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[5 Tank Builds] Hello... It's Been 10+ Years Since My Last Tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by jzhang1013, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Information about the ADA Glass Tank Stand.

    Once again Takashi Amano’s company Aqua Design Amano, otherwise known as ADA, shows off its creativity and style, this time with a new aquarium stand made entirely from glass. The ADA Cube Cabinet comes in Clear or Mist, which has a sandblasted glass back. It is made from the same glass as the ADA Cube Gardens, making it a perfect match.
    https://www.thegreenmachineonline.com/shop/category/aquariums-and-stands/ada-cube-cabinet/

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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  2. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Took apart the ADA 45F and are currently using it for another project and here are some of the plants it grew lol.

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    Moved some things around in our bedroom and upgraded our night stand

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    Please excuse the dirty lily pipes and dog lol

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    And here's the Fluval growing nicely

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  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    jzhang

    Thank you for posting the updates. I like the puppy and tank photo very much.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. Shane P.

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    What is that hairgrass in the background of that tank? It looks lustrous! I need some lol.
     
  5. Nigel95

    Nigel95 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You sir have a very nice camera and tanks. How do you take pictures like that!!
     
  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nigel

    I asked a professional photographer "How do you take the perfect photo on an Aquarium" many years ago, the answer is very simple, "With great difficulty"

    Today its a lot easier after you take plenty of photos you can check every one immediately on the computer and Photoshop if and where necessary.

    Another tip a professional photographer taught me, the quality modern cameras today have an excellent Automatic system which the manufacturers spent a lot of money perfecting it so use it and adjust your photos using Photoshop where necessary.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  7. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm a commercial photographer by trade haha. Aquascape was what got me into photography back in the day!

    Updates on the Fluval. We're now on a weekly trim and replant schedule.....

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    Soooo...... we decided to bring the ADA 45f back out and have it actually scaped this time. We're shutting down our dual dining table setup to make this happen since we're running out of room for tanks lol.

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    TIMELASPE VIDEO HERE:
     
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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    What can I say that tank looks fantastic and its backed up with your photos and Video.

    How long did it actually take to set that Aquascape up?

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  9. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Just normal hair grass
     
  10. keithgh

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  11. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    About 2 hours Keith from pouring substrate to saran wrapping the tank.
     
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  12. keithgh

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    Every thing about your Aquascape looks so simple that is why its so pleasing to look at.

    Only 2 hrs you certainly knew what and how to get every thing done correctly in such a short period of time.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  13. Tim Harrison

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    All very stylish and superbly executed...
     
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  14. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hey all, sorry for the lack of updates, we've been sooooooo busy with life and taking care of tanks and whatnot that we haven't had the chance to properly update with good content. We also have had our 90p shut down and ready for a re-scape and setup another ADA 60h just to hold all the plants we don't use LOL. Anyway, we've been busy with our home office remodeling in which we tore out our whole office just to repaint and setup a new DIY desk. We decided it was time to bring out the old Dual setups again and re-scape them for the office. The tank on the left is mine and the tank on the right is hers which we each setup individually....


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    Sorry, just got behind the scenes of her scaping her own and I didn't have someone else to shoot my own until I was done. BUT here's a video we made of us both scaping our respective tanks:

     
  15. keithgh

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    After watching that Video even though its going fast you both make it look so simple. Its a lesson for all beginners Keep It Simple. The one large rock is a perfect example its just selecting the one rock and every thing just follows.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  16. Ed Villagracia

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    thanks for sharing your decent tank scapes. its been quite a while we haven't seen
    decent work like yours. thanks also for the bonus features of the knockout the Phils Voice Teens lol
     
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  17. keithgh

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    Yes it was a pleasure watching two great Aquascapes being created. Its a video all beginners should study.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  18. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    More videos to come soon. :D :D Maybe even once a week ;)
     
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  19. keithgh

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    I will certainly be viewing your Videos and I advise others to do the same.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  20. jzhang1013

    jzhang1013 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Got a few new photos shot with details of our newest setups.

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