Forrest Gump : 260 litre with sump

Discussion in 'Aquascaping and Member's Setups' started by AdrianT, Aug 10, 2014.

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    Good luck with the tank Adrian and some cool photos you have there.

    Yip I even had it happening with me on fish forums too.
     
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    hey do not remove the shrimp skin they need to eat it age an calcium and magnesium fore them
    nice pic of the shrimps
    think u need to came take pic for me will pay is shrimps
     
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    Will do Herman. Ja forgot to bring my camera last week, sorry.

    Thanks :oops:
     
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    Update from last week. The battle of the cyano is being won. There was very little scaping here. Just plonked in the plants and the mission is to grow them first, then sort out the details at a later stage.

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    Looking good!!!!
     
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    Looking good

    For a first try nice
    Next step keep reds together
     
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    Love the colours and textures! Keeping my eye on this one!
     
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    Looking very good there Adrian.
     
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    maybe just different taste but i would not group the reds together.. u kinda want to contrast.. so i would do something like 2 greens, 1 red, 1 green 2 reds (bush/size wise)..

    like wolf said, very good for a first attempt :)
     
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    Yeah I need to cut down to the octopus, it grows very well! I will make some changes soon, but my personal taste is not to group the reds together :)

    I am quite pleased. Apart from losing 9 cardinals. The remaining soldier I shall call Rambo. Which is strange, considering all the other fish are doing very well. The harlequin rasbora's are young and full of energy. Great to watch them.

    I can see why people have multiple tanks...

    In the future I may change my lighting setup entirely. I have a nice sheet metal design I may get made, will see how I feel. Too many expenses lately so have to lift the handbrake a bit for now!
     
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    Added 10 bronze corydoras today. So happy. It's been years since I had them. Adding so much activity to the tank!

    Also noted my electricity increase. You'll note it goes down August 2013 and this was because I was spending less time at home. And now it's shot right up :) Which is hardly surprising, and easy to calculate anyway.

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    And a further update from today:

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    This stuff is starting to appear....eish :)
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    You make it obvious why this hobby is so addictive guy.Love your tank and your photography skills as well.
     
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    Wonderful pictures man
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Do u have samthing in ur samp to buffer the pH
    Lime stone, correl
     
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    Thanks!

    I have shells in the sump ja.. :)
     
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    Your tanks looking awesome! Such amazing colours coming on there! And you pics are awesome! What camera and lens you using for such macro shots?
     
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    Thanks @CraigMiles :) For the last pics, I used a Tamron 90mm f/2.8. My first Tamron lens and it's actually rather nice. Got as good a review as the Nikon and half the price! I usually shoot with a Nikon D7000 body. Some of the other pics would be with a Nikon 35mm f/1.8, or in the beginning pics a Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5. Really nice lens that, I love it and probably use it far too much.
     
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