|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-30-2015 08:12 PM|
|klibs||New hardscape is wild! I dig it|
|09-30-2015 05:57 PM|
|Chibils||Every scape you've shown us here is incredible. Love the look(s) of this tank and would like to see a pic of the new riparium setup.|
|09-29-2015 03:17 AM|
Some Bucephalandra closeups.
|09-28-2015 12:52 AM|
That last scape didn't last too long. I've had this tank sitting empty for a while, and then it was used to grow out some bromeliads. Now it's a bit of a riparium that's been setup for about a month. Emersed portion has some Eleocharis parvula 'mini' and the aquatic section has a growing collection of Bucephalandra and other rarer Araceae spp. Here's the current list:
Lamandau Mini Dark Magenta
Lamandau Mini Red ‘Valerie’
Quovadis "Icy Blue"
Brownie Royal Blue
Brownie Fire Bird
Red Sekadau Velvet
Dark Red Eliptica
Nanga Pinoh 'Baileys'
Aridarum sp. 'Narrow'
Manzanita driftwood also used in this scape has the following mosses attached and slowly growing:
Amblystegiaceae manaus (Queen moss)
Fontinalis antypiretica var. Gigantea
Blepharostoma trichophyllum (Mini Rose moss)/Heteroscyphus zollingeri ([Mini] Pearl moss)
Jungermannia pseudocyclop (Rose moss)
Plagiochilaceae sp. Cameroon Moss
Riccardia chamedryfolia (Mini pellia)
Loxogramme sp. Wave Moss
Calliciocostella sp. Pancuraji
No pictures yet, but soon. Waiting for things to grow in. And I may just start another thread for this new setup.
|06-13-2014 02:27 PM|
Originally Posted by Kai808 View Post
The sand is CaribSea Instand Aquarium, Crystal River, which is a medium grade sand. I've got a pretty large layer of crushed lava rock underneath to facilitate the ugf, and a mesh layer in between the lava rock and sand, so the sand doesn't sink and clog the ugf.
Originally Posted by AnotherHobby View Post
|06-13-2014 01:08 PM|
|AnotherHobby||That is a really cool aquascape! It reminds me of the piles of wood along river bends that I see when I go canoeing on small rivers.|
|06-13-2014 10:18 AM|
|Kai808||Welcome back! Very nice low maintenance scape. Are you still running the ugf? What kind of sand is that? I have some pool filter sand but it looks grey.|
|06-13-2014 04:46 AM|
|06-13-2014 04:30 AM|
|Ecas32||Very interested to see where this goes.|
|06-13-2014 03:57 AM|
|MadRiverPat||I'm liking where you're going with this.|
|06-13-2014 03:41 AM|
|08-06-2013 05:19 PM|
|somewhatshocked||Need. More. Preparation. Photos!|
|08-06-2013 05:07 PM|
|meowschwitz||Need. More. Manzanita!|
|07-12-2013 03:51 AM|
|meowschwitz||Tore it down. Rescaping it. Restocking it. Round two.|
|04-05-2013 02:37 PM|
Originally Posted by BoxxerBoyDrew View Post
I did lose the tiger shrimps. Don't exactly know why as the water params were pretty perfect for them. The few cherry shrimp that I put in the tank though are thriving.
As for the acrylic pipes, I bent them by filling the tubes with salt prior to heating the tube over a bend. The salt keeps the shape of the bend pretty well, although when the pipe is dry you can see the little indentations made by all the little specks of salt. However, when the pipe is wet and in use, you can't see this at all.
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