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1600 Gallon 5 meters long planted behemoth

plantbrain

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Hell frozen over.........New update:

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Does not look as big as you think..........but if you sit in front of it, relax in those chairs O death that fit you better than memory foam... sip some good wine after a long day..........

You realize that it's a community.

EI dosed, CO2 is nice and high, Eco complete, that's a lot of Downoi in the front.
I suppose we will enter it in the ADA contest and do some better shots and rearrange a few things etc.

Anyone doubting EI can eat some crow 8)

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Tom Barr
 

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hi tom,
yeh.....wow....don,t suppose you've got a step by step of the planting ;)
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Didn't it always look like this?

It would be great if you could put some pictures from over the years for comparison.

Cheers,

Mark
 

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A lot of discus are off to the sides etc, he took some of them and out them at his office tank a small 450 Gallon tank :rolleyes:
That's the next tank to work on.

I'm hoping he'll go for a mossy brach and white sand set up. It's 96" x34" x 34" tank(inches- so 2.8m x 1m x 1m about).
And hopefully all small fish.

We need to trim it and do a good photo shoot for the contest.
Definitely need a good wide angel lens, Flash is tough however for this size tank.
But we do have a large array of PClights and then 4x 1000W MH's(hardly run much, maybe 2 hours a day)

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Tom Barr
 
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I'll be round for a swim later, yeah? :p

Seriously though, it must be immense to just stand in front of this thing and watch.

How do you prune and do maintenance in a tank kthis size?
 

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aaronnorth said:
glad you have posted an update to this, it is looking better than ever, and the anubias is stunning. A great exmaple of a long term EI tank which most people never see!

Sort of like a long term ADA tank also? :D

Amano has one and it gets over grown and he switches things in/out.
His looks easier to deal with.

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Tom Barr
 

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George Farmer said:
I still want to feature this in PFK....

The owner has preference for TFH......and they will scream if the pics and write up is from some other mag.

I like video, so I'll try and get some posted up sometime.

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Tom Barr
 

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:wideyed: :wideyed: :eek: :mad:
Incredibly jealous!
Is that some form of java fern wall or something else? Hows that done?
 

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Narrow leaf java fern, it's just attached to wood and fills in that way.
See Amano's giant tank, same deal.
There are 4 types of epiphytic plants on the back wall, Anubias, Narrow leaf Java , Bolbitus and moss, left to right.



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Incredible, Tom. I think a catfish has my tongue, because I cannot find a better word to describe this. Wonderful bit of work. Go EI!
 
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