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Hyperlite 10-16-2007 01:55 PM

Worlds Best Tanks (so you thought yours was nice)
 
Check out these amazing tanks from practical fishkeeping! :shock:
My favorite is number 10!

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...php?blogid=121

Lupin 10-16-2007 05:41 PM

Yep. All tanks are simply breathtaking.8)

Gump 10-16-2007 10:10 PM

Those are wonderful tanks too bad there not kept to running.

ZooTycoonMaster 10-16-2007 10:28 PM

Oh my gosh I love number 10 as well :shock: How did they get a tree to grow in there?

Lupin 10-16-2007 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
Oh my gosh I love number 10 as well :shock: How did they get a tree to grow in there?

No tree can grow in submerged form and cramped conditions. Those are woods with moss grown on them. Google Christmas moss, Javan moss and other moss species.

herefishy 10-16-2007 11:48 PM

There is a gentleman from Japan by the name of Takashi Amano who, by many accounts, is the premier aquarium layout designer in the world. I believe he has three books published that teaches the methodology of tank layout. But all of these tanks are, in a word, stunning.

Hyperlite 10-16-2007 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gump
Those are wonderful tanks too bad there not kept to running.

Hey Gump, what is done with these tanks? Are they just made, photographed and reworked?

herefishy 10-17-2007 02:25 AM

I'll answer that question. I have been in this hobby for 45 years and have attended many seminars (and I still can't get it right all the time), demonstrations, conventions, and shows. I went to a show in St. Louis a few years back, in which they had a class called "Aquarium Beautiful". Some of the top designers in the world, including Takashi Amano, Rolf Lingensturm, and others were there to show off their talents and give seminars. This show was sponsored by FAAS and TFH among other big contributors to the hobby. All of the "big hitters" were there. To say this was a premier event would be understating the fact by a long shot. Anyway, to get back to the question at hand. Some tidbits for your inquiring mind: A) All of the "Aquarium Beautiful" tanks were auctioned off to attendees of the convention. This is not always the case, but does happen at most events, and as I understand it, does happen frequently at major shows. B) Almost all shows have a limit on the tanks' size. Many put the limit at 30g, although I have been to shows where 50g is the limit as well as some limiting tanks to even smaller sizes. The reasoning behind this is to create a level playing field and to make things a little easier for the competitors. It would be alot of work to put a 125g diorama together in the short time periods between registration and judging and an impossible feat. To me, that fact is simply amazing. So much beauty in such a confined area.

The exception to this would be those tanks decorated for a photo shoot only. The lives of many of these incredible tanks is short lived as they are usually torn down following the shoot.

I hope I have answered your question in a concise manner albeit long-winded.

MegK 10-17-2007 06:08 AM

PSH WHAT EVA! mine is so much better than those..

Hyperlite 10-17-2007 03:25 PM

That's really interesting. Pretty much sums it up for me :) Thanks herefishy


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