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Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by Jason, May 3, 2015.

  1. Jason

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    My old faithful 180 3ft juwel vision is no more due to a leak :( . i may turn it into a emersed / terrascape in the future?

    So i decided i had to buy a new tank but wanted to down size due to time etc, i will get my 4ft one day ;)

    So here are some details.
    ADA 60H (45) (60x45x45)
    TMC Black cabinet.

    Rotala sp "Bonsai"
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
    Eleocharis Acicularis "Dwarf Hairgrass"
    Rotala sp. pearl
    Ludwigia sp Mini Super Red
    Polygonum sp. 'Ruby'

    All plants are from vitro pots except the polygonum ruby from my emmersed setup.

    Hardscape
    Seiryu Stone
    ADA Amazonia
    ADA La Plata Sand

    Eheim Professional 350T (pre cycled)
    Hydor Koralia Nano 900 Circulation Pump
    Kessil 160 LED
    CO2 Art Dual Stage Co2 Regulator

    Easy-Life ProFito Micro, 15ml 1x weekly
    JBL Pro scape Macro, 15ml 1x weekly
    i do have some ei ferts but for now im dosing 1x per week , im also looking into a auto dosing pump for the daily stuff.

    Setup day was 20th April.

    2015-04-25 06.34.34.

    Since this photo i have sorted the bubbles in the backing.

    I will update this in a few weeks
     
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    Forgot to mention that im still unsure about the sand and will decide once the hc grows in for more of an idea.

    Inspired by..
    landscape_stock_228_by_colourize_stock-d6k8ov8 (1).
     
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    One of the features in the inspiration photo is the pathway especially the narrow and then it opens up again.

    Then there is all the scattered small rocks throughout that area.

    Some thing you might like to consider.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Im with you on this keith :)

    I did originally have the path way but changed it as i was not happy.
     
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    and maybe some little pebbles on the sand...

    It will become great, I'm sure!
     
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    Jason%20landscape%205.5.15%201_edited-1.

    Looks like the photographer planed that photo very well it balances just right making it very easy on the eye.

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    I played with this one for a long while to get it somewhere near right.

    The red line is the original its rather low and flat.

    The green line I placed a few of the lower rocks on the top of the RH cliff to give it extra height.

    Opened the back up and increased the plant growth to give the pathway more shape.

    The addition of small to medium size rocks scattered over the pathway should also make it far more interesting.

    If I was there it would be easy to do but sketches and writing it is a lot harder.

    A few things there for you to think about.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Thanks keith thats great ;), i will change this soon. Firstly as its a new tank im going to see how the plants grow and check ive found the correct balance in the tank. Flow. Ferts . Co2 etc..

    I was very tempted to redo the cliff scape in this tank.
     
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    That sounds the best thing to do. Your inspiration just proves its all around you all you have to do is look.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    That sounds the best thing to do. Your inspiration just proves its all around you all you have to do is look.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi Jason, Love the Scape :peaceful: looking forward to your updates.
     
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    Thanks Roy :)

    After adding my amano shrimp x10 the sand is now covered in aquasoil :(, so ive decided to alter a few things one is to remove the sand as i was never happy with it any way And also add a few smaller rocks towards the front.

    Ill get pics up asap.
     
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    Over there years I have heard problems using that method.

    Its OK providing the sand is not disturbed plus the top substrate can never be vac cleaned


    Possibly the best decision you will ever make for that tank.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Some updates +20days since setup.

    Diatoms has almost gone :)

    Added a few more plants after i removed the sand.

    Plant are now..

    Rotala sp "Bonsai"
    Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba"
    Eleocharis Acicularis "Dwarf Hairgrass"
    Riccia fluitans
    Rotala sp. pearl
    Ludwigia sp Mini Super Red
    Polygonum sp. 'Ruby'
    Staurogyne repens
    Alternanthera reineckii mini
    Rotala Boshi - Nanjenshan
    Ludwigia Arcuata
    Gratiolia viscidula
    Rotala vietnam
    Cryptocoryne nurrii rozen maiden.

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    P.s ill get my other camera out in a few weeks and try and get some hq shots..
     
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    At first glance it looks over crowded with rocks then a few seconds later you start looking at every rock simply because each rock is so well positioned and placed.

    Then you take an over all look and it has that wild untamed natural look.

    Its going to take plenty of regular trimming otherwise you will lose some of those rocks especially at the back LH corner.

    Over all that Aquascape is something to be very proud of.

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thanks Keith :)

    Lots of trimming will happen in a few more weeks once the plants have grown some more.

    Behind the red plant ludwigia mini super red at the left back is Rotala Boshi - Nanjenshan, once this grows you will see more depth And height.

    All plants in front of the small rocks are small i.e dhg and hc.

    At the moment the front looks messy but once it fills in and it gets a full trim i hope the shapes etc will come together :)

    Its still early days.
     
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    Many Aquascapers just cannot visualise into the future of what will happen to their Aquascape.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Jason, Looks like another stunning Aqascape in the making :love:
     
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