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Postby JBC223456 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:31 pm

Well, enough with just David spazzing about his fish! :lol: :P I have recovered from my recent tank disaster, and have a few pics to share with you all. :) I will give a pic of what it looked like before the disaster, after I got everything setup and a few decorations in, and then onto the now! And so we go...

Tank before the disaster:
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Tank just after filling with some decorations in:
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Tank as it is now

Right side of tank:
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Left side of tank:
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Full tank shot:
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My prides so far.

All three Boeseman's Rainbows with the mature one in the middle:
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Mature Boeseman's Rainbow alone, showing the nice colors:
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Random shots:
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Enjoy Krekra!! :D New updated pics will come in in about 2 weeks! :)
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Postby krekra » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:40 pm

Horayyyyyyy!!!

it looks great!! I think it looks so much more natural then your old tank....not that the old set up wasnt cool. I just think this is going to look really nice!

The Boseman are beautiful too!! Thanks for sharing. I have been cleaning and trimming and water changing all evening so hopefully I will get some pics of my tanks up tomorrow!!

Cheers!
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Postby krekra » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:43 pm

Are you using a flash with your camera??
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Postby JBC223456 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:01 pm

Thanks Krekra! :D Did I make you jealous at all? I'll make you even more jealous with the more rainbows I get. :P I also think my tank looks loads more natural. Maybe it is because I took out the Pirate skull. Your rotala cuttings you sent me are growing like crazy!

The first two pics of the Boeseman's have the flash on. With my digital camera, I like to set it to the sports setting. (its for subjects in motion.)

I find it captures them a lot better. The ones that look blurry were used with general picture taking.
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Postby krekra » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:13 pm

Yes you did make me jelous!! I am going to have to upgrade. I think I may have to off the 45 corner....dont really like it...or the twelve in the office. I told myself I wouldnt go over 6 tanks. As it is I tend to put of water change day until they are a bit overdone :?

SO If I off the corner45 and then rehome my sofa I would have room for the 75 gallon...... :lol:

Well you have done a great job and the tank looks great. Glad the cuttings are getting on. Ill post a photo of my tank tomorrow and you can see what that stuff is up to in there!!

I find when I take whole tank pics they look best if I dont use the flash and I turn all the lights out except the tank one. To get fish in motion though I suppose the sports setting would work. I just spent 45 minutes takig blurry photos of my betta :lol: Ill give that a try.

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Postby Apistogramma » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:26 am

I can't think why but the pirate scull did look a little out of place in a fish tank...I mean, what was the poor pirate doing? Taking too close a look at a shoal of red-bellied pyranha?
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Postby JBC223456 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:34 am

Yea.. the Pirhanas got a little out of hand. :lol: :roll:

Good luck with the 75 K.
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Postby David » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:02 am

OOO, i'm jealous of those rainbows!
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Postby JBC223456 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:57 am

I told you David it was going to make you jealous! :P :D

It's going to look much better. :wink:
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Postby James 3200 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:13 pm

Nice looking tank, glad its coming together again + nice choice of rainbows
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Postby JBC223456 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:22 pm

Thanks James. I'm thinking about , Melanotaenia lacustris,Lake Kubutu rainbows next. :D

I'm really proud of my plants! My plants are starting to grow up, and up, and up, and up. :D They are also growing new stalks so will be growing more fully.
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Postby JBC223456 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:19 am

Ok, I thought it was time for an update, seeing as I haven't posted in over 3 weeks! :roll: Plants have started to fill in a litte. The two amazon swords I added along with the boesemans raibows leaves all died off, so I hacked it up. You can't see them in the pictures to come. I'm going to have to trim the plants in the upcoming week, and replant to make the tank look more full. While I was away, I purchased some turquiose rainbows! They look awesome. And what is an update without pictures!?!? :-D

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Here are the inhabitants!
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All three turquiose rainbows!
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I can't help but laugh at this one! It look like one fish has two heads!
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Full tank shot! Notice how the crinums have flourished nicely! :-D
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Sorry, but I went a little picture crazy! :lol:
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Postby tony54 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:35 am

Your tank is looking really good, well done to you :)
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Postby JBC223456 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:29 pm

Thanks Tony! :mrgreen: I got those pictures out of about 100 that I took. The rainbows just don't want to stand still! :roll:
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Postby David » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:27 am

JBC223456 wrote:The rainbows just don't want to stand still! :roll:


Come and meet my danios. :roll:

Nice work on the tank!
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