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ChadRamsey 09-25-2012 03:45 PM

Chad's 125g...take 2... "LOST"
 
10/3/12
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...hett/take3.jpg

10/18/12
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps738496ff.jpg

11/17/12
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/fts.jpg

12/22/12
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps00a3941f.jpg

1/10/12
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps4551c478.jpg

2/20/13
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps3800e5bc.jpg




TANK: 125g (72x18x24)

FILTERATION: FX5 (but will most likely be adding another smaller canister to
run the CO2 reactor)

LIGHTING: 2 36" Tek fixtures with 2x Giesemann Middays and 2x Flora bulbs

SUBSTRATE: ADA AquaSoil New Amazonia. Normal and Powder types. PFS
beach.

HARDSCAPE: Mountain scape. Stone i collected locally

FAUNA: I plan to have a single school tetras of 100+ and a cleaning crew.

FLORA: (Planned) I will update the list as i go.


I plan to DSM the following
  • UG
  • DHG
  • Mini Fiss
I apologize for the poor picture quality. I am the furtherest thing from a photographer.

I have always been intrigued with mountain scapes, so i decide to go that route on this rescape. I just love the look of flowing grass-like carpeting plants littered with stones.

I spent all day yesterday arranging the stones and placing the substrate. So here is the first scape go round. I am sure that i will rearrange some of the stone before the flood a time or two.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...t/DSC_2299.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...t/DSC_2301.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...t/DSC_2300.jpg

The planting plan as of right now:
  • UG covering most all of the visable AS
  • DHG accents thown in between rocks and thrown in here and there
  • Mini Fiss 1) ground up and rubbed on rocks during the DSM
  • Mini Fiss 2) grown on round SS mesh and placed where AS and PFS are visibly touching as well as randomly placed among the UG and on the sides of the "mountians" to give the appearance of little round "tree groves".

stevenjohn21 09-25-2012 04:03 PM

Wow ! you have been busy.....looks great Chad. Loving the rocks too, i bet they cost you a lot :)
Cant wait to see this filled in. Loving the name ha ha , your now a pro due to naming the tank !

GMYukonon24s 09-25-2012 04:11 PM

That's a nice tank to the tank with the hardscape. When you say collected locally do you mean free or bought locally?

ChadRamsey 09-25-2012 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 2022628)
Wow ! you have been busy.....looks great Chad. Loving the rocks too, i bet they cost you a lot :)
Cant wait to see this filled in. Loving the name ha ha , your now a pro due to naming the tank !

thanks man.

I hope your adventure went well today:icon_wink

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 2022638)
That's a nice tank to the tank with the hardscape. When you say collected locally do you mean free or bought locally?

Thanks i appreciate it.

I went out and found them at a local lake!

h4n 09-26-2012 01:56 PM

Very nice Chad! cant wait to see it all done!

ChadRamsey 09-27-2012 01:15 AM

thanks Han i appreciate it bud.

now if i could just find someone to sell me UG i would get the DSM rolling.:icon_roll

h4n 09-27-2012 10:22 AM

There was someone selling some emersed UG the other day. They said they had 2.5sq. Ft of it. In the title I think.

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ChadRamsey 09-29-2012 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h4n (Post 2024661)
There was someone selling some emersed UG the other day. They said they had 2.5sq. Ft of it. In the title I think.

-Sent from my Samsung Note, a "Phablet"


Thx Han.

I found a sq ft of UG that will arrive next week. I figure that 144 sq inches of UG will be good to get my DSM off the ground.

Ill post updated pic once i complete the DSM

ChadRamsey 10-04-2012 12:33 AM

5 hours of DHG and UG planting

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/pt5.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/pt4.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/pt3.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/pt2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/pt1.jpg

rustbucket 10-04-2012 12:41 AM

oh man that's crazy, but when it fills in it will look sweet!

h4n 10-04-2012 12:58 PM

I'm looking on my phone but is the dgh mixed in with the UG?

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ChadRamsey 10-04-2012 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustbucket (Post 2031608)
oh man that's crazy, but when it fills in it will look sweet!

thx, i hope it does!

Quote:

Originally Posted by h4n (Post 2032088)
I'm looking on my phone but is the dgh mixed in with the UG?

-Sent from my Samsung Note, a "Phablet"


no, there is actually very little DHG in this. Basically it is the back right corner. On both sides of the "large mountian" and a little between a few rocks. Thats is all.

All of the rest that you see is the UG.

stevenjohn21 10-05-2012 03:54 AM

Fast forward 4 weeks quickly !!!!
Still not managed to get to the lake Chad, its killing me but i will soon.

ChadRamsey 10-06-2012 07:44 PM

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2.../tankright.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...jhett/mac2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...jhett/mac1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...jhett/mac3.jpg


"the room"

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...tt/panroom.jpg

h4n 10-07-2012 02:16 PM

Holy crap that's a lot of stuff in that room.
Its all your reptiles tanks right?
And a few aquairums?

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