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post #16 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 05:13 PM
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post #17 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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That piece of wood that looks like finn should be up side down I think. I took new photos imho best of pic 3 and 4. All below are 1 and the same layout.










I'm still wondering if I should get more stones and maybe one more piece of long wood. Is this idea not too minimalistic?

Please note that everything will be moved few inches to the front
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Totally subbed, really looking forward to seeing this tank, loooove CPDs!

The newest hard scape is by far my favourite. I think it works as is and will give you lots of space to carpet and really show off your fish. However... if you wanted to add more, what about a 1/2 size version on the left of what you did on the right?

Would give some nice overall curves to the scape and still leave you some carpet room in the off center left.

Or maybe just some more stone scattered around through the left side.

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Totally subbed, really looking forward to seeing this tank, loooove CPDs!

The newest hard scape is by far my favourite. I think it works as is and will give you lots of space to carpet and really show off your fish. However... if you wanted to add more, what about a 1/2 size version on the left of what you did on the right?

Would give some nice overall curves to the scape and still leave you some carpet room in the off center left.

Or maybe just some more stone scattered around through the left side.

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I ll get one more driftwood tall and wide and few stones to the left back corner.
CPD's are shy I won't see them too often in open space and if I create " safe house" with mosses on the left I hope to see them moving between left and right. Also if I get any teritorial fish in the future they will have two areas to share/look after
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I don't know what to write.. started few times and deleted..
Just look at this



And this



I sat beside this empty tank and looked at it for about 15 minutes repeating wow and "it is too big"
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post #21 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Finally I've found some time to work on my tank.
This is the first result - what you think, how do you like it? Is there something you wouod change?



I'll add some more substrate with soils. I need to make sure first that I like this layout.
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It has been a month since I posted last time. I spent this time on searching second hand light unit , and finally after 6 weeks searching i bought it on German Ebay.

It is 180cm long and I spent 6h on cutting it to fit into the place where tank is. My Giesemann unit is unique now with 170 cm :-)

Total power is 770W. 3x150W hqi + 4x80W t5.

I have ordered some plants they shoul arrive in few days. My project is finally running again.

How do you like it ?

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I think the hardscape looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing it planted

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post #24 of 62 (permalink) Old 10-17-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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10 pots of hemanthius + 6 pots of glosso









Next week I'm expecting delivery of 6 different mosses.

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Looks great. The only thing I would change is the wood. All the thicker pieces are on the left and the thinner ones on the right. Are they the same type of wood?

I'd consider moving one or two from the left to the right and moving one or two from the right to the left.
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Looks great. The only thing I would change is the wood. All the thicker pieces are on the left and the thinner ones on the right. Are they the same type of wood?

I'd consider moving one or two from the left to the right and moving one or two from the right to the left.
Yeah I was thinking the same l, but decided to leave it like it is.
All wood on the left will be moss covered so shape will change. Also i have plan to put a live moss background behind that wood, so I hope to get a 3d kindish... layout in this area.

Those sticks on the right will be also moss covered. There are 3 types of wood in the tank.
I know it is not very good right now but once wood will dissapear it will be much nicer.
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Nice tank going here. can't wait to see it filled with CPDs =).

Again I think you have a great scape but a few things could help make this thing look amazing and natural

1. I would pick one type of driftwood instead of 3 types. even though they will have moss the branching shape is different on them

2.

these 2 rocks if moved elsewhere will allow you to see to the back and giving sooooooo much more depth. Making this scape look endless. It looks like all other rocks are laying down and these 2 sticking straight up are kinda distracting. They could be moved to add to the other piles complementing a more natural and balanced feeling. If you moved the driftwood (blue circle) facing towards the right and braced it on the rock pile in the corner should give much more balance to this aquascape and moving the smaller pieces underneath the larger one pointing in directions upwards.



3. Eventually the glosso is going to completely overrun the HC


Again just some ideas
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post #28 of 62 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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I started thinking after your comment. Spent some time on the tank today. Unfortunatelly I live in a country where are 2 nice aquaristic shops and it is not easy to find driftwood. Im happy with what I have. Distracting sticks - hmm yes and no I dont want to have extremaly boring layout... What do you guys think about change?

I think I like it more now...




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Nice pool, I mean aquarium.
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post #30 of 62 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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It is a week since I planted my tank.
Yesterday I received bulbs for my hqi. Finally I have everything I need :-)
I have noticed that glosso is up to 2 inches longer than it was, hc is also bigger but doesn't grow so fast. Hopefully tomorrow my mosses will arrive. I can't wait to blend them with youghurt and "paint" on rocks and driftwood.
I've noticed some mould on one driftwood - what do you guys usually do when starting dsm ? Do you ignore it and wait to dissapear or do you remove it?
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