for what its worth i love the different gc in the front. the gc in the front right was an awesome green. that gigantic fern on the left however must go its drowning out that awesome plant in back left plus wheres the wood on the left. you had a not over powering hardscape which was great but its gone due to plants.
everyone has taught me so much thats why i am studing plant growth habits before i plunge into a scape like yours u had it all. work with it
ty for the feedback, yes that large fern has to go, will be broken up and sold at our next fish club auction this month.
My Plan is to keep the hc in the very front, then a layer of ET and Starogyne. Will fill in the spots left behind under the fern with Starogyne as well. The right side is now dedicated to red plants with a NLJF growing inside them, I like the look of those two colors together. The left side will be rescaped in the back, haven't decided yet whether to go with more red there, or just bring the Ludwigia inclinata, Mayacs and Rotala from the middle across. I have been slowly attaching fissidens to the trees to replace the moss that was there.
$&%#@$#%#!!!!!!!!! holy cow man! this tank is AMAZING!! one of the best iv seen in a long time! when you do a big trim on the hc, can you sell me the trimmings? ahh i cant get over how good this tank looks... truly truly an amazing job! wish i can afford a setup like that, sucks being 15 and not having a job.. lol
So I started a new project last month. I basically got tired of the blinding light that was spilling out into the living room so...
I built a canopy. My goal was to keep this very light (in weight) but sturdy. I used 1 x 2's for the framing and skinned it with 1/4 inch sanded plywood.
Tell us more about the substrate you used for this build.
Soil\Clay with dolomite and potash underneath. Cap will be using Black Diamond blasting compound."
What type of soil? How did you prepare it?
Beautiful tank btw.
The substrate is just pulverized top soil that I mixed with red pottery clay mixed into a mud paste . Since it was done using a dry start method for the first 10 weeks, I did not need to mineralize it. It cycled during that time. On top of the mud I placed some nylon mesh to help hold it in place and then capped it all with about 2 inches of back diamond blasting compound.