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Hello from ontario canada

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greetings' started by Mechano, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Mechano

    Mechano New Member

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    hello everyone, just joined up on the forum and all I can say is that I have seen some very very nice tank setups.

    I just wanted to share my set up , enjoy the pics. Any opinions or suggestions are and will always be welcomed!

    Just wanted to share my tank out with ppl on this forum. It's been a wealth of info into the direction I am going with my current set up.

    75g mixed community driftwood/"kinda" black water set up which will come eventually but the system is still in its early stages at around 2 months.
     

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    Seems I can't upload a photo. Hmmm
     
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    Hi Mechano, Welcome to ASW :)

    Next to post reply, upload a file Click on this you albums should come up from your Computer ??

    If not you can use photobucket or another photo sharing site ;)

    Best to start a journal more people will see your photos and work that way :)Plus give help and advice if needed (y)

    Looking forward to seeing your tank.Sounds exiting ;)
     
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    Sorry, for some reason the picture upload won't work. I will need to create a photobucket account first.
     
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    Mechano

    Welcome to ASW.

    Roy has put you on the right track re Journal and using Photobucket.

    Photos are always a big help plus a list of all the plants and your inhabitants.

    Keith :):)
     
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    So I need to have a few more posts before I can apparently post a link to the forum lol
     
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    Hopefully after this one it will work
     
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    Here is the photo for you
     
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    Welcome! =)
     
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    Thank you!
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    Here is a sideview. U can see the tannin present in the system and I will start up a journal and explain my project soon. . Cheers
     

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    Hi Mechano,

    Love the DW :) One bit my eye keeps returning to is the large lump on the DW in the middle ?? Seems out of place ??. Not to sure about the scull or the crocodile head ?? :LOL:

    Will you be adding more moss and plants to the DW :unsure: The side view of the DW :love: With more Anubia would look wonderful (y)
    Looking forward to your updates (y)
     
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    Hehe. Yes the piece in center is just being placed there temporarily until it and the surrounding grapevine pieces become more water logged.
    And the crocodile....well that is my kids "final touch" so to speak lol.
     
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    I fully agree with Roy about the ornaments they look out of place.

    Buy another small tank for them and get them to select the ornaments on one condition they help in looking after the tank.

    Tannins if the DW is a harder wood it will stop eventually but if its a soft wood it will get a stronger colour.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Very pleasing to the eye. I have been thinking about reverting one of my tanks to a biotope style either unplanted or minimally planted recently and it is all the fault of people like yourself that keep persuading me to do so :)
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. I am very much enjoying the minimal maintenance of this set up with only having a few plants. It's proving to be great so far.

    And yes , I removed the crocodile lol.
    No tanks for the kids as they end up being neglected(kids will be kids)I did a little rearranging of the set up yesterday evening and will post up a new pic soon when I get a chance!
    And my wife purchased 2 plant species(without me knowing which I will post up later)
     
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    Ok , here is the pic with daylight lights on, then with evening, then later evening there is a moon light, then black as night.
    Excuse the cloudiness at present.(product of myself changing things around a bit and planting the 2 new editions)
    Hopefully the sword will do well as I do not wanna be using CO2 or fertilizer.
     

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    Here's the subdued lighting
     

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    Thoughts and opinions please....I was thinking of removing the smaller piece of DW on the far left once I have completed making my new spray bar and providing more leaf litter.
    Is ash leaves safe for a blackwater tank? I have a huge abundance in the area and my travel trailer along Lake Huron area(plus tonnes of maple and oak as well) I just don't wanna put leaves in my system that could prove to be toxic. Finding info about what leaves are safe in my locale is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack. Any direction would be appreciated
     

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