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New Aquascape for 2014 - ADA Mini-M #3

Figured I post it here real quick. I will add to this thread periodically...



New Scape for ADA MINI-M (no title yet)



Seriyou Stone

Manzinita Driftwood



Flora:
Hygrophilia pinatifida
Vesicularia montagnei 'Xmas moss'
Taxiphyllum sp. 'Peacock moss'
Bolbitis heroclita
Eleocharis acicularis 'belem'
Micranthemum sp. 'Monte Carlo'
Cryptocorne wendtii
Staurogyne.repens
Rotala rotundofolia
Rotala sp. 'mini butterfly'
Hemianthus glomeratus(micranthemoides)





this is all tentative and may change as I start planting and see how things go. I am going to dry start for 2 weeks only for moss. cuz I want it to attach to the stone.

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Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the rest
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Wow great start! Really like how the rocks and wood blend together.
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Looks awesome! Can't wait to see the rest
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Wow great start! Really like how the rocks and wood blend together.
Thanks man... I just re-worked some hardscape that I already had on hand. can't wait to get it going...
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That looks really nice with the way that wood looks like it has grown onto that stone. Did it just wrap around that rock so nicely by luck or did you have to break away any rock to get that look? I can't wait to see what you do with the planting because that hard scape looks really nice.

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That looks really nice with the way that wood looks like it has grown onto that stone. Did it just wrap around that rock so nicely by luck or did you have to break away any rock to get that look? I can't wait to see what you do with the planting because that hard scape looks really nice.
I know its hard to believe, but I got the wood like that. its an extra piece that I got with a wood order. And I actually placed the stones(its 2, 1 on top of the other) first...after a few tries I settled on that. I'm very nervous about planting...I don't want to take away much from the hardscape.
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very interesting hardscape!
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Look cool. I was kinda hoping to see a lighter colored sand in the front.

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Look cool. I was kinda hoping to see a lighter colored sand in the front.
I thought about it, but I wanted to try growing a foreground plant again. I may do a sand foreground in my next scape... thanks for the advice.
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Wow, the stones and wood look like they were made for each other! It makes it look like these are super old tree roots or something, like the wood has grown into the rock. This is gonna look really awesome.
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Wow, the stones and wood look like they were made for each other! It makes it look like these are super old tree roots or something, like the wood has grown into the rock. This is gonna look really awesome.

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3/16. Day 1 dry start.
Mosses:
Xmas moss(on stones)
Peacock moss(on wood)

I def don't have enough moss especially on the stones. I need to source some more Xmas moss.
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4/8 - Day 24 Moss Dry Start.

Good growth on the moss. I really like how its looking and it seems to be attached very well. I may have had a little too much water because I notice some green algae on the front glass. its nothing some h202 can't kill off. Im in the process of sourcing all the plants that I need for when I flood. Which will happen very soon. I'd rather start with as much plant mass as possible from the very beginning so as not to give the algae a chance to take hold. let me know what you think. thanks!






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I like this hardscape and how you're using the dry start. More curious as to what you're going to be doing with the rest of the space.

Smart with the high plant mass post flooding, it's a problem I'm just now remedying on my my most recent scape. Got cocky and started with low plant mass because I couldn't acquire enough Eleocharis 'belem' fast enough.
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I wish I read about dry starting, it looks super nice! I love your rock and wood scape!

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