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Willie's Office (Desktop Tank)
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UncleWillie
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Joined: 26 Nov 2007
Location: Georgia, USA

PostPosted: 2010.08.23(Mon)10:01    Post subject: Willie's Office (Desktop Tank) Reply with quote

I set this tank up in May with a few clumps of java fern from one of my other tanks. I pulled some rocks and gravel/sand from the creek behind my house, and set this garage-sale tank up in my office.

Because I have had a ridiculously busy spring and summer filed season searching for Robust Redhorse Moxostoma robustum, I left the tank on a timer, and let it sit ALL summer long. I came to my office once every two weeks to top off the water level. It has had no livestock (other than all the nice little limpets, and occasional pond snail and cyclops)..






I recently discovered that my pair of flagfish spawned in their outdoor tub over the course of the summer, and now have about eight beautiful young-uns swimming around. I hope to move them into my office tank soon so that I can see some life now that I will spend more time in my office (about 3 days/week).
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Darkblade48
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Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Location: Yokohama, Japan

PostPosted: 2010.08.23(Mon)11:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! Is the entire floral selection comprised of Java Fern only?
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Caton
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Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Location: Washington State, USA

PostPosted: 2010.08.23(Mon)11:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like there is moss in the back right-hand corner. Superb tank Willie! Only thing I would have different is the substrate but even then it looks great!

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unissuh
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: 2010.08.23(Mon)21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a nice layout! Have to agree with Caton though, a finer grain substrate would make it look stunning.

Its pleasant to have a tank to absent mindedly stare at while you work, don't know whether helps you get things done or not though. Very Happy
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2010.08.23(Mon)22:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks yall! I knew the moment I set it up, that my creek gravel was too light.. Being a penny-pincher, I just went down to the creek and scooped some up. I do have access to some better looking substrate that I'm using in my other tanks. But it will be a while before I can plan a time to take the tank apart in the office. Thanks for the comments. Smile

unnisuh, with no fish in there currently, I still get all my work completed. But once I add my juvenile flagfish - who knows! Shocked
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coryfan
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PostPosted: 2010.09.01(Wed)13:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice. Incredible how just some java fern can make a tank look so natural.
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