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Lonely tree in a summer meadow

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by aibcarpentry, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. aibcarpentry

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    Here's my latest attempt at a planted aquarium; started to plant on 28/11/18

    Tank:
    Aquascaper 900

    Lighting:
    Twinstar 900S

    Filtration:
    2x Oase biomaster thermo 600

    Co2:
    Fire extinguisher to an inline diffuser

    Fertiliser:
    All in one EI

    Hardscape:
    Manzanita fixed to a piece of slate

    Substrate:
    JBL Volcano mineral
    JBL Volcano powder
    ADA Amazonia

    Planting:
    Hemianthus Callitrichoides Cuba
    Eleocharis mini
    Bucephalandra

    The idea is to try a dry start with just the HC and Eleocharis, see firstly how it looks and how the 2 plants grow together. Hopefully the HC will take over most of the tank and I can just have a bit of Eleocharis appearing here and there with certain areas having more than others and end up with an almost 'one chop' carpet. Depending on how this goes will help me decide what, if anything else will be added into the carpet.
    Just before flooding I plan to add some Buces to the tree.

    How it looks as of 28/11/18 just after planting, undecided whether to add anymore Eleocharis or not.
    20181128_144248. 20181128_144303.
     
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    You certainly have improved on your Aquascaping. What you have done is very basic yet it when its fully established it will look very interesting especially with the plants on the tree.

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    Here is a fully planted one tree it might give you an idea what can be done, remembering your tree is far more open and would look different any way

    There might be one suggestion but only when its established I can rethink about it then.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    it couldn't have got much worse!

    Always interested to hear feedback and suggestions as you know.
    I've lots of questions over what I may or may not do and think when it has grown in this will help me decide what I want to do.
     
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    Aquascaping is my speciality these days.

    As far as I am concerned ask away I will always try my best to help you.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Going off the aquascapes name ,more hairgrass behind the tree?
     
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    As always I'm just interested to hear your suggestions.

    After hearing about people having Eleocharis overtaking their HC I though I would just add a little to start with and see how it fills in.
    The title wasn't too thought out! :whistle:
     
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    I can edit the name easy but I cannot change it on the UK plant site ask Tim he should be able to change it there.
    Its always pays to be on the safe side.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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