Video of Tom Barr's open house meet and trim ideas

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  1. plantbrain

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    Excellent stuff.....wish i had a bigger house for a larger tank!
    Cheers Tom....thanks for posting.
    hoggie
     
  3. John S

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    Fantastic Tom. All that wood in the yard too:arghh:
     
  4. Alje

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    Yep he's got the sickness. Lovely place.
     
  5. Gary Nelson

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    Great video and some fantastic tanks too! Nice to see your setup.... That would be my dream :thumbup:
     
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    It is nice to know some of the ideas behind the placement of wood and techniques you used for your stem plants! Very informative.
     
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    amazing!!
     
  8. Vinkenoog1977

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    I need a bigger home... ;)

    Simply stunning, the light from the tanks guides you through the home, from colour composition to colour composition, and nothing seems to be out of place, it all flows, both in the tanks, as well as from tank to tank... Hat's off to you kind Sir...

    Feeling doubly green now... ;)
     
  9. plantbrain

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    Well, I like to have enough space to enjoy the tanks and they are in the center of the living space, so I can do other things while hanging out with the kids and family.
    If you hide a tank away in some odd spot, then it's not enjoyed.

    Same with the Bonsai and landscaping etc.

    The wood pic was just the a day's gathering worth, there's a side of the house that's covered about 15 meters x 2 meters H x 1 meter wide that's full of wood also. And you never saw the rock either.
    I'm pretty matter of fact about most things.
    No poetry here. Just common sense, and Nature style has a lot more than many seem to realize.
    Many BS you with the poetry crap, or the Zen stuff, that's rubbish.
     
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    I saw the bonsai and thought "Mr Miyagi".

    So now we know what Tom sounds like. Different to what I imagined actually.

    I look at those plants and realise I have still so far to go. They are so healthy.[DOUBLEPOST=1406141681][/DOUBLEPOST]Did anyone answer the door?
     
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    I expected a posh Brit to be honest... How wrong I was... LOL
     
  12. Martin in China

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    sh#@*~t......China is blocking YouTube again...even with my VPN can't see this movie...^&%$#@*
     
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    Best to lie and keep the myth alive :)
     
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  14. Marcel G

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    I have upload the video on my website, so you can download the source file from there if you want (I hope Tom approves it):
    http://prirodni-akvarium.cz/index.php?id=barr
     
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    Thanks ardjuna (or is it Marcel?)...your a pall.
    Great to see the master at work. He makes it sound so easy to grow and maintain plants.
     
  16. Tim Harrison

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    Nice...the laid back Californian vibe from the opening sequence sets the tone...It's kinda reminded me that aquascaping is supposed to be fun...
     
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    Great vid, lovely healty tanks Tom. Would be nice to see more from you later on.
     
  18. Ian Holdich

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    Nice vid Tom, and you do a lot of talking with your hands, this is a sign of a leader...Tom for President!

    Also nice to hear Richard Ashcroft getting an outing at the beginning.
     
  19. Tim Harrison

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    Thought it was...it's been a long time since I've heard anything of his...
     
  20. Ian Holdich

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    It's actually the Chemical Brothers - The Test...but what a tune! It's a proper running tune. He's not doing much at the moment, since he did RPA and the United Nations of Sound. If you haven't heard any of their stuff, I would check it out, brilliant stuff.
     
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