Planted aquaria with a twist

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92 gallon corner tank ,lighting is and this eveyone always says is NO GOOD is Quartz hallogen. yes it is a little yellow but a picture is worth a thousand words. Eheim canister filter. plants include FOREGROUND-
Pogostemon helferi, Pellia,Dwarf sagitaria the bronze grass i do not know what it is if anyone knows please let me know.Mid ground nesea, rotala green, water sprite-wisteria.anubias petiet, baby tears,fissden. 8 agoo boos, 4 peacock digeons 3 flying fox 4 otto cats 2 simease algea eaters, 20 true red nose rummies 20 haliquin razboras countless ghost shrimp and ammano shrimp. two khulii loaches and a golden piscostomous .florite and latereet substrate with a cable heater.i add no feralizers between the tree stump and the peat moss around the water fall all the organics the tank seems to need is supplied .i try to create a mini eco system in this manner i have found the best results .ph is kept at 6.8 -7.0 by Co2 injection. 10 bubbles per second due to the two foot drop with the waterfalls. Yes i know the more surface movement the less Co2 concentration or more injection is needed but the water fall is A HUGE part of my system, i have always gone against the norm and found a way to work things out. ALL the plants around the tank are feed from the water fall. i water nothing ever. all runnoff drops right back into the tank. 50-70% water change weekly. this should about cover it, at a 1/4 th the price of a reef tank the old boring fresh water tank is making it's mark in the hobby.
 

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WOW! Beautiful tank!
 

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Well done that looks amazing ;D
 

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WAHHHH.... I want a bigger tank!!! ;D haha...
That is a beautiful set up there. I just love it! You did a fantastic job with placing the plants! Good for you! ;D
 

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Beautiful tank!! Thanks for sharing
Carol
 

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Love your tank it is very good. Cool idea with the waterfall..

Heidi
 

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Looks great!
 

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Nice tank! Anyway, what are those small green plants at the front?
 
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Pogostemon helferi- or better known as downoi
 

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Oh, VERY cool!!!!
 

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Amazing tank. Planted tanks have always fascinated me. Love your setup at the top of the tank.
 

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I really love the uniqueness of your aquarium. You have made the tank look as if it just stepped out of it's environment. Beautiful!
 

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that is one of the best aquariums i have ever seen!

one question: what is an agoo boo?
 

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Wow!  That is fantastic!  You should enter that tank in the next AGA competition! 

http://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/

It would also be interesting to see the reactions of the Plantgeek members. They are a great group. You should consider joining their forum!


www.plantgeek.net
 

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That's amazing!!! Very nice!!!!!!
 

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That is truly amazing!!!!! One of the best tanks I've seen!!!!
 

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That... is... breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Almost a shame no fish, but I imagine it wouldn't be that handy with all the stuff on top (+ maintenance...). Amazing tank, man.
 

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I cannot even believe how beautiful that tank is! I love my plants and garden just as much as my tanks and you did an amazing job bringing the two together. Fish would be neat but probably not too practical. It looks fantastic with out them! How did you even start the project. Did you do all the planting at once? How long have you had the tank like that? I am in awe!
 

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Oh wow! Looked at it again and thought how happy my fish would be in there. My tank looks like a barren desert in comparison!
 

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Okay...do some of you posters need glasses?!
There are indeed several fish inhabiting that beautiful creation...Reread the post.

Stunning...what a beautiful piece of tranquility.
 
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