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120cm - The Crypt Eternal - final tank shot

George Farmer

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370 litres, 10 species of Cryptocoryne and 169th in the 2009 IAPLC. :D

Another 6 months or so would have seen it look much better still, I think, but circumstances meant strip down and sale of the tank.

This was one of my favourites due to the long-term and low maintenance aspects. No CO2 injection either.

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

Nice Scape George, using only Crypts creates a very interesting effect.
What a shame you had to break it down prematurely.
Congratulations on your contest placement.

Cheers
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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

Lovely photos George, I love the natural textures, especially on the fauna. Well done on the placement mate. :thumbup:

Cheers,
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

hi George love the tank just wondering if that's a new species of loach botia striata sp. vampire :lol:
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

Well done George,nice low maintenance setup,great result too I bet your well pleased,
john.
 

George Farmer

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

Thanks, guys!

The IAPLC ranking was truly a surprise. To be honest, after my disappointing 898th last year I was lining myself up for another relatively low rank.

I still think there has to be very little between ranks in terms of scores. With well over 1,000 entrants, unless the scoring system is very comprehensive, literally one or two points will separate hundreds of ranks.
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

Can I complain about something? I don't like the fact it goes right to left, but after flipping it in Photoshop, its really nice :lol: :clap:

btw, I'm not saying that its a fault or anything, its just me being fussy :silent:
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

very nice george. I bet a video of it would have been good to see teh right --> left sway of the plants.

Did you put anything under the substrate to make it intoa low tech tech with having no co2 injection?
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

George, did you find you go a bad surface scum on this tank? I found that every time I've ever used crypts I get an oily scum that no amount of co2/flow tweaking really gets rid of.
 

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Garuf said:
George, did you find you go a bad surface scum on this tank? I found that every time I've ever used crypts I get an oily scum that no amount of co2/flow tweaking really gets rid of.
That would be good to know, as I got the same in my 180 litre.

Either way George, that tank is truly stunning.
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

I get this in my low light tank, i just thought it might have been to-do with ferts somehow :lol:
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

Thanks again, all!!

JamesM said:
Can I complain about something? I don't like the fact it goes right to left, but after flipping it in Photoshop, its really nice :lol: :clap:

btw, I'm not saying that its a fault or anything, its just me being fussy :silent:
I did actually consider entering a horizontally flipped version, but felt it was cheating.

The open area to the left was due to the tank's placement in my living room, being viewed from the front-left when seated.

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Did you put anything under the substrate to make it intoa low tech tech with having no co2 injection?
Thanks, Stu.

You can see a nice mound of ADA Aqua Soil in the hardscape layout. There's Power Sand Special underneath too.

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Garuf said:
George, did you find you go a bad surface scum on this tank? I found that every time I've ever used crypts I get an oily scum that no amount of co2/flow tweaking really gets rid of.
Not much scum. I ran 2 x 1200lph external filters plus a 1000lph powerhead near the surface.

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JamesM said:
Can I complain about something? I don't like the fact it goes right to left, but after flipping it in Photoshop, its really nice :lol: :clap:

btw, I'm not saying that its a fault or anything, its just me being fussy :silent:

its strange how one views that, i too prefer left to right scapes :wideyed: Very strange....
 

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Re: 120cm - The Crypt Eternal

I do like this tank! :clap:

What was the dosing regime on this tank George?
 
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