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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 06:31 PM
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the runners would most likely spread above the rockwool in whatever mesh you use to hold the original bits down. I've done glosso emersed like this and it worked fine.
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post #17 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-17-2009, 06:01 AM
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i just did it the old fashion way, lbs and lbs of substrate to create the slope.
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Is this what you are invisioning?


Spectacular tank... but no. More rounded sloping hills with bedrock poking through.
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would natural clay work? Easy to mold and have the bedrock peek through like you want. Then cover the clay with 1"-2" of substrate.
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Any solutions on this yet? I'm am very interested in the same concept.

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BTW, ADA As is clay, you can pack it in some it does not move.
Here's the 180 cm tank at AF which has this nice slope for about 1-2 years.

The rise is about 12" over 24"



Wood and rock can be used, plastic or glass slats, I think just doing a DSM and then let things root well, then top, do not uproot will allow the scape remain in good shape over time.

I have 6" rise vs 18" run using HC.

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That one is fantastic! How was it done?

@Tom Barr, that is good to know. Most substrates tend to settle back down into a flatter 'scape eventually~~ esp with the help of cories.
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That one is fantastic! How was it done?

@Tom Barr, that is good to know. Most substrates tend to settle back down into a flatter 'scape eventually~~ esp with the help of cories.
Avoid cories, Kuli loaches, anything that messes the sediment up.
Otherwise plan on redoing it every few months.

"Octopus" is awesome at the nano, one of the best scapers at the micro scale I've seen.

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Here is my ADA 120P iwagumi scape. I used 7 *9L bags of ADA Amazonia I. The foreground is 3 inches. The back of the slope is 9 inches. all Amazonia. the glosso, marselia minutia, and E tenellus micro have deep roots. The 150 lbs of seriyu stone hold the substrate. Oh and no corries, loaches and most important is no MTS.
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check out post 16 of this thread over at apc

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...illside-2.html

It seems pretty simple to make. All you need is a lot of filler material on the bottom. maybe use regular gravel to fill up a good portion of the bottom and then top it off with your planting substrate
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I used a lot of Soilmaster substrate for my slope. I have a 30 gal cube with the slope running to the back left corner. At the base I used 3 or 4 lace rocks I would stay I have about 15 - 20 lbs of Soilmaster in the slope. I have Sagittaria subulata on the slope. Its about time for me to trim the stuff, but I have about 10+ mollie fry in there and I really don't want to lose any due to screwin with the setup.
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Were can I see more of "Octopus's" work?

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check out post 16 of this thread over at apc

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...illside-2.html

It seems pretty simple to make. All you need is a lot of filler material on the bottom. maybe use regular gravel to fill up a good portion of the bottom and then top it off with your planting substrate
That is a nice tank and a great concept. Result is pretty similar to what i had in mind. I think ill do the same but use SS mesh for smoother and more shapely hills.
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Please double check this before trying. I think that great stuff expanding foam is a safe project, I read it somewhere, but I would double check before I tried it in one of my tanks. Use the great stuff to build the base shape. When it freshly applied force substrate or larger rock pieces into it. It will harden and the first layer of substrate will be attached. You could use a drywall saw to cut in pots or to shape it.

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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Lumpy, I think i see where you are going but what would keep the substrate from sliding down the foam base? This has been the issue all along.



This is close to what ive had in mind slope wise but covered in a nice thick grass like plant. I dont believe foam will get me there.
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