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post #41 of 52 Old 01-10-2013, 09:14 AM
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new update: 4 months and still rocking :D


Great looking tank! I thought I'd bump this recent shot onto the current page.

You keep changing it... quite drastically by the looks of it.... is that what I have to look forward to....constant changes in aquascaping? I know I can't keep my hands out of my tank, moving this, changing that, but I thought it was only because it's all brand new.

Oh, my name is Jeff and I am an aquaholic....

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post #42 of 52 Old 01-11-2013, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Great looking tank! I thought I'd bump this recent shot onto the current page.

You keep changing it... quite drastically by the looks of it.... is that what I have to look forward to....constant changes in aquascaping? I know I can't keep my hands out of my tank, moving this, changing that, but I thought it was only because it's all brand new.

Oh, my name is Jeff and I am an aquaholic....

Jeff.
thanks.
it is the beauty of aquascaping you can always change the final pose.:D its some sort of a never ending, always changing art.
by the way, i really didn't do much changes on the tank, the hardscape remained the same but i kept on changing the position of the plants.:DD
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it is the beauty of aquascaping you can always change the final pose.:D its some sort of a never ending, always changing art.
by the way, i really didn't do much changes on the tank, the hardscape remained the same but i kept on changing the position of the plants.:DD
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Moving the plants makes it look like a whole new setup.

Sort of like when my wife decides to move the furniture.... all I can say is that I am damn glad we sold the piano...

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post #46 of 52 Old 02-17-2013, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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i seem to forgot how to post my pics here, it took me several tweaks to upload this thing right.
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i took pearlweed and replaced it with hairgrass (E. acicularis.
more crypts sprouting, one in the very front.:D.
i just realized that when the plants grow larger my filtration became less efficient
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last photo :D

> why is it that my crypt bloomed underwater???
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last photo :D

> why is it that my crypt bloomed underwater???
Because they bloomed before you planted it and you put the bloom underwater?

(happened to me with anacharis once.)


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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #50 of 52 Old 03-27-2013, 08:45 AM
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i just realized that when the plants grow larger my filtration became less efficient
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Looking great.

It's not so much that your filtration became less efficient, it became more redundant. Moving the water is harder with so many plants but it may depend on the fish if it is even needed that much.

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