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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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55g attempt at scaping

I will try to update this as much as possible, even if with just pictures. I have gained some experience with growing plants so I am moving on to trying to grow those plants in an attractive manner.

I am sure you will see me posting questions all over these forums

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Today I finally got the black backing I needed so I could finally move the tank up against the wall where it would stay. I also got a new piece of DW to add to one I had already. I threw the pieces in and started messing around, when I thought I was done I came here and made a thread in the scaping section ( 55g Hardscape Critique ) to find I was far from done, and thankfully so.

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Sacpe the substrate too, mounding it up will complete the scene. Love the DW by the way.
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I plan on getting another bag of flourite to be able to do a little more sloping. The gravel is a little thin right now so I did not want to go crazy with it.

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That's a great looking piece of driftwood to start this tank.

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I love that driftwood, this makes me want to go driftwood hunting again, to find something more suiting for my 55 gallon!
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Decided to flood it last night before buying the new gravel just to see what it looks like, I hooked up the filter and heater as well. I bought some flourite today and I am currently draining and adding it now. More pics tonight.

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First the "in construction" pictures or me adding gravel and doing some water changes to get rid of the residual flourite powder:






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Now for the good part. I sloped the gravel horizontally and tweaked the wood a little, these are the results and most likely my final hardscape.




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Added crypts, riccia, and java moss today!

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That's some nice looking driftwood. I need to upgrade what I have in my tank.
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That's some nice looking driftwood. I need to upgrade what I have in my tank.
+1 agree me too...
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Rigged up my net so that it is right in front of my circulation pump that has been blasting loose riccia across the tank


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