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Author Topic: Blue Cortina's Tank Log  (Read 5056 times)

Offline blue_cortina

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Blue Cortina's Tank Log
« on: February 01, 2009, 07:10:21 pm »
Thought that having said hello I'd start a tank log. If I ask any questions the background will be here, and, it looks like a good way of sharing our tank experiences.
 
The Equipment:
Tank: Juwel RIO 180
Filtration: 'Stock' Juwel internal filter
Heater: 'Stock' Juwel heater
Lighting: 'Stock' T5 hi-lites - on a mechanical timer.
 
Subtrate: Carib Sea Eco Complete
Wood: 4 largish pieces of mopani(iirc)
 
The Plant:
limnophila sessiliflora (Ambulia?)
Vallisneria Spiralis (taking over the tank)
Crypto' Wilisii
2 other Crypto
Small amazon sword
 
The Inhabitants :-)
(Slowly added over th past 13 months)
 
Cardinal Tetra 5
Neon Tetra 6
Rummy Nose Tetra 10
 
Golden Molly 1
Koi Swordtail 4
Red Coral Play 4
Blue Guppies 3
 
Dwaf Chain Loach 2
Bristle Nose Catfish 3
 
Shrimp 12 ish
« Last Edit: February 19, 2009, 07:03:20 pm by blue_cortina »

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    Blue Cortina's Tank Log
    « Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 08:52:24 pm »
    i´m always told THIS THREAD IS NO GOOD WITHOUT PICTURES:cool::):D

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    Blue Cortina's Tank Log
    « Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 09:04:38 pm »
    Quote from: Tymm;94728
    i´m always told THIS THREAD IS NO GOOD WITHOUT PICTURES:cool::):D

    Thanks - Photos to come later - when I've sussed that out
     
     
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    Thanks to Mrs T.A.W for merging

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    « Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 09:07:08 pm »
    Absolutely ha ha :worthless: ;) No probs

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    « Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 11:29:21 pm »
    :agree:....*wwopix*....have a look here...no excuses now;):D:D
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    Photo of the Tank
    « Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 01:27:21 pm »
    :) As you requested.... :cool:

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    « Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 02:23:44 pm »
    Nice tank :)

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    « Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 07:57:42 pm »
    nice tank good photo aswell i´m a bit jealous..................

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    « Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 08:35:44 pm »
    *nicetank*
    Lots of thought gone into that :)
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
    I really hate "autocorrupt"!!!

    "We found this spoon sir"

    Take it easy
    Ian

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    « Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009, 10:22:56 pm »
    gorgeous tank :D may i suggest a little something to really show those plant's off! A nice dark background would do wonders ;):D

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    « Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 10:53:35 pm »
    :agree: a black background would just finish the tank off nicely, I love the vallis, beautiful tank:D
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    « Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009, 01:24:42 pm »
    Thanks for the comments. I've tried black backgrounds in the past and agree they can look very good. I think I will get some card and try it out on this tank - at least there should be enough lighting to support it...

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    with black background
    « Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 01:30:55 pm »
    I added a black background yesterday evening. I got two pieces of large black card stuck them together (butt joint) so that they long enough. I put an extra strip of card along the back of this verticle joint to ensure no light showed through the joint, this also strengthen the card. I then cut it to the correct length and then trimmed the height so that it was taller than the visible height of the glass. As the tank is a juwel one I was able slide the card down between the glass and the plastic framing all the way along the bottom. I did the same at the top. This really helps to keep the card flat against the glasss. I finished off by putting a bit of tape at the two end sides.

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    « Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 01:35:49 pm »
    And it was worth look at the difference :D:D:D

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    « Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 01:36:26 pm »
    very nice, love the vallis:D

    JOHNNY