...after SOME said trimming.
needs a serious trimming.
Hello peeps- I was going to only post a journal a few months later when the moss has grown in and the look is finalized, but that isn't much of a journal anymore... so, here we go:
Just rescaped my entire 55gal a couple days ago with Taiwan moss, a couple temporary amazon swords, and some manzanita wood. I'm going back to my second year in college in a week, so this was pretty last minute!
There's some rather distracting, floating plants at the moment, but will be taking those out when the moss has grown in!
The scape is unfinished- still planning to add in some java ferns to attach to the manzanita to get a more wholesome forest look. But here it is for now:
Some attempted photos of my male guppies while scurrying... BAD IDEA? They move too fast for anything great. :s
The work table...! :s Cleaned already. I should have taken a photo of the TRUE aftermath. And AP prep books on the side from high school lingering around for forever..
And finally, a random shot of mid-process, with hard dot algae all over the acrylic and all:
And for the record, the magical way to get hard algae off of acrylic cleanly without leaving scratches is scraping with an old credit card (or any plastic card).
55gallon Seaclear System II
built-in wet dry
T5 36", one bulb
Ecocomplete mixed with some leftover play sand and white gravel
Manzanita driftwood, random rocks
Taiwan Moss, Amazon Sword, Cabomba, Wyteria, Water Sprite
Cardinal tetras, fancy guppies (snakeskin/cobra hybrids)
Here are some shots of my past scapes for this tank within the past year and a half, from earliest to latest.
First aquascape + planted aquarium of my life, right when it was set-up ... the start of a long hobby!
5/15/11 (somewhere around that date)
Second scape (basically the first, but with some major move-arounds... and some major hair algae).
scaped in 1/15/12
photo taken 7/15/12
Alrighty, that'll be it for now. Time to keep track of this thread myself the next few months!