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"Prairie Lands"... job done

Nelson

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... all things 'blue'

Mark Evans said:
but by pegging it, you create an angle which helps you eliminate that horrid line created by the light above the tank :shh:
cheers ;) .

i won't tell anyone :silent: :lol: .
 

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Cool video. Love the background, and the 'scape is still looking fine indeed.

There's something about seeing fish go mad for food. You can really feel the 'connection' I think, that they're dependent on us.
 

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cheers George.

Now all the minor issues with diatoms are over, i can now sit back and just play the waiting game.

soon be 3 months :wideyed: a record awaits! :lol:

I'm also close to setting up a 60cm tank, so possibly some kind of journal .... still speaking to the wife on this one ;)
 

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It's pretty tough not posting pics and stuff. o_O

Sunday saw the first real major trim. More of a 'shaping' exercise.

The tenellus got a real beating, trimming almost all of it. Hopefully, this should encourage shorter growth. I can now also see all of the crypts that were planted on day 1 :D
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... all things 'visible'

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I can now also see all of the crypts that were planted on day 1

here's a bunch of crypts that were covered by the tenellus.

You can see the tenenllus has been cut the whole length of the tank.

the hose pipes there because of water change.

crypttrim2.jpg


I've also cut the hair grass at the back. Deliberately, about 2 inches away from the glass. This should help add width when photographing...playing with reflections.

it'l get trimmed more with time.
 

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After a trim, the tenellus has made a speedy recovery. Sending out nice new shiney leaves, it looks like this could be mainly a tenellus scape.
 

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Still looking in top shape Mark :thumbup: ,
regards,
john.
 

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Cheers john. The fish are going this weekend. 8) To be replaced with something else.

My, i must be aproaching a record by now? ;)
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... all things 'visible'

have you decided what fish yet ?.
gourami's,tetra's.
 

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thats a tricky one :lol: .i think fish choice can be quite personal thing,and trying to decide what fish will suit the tank.
you could ask ten people and get ten different suggestions.
it also depends on what the lfs has in stock :lol: .

how about bog standard Black Phantom Tetra's,or threadfin rainbows.
 

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Hey Mark this is awesome! I've seen your vid on the backlight blue carboard thing. Gives a great dimension to the tank.

But this video also looks great.

Is this the average surface movement on your tank? Looks like a windy beach. :D Can't believe the CO2 stays inside the tank.... Unless i know it's yours, since the tank looks amazing healthy ;) :thumbup:
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... all things 'visible'

nelson said:
thats a tricky one

tell me about it :lol:

viktorlantos said:
Is this the average surface movement on your tank?

No mate. The water level is low. Usually, it's quite calm. :thumbup:

viktorlantos said:
Looks like a windy beach

It's intense, but not too bad for the fish. They get in and out of the flow when they want. When they get active and shoal, they love the flow. :D
 

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Here's a comparison to show what a year of learning can do.

My first attempt...FAIL!

_MG_1161-01.jpg


my current attempt...PASS!...i think

trim-2-1.jpg


I put this down to 'light' control.

The light in the second pic, is only at that height for the pic. It's about 50cm above the tank ;)
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... light control. understand the power.

is it new fish day :) .
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... light control. understand the power.

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is it new fish day .

no mate :( I had to go to peterborough for my test so i can acquire my heritage skills card.

By the time i was done, it was too late to go and buy some fish. Maybe tomorrow I'll go and look. :thumbup:
 

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For those who not overwhelmed with this journal :lol: I've decided on a fish choice.

For some time, I've been thinking about gouramis, to go with the 'light' feeling of the tank.

Maybe an unusual choice for a gumi, but I've decided and theres no going back now. :D
 

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Re: "Prairie Lands"... decided on fish

golden gourami's ?.

how many can you have in there.
 

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golden gourami's ?.

are you following me or something? :lol: Yes mate. Thats what i've got my eye on.

quite subtle, not overly coloured, but nice. I dont want too many, maybe 7 or 9 tops
 
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