Saintly's 120cm 'hill's of desire'

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  1. Mark Evans

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    So, it's time to get the 120cm out again, but the difference being, it's in someone else's house. my Aunty and uncles to be precise.

    it's literally 2 minutes from me, so i can treat the tank as if it were my own. it's an impressive house, so i couldn't resist persuading them to have a 4 footer somewhere in the dwelling. :D

    I'd personally love to have put it in the kitchen,

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    but we decided on the conservatory, after inspecting where the sun rises and sets etc.....

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    Tomorrow I'll be taken equipment down, filters lights and maybe the tank too. I went through a through aquajournals with my uncle to see what he liked, and he kinda likes what i do.

    I'll be using my arcadia OTL 4 x 5wt5 for the lighting, JBL filters, nature soil substrate. stones, I'm still undecided.

    more pics as i progress.
     
  2. samc

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    excellent! :thumbup:

    i have'nt has my dose of saintly for a while now

    will you be going nature style then?
     
  3. hydrophyte

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    That's a nice house--it will showcase your work very well. I can't wait to see it begin.
     
  4. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    yes, but of a slower growing nature. :D

    it is lovely, i did get the choice of where to put it too. and with every room in the house bigger than my entire house, it was a tough decision :lol:
     
  5. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Tank in situ, lights on site, stone their, substrate in place. :p

    scapin soon!
     
  6. aaronnorth

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    are you going to be using all 4 tubes?
    looking forward to it :thumbup:
     
  7. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    it's possible. i've built another suspension kit, the same as what's on my 60cm. so the height will give me control again. I'm discovering more and more the great control this can give. just like the accelerator on a car.
     
  8. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    The tank and lights stand are now installed.

    I now await the tank mat and background. :D

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    the MH is temporary, until i get the Arcadia suspension kit. but actually, I'm surprised at the light spread from this 150w lamp. at such a height, i could run this with just this light I reckon.
     
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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    looks good in its surroundings

    i am looking foward to seeing your next go at a tank this size. the last one was one i will always remember.

    oh mark what happened to your 60cm?
     
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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Looks great Saintly and what a home :thumbup: , what you going to do/use for the background?

    Mark
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    cheers bud. well, the background is either going to be plain old black, or i may go for the graduated blue, which could possibly be back lit.

    it lays dormant for a while. need to get this running. I'm more excited about this. i just do dry scapes now :lol:
     
  12. hydrophyte

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Nice tank, and nice wallpaper. Perhaps your aunty and/or uncle works in a botany-related field, because the house has a botanical theme.
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    that'l be my aunty. i very creative person, but will alwyas play it down. i now nee to get the tank design spot on.

    it's to be a stone arrangement, but not in the true iwagumi style. i've done too much of that recently. i feel like being a wild, but I'm also scared of messing up.
     
  14. Tony Swinney

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Dont be scared Mark, go WILD :D :D :D A nice splash of colour against those b&w walls will work a treat. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Tony
     
  15. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    i could incorporate the flowers i reckon :lol:

    tomorrow i go to hard scape. and for the first time, I'm not short of stone :p i got my stone from MA and i've ripped down "savannah dreaming" :wideyed:
     
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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Looking forward to see this one ;)
     
  17. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    thanks my friend. hopefully in a few days, i can get to it. i'm currently fighting swine flu. so, i'll let that subside, then i'll get cracking.
     
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    Re: Saintly's 120cm private scape

    Start of another great journal I am sure, we should have a subforum called Marks Journals haha ;)
    Keep us posted on the progress, you have a nice setting there for a great tank :)
     
  19. john starkey

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    Hi mark,
    I'll be keeping on eye on this so don't let me down,and wild sounds good to me,
    regards john.
     
  20. Mark Evans

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    cheers John, wild scares me :wideyed: not sure which way I'm going with it TBH.

    defo, no wood.
     

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