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Old 07-08-2009, 06:42 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Default Re: 72G Controlled Fury

Thanks Seattle. No Blyxa attached to driftwood. The Blyxa is growing on top of itself thus the height. I also have the substrate higher in the center back to give add'l height as well.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:22 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That's got to be the best aquascaped bowfront I've seen!

I'm a big fan of low-maintenance layouts and this has been executed brilliantly.

The textures work really well together, they're very natural, and the open sand foreground is a great contrast providing added interest.

I'd be more than happy with this in my living space!

Super photography too!

How are you finding the Blyxa? It's a weed in my experience!

Oh, and I love the title. Very appropriate!
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:26 AM   #33 (permalink)
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George thanks for those nice compliments and your analysis of the aquascape. I know you have some amazing low maintenance scapes in your beautiful book of work.

The Blyxa grows well, but not 'weed-like' for me. I think this is due to the height of the tank and the CF lighting that I don't believe penerates as well as some of the newer lighting.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:17 AM   #35 (permalink)
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This tank get better with every new post. This is what a bow front should look like! Fantastic job.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:18 AM   #36 (permalink)
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This tank is awesome. It shows expert plant care and a really good eye for design.

I wish that the top margin of the plant growth were less even--it looks a little too much like a trimmed hedge to my eye, but that's just me.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:23 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I think its absolutley STRIKING in all aspects of planted aquaria.

Any HC in there House?

Some close ups would be nice to see, too.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:23 AM   #38 (permalink)
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very nice tank, can you post a closer look of your tank ?
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Thanks for those great comments!

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No HC. Keeping it low maintenance. There was some Hygro sp. roraima, but it's been pretty much pulled out since it took away from the constrast that the java fern gave against the Bobitius and moss.

I'll try to get closer pic, up in near future.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Added some Congo tetras:

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