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The spring is coming

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by biobio, May 4, 2012.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    biobio

    Seeing you like playing with lighting effects have you tried doing a set of photos from sunrise to sunset ?

    Fantastic.

    Keith:):)
     

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  2. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I thought about it.
    I can take photos of twilight by adding a red color filter in front of the radial light source in the background. It will be false sunset. With colors it is OK, but with shadows it is nightmare.
    As a series of realistic images from dusk until dawn it is difficult to achieve.
    I have to determine where the east and the west are. Sun have to move on the background, so the central source of light should be up and behind the setup (for adequate relationship of light and shadow). The whole scene have to be backlighted and long shadows of early morning or dusk would be very difficult to achieve - especially in such a small tank.
    I will definitely try something that looks like a sunset but I am not sure that it will be realistic. Sunset with sun below horizon means red sky and no shadows at all. It can be done with high-set diffuse light above tank.
     
  3. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Fishes (Boraras Maculatus) and shrimps are introduced.
    It raise stakes for shooting a quality photo. Now I have to take care about fishes position, exposure must be shorten, ISO is going up, shrimps are moving some tiny elements of hardscape,... :eek:

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  4. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Two weeks ago I shot some photos and video clips. I picked some satisfying video clips and merged them into a video presentation of the tank. Can be viewed in HD resolution directly on YouTube.;)



    This is my debut as a director.:cool::)

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  5. youjettisonme

    youjettisonme Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm another who is impressed with this scape. Super strong work for your first nano.
     
  6. John N.

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    Great work. It looks almost unreal and terrestrial. If there weren't any fish in the aquascape, I would swear that it was a photo of some forest area somewhere. Nice job!

    -John N.
     
  7. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I tried a lot of different light settings in attempt to catch lightning and atmosphere of seasons of the year (winter, spring summer, autumn) and different lightning situations in nature (sunset sunrise, midday, dawn, stormy sky, cloudy sky,....) . Some light settings were with up to 6 light sources around tank... At some settings I highlighted some hardscape details (cliff, tree,...).
    I researced a lot and had a lot of fun....

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  8. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Congrats for such a nice ranking at the croatian aquascaping competition! Well deserved! ;)
     
  9. checo

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    Excellent nano, congratulations!
     
  10. nick.scott

    nick.scott Aspiring Aquascaper

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    One of my favorite aquascapes. Love the comfortable complete feeling the tank conveys. No room for empty space. I enjoy looking at all your different lighting set ups :eek: really shows the more artistic side to the hobby
     
  11. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    What is the lifetime of low tech nano tank?

    I do not know the answer, but her is photo 8 months after start-up.

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    Let me remind you: filtration is hang-on, no heater (room temperature), occasionally I turn on light (window is behind).
    Almost zero maintenance:
    30sec daily to feed fishes and turn on and off lights,
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    5 minutes weekly to add evaporated water,
    plus,
    10 minutes monthly to clean front glass, remove excess Riccia, and add a few drops of Profito.
    That's it ...
    All fishes are alive and healthy, shrimpes reproduce...
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  12. Mahantesh

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    Cool tank :) This is called creativity.. Everything is just great!!
     
  13. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    A year later, I still do not know the answer to the question from my previous post.
    I recently decided to get rid of this aquarium. Surprisingly, all the fish were still alive, as well as mosses and Anubias. Only the wood disintegrated.
    A colleague, on whose desk in office is tank asked me not to remove it.
    OK. I cleaned it, changed the layout a little bit (with same stones and gravel) and add some new baby plants.
    So, it is still operational and is alive...;)

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  14. Williams Favourite

    Williams Favourite Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Your tank was stunning. Really impressive when I saw the size. Sorry it went a bit tits up in the end. But its just to digg uit up and start all over again:)
     
  15. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    It is certainly different from the previous aquascape yet without that big piece of driftwood at the back of the tank its still a very interesting tank.

    Keith:):)
     
  16. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi biobio, Super little Aquascape :rolleyes: And so low maintenance (y)
     
  17. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This "big" gives the impression of a very big...(y)
    Actually it is all size of a toothpick, more or less... :LOL:

    Last night I played a bit and upgraded layout with some "toothpicks" and some more "baby" plants.

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    Size comparision: car keys and a lighter

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    Actual viewing angle to the aquarium when I sit at an office desk.

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  18. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I more than just like it now

    Go straight to the top of the class now that makes it far more interesting it gives it more of a realistic look.

    Keith:):)
     
  19. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Sometime lack of money, space and time is excuse for canceling our hobby.

    This 6 lit tank is good example that We can always have cute cheap tank, with minimal maintenance. It is low budget (approximately 25 euros all inclusive: filter, tank, lightning, hardscape, fishes and plants), space non demanding (few square inches) and time non consuming (5 sec daily, 5 minutes weekly and few hours when you want to change layout).

    Nano tanks have bad reputation: difficult to maintain, fishes non friendly, etc,... I deliberately run it for 20 months (and keep going). It is totally opposite. No bothering at all. Even more, it is fishes and shrimps friendly environment. Those small fishes feel better than two palm size Sunfishes in my 240lit tank with two filters. Tank volume to fishes body size ratio is better for nano than for my big tank. The smallest hang-on filter on nano has better filtering power than two filters running for big one. Also it is excellent scaping playground. No need for tons of rock and driftwood. All hardscape can be picked up outdoor and fits into a pocket.
    So, no excuses…..

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  20. Beagle

    Beagle Aspiring Aquascaper

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    This just looks amazing!!! From the viewpoint of someone who is just getting their feet wet in this hobby, I find it refreshing to see someone taking a 'minimalistic' approach (both financially and time commitment-wise) and getting such amazing results! Awesome work!
     

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