Can't wait to see the pics!
GMYukonon- As any notable changes come up with this project, I'll post pics. Unfortunately they will be taken with my iPhone so quality won't be that great but just trying to document the progress. Thanks for viewing.
Hey, did Coral Fish run out of Aqua Soil? Is that why you didn't pick it up from there? That's a pretty interesting lighting cycle. Can you explain why you use it?
Kai808- Eventually did buy Aqua Soil from Coral Fish. Been shopping all the lfs and CF has the cheapest priced substrate. Stones are probably cheaper at Aquascapes but selection was low at the time. The light cycle takes into account my at home sked, keeping total lighting around 10hr daily and putting a "siesta" period in the middle of the "on" time. Sounds complicated but if you lay it out for a 24hr period, it works for my other tanks. Enjoying your journal BTW. I know that most everybody favored the concave stone on the right side but my vote is for the latest version. Feel the force, haha.
Don't forget to join the club
sayurasem- Joined the club and listed this journal. Learning alot from your 12g journal.
BeastM is obligated to represent Hawaii right. This aquascape better be dope. Kai808 set the standard pretty high.
Just joking. Have fun with it. This is a great tank to work with and develop your aquascaping "eye." I'm still having trouble balancing my layout. Keep that in mind cause it can be tricky. Goodluck.
CryptKeeper54- Watching your 12g journal too. Wanted to ask about your jet glass pipe. Planning the same outflow for my project and was wondering how strong the water current at the opposite end of the tank is? Plan on placing the intake glass pipe on the same side as the output to "complete the circuit". Hopefully the hardscape layout helps to accommodate the flow.
Sorry it took so long to reply to your responses, still learning the ropes of forum use.
Added more HC sprigs to the hardscape the next day and misting as the substrate visually appears lighter (damp Aqua Soil looks darker). Humidity is 100% judging from the water droplets on the cellophane and am waiting impatiently for the HC to start filling in. The DSM timeframe will depend on the HC coverage. The front of the tank will have to be filled in by foreground carpet so the water flow from the jet output doesn't kick up any exposed substrate. Appreciate any comments.