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Deep's 29g Studioscape Journal -=[HQ Photo+]=- Abstract Desktop Background :D

Hey Everyone,

Its been two weeks since i got my new plants and C02 system and things needed a trim. This is a new evolution of my abandonscape tank that never quite satisfied my vision. I really like the changes and wanted to share some photos with you all. Comments and questions welcome.

I trimmed everything up the best i could and planted some of the baby tears.



Here is where it was twelve days ago.



And some more photos from the rescape process.





Check out these roots!!





Shrimps enjoying the morsels I mixed up with the crypt.





You can see how big everything was getting here :









I wanted to give this rooting hormone a try on some cuttings. Started a small experiment to see if it helps accelerate rooting for aquatic plants.




Weird crypt leaf that came up as a loop. and Ms. Cherry in back.





Final scape for this week








Thanks for looking everyone. Expect another update in about two weeks.

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wonderful photo's! Great looking tank.
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Your tank looks awesome, enjoy!
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Can't wait for it to fill in! your shrimp will love it
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What kind of camera do you use if you don't mind me asking? By the way, that 5th and 10th picture are very impressive.

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What kind of camera do you use if you don't mind me asking? By the way, that 5th and 10th picture are very impressive.
Hey everyone!

Thanks for the comments and compliments I finally have a little bit more diversity in my plants and it feels great to start a proper scape. The shrimp love to hang on the driftwood catching floaters... Cant wait till they start a colony.

The camera I use a 1d mk II from Canon but similar results could be had with any digital slr camera. I am switching to a camera that will do video as well so look forward to some awesome clips

More to come soon.
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3/21/10 Trimming and update Photos ++++ Before After

Hey Everyone! Another update already!

4 days ago was the last trimming. I am finally getting some fast growth now that most of the plants have established more roots. Rooting ate up almost the entire rotalas but new growth in the top 5 nodes is getting much larger.

The large bulb under the middle driftwood finally sprouted two red forks. I think it will be similar to a crypt but with round leaves. Fingers crossed because it would fill that space really well.

Broke up the other two Baby tear pots and tried to lay out the carpet.

Enjoy the photos. I am sure I will be updating again soon. I am going to try and do a roll over before and after for you.













I cut the bottom of a plastic cup off to keep my duckweed from getting sucked anywhere it wants.



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That's not duckweed. Salvinia, maybe?

I like the tank!

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Those photos are amazing..! Beautiful tank, too..I love the driftwood.
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Animated Gif Tank progress - 3 weeks

Hello!

I made a simple animation to show the growth over the past three weeks since the tank was planted.




I plan on extending this animation into the future to show changes and growth more clearly. I am thrilled with these results. .

And one of my rasboras



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Co2 usage questions

I am using the red sea's paintball cylinder regulator for Co2 delivery in my aquarium. I think I had a faulty o ring or needle valve that was causing leakage in my system. Drained two 20 oz tanks in about 3 weeks. The second one only lasted one week maybe.

If I raised the KH/GH of my water I would be able to use less Co2 correct?

I think the plants and shrimp would appreciate that as well because I am using R/O water that is very pure. Anyone have thoughts?

I need to get these snails under control again too. They are making babies like mad.



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Just wanted to share one more here

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Looooove this picture!!! And this is a great looking tank

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Babies? Maybies.....

Hey everyone!

Another big trimming here and some more exciting news!

I am trying to let the algae go on the sides and back to see if it totally covers it eventually. Luckily the snails are blazing trails through it!..



Here is the growth in the last 7 days... The carpet is getting thicker the crypt on the right just exploded and so did the green matter on the left. Gave it a major trim and replanted half behind the monster crypt on the right. I am clipping back some of the old leaves on the Java ferns to focus on new growth. Just wish they grew faster.



I really have been loving my little shrimps lately and their spunky attitudes.



Who is this sexy lady?



Preggers for sho'!



One more pose...



And the final look for tonight...



Signing off.......
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l see you got some gda(green dust algae). just leave it alone for about 3-4weeks then scrape it off otherwise if you keep scrubbing it it'll just come back on the glass. Just thought that might help. Also l have to agree with funkyfish l love the ripples of water on that picture.

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