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post #16 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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I would keep the rocks, the barrier between the sand and soil is needed, because without it, it will become a maintenance nightmare to keep each separate. Mixed they do not look so great. This advice comes straight from Aqua Journal Vol 205. If you notice at the Nature Aquarium Gallery, all tanks with cosmetic sand have a barrier of rocks to separate the sand.

Otherwise looking great!

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Re: My ADA 60p V2

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This a great looking scape! I am planing to make a scape very similar to this and I have a few questions. First off what kind of wood is that, and how many pieces did you use? And how much of the 9 liter bag of aqua soil and 5.8 liter of La Plata did you actually use?

I can't wait to see what plants you put in. I have noticed there are two styles of NA, one is a darker style with broad leaved plants like java fern, bolbitus, and anubias. The other has lighter stem plants and foreground plants. It appears you like the darker style from the pictures you posted.
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I can't wait to see what plants you put in. I have noticed there are two styles of NA, one is a darker style with broad leaved plants like java fern, bolbitus, and anubias. The other has lighter stem plants and foreground plants. It appears you like the darker style from the pictures you posted.
You are right, those are epiphytic layouts and the latter (brighter) are heliophytic. The reason Amano gives is; those plants are often found growing in similar environments in nature, so by extension they look good when placed together. A sense of wabi sabi when viewed.
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Love it!

I admire good hardware over good livestock these days haha
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This a great looking scape! I am planing to make a scape very similar to this and I have a few questions. First off what kind of wood is that, and how many pieces did you use? And how much of the 9 liter bag of aqua soil and 5.8 liter of La Plata did you actually use?

I can't wait to see what plants you put in. I have noticed there are two styles of NA, one is a darker style with broad leaved plants like java fern, bolbitus, and anubias. The other has lighter stem plants and foreground plants. It appears you like the darker style from the pictures you posted.
I used about 2 liter of aqua soil and about 1/3kg of the La Plata. the wood is hmm I don't know, pick them up from lfg. I will use second style.
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You are right, those are epiphytic layouts and the latter (brighter) are heliophytic. The reason Amano gives is; those plants are often found growing in similar environments in nature, so by extension they look good when placed together. A sense of wabi sabi when viewed.

that's right ty
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some update, few plants are in, still waiting for others.

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post #24 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 09:59 PM
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Great job planting, should look even nicer in a few months.
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Looking good Charles!
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My ADA 60p V2

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You aren't worried about those types of plants getting a ton of algae with the amount of lighting you are implementing? From the looks of it none of them are high light plants.
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very nice setup, ADA all the way~
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Looking good Charles!
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You aren't worried about those types of plants getting a ton of algae with the amount of lighting you are implementing? From the looks of it none of them are high light plants.
I will put high light plant in the back later on. also will turn off the front light

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very nice setup, ADA all the way~
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Coming along nicely, can't wait to see the rest of the plants in! Great job so far!
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