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  1. Greenfinger2

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    Hi all , Another new journal

    No real ideas yet ??? Found some DW that looks cool. This could all change though :LOL: Still thinking about the hardscape. This journal will be a bit slow at first :sleep: Then it will all come together:D

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    Looks like some very interesting pieces of DW you have there.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Roy
    :cool::cool::cool: something "modern" - like an Ikebana:
    ..... a complete flat carpet of hdrocotyle -
    the roots, like they are at the moment
    and only in the background (right?) a row of Corkscrew Vallisneria (only one third of the back screen - like a curtain...

    only if it is really not enough: add bit of humour: a smaller and a bigger mossball laying in the "nest" (left) -
    but no perfect ball shapes, please! More flat kidney forms... or so.

    And a little group of perfect fitting fish...

    This emerges, if you cannot sleep....:whistle:

    Nighty night
    Ev
     
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    Would you sketch that out for me please.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Cool Idea Evelyn H Tripp carpet and a Vallis back screen :cool::clap::clap: It would look fab with the DW maybe a touch of moss here and there Kis

    Moss balls I had them before PITA :(
     
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    SKETCH.
     
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    That looks excellent and original, I would add plenty of mosses on the DW as well.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That looks stunning thank you for posting that Evelyn (y)

    Looks like this is the plan then :cool::cool::cool:

    Keith Moss yes a bit here a bit there :sneaky:
     
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    My idea was even more extremely minimalistic:
    the plane root like a sculpture...

    I even would not take moss balls...

    But Roy will make his own scape anyway... (y)
     
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    We are Waitinggggg what are you thinking.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi All Sorry for the late reply been very busy . This was my entry scape for the Ukaps Hardscape challenge. I made it through to the top 10 and on the day came 7th with a rock scape :)
    I was going to strip it down then thought I wonder what it would look like planted up.
    Tank 60 x 40 x 40
    Lighting 2 30w 6500k Garden flood lights
    FE Co2
    EI ferts
    Planting will be simple HC Cuba, Mini Hair grass, small Crypts and mosses
    Just some hoses and bits to get and then the journal will start ;)

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    My only suggestion would be keep every thing low as the DW is all you have and once that goes it just another planted tank with little interest.

    The DW will age naturally and give it another dimension.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith, Yes I will keep the planting KIS bit of HC there bit of Hair grass there and moss. Thinking of planting some Crypt tonkinensis on the Left/HS of the DW to flow over the top and around the wood it has long thin leaves that grow too 30cm.

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    Keith:cathug::cathug:

    Southeast Asia has always been a major source of new plants adapted to aquarium, and for sure the kind Cryptocorynes it is one of the protagonists.

    Among the Cryptoryne , surely C. tonkinensis is one of the most strange plants and characteristics: small size (its height generally does not exceed 15-20 cm), develops from short rhizome numerous ribbon-thin leaves (no wider than 3 mm) but strongly elongated, in which not there is a clear distinction between the stem and the leaf page, olive green on the upper surface and over the lower purple.

    While being of slow growth, it is capable of forming tufts rather thick for formation of secondary rhizomes.

    It is a particularly aquatic plant, very adaptable and easy to grow, very susceptible to the "rot Cryptocoryne" and also recommended to the neophyte. Prefer areas not too lit or shaded.

    The appearance of C. tonkinensis is really particular, and while not being one of the most decorative species, if arranged in groups in the foreground, especially in the vicinity of a slight flow of water, is capable of expressing all its peculiarities, which may be one of the elements of the tank leading. Domenico Losciale
     
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    I like it Roy. The only thing I would critique at this time is the way the rocks come to a distinct end rather than trailing off. Other than that it's looking good!
     
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    Hi Rob Thank you (y) The planting will soften up the edges and make it blend together :) Well that's the plan in my head :whistle:
     
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    Keep the planting very simple otherwise you will lose your hardscape.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith,

    I will keep the planting KIS ;)
     
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    Roy have you ever notice someone will do a fantastic hardscape then completely cover it with plants and its totally hidden.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith, Happens a lot to me :D

    This will be very simple planting a bit here a bit there. It will not get overgrown;) I want to move on to the next scape a Rock only one :D
     

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