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My last Aquascaping

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Morten, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Morten

    Morten New Member

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    4 Months growth.

    Aquarium 222 liter
    JBL Cristal Profi 500
    JBL Cristal Profi 250 (For for running the Co2 reactor)
    7 kg CO2 Pressure tank
    6 x 54 W T5
    Aqualine Buscke Regulator
    Aqua Medic Magnetvalve Pulse
    Dupla CO2 reaktor 400
    Aqualine Buscke bubblecounter

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  2. Orlando

    Orlando Supporting Member

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    Wow Morten, very impressive..Well done!
     
  3. Morten

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    Previous setup of same tank.

    and some of the inhabitant.

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  4. John N.

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    Very impressive tank Morten! What is the green bush of plants in the center left background?

    The fauna photography is amazing as well. I don't believe I've seen such a close shot of a cherry shrimp. It's so close that you can see the hairs on it's nose/head.

    -John N.
     
  5. Morten

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    Hi John,

    Hopefully this will help.

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  6. Jurijs mit JS

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    awesome pics, thanks for sharing - your tank is very colorfull i like it :113:
     
  7. John N.

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    Thanks Morten for adding in your plant list. I knew Heteranthora zosterifolia (stargrass) looked familiar. I've always had a problem with it being too delicate and the stems would break off easily.

    In terms of layout, I think a more defined midground and shaping of the background stems (Rotala rotundifolia on the left for example ) would greatly enhance the scape. Perhaps it's intended, but parts of the aquascape feels like a jungle such as your Crypt crispatula "balanesea" getting tangled into your plants on the right.

    Nonetheless, the aquascape and the health of your plants are very good. The compact foreground of your HC looks wonderful.

    The title of this thread is called "My last aquascaping" does that mean you are no longer working on this scape?

    -John N.
     
  8. aaronnorth

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    those pics are amazing! Best i have seen, i cant even see that detail when i get up close with my own eyes!

    Nice tank too, i never knew crypt balanse went red.
     
  9. Morten

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    Sorry for my confusing title, and way of writing.:eek: I guess my English could have been better.

    Wath i try to say, was that i havent done any scape after this one.

    And yes, i'm still working on this scape. Hopefully i will keep this planted tank for a while.
     
  10. Jdinh04

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    Very nice shots Morten, I agree with John on that cherry shrimp photo. You can even see the tiny hairs! The scape looks great, plants look very healthy too.

    Any chance of adding some driftwood to the scape?
     
  11. Morten

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    When given enough light it become somthing between dark red and brown in colour.
    Lighting over this tank is 6 x 54W T5. That is 324W, overkill some say, well so far it works fine for me.
     
  12. Orlando

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    Im completely blown away by your photos, those macro shots are awesome.
    Could you tel us what kind of glass you use on your camera?
     
  13. Roy Deki

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    Actually there are two different varieties of balansae. One all green and the other Green/Bronze.

    Beautiful tank and photos!!
     
  14. Morten

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    That is certainly a possibility i will keep in mind. :)
     
  15. Jurijs mit JS

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    and very expansive too, i think about the electricity bill :)
     
  16. Morten

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    I was not aware that there are two different varieties of balansae. I have the same plant in a different tank with poor ligtning and there the plant is all dark green.
     
  17. Morten

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    The camera is a Canon EOS 40D and the lenses CANON EFS 60mm 2,8 USM Macro and a Canon EF 100mm F2,8 USM Macro
     
  18. dirrtybirdy

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    damn that cherry is super red! great tank!
     
  19. saintly

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    hi morten, great looking tank and great pictures.

    quite inspirational

    mark
     
  20. Chadly

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    very beautiful, everything is super clean. I'm impressed
     

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