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Return of the Shallow

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by TimHarrison, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. TimHarrison

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    They seem decent quality, and relatively inexpensive, we'll see how long they last. I use syringes as well for spot treatment of algae with LC.
     
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    A local vet gave me a big old Syringe naturally no needle it worked perfect for many years.

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    Could be i'm too clumsy.. I once bought the Tropica dispensers and broke the head off.. I bought it twice and snapped it twice. Must be me.. :rolleyes:
    Now i think to know why my dad always mumbled "He eats what he doesn't distroy!?" :barefoot:
     
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    Nearly there...

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    Is my eye deceiving me or is there Cherry like shrimp in your beautifully planted tank.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thanks for the compliment Keith, no cherries but a handful of Amanos.
     
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    At least I got the Shrimp (wrong variety) correct and certainly the plants.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Just wonderful Tim ! :clap:
     
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    Thanks Evelyn :)
     
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    hese are the last pics of this scape. I was going to give it a stay of execution but either the tank has sprung a slow leak or I over filled it by accident.
    Either way, the upshot is that the baseboard has absorbed water and swelled, which has forced my hand somewhat.

    As a result the tank has been jacked up at the back by about 6mm, and I'm worried the uneven force will crack the tank and result in catastrophic failure.
    I've taken the hardscape out and lowered the water level, to hopefully relieve some tension till I can sort out a temp home for the critters and plants I want to keep for the next scape.

    Pics were taken in a hurry with my iPhone, so not the best...:meh:

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    Do I see a new tank on the Horizon? That tank would make the perfect Terrascape or a home for indoor plants.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Yes, there are 2 new tanks and scapes on the horizon an ADA 45P and a 60P. I'll be taking my time though, so neither are particularly imminent.
    You're right it would make for a great Terrascape, I don't have room at the moment, but I will definitely hold on to it...who knows sometime in the future I may well have.
     
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    The Terrascapes can be grown outdoors as long its under cover.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    I suppose they can be, but it'd look a bit of a mess after the winters we have. And I don't fancy tending to it in minus 5 degrees :confused::)
     
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    I am not sure what Evelyn and Marcel do over their winters but I think they have a tank outside.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Maybe, if they're reading this they'll share some tips ;)
     
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    If you make it a moss terra scape from localy found mosses.. These are vergreen and survive the hardest frost.... I believe that's also what Ev did with her outdoor tank it only contains mosses..

    See that green thing right hand top picture standing in the gutter. That a piece of Mopani drifwood covered with several moss sp.. Found the mosses on the terrace pavement and transfered it over to the wood few years ago.
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    I bet whit your scaping skill Tim.... You can create a wondefull little moss jungle that you could keep indefinitely outdoor in the garden. :) You could aslo grow some smaller fern sp. in it that are winter hardy. The Asplenium trichomanes would be perfect for it, you might just find it during your walks through the woods or on old walls in the city.. :) It doesn't mind frost at all..
     
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    Thanks Marcel for the info, and Keith for the suggestion. You've got me thinking about using an old Belfast sink or something similar, to create an out door terrascape. I guess it would be fairly awesome to watch and see if and when it sprung back to life after the winter. Not so much Mission Bathtub, more mission hand basin, or washbowl :cool:
     
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    I think you wont regret it.. :) I can only tell it's fun and interesting..
     
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    You might find something at a builders recycling yard or if you know of a builder/plumber who does renovations.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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