Fresh Water Gardens

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    kosmo Provider of awesome

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    I know this is a saltwater forum but I had to point this out.
    This site was highlighted on another one of the forums I frequent, the page was in one of the freshwater forms.

    I've always been a fan of saltwater and reefs but man, these people did a hell of a job on some of these freshwater tanks


    Clicky
    http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2008.cgi
     
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    cthegame

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    fresh water tanks can look awesome too if done right. When they use fake plants of a crashed titanic in the tanks, i have no desire to look at them anymore.
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    I agree with Game. Planted freshwater can look really nice.
     
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    I'm guilty. I just don't have the time to do freshwater plants. Got way to much to do between the saltwater tank, pond, 4 cats, and a dog. Do I need to say anything more?
     
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    cthegame

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    ooops, i meant to say "or" a crashed titanic. :|
     
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    WOW those are some amazing freshwater tanks. I think its funny how any of us would grab the closest rocket launcher and fire it at anything that sprouted up in our tanks like what is in there. planted tanks look like a sw display with overgrown macroalgae...... except somehow it actually looks .... well ..... GOOD!
     
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    i think im the only person who isnt super into them. i like them in nature, going to ponds, and lakes and stuff like that. i just cant get into the tanks though. im sorry guys:(
     
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    i agree
     
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    glad im not alone. i felt bad and ignorant but its just not my thing. i love salt water too much
     
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    not mine either, if i wanna see freshwater stuff, ill go to a pond that takes 30 seconds to walk to
     
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    I like making the freshwater stuff :D I am making a ten gallon brackish tank, I plan on putting in puffer and bumble bee gobies. I also have a 20 gallon freshwater planted in my basement. I like making the part land and water setups but it gets time consuming and money because the filtration has to be very very good.
     
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    How about some p cs of your fresh water tanks hibye.

    i think most of us here are way more into saltwater tanks. yes they are way more colorful etc. But i have seen fresh waters tanks really well done as well. I wouldnt really say one is ugly and the other is beautiful. Both are beautiful in their own unique ways. rivers & lakes vs. ocean. Both part of nature and both beautiful. but personally, i cant get into fresh water tanks because i love variety in color which fresh water lacks way more.
     
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    My girlfriend is into freshwater and she has a tank and it is so much work! We just took one down, but still have the smaller one and right now its overgrown but its an all day adventure to take it all apart do the clipping and make it look good again...uggg I will stick to my tank!
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    The only advantage planted freshwater has over reef aquaria is price they are the same ammount of work
     
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