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09-18-2012 05:30 AM
Meganne goodness you took that in a compleatly different direction!
I like it both ways ut agree the rock scape "look" got lost
09-18-2012 02:24 AM
bitFUUL Awesome scaping green! The wood is über nice too.
09-17-2012 09:18 PM
mistergreen Thanks. It was a lucky find. I was strolling in Michigan and found the dead tree. I don't see too many weeping willows down here in Cincinnati. I hear they like to grow around a body of water.
09-17-2012 08:12 PM
Only One Haze Love it! That wood is great
09-17-2012 04:27 PM
mistergreen Ok, finally made the change. I still need to replant and distribute the sand better but it's almost there. The driftwood is from a dead weeping willow tree. The wood is gnarl like mazanita. It's a strange wood, some parts are hard, some parts are soft. Well, the loaches seems to love the new setup.

08-14-2012 03:08 PM
mistergreen Had a little set back. I found a cattepillar in the glosso. The glosso was its salad bowl.
08-12-2012 12:17 AM
mistergreen here are the rocks.
There's 3 different types. I'm still planning on what is best. Mixing the 3 type might be too much in terms of harmony, maybe 2 type will work depending on size/quantity. I'll go back to the rock shop to get more of whatever I decide on.

08-09-2012 11:24 PM
mistergreen I lied. I might take out these rocks. I found cooler looking rock at a local rock shop, Buschelman's (for Cincinnatians). There were some gorgeous rocks, like ADA, rock garden type rocks but they have to be a least a ton. I wish I can take a chisel and hammer to them. I can only grab what I can out of a bin which was pretty darn hard (fingers not smashed). I managed to grab 100lbs of rocks. Not sure what type they are.
08-07-2012 01:41 PM
BS87 If you want to display the rock work, you could always transplant the larger plants behind it, keeping the foreground the same. You'd still have the nice tall foliage, but it would highlight the rocks in front of it.
08-07-2012 03:22 AM
mistergreen Thanks. I stretched $15 worth of plants to $60
08-07-2012 03:07 AM
MoeBetta Very nice.
08-05-2012 11:14 PM
mistergreen It's due for a rescaping. I'm not planning to tear the tank down but only to trim, add sand, wood, and new plants.

I'm growing some plants (glosso, HC, DHG) right now to add into the tank. The plants are grown in wabi-kusa balls of sand and osmecote; no dirt to keep down the mess.
I was planning to transplant the whole wabikusa into the tank rather than each plant individually where the fishes might rip them up.

Start: 7/29/12

update: 8/4/12

As you can see, plants grow amazingly well in this setup. This is outside btw.
02-23-2012 09:14 PM
hydrophyte That is really nice. I like the gouramis.
02-23-2012 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by mistergreen View Post
At the local landscaping shop/lot. It think it's a magnesium soap stone.

Ok, update
Much better... Still feel like all the foreground plants should be background plants for this setup though!
Did all the rocks on the left side come out?
02-23-2012 05:06 PM
Originally Posted by akpoly View Post
wow your stones are amazing. where did you find those at?
At the local landscaping shop/lot. It think it's a magnesium soap stone.

Ok, update
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