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speedie408 03-26-2012 06:29 AM

Nick's ADA 120-P Journal "THE SEQUEL" - Updated 4/29/14 **NEW SCAPE**
 
7/17/13 - Foreground has come back full force since the many months of neglect. Since the last update, I managed to get the tank back on weekly NPK and killed off all the spyro algae and now everything is nice and green once again.

I've got plans to redo this tank with a brand new scape, but we'll just have to see how much time I have.

http://images61.fotki.com/v432/photo...7/photo-vi.jpg

http://images50.fotki.com/v1523/phot...7/photo-vi.jpg

http://images50.fotki.com/v1529/phot...7/photo-vi.jpg

http://images51.fotki.com/v303/photo.../photo1-vi.jpg
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5/13/13 - iPhone VID - This is as low maintenance as it's gonna get. I dose NPK and micros about once a week if I remember and do 50% water change once a month, if any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkhIN9CBags

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Old tank, new scape. This time around I was able to get my hands on some excellent seiryu stones to go along with it. The wood used is the same wood from my old scape. All I did was cut the branches into individual pieces which enabled me to stick em where they looked best for me. I then stacked the rocks on top/in between to help hold them in place. I think it worked out fairly well for this scape.

I spent about 5 hours on Saturday morning from catching all the fish to scooping out every little bit of substrate out. I was beat! Sunday I spent 4 hrs setting up the new hardscape, planting/tying moss, and filling up the tank. Here are some of the pics from this weekend:

1. After a long morning of "project teardown River Wild" :eek5: Scrubbed down, corner to corner.
http://images23.fotki.com/v871/photo...MG_4502-vi.jpg

2. The day after. Soil is in and sloped appropriately.
http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photo...MG_4503-vi.jpg

3. Hardscape is IN! w00t w00t!
http://images51.fotki.com/v103/photo...MG_4504-vi.jpg

4. Plants are planted and moss tied.
http://images16.fotki.com/v363/photo...MG_4514-vi.jpg

5. Fill'R up! Look at that silt! Not to worry tho, my filter took care of it real quick :).
http://images61.fotki.com/v777/photo...MG_4519-vi.jpg

6. Couple hours after fill up. Now we wait for her to fill in.
http://images61.fotki.com/v777/photo...MG_4523-vi.jpg

I will update this post with a plant and equipment list soon. I used a lot of my old plants along with a few new ones. Nothing special.

Thanks for looking!

plantbrain 03-26-2012 06:58 AM

What type of moss?

Mini pellia or Fissidens?

I have some extra E triandra if you want to try that as foreground weed.

speedie408 03-26-2012 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plantbrain (Post 1790726)
What type of moss?

Mini pellia or Fissidens?

I have some extra E triandra if you want to try that as foreground weed.

Mini X-mas moss. I got tired of fissidens from my last scape haha.

I tried e. triandra in this tank a few months back and it never grew for me... kinda weird since most folks say its a weed. I'm assuming it's a soft water plant?

Thanks for the offer Tom, but I'll pass since it hates my tank.

jkan0228 03-26-2012 07:18 AM

This is gonna be epic. :)

Can't wait Nick! Is this still an EI tank?

speedie408 03-26-2012 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkan0228 (Post 1790742)
This is gonna be epic. :)

Can't wait Nick! Is this still an EI tank?

Nothing close to epic bro, but yeah it's gonna remain EI :proud:

thefisherman 03-26-2012 12:38 PM

you're tank looks outstanding from the start bro! i am absolutely excited for you, i can't wait :D


- thefisherman

sunyang730 03-26-2012 12:57 PM

I see a lot of tanks behind this nice tank :)

audioaficionado 03-26-2012 01:28 PM

Subscribed. If I wasn't at work last night I'd been 2nd poster :icon_mrgr

I zoomed in on that last FTS w/water and there is a lot of intricate detail with the rocks and wood that will look awesome if you don't let it jungle up too much. Those plants you have will look great PDQ as they fill in with EI, CO2 & your lights.

shrimpnmoss 03-26-2012 02:52 PM

The rocks and wood looks hot Nick. That looks like a lot of work!

speedie408 03-26-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefisherman (Post 1790852)
you're tank looks outstanding from the start bro! i am absolutely excited for you, i can't wait :D


- thefisherman

Thank you Ryan :icon_wink.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunyang730 (Post 1790867)
I see a lot of tanks behind this nice tank :)

That's the Shrimp Room :icon_smil.

Quote:

Originally Posted by audioaficionado (Post 1790896)
Subscribed. If I wasn't at work last night I'd been 2nd poster :icon_mrgr

I zoomed in on that last FTS w/water and there is a lot of intricate detail with the rocks and wood that will look awesome if you don't let it jungle up too much. Those plants you have will look great PDQ as they fill in with EI, CO2 & your lights.

Don't worry bro... I won't let it get too jungly haha. However, I can't promise that the plants will stay the same as the it progresses. For some reason I always tend to change it up a bit as the tank begins to mature. We shall see what happens since I don't really have any cut n dry goals for it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss (Post 1790998)
The rocks and wood looks hot Nick. That looks like a lot of work!

Thanks Howard. The rocks are Hot to begin with so it didn't take much to stack em in 2 separate piles inside a glass box to make em pop hehe. The planting and moss tying was the most strenuous part. :icon_eek:

youjettisonme 03-26-2012 03:40 PM

I love this hardscape Nick. ...and I know how torturous tying mini Xmas moss to branches can be because that's what I have in a 90p right now.

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zergling 03-26-2012 05:17 PM

Very nice Nick!

Your rescape is way ahead of mine....I'm still waiting on my replacement stand, and I still need to get aqua soil LOL!

Bahugo 03-26-2012 06:43 PM

Subscribed! Love the scape bro.

ChadRamsey 03-26-2012 06:53 PM

like the last scape, this one is sweet.

cant wait to see it fill in

Wwh2694 03-26-2012 07:34 PM

Very nice. Like the scape. Is that moss color like that?


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