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Old 01-02-2013, 05:09 AM   #41
 
thats really nice looking. this is also going to be my first planted tank. i had a couple plants in my 20 gallon i had but that was before i knew anything about actually taking care of them. i hope mine turns out as well as yours did!
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:37 AM   #42
 
how do you not suck up allthe sand??!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 AM   #43
 
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Waste tends to stay on top of the sand because it's densely packed compared to gravel. You just hover over it with your hose or vacuum. Maybe wiggle it a little to create a little movement of the waste to help it along. Many folks find sand easier to deal with than gravel insofar as keeping it clean looking.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #44
 
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how do you not suck up allthe sand??!
As fish monger says, to spot the waste on the sand is easier, than the gravel, plus, the sand I have is white color, besides the sand is heavy and you can do vaccum very closer to it, although with my cleaning crew (Corys and Bothias), believe me I only use the vaccum system to make the water changes, the sand is always clean. In the 20g long I have 2 clown plecos but they're shy and lazy, so, I use a vaccum syringe to remove the debris I find.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:38 AM   #45
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Nice tank setup. Great shots. I assume that your Christmas Gift was a camera.... details?

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #46
 
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Nice tank setup. Great shots. I assume that your Christmas Gift was a camera.... details?

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Thanks ! Yes it is, a Nikon D3200 with an AF-S Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 G lens. I still have the old Coolpix L120, and it works good, take a look...
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #47
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Yes, but it's obviously not the same, even with the site restrictions on size you can see the difference.

I got a cannon SX20 a few years back and thought I could get away without the proper manual focus so that everyone else in the family could cope with a decent resolution camera.. Until trying to take some decent aquarium shots, that silly rotary focus is such a pain unless you are taking stills and fish don't stay still. I REALLY just wanted to get a digital insert for my old film Pentax program plus but that wasn't something that was terribly feasible.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #50
 
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lovely looking tank!
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