saintlys "The Henge"

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Re: saintlys 60 x 30 x36 optiwhite

thanks guys, early days yet though...

here's some more pics after planting the tenelus.

forground : hc
infront of rocks : p helferi

side of rocks and slightly behind in areas : e tennelus

background (though you cant see it yet) from left to right 3/4 : vivipara

as you can see, ive still yet to put all leads etc inside cabinet. a bit of diy next :D

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Looking good! Is your tank from Aqua Essentials? Good luck with the vivpara, I found it very hard too grow - mine died! :lol:
 

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Saintly did good! :D

Nice work mate, Not sure what the rules are regarding posting pics etc, But I reckon this could be a worthy entry for AGA! Not sure when they start taking entries but I got a feeling its late in the year Sept/Oct.
 

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hi pm,

yup the tanks from aqua essentials. quality too! i've opted for the vivipara purley because i grew it in my small arcadia setup, it grew like wildfire. i hope it takes off in this tank too :D

planter my friend, im getting to like you even more with wonderfull comments like that :D seriously, ive got to keep the plants alive first :lol:
 

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:D The hard work is done IMO, Ive seen your other 2 tanks you know how to grow the plants!
 

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I love the look, this is going to be a winner when its grown in, beautiful! what the stocking plan fish wise?

JOHNNY
 

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seriously guys your too kind, but thanks anyway.

as for fish, well im not to sure to be honest. spmething small for sure. i dont know too much about fish. no doubt i'll see something that amano has used.

defo not cardinals, i reckon they would take away from the look. it needs something that would blend in. open to ideas really. :D
 

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ive checked them out aaron, nice looking fish. a tad bulky for my liking. was thinking of something a bit sleaker maybe.
 

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cor there beautys. too nice.

i reckon something like, harlequin rasboras. small, slight colour. or harlequintetras.
 

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MA @ Crowland have some awesome small fish suited to this simple style of aquascape. You're spoilt for choice...
 

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i'll pay them a visit george. im swaying towards harlequin rasboras. nice looking fish.

the other thing. i can now see why these tanks are called "high clarity" simply awsome viewing.
 

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saintly said:
i'll pay them a visit george. im swaying towards harlequin rasboras. nice looking fish.

the other thing. i can now see why these tanks are called "high clarity" simply awsome viewing.
Cool. Try to find Steve (manager) or Kevan ('deputy') and pass on my regards.

Yes, opti-white is something else. It's hard to explain without seeing it in person, especially alongside regular glass.
 

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JAmesM said:
I am so damn jealous right now That looks incredible mate, beautiful job
thanks james :D the only thing that makes it looks nice is a lot of home work and looking at amano setups, thats all. oh and a bit of help on plant choice from george ;)

George Farmer said:
Cool. Try to find Steve (manager) or Kevan ('deputy') and pass on my regards.
ive been down today george, its a great shop. spoilt for choice on the fish front. i spotted some white cloud mountain minnows?...i liked these. there were a few other fish that i liked too.

kev was in today, another nice chap we had bit of a chat. past on your regards!
 

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saintly said:
Or was it Vietnamese minnows? Check this out - viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1228
they had those too. but they werent for sale as yet. they look better in or your images actualy.

George Farmer said:
How was Kev's planted display tank, the 150cm Rena with overtank luminaires, CO2 etc?
yeh, that looked good. he said that was his little baby. i think he said he was going to post on here sometime.

i was amazed to see tropica plants in store and then kev informed me that there starting to stock tropica or at least 6 stores were.. which is a good thing.
 

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i was amazed to see tropica plants in store and then kev informed me that there starting to stock tropica or at least 6 stores were.. which is a good thing.
The nagging pays off eventually... Their plants were poor before I became a regular. :D

Tropica offer free training to LFS staff. More stores should take up the offer. Plants are becoming big business.
 
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