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Beautiful tank. Excellent greens.

How long have you had it? Also, can you share your specs please?
 

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Very nice. I look at it and all I can think is that it looks like mr. amano created it himself. Nice work.
 

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Tanks for the comments!

Tank has actually been running for about 18 months. Here are the specs:

Equipment: 46g bowfront, 96x2 cf light (10k x 6700k), Eheim 2213, co2 (pressurized) w/ceramic diffusor
Hardscape: Manzanita wood, moss rock, aquasoil amazonia I
Flora: Blyxa japonica, Riccia fluitians, Rotala sp. green, Bolbitis heudelottii, Cryptocoryne parva, Bacopa caroliniana, Echinodorus tenellus micro, Cyperus helferi, Hygrophila sp. roraima, Hygrophila corymbosa
Fauna: Gold tetras, Cardinal tetras, Amano and Cherry shrimp

The Blyxa is pretty much surrounded by Bolbitis
 

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Wow. Just a 2213 for a 46-g? Is that enough? I've been reading that it's not enough?
 

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Wow. Just a 2213 for a 46-g? Is that enough? I've been reading that it's not enough?
That's it. Just the 2213 no power heads, no nothing. I'm not sure what more flow would do for me. The plants are healthy on both sides of the tank and I could clearly see the co2 bubbles reaching to the far side. I've never subscribed to the large flow theory. Not that more flow would hurt, but I just don't think it's necessary.
 

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I like it.

How about that background.. Just a piece of white gloss standard background paper?

Ive never thought of doing anything other then black, although on my 75 I have nothing, just the green painted dining room wall behind it. I might have to try something white one day.
 

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I like it.

How about that background.. Just a piece of white gloss standard background paper?

Ive never thought of doing anything other then black, although on my 75 I have nothing, just the green painted dining room wall behind it. I might have to try something white one day.
The background is a piece of presentation board with a light strip in between the tank and the board.
 

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I've been seeing this look more and more and I really like it. What kind of light are you using in the background? Link, so I can get a visual?

Thanks.
 

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I've been seeing this look more and more and I really like it. What kind of light are you using in the background? Link, so I can get a visual?

Thanks.
I just threw whatever I had sitting around for the background light. It's just a cheapo fluro tube light with a 15watt bulb, probably around 5500. The background would look whiter with a higher K.
 

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i'm mostly a lurker here,...but i HAD to leave a comment for this one.

absolutely stunning!

the contrast and combination of leaf shapes and colors is amazing.

the big-leafed plant center/left is the corymbosa?
 

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Just gorgeous! I think the trick to less flow is less fauna. All those plants are able to use all the fish wastes and such. I love it!

BTW when you said armoie (sp?), I thought "Can he mean a regular height?" You must have to use a ladder that high! ... all that beauty so high!....
 
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