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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 04:46 AM
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two ways that I would advice - 1) If you are going for emersed for the fissdens..the easiest way would be - put the fissidens in a mixer grinder, few drops of water and blend it tad bit so that it shreds apart. then simply rub the semi-solid mix over the wood. Post which keep it under normal light airtight with a saran wrap with daily misting for two weeks. that's it done - post two weeks you will find the fissidens to have formed a green slime cover on the wood that is when you are ready to introduce it in the tank..fissidens will catch hold tight and will give a super mature old look. (this is tried and tested actually the 8 inch cube that i'm working on right now has been done with the same process)

2) tie the moss using thread/fishing line at smaller intervals of gaps in between, with this you can either start it submerged/emersed..but this process will take up a bit of time to get attached to and start growth..

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It does! I would be nervous to attempt the blender, and only part of it is emerged. I might try it on a little piece first.


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I found this thread just a few minutes ago, and I have to say, you've made a remarkable amount of progress! I'm liking the most current layout a lot. However, I think that biggest piece of driftwood disrupts the flow of the tank. I'm liking the DHG too; it's a great choice for this tank in particular. In fact, the plants are more paramount than the scape itself. For instance, I once came across a tank journal while browsing the forum, and to be frank, the scape wasn't really that great. However, the owner of the tank chose his plant selection wisely, and he miraculously turned his shabby-looking tank into a fantastic scape. So, don't worry TOO much about the scape because plants naturally accentuate the tank. I'm not saying that your hardscape isn't good, it's just that it's not too much to worry about in order to make a good scape.
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I found this thread just a few minutes ago, and I have to say, you've made a remarkable amount of progress! I'm liking the most current layout a lot. However, I think that biggest piece of driftwood disrupts the flow of the tank. I'm liking the DHG too; it's a great choice for this tank in particular. In fact, the plants are more paramount than the scape itself. For instance, I once came across a tank journal while browsing the forum, and to be frank, the scape wasn't really that great. However, the owner of the tank chose his plant selection wisely, and he miraculously turned his shabby-looking tank into a fantastic scape. So, don't worry TOO much about the scape because plants naturally accentuate the tank. I'm not saying that your hardscape isn't good, it's just that it's not too much to worry about in order to make a good scape.

We'll see how it fills in. Part of the whole learning process of scaping is being able to scape a tank and know what it will look like filled in, even though it doesn't look remarkable at first, so this will give me an idea of what something looks like before and the finished product.

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I just flipped through your thread. It was fun watching the hardscape develop. I definitely like where you ended up. I'm looking forward to seeing it develop with the plants.
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Small update, plants are doing good, moss is taking to the rocks and DW pretty good, 4 WCM's call it home as well as some ramshorms and culled painted fire red shrimp.








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Few updates. Still filling in nicely, the DHG is spreading, slowly, but I don't use any ferts or CO2, just Excel 3x a week and root tabs. My 4 Golden White Cloud Minnows have turned into about 40.






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When I was looking to aquascape my tank for the first time, I read an article that said you should put the bigger rocks at the front and the smaller ones in the back to help create some depth.
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When I was looking to aquascape my tank for the first time, I read an article that said you should put the bigger rocks at the front and the smaller ones in the back to help create some depth.
I think you may remember that backwards lol. I don't really think that works out. I've never seen or designed a scape like that at least.

I really like what he did with his tank here

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