George's 65cm Natural Aquario

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  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Hi all

    Long story short....

    Neglected this tank for about 4 weeks and moved into a new flat to be nearer my new job.

    Thanks to Dan Crawford for helping me move. :)

    I'm awaiting fibre optic broadband so will be a lot more active on UKAPS soon!! :

    Cheers
    George
     

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  2. Martin in China

    Martin in China Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Who doesn't have something from IKEA in his/her home....right;)....I love it too mate
     
  3. faizal

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    Hey George:). Amazing tank. But then this would be a totally normal thing for someone of your caliber. Great photography too:)..top notch. Looking forward to following this.
     
  4. ian_m

    ian_m Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Where is the seat/sofa looking at the tank ????

    I end up quite often not looking at TV, but staring at tank, mesmerised by green and waying plants and shoaling fish.
     
  5. flygja

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    Great tank, but your TV is smaller than your tank!
     
  6. Nathaniel Whiteside

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    Of course it is, he's a planted tank enthusiast/ Expert playboy extraordinaire.
     
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  7. aliclarke86

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    I have a 42" TV.........no aerial though....doh!

    Sent from my GT-P7310 using Tapatalk
     
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  8. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Hi all,

    At last I managed to get some time to take some photos of my home tank. I'm really happy with the progress so far. It's been trouble-free with no algae and I only spend about 1hr per week on this.

    I'm using hard tap water which bugs me a bit with the scale build-up on the aquarium glass and glassware, but it's a minor issue and nothing a bit of elbow grease won't remedy.

    I've switched from the in-tank CO2 diffuser to an inline diffuser (Up Aqua) on the filter inlet (Fluval G3). CO2 is almost 2BPS giving a lime green in the 4dKH drop checker.

    I have plans to add a few more crypts, Vallis nana, and another carpeting plant to mix with the hairgrass - probably E. tenellus.

    13966759734_50a0906d46_o.jpg _MG_5664 by George Farmer, on Flickr

    13986295283_6352d543a1_o.jpg _MG_5666 by George Farmer, on Flickr

    13963140132_30e763b3c4_o.jpg _MG_5657 by George Farmer, on Flickr

    I'm doing 'scape after 'scape lately with work and I was worrying that my passion for my own hobby would suffer, but actually I'm more excited than ever about aquascaping. :)

    Cheers,
    George
     
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  9. Omegatron

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    I was wondering this myself, good to hear its the other way around!
     
  10. aliclarke86

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    "Hi I'm George, I scape tanks all over the country and still find time for sub 50min 10k runs, family and my own tank at home" you are quite a man and this looks fantastic!!!

    We miss you on here mate :)

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  11. Alastair

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    Looking nice and lush mate. Glad to see you still have time for yourself and of course the forum too mate.
    Im hoping that the "more excited about aquascaping" comment means lots more to come?? ;)
     
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  12. Mr. Teapot

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    Amazing such a great looking tank takes so little time - looks lovely.

    It’ll be great to see all the other aquascapes you’ve been working on - are AquaGro going to release any pictures anytime soon?
     
  13. Pedro Rosa

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    Lovely.
    Nice to know that you're still excited with Aquascaping :clap:
     
  14. Luís Cardoso

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    Wonderfull.
    Congratulations

    Enviado do meu GT-I9505 através de Tapatalk
     
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  15. Deano3

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    congrats George glad the spark is still there and keep it exciting and nice to have you back on the forum :thumbup:
     
  16. peke

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    Nice looking tank i like Na, i also have a g6 but when i dont use the original in&outlet my flow meter drops significant dont you have problems with that?

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-N9005 met Tapatalk
     
  17. José Macedo

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    Amazing tank, as usual!

    Cheers,
    José
     
  18. Joao Marujo

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    Another great scape George! Well done!

    Have you choose the shoal to add?

    Congratz
     
  19. George Farmer

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    Hi all,

    My life is super hectic but this is still going strong. :)

    iPhone photo. I'll upload some DSLR pics soon....

    Cheers
    George

    image.jpg
     
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  20. Alastair

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    Good to see you've still got time to keep your tank going and still post up on here too mate. Hope your well pal

    Looks great
     

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