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Post  thecarl on 2014-05-23, 03:33

I've been playing with Black Flourite sand in my little 4 gallon, and decided to try it out in my 20 gallon.

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Water has cleared up a bit more since this photo, that's the one thing I hate about fluorite substrate, it clouds the water initially no matter how well you wash it first.

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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-05-23, 11:51

That looks good. It'll look even better once those crypts cover the substrate. Did you change lighting or is it camera effects? The second picture is a lot yellower than the 1st.
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Post  thecarl on 2014-05-23, 14:40

No light change yet. My iphone just likes to automagically adjust it's white balance on me. Right now I'm using a 15 watt single florescent tube light meant for a 10 gallon, LED replacement is in the works. I used to have a coralife power compact dual on that tank but the ballasts died.

Crypts by the way were of a single grab bag from Aquarium Co-Op  Very Happy 

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-23, 15:03

I liked the original. I think it must have just been due to the lighting. The new one really does look yellow. The phone really did a weird change to the lighting.
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Post  Betty on 2014-05-23, 21:25

I like the new black substrate, but I thought the big plant in the center in the first photo did a nice job of hiding the heater... I imagine when the plants fill in, the heater won't be noticeable in the new setup either.
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Post  thecarl on 2014-05-24, 02:44

Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for. The big plant in the middle is now on the right corner. A second Amazon sword is in the left corner, so I'm hoping they fill everything in.

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Post  thecarl on 2014-08-04, 23:15

Update on the 20 gallon, added some javafern from a grab bag I got at Aquarium Co-Op, things are starting to get established.
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-08-04, 23:59

The addition of the Lilly in the front was a cool choice. It looks awesome. Plus the fern to fill out the back makes the tank look much fuller. A bit more time and that fernshould stretch out and fan most the background. +1 from me Smile
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Post  Anthraxx on 2014-08-05, 01:16

that is one AWESOME rescape. ive always liked those big giant swords, but the change of scenery looks awesome. once it fills in that is going to be one amazing tank.
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