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Old 04-13-2005, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Luiz Navarro tanks were part of Day 3 activities. Our time was limited and I felt like I was running around and snapping pictures. Once again, reflection was horrible. Huge windows around the tanks didn't help at all when taking full tank shots. Half way through my photographs I realized that lights in those rooms were also ON and I was getting window + light fixture reflections in tanks ... rrrr (*polarizer would have been helpful but I left it in the car).

Luiz's tanks were spectacular, at least in my opinion. Great plant placement, powerful composition and well selected fauna showed that Luiz knows what he is doing.

Here are photographs from his office.




























Below tanks are setup at Luiz's residence. His 75G open top was SPECTACULAR !. This tank in person is basically perfection and IMO is high contender in any competition. There were two recently (*1 month) setup tanks which still need some growing but both concept is excellent.











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Fertilizer regimen/CO2-method for those tanks? I think I recall Louis said somewhere he is very restrictive with fertilizers? The L. arcuata sure looks totally nitrogen-deficient ;D
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Again, more inspiring, spectacular tanks -- thanks for posting the pictures!
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Jay,

Thanks for posting these.

Luis,

Gees man! Those tanks are awesome. It would be very helpful to quickly summarize your fertilizer regimen and a little about your equipment.
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Fertilizer regimen/CO2-method for those tanks? I think I recall Louis said somewhere he is very restrictive with fertilizers? The L. arcuata sure looks totally nitrogen-deficient ;D
I dont't have Ludwigia arcuata in any of my tanks. If the plant on the center is what you are talking about, it is a L. brevipes and the tanks are dosed with macros twice a week and most of them maintain 6~7 ppm of No3 and about 0.5 ppm of Po4.
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Ok thanks for responding Luis. I must say these photos are the most inspiring I've seen in a long time. So clean and fresh scapes.
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Jay,

Thanks for posting these.

Luis,

Gees man! Those tanks are awesome. It would be very helpful to quickly summarize your fertilizer regimen and a little about your equipment.
Thank you Art! The tanks are dosed twice a week with Macros and Micro elements as well as extra Fe to maintain color. The remaining days dupla drops in pretty much all tanks. I use only EHEIM filters. Above 58 gallons I run 2 filters per tank.
2213 for the 30 gallons and under, 2215 for the 37 and 2226 and 2217 for the 58 UV and Aquamedic reactors are also used in all my tanks that hold more than 50 gallons. At home 2217 x 2 and 2028 x 2 on the 75S and 2215 on the 20 gallon (the stand is pretty tall 36 inches or so) Maintenance is always done on time for every tank so I guess this helps to keep them clean I can't afford to skip a Day I use lots of light so things can get out of hand rather fast if I neglect the tanks.
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defdac Thank you Sr!
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Jay,
No need to apologize for the pictures. I think they are great!
But if you were referring to Luis' picture, I dont think your polarizer or any equipment will help.
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Jay,
No need to apologize for the pictures. I think they are great!
But if you were referring to Luis' picture, I dont think your polarizer or any equipment will help.
I was apologizing for all those damn reflections in tanks and windows.

Re: Polarizer will indeed help with reflections. I use it all the time when shooting rivers, lakes or car shows. That is standard photography trick.
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Those are stunning tanks Luis! WOW!
What kind of lighting are you using?
Do you any have tips for keeping the anubias leaves free of algae?
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