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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Shaman's mountain

Hi all,
This tank is an experiment I am going to use mineralized topsoil as a substrate - just plain topsoil, without gravel on top.

Hardscape - seiryu stones



Tank size is 16"x12"x10" (40x30x25cm)

I will plant it with in vitro HC - it's gonna be dry start method



For lightnig i will use this LED http://dx.com/p/30w-2400lm-led-emitt...-16v-18v-39959

Now waiting LED to arrive, and then i am going to plant it - this lihgt i currently have is too weak

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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 02:56 PM
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looks really cool!



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post #3 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 03:02 PM
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Woah, awesome scape, I don't even think you need those two larger stones on the left side, they kind of throw off the scale of the monumental thing you have going for the main grouping of stones o the right.

I would just plant where you have those stones.

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cool hardscape! Is the idea to let the plants grow in enough prior to flooding that the plants contain the soil?


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yeah nice hardscape, but like itr was said before the big rock pointing up in the front kind of throws off the perspective of your gorgeous montain. maybe if you replaced it with a much smaller jagged rock it would look better? just my opinion, yanno? you could have a small rock as an accent and complimenting the big mountain. that is some nice piece of rock you have there in the back.
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As long as you let it dry start for a couple weeks at least, you shouldn't have issues with the soil. I do dirty tanks without caps all the time (usually for picos). Even when I don't dry start them, as long as you do regular water changes until they are clear, they'll stay clear. Looking good so far.
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Thanks for the comments!

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cool hardscape! Is the idea to let the plants grow in enough prior to flooding that the plants contain the soil?
Yes, when the plants fill in entire ground, then i'm gonna fill the water.

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yeah nice hardscape, but like itr was said before the big rock pointing up in the front kind of throws off the perspective of your gorgeous montain. maybe if you replaced it with a much smaller jagged rock it would look better? just my opinion, yanno? you could have a small rock as an accent and complimenting the big mountain. that is some nice piece of rock you have there in the back.
Yes, the left rock is little too big, unfortunately i dont have adequate smaller one The idea was to create better depth perspective with that stone. Without it, it looks somehow empty
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post #9 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 07:36 PM
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wow your rock formations are really well done - great job
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post #10 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 11:57 AM
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I like the rock on the left. It gives it depth. Nice hard scape
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Excellent scape. Great start.

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post #12 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 03:11 PM
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Wow - really pretty! Can't wait to see it filled in!
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that is going to be very cool!
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post #14 of 67 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Happy new year!

LED finally mounted and tank planted. This LED is really strong and color is more like 8000K then declarated 6500K

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Can't wait to see it filled!!!
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