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Postby bobesku » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:35 am

Thank you all for your kind words.

Let me throw a couple more pictures then, with comments :D

I`m pissed, so when is lunch time then?
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You are in trouble
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This is my rock
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So, where are those ladies of mine?
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So much time, so many algae
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I wanna be in the catalogue
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Time to reveal a bit the whole tank. In the afternoon, no light.

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Postby natalie559 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:53 am

Nice pics- beautiful fish!
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So many fish, so little time. . .
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wow...

Postby bou » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:10 pm

wow...
your aquarium is surely qualified for totm...

you made your stand???

the labetropheus has grest color... you intensified his color???
how much it measures???


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more than 600g of water in my home...
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Postby bobesku » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:03 pm

Thanks.

Well, I`m pretty sure there are better tanks for totm, but thanks Bou for your kind words.

The stand. I could have tried to build it, but in the end I preferred to make the precise draw/sketch and get a real pro to make it under my exact instructions. The real stand is inside :D It`s made of rectangular steel bars, basically a skelteton that is covered with PAL boards for the looks. Wouldn`t take the chance of putting 700 kilograms (1500 lbs) on just wood. :)

The labeo is gorgeous. Now that you asked I just took the time to measure him :lol: Well, I think he`s about 4.5 inches (a bit below 12cm).
Pictures have been post-processed just a bit. The pictures have been made with the blitz which counteracts the tank lights and pulls out the natural colors of the fish. Same like when you have the tank lights off in the afternoon and when you look closely at the fish they would have much brighter colors.
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Postby czar_wilson » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:21 am

Still excellent work!! :thumb:
Even the supplies on the stand are organized and faced proper lol
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Postby jchild40 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:09 am

Beautiful fish, tank... you are very good at taking pictures!
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Postby bobesku » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:02 pm

Thanks.

@Rick Well, to be honest I like those supplies in order. It seems that there is more order in my fish `department` that I maintain than elsewhere... in the house. I`m lucky that my wife keeps me in straight line when it comes to order :lol:

@JChild40 The last 2 batch of pictures have been taken by Pomi. It is a member of this forum as well. He really inspired me a lot and helped me start this project. How? The most important part was when I had first visited him with my half. The idea was to see his 190 gallon mbuna tank :D After that, making this tank was sooo easy having my wife`s approval :lol:
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Postby bobesku » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:23 pm

Me and my fish are doing fine :) Just a quick update of my tank.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm5yNbDXRIk
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Postby JimA » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:03 pm

Tank looks great, that one lab has a mouth full. :thumb:
The only difficult day was yesterday.
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Postby czar_wilson » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:02 pm

Still looking great as ever!! :thumb:
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Postby bobesku » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:34 am

Thanks, guys. This tank is my chilling spot.
Speaking of my female labs, it looks that all of them are constantly holding. I have seen lots of fry between the crevices in the rocks. It's a mini malawian realm between the rocks. This is what happens if you put one male and 5 females :lol:
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Postby pomi » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:40 pm

bobesku wrote:This is what happens if you put one male and 5 females


This is what happens when you put a young, virile, top shape male and 5 females :D


Great tank mate :thumb:
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Postby phinexswarm35 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:31 pm

great looking tank i wating for more pictures, keep posting
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Postby czar_wilson » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:26 pm

hey not to hijack your thread you can pm me but I have a couple questions.
I admire your photography and was wondering what you use to take it? Maybe you could give me some suggestions. Thanks
Rick
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Postby ikuzo » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:47 am

the rockwork is awesome
i'm inspired
i think i'm gonna rescape my tank :lol:
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