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post #211 of 828 Old 10-13-2012, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Oh wow, thank you for such high praise! I'm in love with it, too (obviously!) Very flattering to have been an inspiration to you, whenever you get that dream 55, let me know if I can help you out!

Haha, Sylver - you are too funny! You are DETERMINED to get me to change my stock list!!! It's really hard - there are sooooo many gorgeous fish I want to keep - and might someday. No doubt the DG are stunning creatures, but temperament issues aside, they're TOO bright for Becoming! I sent you a PM with a bit of info on the DG, hope it helps! Congratulations on such a beauty - please be careful with that one!

P.S. Even though my tank is black, green, and orange. . . my fave color is blue, too! Pretty little fishy you have there. . .
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post #212 of 828 Old 10-14-2012, 04:19 AM
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-Sneaks in and resubscribes due to old subscription disappearing-

I still love the aquarium, the plastic floaters having gone really opens up that surface space -- very effective! It does look different without the swords but still gorgeous!!
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post #213 of 828 Old 10-14-2012, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you, Spookz!!! Makes me happy to hear you say it. It took me a little bit of time to get over the sword melt and be okay with the tank as it is now. Luckily, the fish did great with it, because it was a gradual process over a month (still have a few leaves trying to escape, lol). They really made all the difference in allowing the fish an easy transition, so all is well there. I hope they come back fully - and FAST - but time will tell! I still want to try to get a few shots for you guys of the new growth, hard to get a good shot of the back of the tank. . . Tiny baby leaves! Soooooo CUTE! *hugs leaves*
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post #214 of 828 Old 10-14-2012, 07:37 AM
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I don't think there's much better than seeing new leaf growth! One of Kaze's anubias has a new leaf and I was soooo ecstatic, the crypts in his bigger tank are propagating themselves also so YAY BABY LEAVES everywhere!

Sending some plant growing vibes over there!
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post #215 of 828 Old 10-14-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'm the same way. . . my husband thinks I'm daft, cuz' I get all excited and make him come look. He couldn't care much less than he already does, but usually humors me *giggle* Thanks for the good vibes - and congrats on YOUR new leafy babies, lol!
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post #216 of 828 Old 10-14-2012, 05:23 PM
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hey Jes,

Tank looks awesome, I like the look without the floaters too! i just love the colours of your tank/s and would love to know how you get such a dark background? without any reflections etc in your photos, they look like brochure photos for some aquarium company! nice photography.

hope you and yours are well, its been a while!

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post #217 of 828 Old 10-14-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Sims!!!! *HUGS*
Thank you! Can't wait to see what it becomes a few months down the road. . .

Reflections are the bane of my existence, don't for a moment think they're not, lol! It's hit-or-miss for me a lot of the time, too. . . remember that you only get to see the shots I like best! I'm sorry. . .I don't have any magic tricks, I promise! Shooting the tank from a diagonal makes it MUCH easier to eliminate, or at least minimize reflections - plus it gives a better idea of the the depth of the tank, and provides a cool perspective that most of us see our tanks from often enough, but don't seem share online *as* much. . . . it's also best to shoot without a flash in a dark room. My tank is directly across the room from two windows, so I can only take pictures at night. . .

I've found that the aquarium backgrounds that they sell in stores tend to be made of a slim piece of glossy plastic material, which is the WORST thing ever for photography. A plain piece of matte poster-board can be bought for under a dollar at the craft store, and makes things much easier from a photographic standpoint. You do have to be careful it doesn't get wet, though! You'll still always have a reflection from the glass at the back of the tank, but having the matte backing behind it makes a huge difference, I think.

Hope that helps?


P.S. I'm sorry! I know I owe you a PM, just been called away by a kiddo every time I sit to reply to you! >_<
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post #218 of 828 Old 11-09-2012, 12:29 PM
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Ches its seems like forever since you updated this thread! How is everything going with it? How are you and the rest of your family doing?
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post #219 of 828 Old 11-09-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, John! It has been forever. . . thanks for asking after us! We're all doing well, but so chaotic over here - gearing up for the holidays! Things are going well with the tank, the lonely ram has finally made it through QT and into the 55. It took him a week or two, but he's finally settling into the group - there are now 3 females and 2 males in there. I discovered just how easily Kuhli loaches get stuck in the filter, but fixed that with some mesh, and everyone made it out okay. Plants are still growing steadily, but definitely taking their time compared to the growth rate I had in the 29. Hoping to upgrade the lighting soon after Christmas, and thinking that the plant growth will really start to take off when I do. Otherwise, everything is still the same - happy fishies, happy (if slow) plants, and I'm holding tightly to my promise not to do anything until after the new year in this tank :)
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post #220 of 828 Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 PM
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Glad to hear everything is going good Jes!!!! YaY for the lonely ram making out of QT!!! So glad to hear he made it and is doing good with the rest of the rams! I didn't even know you had a problem with the loaches getting stuck in the filter (did you post about somewhere and I missed? :-/ ). Were they going up the intake? Did your intake not come with a cover?
Good to hear from ya again,
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