dry, the smaller one is hollow in the middle, im not sure they are even the same species. The smaller one has buttresses like a tropical hard wood. I did ask at the time of purchasing whether they were sutiable to use in an aquarium and they were from a LFS. Having said that I still have a small concern, but only a small one. If they had been recently cut, I would probably have had second thoughts. Both are quite heavy and did not have any buoyoncy.
 

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sweet can't wait to see this one finished, what type of rainbows are you going to put in it?
 

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sweet can't wait to see this one finished, what type of rainbows are you going to put in it?
There will be quite a few different species from my old tank, Boesmani, Kutubu, inornata, western australian (red tailed), but the major one will be my tribe of breeding M. Aru II which were discovered by Heiko Bleher in 2007. I was very lucky enough to find a breeder in Europe. I only breed my fish outside the main tank as I do not want hybridisation. Having said that no fry have ever survived in my main display tanks even though heavily planted.

I also have a group of 10 Puntius denisoni some of whom are fully matured at 6". Also have a school of P. lineatus (striped barb) and B.histronica and striata loaches.

later in the year i hope to be able to get hold of some Glosolepis dorityi "Jaigum" from a breeder in Europe.
 

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:eek5: Hardscape is really nice. Hopefully you have a couch in front of that tank. Why didnt you go for a rimless tank? It would be expensive but it is a dream tank:icon_cool.
 
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