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11-29-2012 11:08 PM
StraightAddicted Very cool setups so far man. Wish I could get some of that driftwood for my tanks. Hope everything fills out the way you want it to. Keep it up man.
11-29-2012 06:55 PM
Amandas tank
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Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter View Post
How did I miss this thread the first time??? What a room *sigh*

yes, updates please!
Where've you been silly This is the hot spot!
11-29-2012 04:23 PM
driftwoodhunter How did I miss this thread the first time??? What a room *sigh*

yes, updates please!
11-29-2012 04:03 PM
Cardinal's Keeper Hey Green, hows that 50g coming along???
11-27-2012 12:10 AM
Amandas tank Wow! You really pulled this scape together. You definetely achieved the natural look. In the video the way the schoolers flow is perfect and just adds that finishing touch to an already stunning Aquascape.
07-03-2012 06:52 PM
TheNamelessPoet suuuuuuuuubscribe :p I also like the look of the last scape.
07-03-2012 05:30 PM
librarygirl Thanks for your comments on my thread. Wow your tanks are great! I'm thinking a mountain scape might be the way to go. At first I thought I'd like the jungle look but now I'm liking more cleaner scapes better. What kind of rock did you use for the 50 g mountain scape and where did you get it? I've tried Seriyu stones but they were too grey for my liking, I'd like a more brownish stone better but I haven't come across any here. Nice job!!
06-30-2012 09:32 PM
green_valley
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Originally Posted by Lichard View Post
Very cool hardscape you got going there. I agree that you need more peaks and valleys, it'll help create the illusion of perspective. The last picture was my favorite.

Can't wait to see it with gravel and start to fill in!
Thanks Lichard. Yes, they're filled in and got the scape done.

I just need to take pictures LOL........
06-30-2012 03:06 AM
Lichard Very cool hardscape you got going there. I agree that you need more peaks and valleys, it'll help create the illusion of perspective. The last picture was my favorite.

Can't wait to see it with gravel and start to fill in!
06-24-2012 11:03 PM
green_valley
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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
Yeesh. I never tried the DSM. When I did my HC carpet in my 2.5, I just put it in with the water in it. Worked well for me. Give it a shot, and see what happens.
Oh yeah, HC will be underwater right away. No more waiting for few months. Hahahahahah.

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Originally Posted by 150EH View Post
I really like the rocks and slopes, it's going to look really nice.

BTW I just tried the DSM where you chop up a moss and then smear it on the wood/rock, I used Taiwan moss and chopped it well (the trick here is to add some water to thin the paste) then covered it tightly so it would stay moist, it did seem to stick and if I had not been distracted by other builds I think it would have worked good if I had started a tank like your where it will get filled in a week or 10 day then get the benifit of high light and CO2, but I only had it Pyrex bowl. It worked well enough that I'll try it again.

What do you think about my new hat?
Thanks 150. I wanted to try that method. I have seen when this person actually grow fissiden on rocks, just like you mentioned. He just chop it off and sprinkled on rocks. It looks pretty awesome. FORTUNATELY....I won't start DSM again. I am done with that crap method.

I love your new hat, I was about to PM you...LOL
06-24-2012 05:10 AM
150EH I really like the rocks and slopes, it's going to look really nice.

BTW I just tried the DSM where you chop up a moss and then smear it on the wood/rock, I used Taiwan moss and chopped it well (the trick here is to add some water to thin the paste) then covered it tightly so it would stay moist, it did seem to stick and if I had not been distracted by other builds I think it would have worked good if I had started a tank like your where it will get filled in a week or 10 day then get the benifit of high light and CO2, but I only had it Pyrex bowl. It worked well enough that I'll try it again.

What do you think about my new hat?
06-23-2012 09:07 PM
cableguy69846
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Originally Posted by green_valley View Post
The last scape huh? ...clue: it might be part of it. Hahahahha, there will be more tweaking here and there

HC was perfectly healthy from LFS. Yup, I did more holes on top to get lower humidity, it was about 70 to 80% humidity. I tried any combination, it's just not working for me. Forget the hassle and wasting money. You know I spent at least 25 HC pots already?..........yeah, hate it that method.
Yeesh. I never tried the DSM. When I did my HC carpet in my 2.5, I just put it in with the water in it. Worked well for me. Give it a shot, and see what happens.
06-22-2012 12:38 AM
green_valley
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Originally Posted by theblondskeleton View Post
DSM works for some but I'm not sure it was worth the hassle for me. Ive done it a few times but nowadays I'd just rather crank up the CO2 and hold off on stocking for a bit. It roots just fine and it will do great long term if you keep it trimmed low.

Don't sweat it. Keep at it. You'll nail that sucker.
Totally agree with you. It works for some people and good for them, but not for me. Forget that method. Yup, after all, with the water will work perfectly fine, and yes, dose CO2 like insane without fish in there until rooted pretty good. At least I can see water and not empty tank.

Thanks for the advice, and I'll keep trying this HC. Been trying to get nice carpet, but still struggling. I know it's here soon.


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Originally Posted by cableguy69846 View Post
That last scape is it bro! That's the one!

Where are you getting your HC from? The mold could be coming in on that. You could also try propping the lid of the tank open a bit to allow some air flow. That might help and it will keep your humidity down a bit too.
The last scape huh? ...clue: it might be part of it. Hahahahha, there will be more tweaking here and there

HC was perfectly healthy from LFS. Yup, I did more holes on top to get lower humidity, it was about 70 to 80% humidity. I tried any combination, it's just not working for me. Forget the hassle and wasting money. You know I spent at least 25 HC pots already?..........yeah, hate it that method.

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Originally Posted by InannaMoon View Post
I agree with Cable, last one is looking best. You were definitely right about needing more height. Love watching your tanks develop, Green, and that you aren't shy about posting your disasters! Give a noob like me a bit more faith I'll get there in the end!
Last one huh? hmmmmmmmmmm. I'll have some surprises soon. Hahahahah. Thanks for loving the development of my tank. Don't be shy or ashamed. People might learn from your mistakes.

Btw, noob or expert, it doesn't really matter. Accident can happen to anyone.
06-21-2012 03:29 PM
InannaMoon I agree with Cable, last one is looking best. You were definitely right about needing more height. Love watching your tanks develop, Green, and that you aren't shy about posting your disasters! Give a noob like me a bit more faith I'll get there in the end!
06-21-2012 09:45 AM
cableguy69846 That last scape is it bro! That's the one!

Where are you getting your HC from? The mold could be coming in on that. You could also try propping the lid of the tank open a bit to allow some air flow. That might help and it will keep your humidity down a bit too.
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