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01-27-2015 05:26 PM
UDGags I basically have a stack of wood and that's what I chose. I have two other large pieces, one I used in 2013 and the other is too big for the tank. Ideally, I would have bought some new wood but I don't have the money for it so I'm working with what I got.
01-27-2015 08:32 AM
trailsnale
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Yeah, the thing the bugs me the most right now is that two pieces of wood are two different colors. I'm hoping long term I can cover/mask the front one.
i noticed that immediately and liked the contrast. assumed it was by design as your tanks are very thought out.

i think i've mentioned this in the past, but props again for identifying plant names w/ pics. i'm not an expert by any means and it really helps to get to know the plants better. appreciate your effort in doing so.

agree w/ others on your 2013 tank. one of the best!
01-27-2015 04:17 AM
UDGags Yeah, the thing the bugs me the most right now is that two pieces of wood are two different colors. I'm hoping long term I can cover/mask the front one.
01-27-2015 03:24 AM
HSA1255 I think you could do a tank that's heavy on one side successfully... or even one with a center clump with branches reaching out.. you have the addiction. Ha.
01-27-2015 03:09 AM
UDGags
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I always like checking out your tank. Inspiring dutch work. Looks like you are off to a good start for 2015. Can't unsee...
Thanks

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I just read this whole thread because I love the look of your tank. Wow, you really know what your doing and the scapes you have accomplished are remarkable. I've got to be honest, this recent layout of wood seems a bit too linear to me... and the back right piece curving up like a head just strikes me as odd... but seeing the work you have done I think you could plant it just like it is and it will be remarkable. Some of your other hardscapes at this preliminary point just drew my eye in more I suppose... But I have seen some really cool looking tanks that drew attention when the plants and hardscape complemented each other well. I think you are capable of doing just that with the arrangement you have. Amazing skills, I am looking forward to seeing where this scape takes you.
Thanks for all the compliments. I've definitely learned a lot through this process.

You sound like my wife. I asked her about the hardscape and she wasn't a huge fan either. She liked when I had one piece of wood on each side the best. I also liked the wood on each side but that was so much like my 2013 tank that I wanted something a bit different. We'll see how it works out. It's easy enough to flip the wood and replant if this doesn't pan out.
01-27-2015 02:56 AM
HSA1255 I just read this whole thread because I love the look of your tank. Wow, you really know what your doing and the scapes you have accomplished are remarkable. I've got to be honest, this recent layout of wood seems a bit too linear to me... and the back right piece curving up like a head just strikes me as odd... but seeing the work you have done I think you could plant it just like it is and it will be remarkable. Some of your other hardscapes at this preliminary point just drew my eye in more I suppose... But I have seen some really cool looking tanks that drew attention when the plants and hardscape complemented each other well. I think you are capable of doing just that with the arrangement you have. Amazing skills, I am looking forward to seeing where this scape takes you.
01-27-2015 02:31 AM
Hyzer I always like checking out your tank. Inspiring dutch work. Looks like you are off to a good start for 2015.
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Your driftwood looks like a kangaroo sleeping!
Can't unsee...
01-26-2015 03:53 PM
UDGags
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I was just fooling around.
haha, I know
01-26-2015 03:50 PM
BruceF I was just fooling around.
01-26-2015 03:05 PM
UDGags
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Your driftwood looks like a kangaroo sleeping!

Those are great plant choices. Will be following the progress.
I just Googled Kangaroo sleeping (never thought I would do that for my aquarium) and I'm not sure I get the reference but thanks (I think)! hahaha
01-26-2015 02:33 PM
BruceF Your driftwood looks like a kangaroo sleeping!

Those are great plant choices. Will be following the progress.
01-26-2015 02:27 PM
UDGags
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Geez 2013 was beauty! I can't wait to see what comes of this year!
Thanks, it was my favorite as well. 2014 was okay just lacked TLC since most of my time was spent with the baby. I think I got a better handle on time now so I'm hoping 2015 looks better than 2013.
01-26-2015 07:07 AM
Sub1117 Geez 2013 was beauty! I can't wait to see what comes of this year!
01-26-2015 04:36 AM
UDGags
01-26-2015 01:55 AM
UDGags So I've been busy since my plants came in Friday.
  • Took apart and cleaned both mag pumps.
  • Vacuumed out sump some
  • Finally replaced the ballast in my one ATI unit. So I'm back up to 16 bulbs instead of 14 bulbs.
  • Lowered ATI units (roughly 12.5" from water surface) and set PAR at 100-125 at substrate.
  • Replaced a piece of the sump that had broken.
  • Also did a water change and some general maintenance.
  • Started EI dosing again

My to-do list
  • Buy some loaches for snail control. The LFS has some yo-yo loaches but I kinda want something smaller like zebra's.
  • Completely clean out sump
  • Buy a new pH probe

Here are the pictures of the plants and tank currently. This won't be the finally plant placement most likely for some of the plants but it will work to let them grow out. Most of the plants came in looking decent. A couple were a bit rough but I think everything will be fine in a week or two.

Full Tank Shot


Eichhornia Diversifolia


Persicaria Pratermissa


Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia' (emersed form)


Ludwigia "Red" Hybrid


Ammannia Senegalensis


Rotala Wallichii


Rotala Colorata


Alternanthera Reineckii 'Variegated'


Hottonia Palustris


Crypt Striolata & Eleocharis 'belem' (DGH belem)
Striolata came in a bit rough but should be fine


A couple of my cories swimming by


I always love to hear feedback good or bad!
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