Journal: My Southeast Asian Community Tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping and Member's Setups' started by Rattail, Sep 15, 2006.

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    Tough Crowd... :D
     
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    hahaha!!! The urn ("pot" is something you smoke) is SUPPOSED to be there. That's what it looks like in a typical SE-Asian river. I could not find the right plastic, bottles, tins, etc... for the region. ;)
     
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    Well in that vein you shouldn't bother about cyano outbreaks or algae infestations either - part and parcel of a polluted system! Might be a concept worth investigating as a biotope.

    Cheers

    Robin
     
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    He has already tried to get proper algae outbreaks by not cleaning his filter :)
     
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    I like,looks like a real underwater scene, I mean it looks
    like you took a pic in a real stream.
    I also like the urn, looks like its been lying there for years..
     
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    In some ways I actually prefer this tank now to the previous. Not saying the previous wasn't awesome. It actually looks like 2 completely different scapes. I agree Nick - this now looks like a stream, as it would look if you stuck your head in there and took a look around.

    That Urn has been there for Centuries and with the water movement the topsoil has been reduced, exposing this ancient artifact.

    Nice !
     
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    it has been lying there for years :p hehe
     
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    Thanks guys.
    If I was certain that cyano would not kill my fish and plants.... I might be tempted to do an urban river outlet biotope. ;)
     
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    Hahahahaha! I love it! Who is going to take this challenge? A Black River/Blesbokspruit/any transformed urban "river" setup! For fish we could use mosquito fish and sharptooth catfish! Plants - well algae - lots, and hornwort, salvinia, azolla etc. Hmmmmmmmm this is sounding great!

    Cheers

    Robin
     
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    look around on the forum. I suspect the guys who like to fiddle in their aquariums and constantly change/add stuff would do well with this challenge. ;)

    Now let's make a new thread for that..... (hint... hint.....;))

    hahaha!!!!

    8)
     
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    Hey Richard, I know you probably meant this as a joke but I fear that it may rub a lot of people up the wrong way.

    Everyone has their own way of doing things. If people didn't try new things out and "mess" with stuff we'd probably still be warming our victorian era goldfish tanks with candles.

    Everyone also has their own goals. Some guys like to go for maximum growth rates with demanding plants in high maintenance tanks. Other folk like to go for low maintenance tanks where things just keep going right. And then there is the group who are just trying to learn as much as possible.

    So please bear that in mind and be respectful of other people's methods, even when they are different to your own. If someone asks which way to do something, by all means, advise them with whatever works for you. Everyone is entitled to share their opinions and methods, but they should never be forced on anyone. We all gain a lot of enjoyment from our tanks and this forum is just a means for us to share that enjoyment with other like minded people.
     
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    You feeling a bit touchy Ryan? Glad you mentioned that I "probably meant it as a joke".

    I am an animal lover. Which means not being cruel to ANY of God's creatures. It's been seen over and again, that too much experimentation in tanks (which, by the way, kills the very fish you are saying people want to enjoy) leads to algae outbreaks, cyano, etc.

    Now... if you had read my post properly, and with the correct mindset, you would have realised it was indeed tongue in cheek and in light humour. :) so your first thought was correct.

    Therefore: you did not need to respond unless you thought I was being serious. (which to a degree, I am indeed!)

    I ask again - are you feeling neglected? Or is the wind too heavy in PE? Relax dude. You're far too tense. This is a forum and no-one (but the guilty) would have been offended by my post. And it is not for me to prescribe to anyone. They will one day have to answer for the fish they killed through their "experimentation".

    By the way: I haven't seen posts about your own planted aquarium? ;)

    Maybe you are the proud owner of an urban biotope? If so, please share. Have NO fear.

    cheers
    8)

    Will everyone please post anything related to this new topic in the Lounge. Hijacking is NOT cool. ;)
     
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    Thanks for understanding.
     
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    But of course..... :)

    I remember Henk Hugo all to vividly!! :(

    so when are you starting a planted aquarium? you did not answer my question>?
     
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    I don't live with my parents in PE anymore, I moved to Centurion about 3 years ago. Soon after that Andre and I took over the forum from Cameron when he decided he'd had enough. I was renting with friends until very recently so I didn't have the space (or time really) to get a tank going properly so I decided that I would put the bit of time and effort that I could spare into this forum because I felt it was (and hopefully still is) the best place to come for advice about fresh water aquaria in South Africa.

    Anything else you'd like to know about?
     
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    reading some of your posts lately makes me remember henk too :)
     
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    hahaha!!! some people need it. ;)
    Difference is - I am not malicious.

    anyway... let's keep to the topic now. My Southeast Asian Community Setup (which was originally recommended by Ryan - I might add! ;))

    cheers!
    8)
     
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    Wow Rattail you have a lot of talent!Could i borrow some? ;D
     
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    Hello Everyone
    Just when you thought that the Rattail had forgotten about you...... ;)

    It was inevitable - I eventually rescaped this aquarium. Here is the result. It is still a simple setup. No fancy pants stuff. Those of you who know me, will know that I like to keep it simple.

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    No, the white stuff that looks like eggs on the left , is in actual fact pearling.

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    I still never add any chemicals, ferts, etc. and I still only do water changes and clean the filter every six months, or once a year - depending on how I feel.

    cheers!
    8)
     
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    Jassis! How's this for a blast from the past! Welcome back Mr Eau Naturelle!
     

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