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10-09-2015 02:08 AM
HunterX How is the new tank coming?
03-15-2015 07:49 AM
ChemGuyEthan Wow, good luck with the new direction in life!

Looking forward to seeing new updates!
03-12-2015 02:21 AM
ua hua This is the last photo I took of this version of my tank. It looked a lot better than the picture after a couple more months of growth but in December I sold my business of 17 years and started a whole new career path and it goes without saying the tank went down on my priorities list. I'm going to be redoing this current layout with plants that will be more manageable since I'm at work 12 hours a day 6 days a week now. I just don't have the time that I used to have to keep up with the fast growing stem plants. I'm not sure what it will look like or what plants I will be using but I will try to take some new pictures when the changes are made.
02-26-2015 05:48 PM
dragam21 Just an amazing looking tank! But when I was really looking at the pictures the one piece of rock really stood out to me! Looks like a troll head popping out. Kinda made me laugh.
02-26-2015 04:00 PM
tomfromstlouis I think we are due for an update. Can't wait to see how it evolved!
12-16-2014 04:08 AM
plantman25 Tank looks really good man. If you ever need to get rid of trimmings let me know. I'm in Fremont, where nobody keeps planted tanks. Do you have an update pic?
10-26-2014 03:22 AM
ua hua New plants and some new crappy pictures. Maybe after it grows in a little I will break out my camera and take some mediocre pictures with it.



10-25-2014 04:00 AM
ua hua I got some didiplis diandra from a local today and thought I would give it another try. I have tried this plant a few times in the past and not had the best of luck with it. I'm hoping maybe this time will be different.

I really think this plant does better with lower temps but I'm not sure. They said they keep it in a tank that has a temp around 74-76. My tank runs around 80-82 so I guess we will see. It's a really nice plant that is used in a lot of Dutch style Aquascapes but don't see too many people that keep it. The first time I had this plant it did good for awhile then the stems started turning black at the bottom and slowly disappeared. Maybe it will do better with Aquasoil substrate not being sharp like the flourite substrate that I used the times before when I tried it.

I will take some more pictures sometime next week after I add the L. sp. red and mini milfoil.
10-23-2014 02:21 AM
ua hua
Originally Posted by Xiaozhuang View Post
i like the complexity in this one. So much to see~
Thank you. Your tanks are absolutely beautiful and I can only hope mine will look half as good 47 gal. Your tank is in my top 10 on this forum for sure. Someday I hope to have time to try a smaller tank and use only a few species of plants and keep it simple.
Originally Posted by sjb1987 View Post
Can't wait to see this in a couple months looks great jason
Thanks Sean. Your Rotala Vietnam looks really nice. I have never kept this one before and I don't know why because it's really nice.
Originally Posted by AnotherHobby View Post
Wow! So much going on! You'll be able to stare into this for hours. I love it!
Thanks. I'm still waiting for you to come to my house and take pictures for me since it's been proven time and time again I have no clue what I'm doing with my camera. So phone or iPad pics are much easier for me.
Originally Posted by xenxes View Post
I can't believe you tore that whole thing down and restarted it, deserves a new thread. Looking forward to see the new scape fill in.
It was running for over a year and I was ready for a change. Some people can't even let a scape go for a couple of months without changing it. I will keep this new scape in this thread rather than starting a new one for the simple reason that all my ramblings and crappy pics are in one place and I like to look at the evolution over the past four years. I wish I had pictures from the years before I became a member here but most of those pictures were taken before digital cameras and are all on film and I'm too lazy to put them on my computer.

Here's a few more iPad pics from tonight after adding some Rotala wallichii. The water is a little cloudy from planting but it was crystal clear before I started messing. I'm also adding some Ludwigia sp. red and mini milfoil from Tom and replacing the limnophilia on the left side because it just grows so fast. It was sold as Limnophilia giagntea but it grows just like sessiliflora(insanely fast).

Bump: Bump
10-22-2014 04:59 AM
xenxes I can't believe you tore that whole thing down and restarted it, deserves a new thread. Looking forward to see the new scape fill in.
10-22-2014 01:14 AM
AnotherHobby Wow! So much going on! You'll be able to stare into this for hours. I love it!
10-22-2014 01:13 AM
sjb1987 Can't wait to see this in a couple months looks great jason
10-21-2014 09:39 PM
Xiaozhuang i like the complexity in this one. So much to see~
10-21-2014 06:51 PM
ua hua Here's a couple of shots I took with my phone at lunch today. It has cleared up nicely and I will continue to do water changes every other day.
10-21-2014 07:24 AM
Originally Posted by ua hua View Post
I will cover some of the rocks but I'm trying to avoid mosses in this tank as they become a mess getting tangled up in other plants over time. I'm actually not using all the rocks that I posted in the pictures to allow for more planting space and better flow throughout the tank. I'm not even sure what the end result will look like until I start placing stuff in the tank. I'm hoping with this scape that the hardscape doesn't get completely covered by planting like in my previous attempts. I would like more of it to remain visible.
personally i like this hardscape because lots of common scapes are using two branchy wood on each side. this one use stump on the left instead of both branchy wood.

about the rocks just leave them there for now. once you want to create more planting space, take some that does not look good here and there. i saw one of amano's scaping video where he just threw a lot of rocks and then pick out the one he don't want
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