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Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2016, 01:20:02 pm »
I've just popped in to register my excitement!   Everyone budge over, please, so I can have a seat at the front.
Saved you a seat, did you manage to sneak some sweats in?


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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #31 on: September 06, 2016, 02:45:51 pm »
    Whoop there it is  *grin*
    "I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man"

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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #32 on: September 06, 2016, 04:20:40 pm »
    Looks amazing and there's nothing even in it yet
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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #33 on: September 06, 2016, 04:25:06 pm »
    I think there may be an obvious spot to fill here (grins widely). Your giving me some good ideas (and ways to work on the Mrs).

    Your tank looks great, is there a hood (difficult to see in pics) or are you somehow suspending the lights?

    Glad it's arrived finally for you, must have seemed like a long wait (kid at Xmas comes to mind).





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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #34 on: September 06, 2016, 04:33:23 pm »
    Looks amazing and there's nothing even in it yet
    There is .... air  *grin*

    In "real life" this tank and cabinet looks amazing much better than any photo floating on the internet.

    Just arrived back home after treating Gill to lunch, I even bought her some flowers which is probably the first time in 15 years (and last).  *angel*

    I forgot the paint and rollers; no not for Gill, to paint the background black. Will pop out again a little later, Hobbycraft is only up the road.

    Stephen

    more photos to follow ...
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
    All the best
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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #35 on: September 06, 2016, 04:56:52 pm »

    I forgot the paint and rollers; no not for Gill, to paint the background black.

    Oh and here's me thinking you was treating Gill to her hair doing hahaha




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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #36 on: September 06, 2016, 05:30:47 pm »

    I forgot the paint and rollers; no not for Gill, to paint the background black.

    Oh and here's me thinking you was treating Gill to her hair doing hahaha
    roflmao
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #37 on: September 06, 2016, 05:32:23 pm »
    Just ordered some plants.
    Aquarium Gardens are "out of stock" of the ones I wanted so ordered elsewhere (I thought AG had a delivery on Tuesdays), never mind.
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
    All the best
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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #38 on: September 06, 2016, 06:28:41 pm »
    What have you decided to go with mate?


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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #39 on: September 06, 2016, 07:38:59 pm »
    ooooh so exciting to watch this unfold :D
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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #40 on: September 06, 2016, 08:37:51 pm »
    What have you decided to go with mate?
    Some:-
    Echinodorus ozelot - green
    Echinodorus ozelot - red
    Echinodorus magdalensis
    Heteranthera zosterifolia (Stargrass)
    Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort)

    plus I have the plants I saved:-
    Nymphoides Hydrophylla Taiwan (I love this plant)
    Tiger Lotus "Nymphea Zenkeri" Red (I love this too, started with one bulb and now have 4 or 5 plants).

    The tank theme is "Bolivia" for the fish but not necessarily for all the plants; which is why my tank will be a theme as opposed to a biotope  ;)

    Too dark to paint the tank now so will start in the morning.
    This is the outside of the tank (back) so should not interfere too much with my setting up.

    Stephen


    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
    All the best
    Stephen

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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #41 on: September 06, 2016, 08:52:21 pm »
    Looks a nice tank Stephen . *cheers*
    On to a new adventure ..
    i'm going salty...
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    Algae blenny .

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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #42 on: September 06, 2016, 09:23:52 pm »
    Looks a nice tank Stephen . *cheers*
    It is mate, much nicer than I originally thought; I would say it's gorgeous, I'm well pleased.
    I will be more pleased when the set up is done as I'm off to Cornwall next week, so basically 4 days which should be plenty of time.
    The actual background painting is my only real concern, the rest I will do in 24 hours (he says).
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
    All the best
    Stephen

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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #43 on: September 06, 2016, 09:34:03 pm »
    I'm sure with your eye for detail it will look great .
    When you say your doing a theme as such what type of plants would be needed for a specific biotope ?
    On to a new adventure ..
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    foxface ..
    Algae blenny .

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    Re: Stephen's 6 foot (600L) tank log & stocking evolution
    « Reply #44 on: September 06, 2016, 10:39:04 pm »
    When you say your doing a theme as such what type of plants would be needed for a specific biotope ?
    Basically those found in Bolivia but as my theme is mainly based on the Rio Mamore then for a biotope then both fish and plants would need to be found there.
    A biotope would also have to resemble the river/stream or location, a bit like actually visiting the area and taking a section out, water (pH & hardness etc..), substrate, plants and fish and recreating that section in the aquarium.
    Some biotopes do not actually include plants as plants are not present at the location.
    Although Echinodorus plant species come from south America (Amazonian area) as does the Heteranthera zosterifolia and the Ceratophyllum demersum (originates in Bolivia), whilst the Tiger Lotus "Nymphea Zenkeri" Red comes from West Africa and the Nymphoides Hydrophylla Taiwan grows in Asia and Africa with this variant originating from southern Taiwan.
    So my tank fish species are themed on Bolivia whilst the majority of plants also originate from south America, not all the plants do.

    I hope that makes sense
    Stephen
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
    All the best
    Stephen