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 #5906  by Paulao
 29 Nov 2018 01:11
@Algae In Space I love how the lava stacks up. looks a a mini lava mountain. Can i ask how does the fern benefit the tank?
I must say cylinder shape tank does really create a different perspective view compared to normal square/rectangle tanks. nice works
 #5911  by Algae In Space
 29 Nov 2018 11:44
Paulao wrote: 29 Nov 2018 01:11 @Algae In Space I love how the lava stacks up. looks a a mini lava mountain. Can i ask how does the fern benefit the tank?
I must say cylinder shape tank does really create a different perspective view compared to normal square/rectangle tanks. nice works

I will try the fern because I love to have something in there that will give them something more of a playground, it will produce oxygen and above all look nice :blush: As far as I can tell it does not show up in any of the natural habitats but in some are plants! The ditchgrass (Ruppia maritima) for example. But it's impossible to get here.

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What I love about the new tank is that the Opaes look so majestic when they sit on a rock in the background as they appear taller than they are. And they can swim continuously without having to change course. :grin3:

They seem pretty happy with the new home. Exploring the caves and swimming around excitedly.
 #5912  by Algae In Space
 29 Nov 2018 12:06
odin wrote: 28 Nov 2018 17:19 Oh that’s cool! Keep us up to date on it.


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Glad you like it :blush:

I guess the forum has reached it's max data limit? It says:

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 #5914  by odin
 29 Nov 2018 12:32
Is that to post an attachment?


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 #5926  by opae ula related
 30 Nov 2018 00:00
Algae In Space wrote:
Paulao wrote: 25 Nov 2018 00:57 @Algae In Space Any pictures? Curious how it would look like for a cylinder tank :smile:
Nice! Do you have a light?


I'm super happy with the new tank so far :blush:

Put in the sand mixed with coral gravel, the lava (drilled some holes into the larger boulders) and one of the algae balls. There are 6 little Opaes and three snails in there so far. The rest will follow in a while. I will also put a Microsorum pteropus "Philippine" in there. It's a java farn type that naturally grows in brackish waters. And so far it seems to do fine. :grin3:

I'm surprised by how much larger the rocks look like due to the water/tank distortion. But I love it. :upsidedown: It looks even cooler when you stand in front of it compared to the photo.
 #5929  by Algae In Space
 30 Nov 2018 12:26
odin wrote: 29 Nov 2018 12:32 Is that to post an attachment?


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Yes for attachments.
 #5930  by odin
 30 Nov 2018 12:28
You can only post so many images in a single post, try splitting them up over a few posts.


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 #5931  by Algae In Space
 30 Nov 2018 12:28
opae ula related wrote: 30 Nov 2018 00:00
Algae In Space wrote:
Paulao wrote: 25 Nov 2018 00:57 @Algae In Space Any pictures? Curious how it would look like for a cylinder tank :smile:
Nice! Do you have a light?


I'm super happy with the new tank so far :blush:

Put in the sand mixed with coral gravel, the lava (drilled some holes into the larger boulders) and one of the algae balls. There are 6 little Opaes and three snails in there so far. The rest will follow in a while. I will also put a Microsorum pteropus "Philippine" in there. It's a java farn type that naturally grows in brackish waters. And so far it seems to do fine. :grin3:

I'm surprised by how much larger the rocks look like due to the water/tank distortion. But I love it. :upsidedown: It looks even cooler when you stand in front of it compared to the photo.


Yes, I'm going to install it today.
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