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El Natural 90 gals

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by lowell, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. lowell

    lowell New Member

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    Tank size : 90 gals
    Flora : Java fern,Windelov,Bolbitis heudelotii,different varieties of anubias,xmas moss and flame moss.
    Fauna : Hundreds of cherry red shrimps
    Lighting : 2 -3 hrs of direct sunlight
    Filtration : none
    Fertilization : i will still think if I need to
    Location : garage

    The tank:

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    The driftwoods:

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    After several hours of working:

    My El Natural

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  2. lowell

    lowell New Member

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    A closer look:

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  3. hooha

    hooha New Member

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    kumasta ka!

    it will be interesting to see how this evolves with the natural lighting -keep us posted! I would suggest some type of substrate to give it a more natural look....
     
  4. lowell

    lowell New Member

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    Mabuti.(means I'm fine.)Do you have Filipino blood?

    I will just let the wastes of the shrimps to cover the bottom of the tank to make it look natural.
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    seems to be an interesting project - keep us update
     
  6. trenac

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    The piece of wood with all the Java ferns on it looks awesome! I think adding a substrate & background would bring things together.
     
  7. lowell

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    Thanks trenac.I will think about your suggestion.
     
  8. lowell

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    update after 3 weeks

    update of my outdoor tank after 3 weeks.added another driftwood for my anubias.put a temporary overhead filter because water became brownish because of the driftwood.lighting hours is from 11 am to 12:30 pm only.

    front view

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    a closer shot of the tank

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    left side of the tank

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    right side of the tank

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  9. Mars

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    You tank would look much better if you:
    1. put some gravel, I think it would look great with the black one
    2. put black background, plants will look better and the atmosphere will be different, mystic
    3. take some anubias off the driftwood, there is too much plants on it, rather put some around the driftwood, also add some more moss

    In this tank i shoal of black neon tetras, about 20-30 of them :)

    Thats what I would do with this tank, now you decide do you like the idea...

    Sorry for my bad English

    Cheers !
     
  10. lowell

    lowell New Member

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    thanks for your advice mars.
    1.I will consider your advice about the substrate.
    2.I'm still in the process of putting backgound.(maybe you saw my styro at the back.I am thinking if i'm going to use blue,black or brown paint.)
    3.I have some moss already there,just waiting for them to grow.

    I don't want to put too much fish in there because they might wipe out my shrimp colony.I just put in there 5 epiplaty annulatus,a small killie fish.
     
  11. Mars

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    The best would look black or brown background, they are the most "natural"...

    O i didn't see this is one big shrimp tank... great !!!
    Is there any other lightning beside sunlight?
     
  12. ultimbow

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    Hi I am not i fan of bare buttom But yours look good like that. Nice Scape
     
  13. chillaquaplants

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    This is filling in very nicely! :proud:
     
  14. Park

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  15. lowell

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    mars,there's no other lighting there,except sunlight.thank you all guys for your positive comments.will keep you posted.
     
  16. Park

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    New pictures wanted!!! :proud:
     
  17. mujacko2002

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    Mabuhay!

    wow, international ka talaga sir lowell.

    Godbless
     
  18. Mars

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    Update???
     
  19. Caima

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    That's one cool tank :113:

    On my opinion, If the substrate really becomes an aesthetic issue you can just fill all the bottom with little pieces of plain rocks and driftwoods and let the moss and the anubias take care of the rest. :proud:
     
  20. aquaticmaniac

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    I'm loving this tank! Nicely done :)
     

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