George's 65cm Natural Aquario

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  1. George Farmer

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    Coming soon... :)
     
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  2. LondonDragon

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    Send me your TMC then!! ;) looking forward to another setup :)
     
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  3. Michael W

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    This will be another one to look out for this year.
     
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  4. Gary Nelson

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    Looking forward to this, what are the full dimensions of the tank?
     
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    Ha, so you got it in the end. Mine came on Friday.
     
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    looking forward to it :D
     
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    Sweet, any plans yet?
    just got the call my 40 is in too :)



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    Tension Builder!!!!
     
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  9. aliclarke86

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    Are fws still selling these?

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    Looking forward to see it...
     
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    Coming soon to a liquid crystal display near you ... Tropical plant perfection!
     
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    Someone should ban him for "coming soon" :banghead: LOL
     
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    soon....soon....when is SOON?
     
  14. George Farmer

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    Thanks guys! :)

    Sorry, couldn't help the little teaser...

    I have the tank etc. but am waiting on plants. Also I have very limited Internet in my accommodation so I'm afraid photos won't be posted for a while. Probably next week.

    I'll post tank specs and plant list later. :)

    Thanks again for the interest. I hope not to disappoint.
     
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    Like youve done with all your other scapes too mate ;). ....... im sure this will be another belting display coupled with tip top maintenance and stunning shots/vids.
    Looking forward to it
     
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    Coming soon......lol

    Its like a Hollywood film premier....

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    Tease! Welcome to the club!. I'll be interested to hear what you think about the dimensions compared to the shallower TMC tanks and the ADA 60P...

    P
     
  18. aliclarke86

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    Facebook said you had this planted :p

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  19. George Farmer

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the interest, and apologies for the delay in posting. My only Internet currently is via cellular data on my iPhone.

    Anyway, I'm temporarily connected properly with my computer so here's a few pics...

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    Specs -

    Tank and cabinet - NA custom-build, 65x40x40cm, matt white cabinet
    Lighting - NA LED 6 x 18w lamps, matt white finish - (3 x 18w lamps, 6 hours)
    Filter - Fluval G6 with TMC glassware, TWINSTAR mini
    CO2 - TMC in-tank diffuser, glass bubble counter, non-return valve, 3BPS (with no livestock)
    Substrate - Tropica Plant Growth Substrate (2 x 2.5L) with Unipac Samoa
    Ferts - 5 squirts Tropica Specialised daily
    Water - Hard tap water (conductivity approx 700uS), unheated - 21C
    Plants - All Tropica's Green (Easy) range - E. parvula, C. wendtii various, C. willisii, M. 'narrow', M. 'Trident', A. 'petite', L. 'red', H. polysperma 'Rosenervig', R. rotundifolia, Eleocharis 'tall', B. heudolitii, S. repens
    Hardscape - Redmoor and Sumatra combined with cable ties

    Overall I'm impressed with the NA system. Build quality is good overall but I had some minor teething problems. These were sorted without too much drama. The overall finish is very nice.

    I decided not to use the stainless steel inlet and outlet because the flow is too harsh and direct vs. a lily pipe. Also I prefer glass to steel in a tank from an aesthetic perspective.

    I'm using an in-tank diffuser for a change. Actually I quite like it and it's surprising efficient. I used a drop checker with 4dKH solution and it bright yellow after an hour at 3BPS using a glass bubble-counter.

    The lighting is very bright and gives a nice colour rendition. Amongst the best from a non-controllable LED. It has 6 x 18w lamps that resemble 36w PC T5 tubes, but filled with small LEDs. They are switched via two mains plugs - 3 lamps for each plug. Currently I have the one plugged in for 6hrs.

    The big lump of Seiryu on the left is keeping the wood under water!

    I'll add a load of Amano and cherry shrimp in the next week or so. Fish selection undecided but a few species with a taller bodies to match the mix of colour and texture, and aspect ratio of the tank.

    Thanks again for the interest and patience. :)

    Cheers,
    George
     
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  20. aliclarke86

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    Looks really nice. Is that chrome trim above the cabinet door? Anddd have you claimed this as your room? It seems to have nothing but a chair and a tank!!

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