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Hello all, I'm new to this forum and thought i would introduce myself with one of my tanks.

This is my 46 gal bow front
175 watts PC 6500k
Fluval 404
Substrate is Onyx black sand with playsand 50/50 mixture
Pressurized co2 @ 2bps
PGP power reactor

This tank went though a total design change back on Jan. 7th. Here it is as of April 7th.
 

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Wow looks neat. I have the same tank, though it's my SW tank. Great work on the aquascaping, looks like you have done this before! So where are you going from here?
 

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Justin Fournier said:
Wow looks neat. I have the same tank, though it's my SW tank. Great work on the aquascaping, looks like you have done this before! So where are you going from here?
Thanks Justin, Actually this is my first tank but second design. I'm going to enter it in the AB, ADA, and AGA contest. Just curious what people have to say about it so i can learn more.
 

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Hanzo said:
Lovely aquascape! What are the plant in the left corner, Indicia? Rotalia?
Thanks Hanzo, The one on the far left is Rotundafolia (indica) and the red one is Magenta.
 

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Very nice indeed Roy. Guess There is no need for me to enter now:) I really like the lighting of this tank. How do you do it though? IS there something to diffuse the light and make the back right corner darker of is it the way the lights ar situated in the canopy? I do like it though. IT htink the shadowed area is interesting. IT seems to draw the eye subtily. Gives the impression of the darkness of a forest seen from a sunlit glen. Very nice.
 

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Very nice indeed Roy. Guess There is no need for me to enter now:) I really like the lighting of this tank. How do you do it though? IS there something to diffuse the light and make the back right corner darker of is it the way the lights ar situated in the canopy? I do like it though. IT htink the shadowed area is interesting. IT seems to draw the eye subtily. Gives the impression of the darkness of a forest seen from a sunlit glen. Very nice.
Thanks dennis, I think it's just the camara settings. I set it at -1 exposure
because at the normal settings the left side tends to be over-exposed (washed out).
 

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I'm not sure if your looking for this but, i think your tank would look better if the back left stands of Rotala were cut to be shorter. The slope is a little to steep for my taste. Very good tank i like it more than mine :( haha.
 

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I have one question to ask: is that green, broad leaved plant at the bottom of your triangle Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green'? It has very crisp green color despite the high light.

Carlos
 

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tsunami said:
I have one question to ask: is that green, broad leaved plant at the bottom of your triangle Cryptocoryne wendtii 'green'? It has very crisp green color despite the high light.

Carlos
Carlos, Yes it's a C. Wendtii green. It's the first aquatic plant i ever puchased and has been in that same location for about 7 months.
Yes it is high light but with the added height of the 46 gal bow front it does very well.
 

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After entering this tank in the ADA, AB and AGA contest i tore it down and re-designed it.

Here's what it looks like now. I has a ways to go for the AGA Contest.
 

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Nice, Roy. It will be interesting to see the final outcome of this one. Out of curiosity, what is your dosing regimen for the tank?
 

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Bert H said:
Nice, Roy. It will be interesting to see the final outcome of this one. Out of curiosity, what is your dosing regimen for the tank?
Thanks Bert, I'm using all 4 Sechem (liquid) products as instructed on the bottles.
 

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Roy,
you mentioned that you use four Seachem products as instructed on the bottles. I went to the Seachem site and found 6 products. Which four are you using?
By the way I like both aquascapes. Well done.

Thanks
Jim
 

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Robert Hudson said:
No offense Roy, but I like your first version better. Why did you want to change it?
Thanks Robert...none taken. The reason for the change is my creative juices start to flow and buying another tank with all the hardware gets expensive.
 

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JimS said:
Roy,
you mentioned that you use four Seachem products as instructed on the bottles. I went to the Seachem site and found 6 products. Which four are you using?
By the way I like both aquascapes. Well done.

Thanks
Jim
Flourish, Nitrogen, Phosporus, Potassium...also Plant tabs
 
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