Icelandic cow jaw

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now its not going to be a hardscape that appeals to all, esp with the addition of the Bristol Bear. But its a family tank in a family room, so design by committee. with a very opinionated client in a 2 and 4 year old.

so that’s how I have rose quartz a a nice dense lump, that in my mind looks like the body and ramus of a cows jaw.

the tanks sumped and just off cubed, illuminated by a Radion G2
 
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so fish, coral inverts gone and its a shell of its former self


dismantled and reassembled in a new location and soil added


lights just starting to ramp up to 20%


lights ramping, will chuck the heater in the sump, was there while I leak checked the plumbing
 
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at full 20% on the pre set planted option




strange how silent they are when not running at almost 100%


bit of scum on the substrate after the return pipe sloughed its biofilm.
 

sparkyweasel

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I quite like the bear. :)
It almost looks natural, like when you see a natural rock and think it looks like something, - in this case a bear. :)
 
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Excuse the glass, I'm holding off cleaning until some clean up crew are in place. Not that I'm sure what to go for. But on the positive, there's growth to be seen in the leaves and also roots.

Lights on for 6 ish hours now, plus the sunlight in the room and still only at 20% through a bit of perspex.
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while out today popped into PaH and grabbed some Salvinia auriculata, so now there’s some surface cover

the Java fern seems to be budding and the sword has a flower spike shooting up.

Seems some where at least one snail has made it in, noticed one just pre lights out the other day and there’s a little bit of damage to a few leaves.
 
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Such a glam Friday night

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Hoping to be able to ease up on these big water changes soon, currently the tanks way more labour intensive than the reef ever was, but still least the plants have taken.
 
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Never brought anything so small before, and that's after having a whole host of gobies before
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The Cory's have had a little bit of stress from the guppies seeing them as a meal, but seems to have settled.
 
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