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75 planted and 55 paludarium
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Trill the man
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Location: Daventry, Northants, England

PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)8:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

*collapses* Wow! Those tanks just look absolutely stunning. your hard work payed off. So jealous Mr. Green . Very well done.Very Happy
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Jay
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Location: Toronto Canada

PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)11:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love your 75g planted!! How much light do you have? Are you using fluorite?
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ophie
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Joined: 10 Feb 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)12:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Proff, you are a flatterer.

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How much light do you have? Are you using fluorite?


Jay, I have two 40 watt NO fluorescents (Actually, I have T8's in right now, so they're what, 32 watts? But I'm putting in normal 4 foot bulbs in the next couple of weeks) and 2 65 watt CFs. I think the CFs are 8800K, and the NOs are pretty greenish yellowish, so they're probably plant bulbs or something in the 6000-5500K range.

So, about 210 watts (or 190 if I use normal 55 watt CFs), for 2.5-2.8 watts/gal. I have pressurized CO2 on that system. Which won't be pressurized much longer if I don't fill up my tanks Wink

It's a flourite/onyx 50/50 combo. I now don't recommend Onyx to ANYONE (except maybe people keeping livebearers or rainbows) because of its buffering, and I wish I had only Flourite.
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Jfwstarrider
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PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what an amazing labor of love. Both tanks are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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nonamethefish
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PostPosted: 2003.03.01(Sat)19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a unique idea!

Gives it the "jungle river" look
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Joined: 27 Feb 2003
Location: Groningen, Netherlands

PostPosted: 2003.03.03(Mon)9:00    Post subject: wow! Reply with quote

This site and many others show us very many beautiful tanks. However, nice paludariums are rare. This is one of the most wonderful I've ever seen. WOW!!!

Maybe you can put some amphibians or reptiles (like fish-eating snakes) in there? You should be careful with that because of the bioload, but hey, wouldn't that be cool! If you would like to have some advice on amphibians or reptiles: just mail me (I've got some experience in taking care of them and some books on the subject to).

If I had tanks like yours, I would let my friends pay to come and visit me Wink
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Shawna in CA
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PostPosted: 2003.03.03(Mon)11:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Ophie, those look GREAT!
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PostPosted: 2003.03.03(Mon)13:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, just like SBR said, maybe you can put some anphimbians in there, like a small newt, that won't eat your fish.
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ophie
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Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: 2003.03.03(Mon)16:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brobro wrote:
hey, just like SBR said, maybe you can put some amphibians in there, like a small newt, that won't eat your fish.

Are newts the amphibians that spend their whole lives under water? I ask because I don't really have many places they could get up and out of the water very easily. They probably couldn't get to the middle land portion, anyway-- maybe the waterfall or some rocks I have stacked up on the left.

If anyone has any online links or recommended books, I'll check them out. I love reptiles and amphibians, and if one could go in the pal without harming the fish (unlike a fish-eating snake!) I'd be all ears. Walter, my bearded dragon, might hear about it and get jealous though!
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PostPosted: 2003.03.04(Tue)7:11    Post subject: snake ? Reply with quote

Well forget all I said about the fish-eating snake then. Embarassed I've seen it once, fish-eating snakes combined with Guppys, I still find it a cool idea. But well, with other kinds of fish there will be nothing left within a month or so... Wink

About books and sites: The ones I own/visit are in dutch. So that wouldn't be very helpful I guess. Crying or Very sad

When considering to put amphibians or reptiles in there, keep in mind that most amphibians are more difficult to keep healthy then reptiles, such as snakes and lizards. I'll try and find some species that will go well in your tank and leave the fish-eaters out!
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