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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
meowschwitz Some Bucephalandra closeups.

09-28-2015 12:52 AM
meowschwitz 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:

Giant Centipede
Lamandau Mini Dark Magenta
Lamandau Mini Red ‘Valerie’
Theia Blue
Quovadis "Icy Blue"
Pink Lady
Dark Godzilla
Brownie Metallica
Brownie Royal Blue
Brownie Phoenix
Brownie Jade
Brownie Fire Bird
Mini Velvet
Blue Hades
Cobalt Blue
Deep Purple
Red Sekadau Velvet
Sweet Maharani
Dark Red Eliptica
Brownie 2011
Gunung Lawit
Chili Pepper
Narcissus III
Rainbow Frost
Nanga Pinoh 'Baileys'
Brownie Cake
Theia V3
Theia V9
Aridarum sp. 'Narrow'

Manzanita driftwood also used in this scape has the following mosses attached and slowly growing:

Amblystegiaceae manaus (Queen moss)
Callicostella prabiaktana
Distichphyllum maibarae
Fissidens geppi
Fissidens nobilis
Fissidens pauperculus
Fissidens splachnobryoides
Fontinalis antypiretica var. Gigantea
Notocyphus lutescens
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
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.
Thanks! After I tore down the last scape, I got busy with school and work, and the tank's been empty since. Finally decided to get things back up since an empty tank is a bit of an eyesore. I'm still running the ugf connected to the SunSun (a new one), but I've removed the custom acrylic spraybar which, while nice initially, got pretty backed up with algae with no way to remove it. Now I've got ADA stainless steel pipes.

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
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.
Thanks! I know most people go for the minimalistic look when it comes to setting up a hardscape, but I'm intentionally cluttering it. I haven't filled the tank yet, so I'll more than likely move a few branches around.
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

The hard scape and types of moss you have done are FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Like others have said I have to keep reminding myself this is only a 12g tank! From the pics it could at least be a 72" 125g!

SORRY about the shrimp and the DAM CLADO!!! I have the clado in my 55g, and it is the shiznets! I would rather have BBA anyday!!!

So did you loose the Tiger Shrimp too?

Also did you bend the acrylic tube your self, and if so HOW??? I have seen it done with a fine wire spring that is a tiny bit bigger than the pipe, slid over the pipe to the place you want to bend it, then they used a heat gun to heat the pipe, and the spring kept the pipe from flattening while bending. BUT I don't see any "spring marks" in your bends!

Anyway I HOPE you find a cure to the clado, and I can't wait to see the fish in the tank too!

Thank you, Drew!

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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