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Art

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  • Oct 29, 2022
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    Well, I'm tankless at the moment due to circumstances so will post a few of my last ones. Nothing near the masterpieces of others but I try.

    Had a Dutch-inspired a few years ago when I was trying different techniques. This one had a sump and I ran carbon to minimize water changes.
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    Then I moved to an apartment so I changed it up with a more fitting UNS 90 with more traditional equipment. I first wanted to go traditional aquascape with stone.
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    Then I said, forget it. I like the stems too much! Ended up with a Dutch-inspired, wabi sabi combination.
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    Thinking about what's next for me.
     
    Well, I'm tankless at the moment due to circumstances so will post a few of my last ones. Nothing near the masterpieces of others but I try.

    Had a Dutch-inspired a few years ago when I was trying different techniques. This one had a sump and I ran carbon to minimize water changes.
    View attachment 16

    Then I moved to an apartment so I changed it up with a more fitting UNS 90 with more traditional equipment. I first wanted to go traditional aquascape with stone.
    View attachment 17

    Then I said, forget it. I like the stems too much! Ended up with a Dutch-inspired, wabi sabi combination.
    View attachment 18

    Thinking about what's next for me.
    whats the top pic middle like reddish green stem that is super tall
     
    Back home in Miami means I get to set up my tank once again. This time, I'm trying something new for me, an all-in-one tank. Canister filters have been a source of constant annoyance for me and so I'm going to see if an AIO will make the job of maintaining filtration easier.

    Here's to new beginnings and different perspectives!

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    Waterbox Aquariums 35.2 coming soon.
     
    In case anyone is wondering, the white box on the side of the aquarium is my analog switches/buttons. Placed outside of the cabinet for easy access by my wife in case something goes wrong while I'm away. All she has to do is hit the red kill switch to stop everything.

    It also has a push button for a feed timer, a water change routine, and lights on during off time (in case I have guests).

    One train of thought is that it is just another point of failure. However, to me, it's been very handy to make maintenance easier and quicker and that translates to me doing it more often. It also gives me peace of mind that my wife will be able to turn things off in case of emergency.
     
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    Getting closer. Working on organizing the inside gear. Waiting on lighting.

    Decided to go with Tommy’s recommendation - Netlea AT6 Pro. It’s half the cost of an ADA Solar RGB. Given the height of this tank, it has the power to put high par down at the substrate level.
     
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