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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 05:20 PM
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Sparrowhawk, they look just spectacular..well done!! I'm so tempted now to try the same (but with just one tank ) as I love the NPT look. Hope you don't mind some questions, as I'm trying to learn?

What tanks did you get, and where from (as I'm in Vic too)?
What filter would you recommend in there?
What lighting would you recommend for just one of those tanks?
I'm trying to get some Susswassertang, Lilaeopsis and Frogbit too...was there a particular store you got them from?

Thanks so much
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!!

Cheers for the info about the plant guys, looks like I may have to find a replacement. Perhaps I should see how it goes first? Or would that risk fouling the water if it doesn't do well?

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Sparrowhawk, they look just spectacular..well done!! I'm so tempted now to try the same (but with just one tank ) as I love the NPT look. Hope you don't mind some questions, as I'm trying to learn?

What tanks did you get, and where from (as I'm in Vic too)?
What filter would you recommend in there?
What lighting would you recommend for just one of those tanks?
I'm trying to get some Susswassertang, Lilaeopsis and Frogbit too...was there a particular store you got them from?

Thanks so much
I got the tanks from Coburg Aquarium, they're very reasonably priced for what they are.
I got the susswassertang and frogbit off eBay (if you do the same, make sure it's from an Australian seller as plants can't be imported) and most of the rest from two places: Subscape in Richmond, and Coburg Aquarium where I got the tanks. Some bits and bobs were purchased from LiveFish.com.au ages ago when I first ventured into planted tanks when I had really low light.
I honestly don't know too much about filters, but I've got a sponge filter in each of my tanks over 8L, and they seem to be doing well. Got those off eBay.
Hope that helped a little! ^.^

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Beautiful, thanks so much for that Sparrowhawk!
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Bllaaagghhh SOO pretty! I wonder if you both independently bought the 3 cube and set them up or did one inspire the other? I think the 3 cubes are wonderful and of great appeal set up like that! Congrats!

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Beautiful, thanks so much for that Sparrowhawk!
No problem! There are others around here who know sooooo much more than I do in Vic though, LittleBettaFish has helped me heaps with sourcing stuff in Melbourne in particular.


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Bllaaagghhh SOO pretty! I wonder if you both independently bought the 3 cube and set them up or did one inspire the other? I think the 3 cubes are wonderful and of great appeal set up like that! Congrats!
Thankie!

Forgot to say earlier in the thread (oopsie) your cubes are lovely too, Allan47.


I'm so impatient, I want everything to grow in right now and become a happy little system so I can add RCS! This is going to be a great lesson in patience for me!

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These are so beautiful!

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Wow, amazing!

There must be something special about Australians, because all the Aussie members on here have STUNNING tanks!

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They look really good Sparrowhawk. The glass on those tanks also allows for excellent clarity when taking photos.

@ Olympia, that's because us Australians are smart enough to only show off our tanks when they actually look good haha.


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I count myself right out of that - I still end up showing mine off when it's a tangled ball of plant-snot. :p

Sparrow, if you ever head up to the ACT, be prepared to be kidnapped and forced to scape my tanks.

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I uh... show off tannin filled jars XD

Because of you sneaky people showing off all these purty tanks I just dropped $50 on a high clarity glass rimless 25cm^3 aquarium.
Won't get around to scaping it till I'm done with college. >.>
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