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juwel rio 400 ( new pics 17062010 )

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by wearsbunnyslippers, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    i found an Aponogeton madagascariensis
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    i brought my Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia' to the front a bit so you can actually see it...
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    i also got a piece of emersed bolbitus
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    and in case you think the back right looks a little bare, there is some rotala colorate, cuba and reineckii still coming up in the back there:
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  2. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    here is a pic of the diffuser in action:
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    an obligatory side pic:
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    and my favourite pic to show what a riot of color a healthy planted tank can look like:
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  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    :proud:
    what are your plans for the future, will you shape things more or is it this wild untouched look your goal?
     
  4. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    it is still growing not finished yet. the plants are pretty much where i want them, now it is just going to take some pruning to get them into a pleasing shape. it will probably end up being kinda dutch again, with a fuller wall of plants towards the back, but a bit more natural.
     
  5. neonbebop

    neonbebop New Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  6. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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  7. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    ok, yes it has this wild untouched look *love it*, dutch tanks are always so artificial..
    how long is it running?
     
  8. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    it has been 6 months since i pulled everything out and add the driftwood...

    it has been running for about a year now since i moved to cape town.
     
  9. globali

    globali Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Very Nice.
     
  10. mrjackdempsey

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    Tank is looking awesome
     
  11. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    Juwel Rio 400 ( video 10122010 )

    this tank is empty again :(

    i am moving on tuesday, so everything needs to dry out...

    i will re-setup up in january, i have some exciting new changes. flourite dark, maybe a sump, new scape etc.

    in the meantime here is a video of what it was like a few months ago...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAYdsh6T4v4]YouTube - Juwel Rio 400[/ame]

    there is an HD version, camera was a bit shaky, coz i was using a skateboard as a dolly, and it was bumping over the tiles, i will make another plan next time...
     
  12. Frosties

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    That is a real shame - I have just read this journal and am really impressed with what you have created... Moving really does impact on people in so many ways!!!
     
  13. royvd

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    i also got a piece of emersed bolbitus
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    are u sure??
    its looks like selaginella to me.
    very nice tank btw
     
  14. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    @royvd - you are correct, i never updated here - it is selaginella :)

    funny thing is, even though this is not an aquatic, it grew and rooted in my tank, but when i found it was not an aquatic and moved it to my emersed setup it dried out and died...
     
  15. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    this tank has been empty for the last couple of weeks.

    i cleaned it and hardscaped it today, take a look:

    front

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    anyone else spot the antelope?

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    going to dry start some carpets to start with...
     
  16. Orlando

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    Second photo looks like a deers head or Antelope type animal! How cool!
     
  17. Orlando

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    Ehh, I posted before I read the actual content of your post:(
     
  18. wearsbunnyslippers

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    and without further ado here are some pics...

    the nice thing about reusing your old substrate is that you get some nice surprises popping up:

    from left to right, some hc, a crypt and a dwarf lily

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    this aponogetan ulvaceous has been in for a bout 2 weeks and is already flowering..

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    the leaves on this echinodorus "red diamond" are a brilliant red and it stays quite small:

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    can anyone tell me if this is cardamine lyrata or hydrocotyle sibthorpioides?

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    and lastly the FTS! click for larger

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  19. Vugtje

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    It looks like before.... Beatyfull :-p
     
  20. Mojojojo

    Mojojojo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This is going to look awesome again, no doubt. You have some real skill my good man. Can't wait to see the end product.
     

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