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12-16-2014 05:08 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 04:22 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.

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10-25-2014 05:00 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 03:21 AM
ua hua
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).

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10-22-2014 05:59 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 02:14 AM
AnotherHobby Wow! So much going on! You'll be able to stare into this for hours. I love it!
10-22-2014 02:13 AM
sjb1987 Can't wait to see this in a couple months looks great jason
10-21-2014 10:39 PM
Xiaozhuang i like the complexity in this one. So much to see~
10-21-2014 07:51 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 08:24 AM
ikuzo
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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
10-21-2014 06:36 AM
Zuzu D'oh, I've neglected my laundry to sit here tonight and read this entire thread. Beautiful stuff! I can't wait to see what's next.
10-21-2014 03:53 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by ChemGuyEthan View Post
Your previous work is great, but this is an incredible hardscape!

Excited to see it planted!
Thank you.

Well I started tearing down the old scape this morning after I dropped the kid off at school and just got done with everything about an hour ago. It's a little cloudy yet and I'm too exhausted to take any pictures tonight. I didn't use all the rocks that I had in earlier pictures to leave more room for planting and overall I like it but will still be making minor tweaks as I go. A couple of the pieces of wood still want to float and that's after a month plus of soaking. I have one more plant coming and then I will just wait for it to grow.

Almost all of the anubias and crypts were left out. I pulled a crypt out that had roots go from one end of the tank to the other and is about the size of a grapefruit. In the process of removing the plant it pulled up the heater cables, which was not that big of a deal because I wanted to add some new Aquasoil anyway so just had to remove the soil from the front 1/3 of the tank. I will try to get some pictures posted in the next couple of days.
10-19-2014 05:46 PM
ChemGuyEthan Your previous work is great, but this is an incredible hardscape!

Excited to see it planted!
10-19-2014 04:25 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis View Post
I love that tangle of wood on the right!

It sounds like you will be continuing with lots of stem plants, eh? I kind of find that an awesome hardscape like yours leaves to few spots for planting, so I will be watching to see how you pull this off.

ps - keep the same journal
Yes it will still be heavily dominated by stem plants. I love all the different textures and colors you can get using them and I got really bored using slower growing plants like crypts and ferns. I used mostly slower growing plants when I first got into the planted side of the hobby. I'm actually removing a few of the stones from the pictures I posted to allow for more planting space.

I will keep the same journal going just so I can reference back myself and see the changes that have happened over the years.

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Originally Posted by AnotherHobby View Post
That is some serious hardscape! You've given yourself a lot of cool planting options. I love it! Are you going to do sand in front? If not, do you think most carpet plants would cover the smaller rocks? Either would look great.
I thought about doing sand in the foreground when I originally had this scape in mind but I don't want the added maintenance of constantly picking Aquasoil out of the sand. I'm sure things will change as I start planting and I'm sure some of the smaller rocks will get swallowed up by the foreground plants.
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Originally Posted by HybridHerp View Post
Damn, loving that hardscape. I gotta reshape my 75 soon, totally going to be looking at your reshaping closely for ideas.
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Originally Posted by trailsnale View Post
have always enjoyed your journal. informative as well.

thanks,
Thank you. I hope some people will learn from my constant rambling.

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Originally Posted by MB2 View Post
The DW are very nice! Depending on how you cape the tank, the rocks may be a bit crowded. Are rocks going to be covered with plants eventually?
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.
10-19-2014 04:11 AM
MB2 The DW are very nice! Depending on how you cape the tank, the rocks may be a bit crowded. Are rocks going to be covered with plants eventually?
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