Saintly's "purple rain' added HD vid

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  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    i wasn't too fussed about posting this as it's not really scaped as such...it's mainly for getting shrimp shots.

    it has been set up for 3 weeks now, co2 injected, EI and liquid carbon.

    manzianata wood (upside down)
    lava stone
    columbo flora base substrate.

    plants.
    r rotundifolia
    moss (java?)
    hydracotle
    e acicularis
    crypt (unkown)

    It's nice to have something at home.

    fts-2.jpg

    fish2.jpg
     
  2. Dan Crawford

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    Thats really nice and quite refreshing if you know what i mean, far from typical.

    The photography is on the button as always, sharp as heck!
     
  3. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's shrimp nano. 20L

    cheers Dan. The wood was a borrowed idea from an amano tank. seems to work OK considering the small space.

    i'll be putting some fissidens in soon (thanks samc) from the 120. and some HM :D
     
  4. samc

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    i like the different way of using the wood in this. very cool :D

    glad the fissidens is growing well for you. mine is in an emersed tank, so not sure what it will look like
     
  5. NeilW

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    Re: Saintly's shrimp nano. 20L

    I just saw the words 'saintly', 'shrimp' and 'nano' and thought "thats going to be awesome"... I wasn't disappointed :lol: :thumbup:

    What shrimp have you got in there at the mo?
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    thanks dude :thumbup: it's early days yet, so as it matures it should take on a more 'natural' look.

    just 6 cherries and 1 amano. I'm after some CRS shrimp or anything that's a little more exotic. :D

    cheers sam. I'm going to use this stuff in my next 120cm ;)
     
  7. Mark Evans

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    here's the strange plant pearling.....

    pearling.jpg
     
  8. rawr

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    You're a modest guy, this has to be one of the nices nanos I've seen. :) To agree with the others, it's got a real nice refreshing feel to it.
     
  9. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's "endler's sky'

    cheers dude. kind of you to say. there are probably better on here though. :D

    anyway, i've got a name for the tank now....' 'Endler's sky'

    just suits what's going off inside i think.

    endlerssky.jpg
     
  10. Paulus

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    looks great. and how the hell do you make photos like this. they are great :D
     
  11. hydrophyte

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    Very nice Mark.

    I really want to put together a little nano setup someday soon.
     
  12. Maurits

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    looking good buddy.

    I have set up 4 breeding tanks for my shrimps so with a little bit of look I have plenty for you soon

    small tip, your endlers really like baby shrimp :D , so it's not the best combination
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    thanks for the info my friend.

    so it looks like the endlers will have to come out. i only liked the females anyway. so tetras it is :D

    so what shrimp will you have maurits? ;) i'll have to come see you shortly.

    that would be awesome!

    partly good gear, and a good background. i'm using a graduated background for these....apart from the macro stuff.

    W/B control is key with the blue grad. the first shot in this journal is totaly wrong, but the others are ok. i'm also getting much better focusing results with the 'live view' i'll never trust auto focus again!
     
  14. Maurits

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    CRS and BRS and some beautiful sherries.

    and...

    Galaxi babies

    give a shout, you will love my latest buying as well
     
  15. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's "Endler's sky'

    cool! :D i'll be in touch ;)
     
  16. paul.in.kendal

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    Re: Saintly's "Endler's sky'

    Name change needed then? "No Endler's Sky", perhaps?
     
  17. aaronnorth

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    Re: Saintly's "Endler's sky'

    This is really nice, the stems look great as they are too(single) :thumbup:
     
  18. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's "Endler's sky'

    good point. i like it this way too.

    :lol:

    i've just bagged them! i'm off to get some tiny fish!
     
  19. Mark Evans

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    Re: Saintly's "purple rain' ?

    ok, how about purple rain?

    purpleharlequins.jpg

    swimming.jpg

    purple harlequins. boy do they stick close together.
     
  20. Jase

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    Are they black Harlequins? Saw some in Coxwell Aquatics today, very nice. Love the delicate feel of the tank Mark
     

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