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The Banyan Forests of Stickleback Island

Stickleback

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Having had my tank for a year and a half, I thought I should start a journal.

I have been reluctant to put pictures up, I continually though it would be just how I want it in a months time. It still isn't, but it definitely will be in a month or so ;)

Thanks to everyone on here for all the help and advice. This tank owes you guys and gals a beer or two.


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Banyan seedling with ariel root dangling in to water.

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The root from below.

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More banyan roots. They are growing all round the wood.

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Giant Redwood

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Garuf

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Re: Stickleback Island

I'd love to see some clearer pictures of the aquatic section, it's a very original scape, in a good way.
 

Stickleback

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Re: Stickleback Island

NeilW said:
Is that a distressed paint finish on the wood trim at the top?

Yeah I made the frame from some old door panels I had lying around. When your inlets are made of exhaust pipes you can't get fussy about these things. Maybe it should be called Scrapheap Island.


I'd love to see some clearer pictures of the aquatic section,

I am a bit :oops: about the look of the tank. I went low tech, natural light only about 2 months ago and I am still ironing out a few problems. Maybe if there is a favorable light on it one morning I will put one up.

Thanks

R
 

Pixels

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Re: Stickleback Island

I really like this a lot!

Cheers
Paul
 

neelhound

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Re: Stickleback Island

Nice! Are any plants going at the back?
 

Stickleback

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Re: Stickleback Island

neelhound said:
Nice! Are any plants going at the back?

There isn't really a back. It is viewed from 3 sides and the other is where the light comes in. It makes it quite hard to figure out the right way to plant it.

Here it is looking murky after a clean.

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R
 

Johno2090

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Re: Stickleback Island

that almoast looks like an Ent planting his tree's
 

Johno2090

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is that a stuffed bird~? what is it?
 

Stickleback

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The bird is a Indian Mynah that I rescued and hand reared in when I was living in Malaysia. I brought her back legally, in the middle of the bird flu crises!

The tank is a couple of year old now and yeah the wood is really settling in. I will try and get some macro shots of it cos the moss is really making it look beautiful and the banyan roots are spreading well.

Heres a video of it:

 
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