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Welcome to Evelyn's jungle...

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by moss-maniac, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. moss-maniac

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    Hi folks,
    I think I did not introduce my tank here yet, that runs since 2010 - and because I am about to change it a bit in the next time it is a good reason to show it to you now.

    It is a big tank 180 x 60 x 60 cm - and its story you can find on my blog as a timelapse:
    https://moss-maniac.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
    and also the whole story since January 2010 - with lots of photos:
    https://moss-maniac.blogspot.com/search/label/Aquaristik

    My blog is fallen asleep a bit - I suffer from a chronic shortage of time.

    This is like the tank was about untill last Christmas...

    Still in the tank:

    9 Corydoras Sterbai
    about 12 Pangio kuhlii
    16 Sewellia lineolata
    about 35 Caridina japoncia
    1 Ancistrus

    and lots of snails: Vittina coromandeliana, Vittina semiconica, Filopaludina sp. div.Planorbella duryi var. and Melanoides tuberculata and also Physella acuta

    20171119b.

    Ok.
    The big mangrove root on the right, 100 x 50 cm, is now also out of the tank, I have two nasty, but very pretty catfish, that tried to destroy it in record time together with all the other roots, too. The big mangrove became better in this way but also particularly very fragile, it breaks fast and has to be handled very carefully, because all in all it is very heavy.
    A lot of smaller roots dissapeared completely. I will remove these two catfish to a new tank, there they can work on new bought roots and make them more beautiful - what they really do :love:- they only do not stop in time! :confused:
    It was hardly possible to catch them in the crowded tank - and because I wanted to change it anyway I waited... and waited untill they forced me to act. :whistle:

    :eek: I am flabbergasted what has been all in the tank.... enough stuff anyway... here only the wood:

    The small fotos is the big mangrove in different positions, do not know yet, which I like most.
    It will lay around now for a longer time anyway, until I willfind tie again to work on - that's always the best to come to a conclusion.


    Mangrove 100  x 50 cm.JPG

    and from the other side.... oh my god, so many possibilities...

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    and masses of little pieces...

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    and here the rests in the tank... I did a part of the plants in pots already - it's easier to move them later in this way.

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    So whenever I find time, which is unfortunately not always, I will work on there, please be patient. :whistle:
     
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    We all suffer from the same problem "Never enough time" and it goes into "I will do it later" basket.

    Its taken me a few years to get the three Terrascapes all up and running.

    What is the plan a perfect or lets see what happens Aquascape or do one of your excellent garden type Terrascapes?

    The biggest difference once a Terrascape is up and running its a lot easier to maintain than any Aquascape.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Terrascapes - they are really easier to keep, thats true Keith - and I am very happy about it.
    Especially when you go on holidays you have much less worries...

    Will have a look in the leftover moss garden outside for you - promised.(y)
     
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    Once established like the 5ft Terrascape a little water via the UGF only when necessary its a look after itself.
    I mist the Bow Fronted and the backing in the small Bay window every morning. The little leafed Pilea glauca backing in the Bow Fronted tank one plant particular I think I could measure its growth every second day easily, it's growing far faster than i thought possible.
    The Spanish Moss is still looking great after a good misting every morning.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    (y) My root has got a sleeping face... ;) the catfish worked it out...

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    it has even eyelashes.... :whistle:

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    First arrangement....

    who did find the face? ;)
     
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    That is one mighty timber jungle you have there.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That's true Keith :D:D:D
    and it was even one third more, that has been in the tank before.

    I began with the new setup... not ready yet ...
    F. e. the background will become a bit higher to give it more depth. Technique has to be hidden...
    Lots of plants are still in little pots. I planted them in pots before, to handle them easier ( and with less mess) while changing everthing - which worked very well.

    Had to stop for some days, because of the water change - there are some new sewillia lineolata fishbabies - cute :love: - and I do not want to disturb them so much.
    Only some fast made photos.

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    1 cm fish baby:

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    Hardscape really setting the aquarium off nice wood colllection you have Evelyn. Love the fish ,looked like a Biotope originally
     
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    At the moment it looks very much like a well maintain jungle. Its going to be far more interesting as it gets older and fills in all the gaps naturally.

    Keith:cathug:
     
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    Thank you.
    That is, what my intention is, paraguay.
    First the inhabitants ...
    A shadowy zone for the catfish, lots of narrow caves for the coolie loaches... etc.

    I still have a lot of very tiny anubia nana, and middle size abubia, to fill the gaps "naturally" Keith :whistle:
     
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    It grew quite well....

    Bought more used artifical "reef rocks" (do not know the correct name) at my LFS - and also some small natural one -
    that I want to cover with epoxy, to make them save against loosing chalk to the water.

    They all have to become still a bit higher, I want to have some kind of terraces in the background on the right.
    At the moment they are hidden behind the plants.
    Photo just in a hurry.... Water more brown from the roots than last time...

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    before it was like this:

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    Looking good(y)
     

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